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Annupuri Lift Passes
Allow us to arrange in advance, pls allow 2 weeks notice, All Mountain Pass or Grand Hirafu Pass available.
Annupuri Ski hire
Available on site on arrival. Plenty of choices for you.
Our local Pharmacy. It can arrange prescription medicine. 300 meters away.
Lawsons and Seico
Our two local supermarkets for your staples. Both just 200 meters away.
Lucky and Max Value
The local Hyper Markets 15 minutes away in Kutchan.
Niseko International Clinic. Walk-in clinic and pharmacy with onsite X-ray, ultrasound, and laboratory facilities. 1 km away from our hotel.
We hope you don’t get injured, but of you do its comforting to note that. Niseko Physio is just a few steps away (100 meters).
Local Food + Drink
A 3-minute walk from our hotel. Japanese Izakaya ‘Tapas’ style, order for sharing.
A 7-minute walk from our hotel. A more upscale Izakaya, seafood is available here and they serve a great wine list!
A 4-minute walk from our hotel. Serve casual French dining with Beef Sushi!
A 7-minute walk from our hotel. Great Cheese Fondu!
A 3-minute walk from our hotel. Japanese local seafood, Great Crab and Oyster!
A 15-minute drive from our hotel to Kutchan. Great if you are a group as this will be a wonderful dining experience in front of a Master Chef.
Located in our Lobby. A French Michelin Star legend, featuring food in Japanese style.
A 5-minute drive from our hotel. They serve World Class Italian food!
A 5-minute drive from our hotel. A fine dining outlet in Hirafu with live music performance.
A 3-minute walk from our hotel. They have the Best Pizza in town!
A 20-minute drive from our hotel. Get your fine dining Soba Kaiseki fix here! Anthony Bordain has made the restaurant famous all around the globe.
A 5-minute walk from our hotel. A Great place for a steaks!
A 5-minute walk from our hotel. Better known as the Fridge, an institution in Hirafu.
A 3-minute walk from our hotel. Chilled tapas and great drinks.
A 5-minute walk from our hotel. A high end entertainment bar serving Champagne and Cigars.
A 3-minute walk from our hotel. They serve awesome cocktails, giving you a throwback to the 1930’s.
A 2-minute walk from our hotel. Ski Bums! Loud music and offering you great fun.
Winter or Summer beautiful Hangetsu Lake is a wonderful forest walk on the slopes of Mt Yotel. A 10-minute drive from the hotel. You will need snow shoes to walk in winter season.
Hirafu is a Onsen heaven! There are various indoor and outdoor pools, mostly segregated, occasionally mixed. Don’t leave Hirafu without trying an Onsen. Do check with the team if you are unfamiliar with the etiquette.
A historical port town with 1-hour drive to the north. It has great seafood, and is famous for its historical canal.
Yoichi Whisky Distillery
The famous Whisky distillery, an 1-hour drive to the north through wonderful countryside. Established in 1934. A wonderful historical distillery. In summer, Fruit Farms are everywhere in the surrounding countryside.
A 5-minute drive on the way to Kutchan. The Big Daddy of Hirafu’s art scene, paintings inspired by nature.
A 15-minute drive to Hanazono. Spectacularly set in a 150 year-old cliff top farmhouse.
Kiyoe Gallery Niseko
A 10-minute walk from our hotel. The best artists in Hokkaido are featured here.
A 5-minute drive from our hotel. Custom designed Snowboards! Where else but Niseko?
Shu Ogawara Museum of Art
A 15-minute drive toKutchan. Architecturally very interesting set against the backdrop of Mt Yotei. Highly recommended.
The Green Season, May – September
Just 300 meters away from the hotel. There is an indoor climbing wall suitable for children and adults.
Either on the road or in the hills, Hirafu plays host to the Niseko Classic road race 70km/140km every July and the more fun and friendly Yotei Circuit Fun Ride. Bikes are available for hiring in the village. Cycling is a great way to get around and there are great options for half day self-guided trips.
Hirafu is one of the most accessible places to go fly fishing with Red Salmon, Brown and Rainbow Trout and even the elusive (and protected) Cherry Salmon in plentiful supply. Guides and tackle readily available in town.
Go with a local who can find and identify all sorts of wild herbs and vegetables growing in the forest. Make sure that you know your mushrooms!
Shu Ogawara Museum of Art
A 15-minute drive to Kutchan. Architecturally very interesting set against the backdrop of Mt Yotei. Highly recommended.
Golf Driving Range
Just 3km from the hotel, The Hirafu Golf Center is a perfect place to whack a few balls.
Hanazono Golf Course
15 minutes away from the hotel. With stunning mountain views this is a wonderful par 72 golf course. Hit the private Onsen afterwards for the perfect post Golf reward.
Niseko is famous for wonderful countryside, and there is hiking suitable for all levels, the highlight for the fit and competent hiker is a summit attempt on Mt Yotei.
One of the most scenic places in this part of Hokkaido. A 2-hour drive to the north from Hirafu. Sea Kayaking is the best way to explore the cliff lined peninsula. The sea here even has its own color, ‘Shakotan Blue’.
Shinsen numa marsh
We LOVE this area! 15 minutes away by car, a solitary morning walk along the boardwalk is a wonderful experience.
Stand Up Paddle
Beautiful Lake Toya is an hour away and its crystal clear water in an ancient Caldera is a wonderful place to paddle.
Tree Adventure Park
Hirafu’s most unique and adventurous activity. Consider trying ziplines, cargo nets, tightropes and swings! Not suitable for children under 140 cm.
White Water Rafting
The rivers in Niseko are famous in the spring. When the melt water brings the water level up and makes rafting an exciting and fun day for the whole family.
The White Season, December – April
Cat-Skiing has arrived in Niseko in a BIG way. The best way to get into the untracked Back Country.
A converted Dirtbike with a ski where the front wheel used to be and caterpillar track in place of the rear wheel! Great Fun for Petrol Heads.
Wonderful exercise through the forest. Guided hikes available.
Pick up available from the hotel. A great petrol head experience in the mountains.