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Hirafu Parking Updates 2020/21

Hirafu Parking Updates for 2020/21 Winter

Parking is limited in Hirafu, particularly during the busy winter season.

Kutchan Town has provided the following information and rules to help ensure safety and the smooth operation of traffic.

Hirafu Parking Updates 2020/21

Public parking in the Niseko Hirafu area

  • No parking overnight in the public parking lot due to snow removal.
  • When you park overnight, your car will be stuck in the snow and it will be extremely difficult to move.
  • If you are staying at a hotel or condominium, park in the provided parking lot of each accommodation at night.
  • Street parking is a hindrance to pedestrians and is a cause of traffic problems. Hirafu-zaka St. has a steep slope, so parking and stopping are prohibited.
  • In winter, street parking is tightly controlled, and local authorities will be patrolling the area.

Hirafu Parking Updates 2020/21

Hirafu Parking Lot #1

Access to the pick-up and drop-off area near the Welcome Center is one-way only.

  • Follow the instructions of the parking staff in Hirafu Parking lot #1.
  • Do not park overnight. If you do, your car will be stuck in the snow and will be extremely difficult to move.
  • Clearly display the name of the company on service vehicles.
  • Hirafu Parking lot #1 is for National park use such as visiting the ski resort. Employees working in the Hirafu area should park at the office parking lot or the Sun Sports Land temporary parking lot.
  • Don’t park on Hirafu-zaka St. for a long time because it will interfere with other cars and pedestrians.
Hirafu Parking Updates 2020/21

Sun Sports Land Temporary Parking Lot

  • Available Period: From Mid December to Mid March 2020.
  • Available Hours: 8am-12am (No parking is allowed from 12am to 8am.)
  • Eligible Users: Anybody needs to park
  • Do not leave your car parked overnight. If you do, your car will be stuck in the snow and will be extremely difficult to move.
  • The parking space directly in front of Sun Sports Land building is only for visitors to Sun Sports Land.
Hirafu Parking Updates 2020/21

Hirafu Police Box Parking

  • Hirafu Police Box Parking can only be used temporarily as a pick-up location. Do not park here.
  • If there is an emergency vehicle, give priority to that emergency vehicle.
  • Never park and stop on Hirafu-zaka St. because it will cause traffic problems.
  • Do not leave your car parked overnight. If you do, your car will be stuck in the snow and will be extremely difficult to move.

Announced by Kutchan Police Station, Kutchan Tourism Association, Niseko Hirafu Area Management, Niseko Hirafu Neighbourhood Watch, Kutchan Town Office Tourism Division

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Photo by Aaron Jamieson

By submitting an entry to this NPB Lucky Prize Draw, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Niseko Tourism, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

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2020-21 Resort Map and Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine Now Available!

Find out all the latest Niseko area information.

2020-21 Resort Map and Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine Now Available!

​The 2020-21 Resort Maps and Area Guide, Wine & Dine are Niseko's official area guides with information about local restaurants, activities, and different services.

This year's Resort Maps and Wine & Dine Guide have now arrived in Niseko and will be available at information centers and many businesses in the Niseko area.

Gracing the cover of the Resort Map are photos shot by photographer Aaron Jamieson - a year-round resident of Niseko.

The image on the cover of the Wine & Dine was shot by the team at Tasting Kitchen Magazine during their visit to the area. We have also included special coupons sections in this year's Wine & Dine to further promote different businesses.

If you haven't picked up a Wine & Dine yet, you can read the full publication online here.

Also make sure to check out all the restaurants and eateries online on the official Wine & Dine website, and all the best area activities on the official Area Guide website.

All our publications and information can be accessed via the Official Niseko App so you can get all you need to know right in the palm of your hand. Download the Niseko App for Apple devices here and for Android devices here.

Download the resort map PDF here:

2020/21 Night Go Bus Schedule

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2020/21 Night Go Bus Schedule

2020/21 Night Go bus schedule is out! For those who do not have a car, your winter shopping trips have just gotten easier! To see the timetable click HERE.

The Niseko United Bus Schedule will help visitors to get around Niseko with ease.

Check out the timetable below.

2020/21 Night Go Bus Schedule

GoTo Niseko - The Ultimate Guide

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The best way to enjoy Niseko this Winter

GoTo Niseko - The Ultimate Guide

For years, Niseko has been known internationally as Japan's best ski resort for it's incredible powder snow, luxurious places to stay, world-class restaurants, and above all - unforgettable experiences. 

Now it's your turn to discover Niseko and have it all to yourself. 

Make the most of the GoTo Travel Campaign this winter and experience the best winter holiday possible - in Niseko.  We have created the ultimate GoTo Guide for Niseko, so you can enjoy the best that Niseko has to offer with local businesses that are registered with the popular campaign.

GoTo Niseko - The Ultimate Guide

Ski Resorts:

Niseko United is made up of four world-class resorts, offering skiers and snowboarders a huge area to explore and the best powder snow on earth. All resorts have cafes, restaurants, rental and many other services, most of which can be used as part of the GoTo campaign.

GoTo Niseko - The Ultimate Guide

Wide Variety of Accommodation:

Of all the ski resorts in Japan, Niseko leads the way in many aspects, but the places to stay in Niseko make it really stand out. There's a huge range of accommodation options across the Niseko area participating in GoTo. No matter what style you're looking for, Niseko has accommodation options for you.

Hotel & Ryokan

Pensions, Lodge, Bed & Breakfast

Condominium & House

  • Vacation Niseko: 35% discount on the stay, plus 15% in coupons to be used at all participating locations. There are limits in place for both offers.
  • MnK Niseko: Map HERE. Up to 50% discount. Check the website for more info.
  • Holiday Niseko: Up to 50% discount! Check the web for more info and their properties.
  • NISADE: Up to 50% discount. Check the web for more and for their properties.
  • TAIGA: Discounts available at a range of properties. Check their website for more details.
  • Niseko Wow: Discounts available at a range of properties. Check their website for more details.
  • The Niseko Company: Up to 50% discount. Check the website for more info.
GoTo Niseko - The Ultimate Guide

Stunning Restaurants:

Niseko is well known for having an amazing dining scene with Michelin star restaurants, local and international cuisine, and exciting nightlife.

Enjoy dining out and discover stunning taste sensations.

GoTo Niseko - The Ultimate Guide

Exciting Activities and Adventures:

There are so many ways to experience Niseko's stunning winter season - from adrenaline-pumping snowmobiling and adventurous backcountry skiing to tranquil onsens and therapeutic yoga classes. Discover the world-class experience Niseko has become famous for and make the most of a trip to Japan's premiere resort destination.

Car rentals:

Additional Guides:

*Please note that this list will keep getting updated if/when we receive new information.

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