Niseko, Japan

Ferries

Ferries are a popular choice for visitors who have plenty of time.

Ferries
Ferry Company Route Journey Time
MOL Oarai (Ibaraki) → Tomakomai 18-19hrs
Taiheiyo Nagoya → Sendai → Tomakomai 40hrs from Nagoya, 15hrs from Sendai
Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Hachinohe → Tomakomai approx. 7hrs
Seikan Aomori → Hakodate approx. 4hrs
Tsugaru Kaikyo Aomori → Hakodate approx. 4hrs
Tsugaru Kaikyo Oma → Hakodate approx. 1hr 40mins
Shin Nihonkai Niigata → Otaru approx. 18 hrs
Shin Nihonkai Maizuru → Otaru approx. 20hrs
Shin Nihonkai Tsuruga → Tomakomai-higashi (nonstop service) approx. 19hrs
Shin Nihonkai Tsuruga・Niigata・Akita → Tomakomai-higashi 31hrs from Tsuruga, 10hrs from Akita

Access from Tomakomai to Niseko, Hirafu

You can catch up a bus from Tomakomai JR station as tmetable below. 

Tomakomai JR station Bus Terminal Sapporo JR station
7am→ 8:35am
12am→ 1:35pm
2pm→ 3:45pm
5pm→ 6:35pm

Donan bus company contact: TEL 0144-55-7125 (only in Japanese) 

Tomakonai JR station bus terminal contact: TEL 0144-36-8958 (only in Japanese) 

And for timetable of JR or bus access from Sapporo JR station to Niseko Hirafu, please see here.  JR/Bus information 

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