Niseko, Japan


The location of the Annupuri ski field is at the base of one of the area’s largest National parks. Located at high altitude, it offers some of the best snow in winter and some of the best trekking and outdoor activities in summer.


Its location also means that the ski field can stay open when other fields close due to adverse weather conditions. If you love nature then this area is the place to visit. The Hokkaido foxes are only a small part of the indigenous wildlife you will encounter when trekking through the woods in and around Annupuri. A visit to Annupuri is not complete without a visit to the Konbu Onsen District which is located next to the Moiwa ski field. This in turn, is located just 5 minutes away from the Annupuri slopes and attracts visitors with its deep powder snow. Home to some of Niseko’s best kept secrets many pensions in the area serve up a few pleasant surprises for the gourmets among you. As the area gains in popularity, more and more restaurants are opening, and a little exploring can lead you to a delightful culinary experience. The area also hosts several après type activities with bars to suit all tastes and beautiful natural onsen to smooth aching muscles after a day on the slopes or a mountain trek.


The Annupuri area can be easily accessed by the Free Passport Shuttle bus that runs between the four mountains that make up the Niseko Ski Resort. It is also a very handy link between ski areas, especially if some of the upper lifts are closed. Many of the hotels have their own shuttle bus service. Please contact your accommodation for details. Annupuri is about 20 minutes away from Hirafu and Niseko towns and is conveniently located close to Konbu Onsen and Moiwa.

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