Resort Spotlight: Hanazono Niseko (Hokkaido)

Hanazono Niseko Japan
Nihon Harmony Resorts KK

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Located in the south west corner of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, Hanazono Niseko is Japan’s premier powder resort. Niseko receives an average annual snowfall of 14 metres of the lightest, driest powder snow worldwide and is one of the largest resort areas in Japan.

Hanazono Resort lies 1,000 metres below the spectacular peak of Mount Niseko-Annupuri, offering you over one vertical kilometre of stunning snow. Hanazono’s spectacular location offers sweeping views from the peak including a breathtaking panorama of nearby Mount Yotei- the Mount Fuji of the North - and a surprising glimpse of the Sea of Japan.

Hanazono offers an unprecedented variety of terrain for skiing and riding at any level. Beginners will appreciate the two covered Magic Carpets, up to 125m long and confident beginners can progress to the hooded quad chair and the 3.3km long Silver Dream Course. For experienced skiers and riders, enjoy wide open cruisers, challenging groomed runs and some of the most awe inspiring and exhilarating powder you will find anywhere in the world.


Start your day with a homemade muffin and a Lavazza coffee or hot chocolate freshly prepared by a barista at the 308 Café. Or stop in for lunch at our 330 seat restaurant, offering a great range of tasty options including the famous Kani Ramen and other sumptuous local treats to tempt the taste buds and satisfy even the hungriest of alpine adventurers.
Modern facilities include spacious changing and locker rooms, fully equipped rental and retail stores, snowsports school, lift ticket office, guided back country tours and snow-play activities desk.


Restaurant Aperges Hanazono

Headed by Michelin three-starred chef Hiroshi Nakamichi, Asperges offers fine dining against the magnificent backdrop of snowy Hanazono. Open for a limited time throughout the Winter Season.


NISS – Niseko International Snowsports School

NISS is an official resort-operated Snowsports School with two convenient locations in Hanazono and Hirafu. NISS offers a full suite of services to accommodate every guest’s needs and aspirations; the team includes handpicked Snowsports Professionals from around the globe and continues to be the No.1 International Snowsports School in Niseko.

NISS Group Programs (lessons conducted at Hanazono)

December 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
- Adult Group Lessons - MAX 5
- Tic-Tac Kids Club MAX 5 (3 – 6 years)
- Yuki Programs MAX 7 (7 – 14 years)
- Yuki Freeride Program (7 – 14 years) **
- Niseko Parent's Program
- Beginners Package
- The Powder Room – Women’s Program

NISS Private Programs (lessons conducted at Hanazono and Hirafu)

December 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
- Niseko Classic
- Niseko Morning
- Espresso
- Private Lesson AM
- Niseko Lunch
- Private Lesson PM

* All day group and kids lessons are held at the improved Hanazono learning facility.
* Private lessons provide the convenient option of starting from either Hanazono or Hirafu.

NISS Contact Details:

Tel: 81 (0) 136 21 66 88

Hanazono Powder Guides

Hanazono Powder Guides offer professional on-mountain services in the Niseko area with a range of group tours, private tours and a three-day powder program. Our focus is on providing all of our guests with exhilarating powder experiences utilizing Niseko’s extensive lift system, abundance of powder snow and unique side-country terrain. All guests are provided with avalanche safety beacons and instructed in their use.

- Exclusive early lift access
- Pick up and drop off from your accommodation
- True local guides
- First tracks guaranteed

HPG Contact Details:

Tel: 81 (0) 136 21 66 88


Niseko Sports Rental & Retail Stores

Having the right gear in the elements is critical for high performance and enjoyment while out on the mountain.

Whether you're looking to purchase ski or snowboard equipment, outerwear or accessories, Niseko Sports has an extensive selection of the latest gear and fashion to suit every level and budget. Our friendly staff have the knowledge, passion and expertise to help you with everything from selecting a new jacket to weather forecasts to the best powder runs on the mountain.

Our rental fleet consists of the latest winter technical gear from the world’s leading brands such as K2, Salomon, Line, Head, Ride and Burton. Niseko Sports will continue to offer the price pointed mid-range equipment and a special range of beginner equipment including the Burton Learn To Ride series to ensure the guest progresses quickly to enjoy the mountain. We also carry a full range of children’s equipment suited for all ages and levels.

Niseko Sports Hirafu-Zaka
Winter Hours: 8:30am to 8:30pm (8:30am to 6pm outside of night skiing period)
Open from: December 1 2018 – March 31 2019

Niseko Sports HANAZONO 308
Winter Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Open from: December 1 2018 – March 31 2019

The Vale Snowsports
Winter Hours: 8:30am to 8:30pm
Open from: December 1 2018 – March 31 2019

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 6633



Looking for a fun activity the whole family can enjoy? Tubing is great for kids and for those who want to act like one. Our magic carpets take you back to the top of the tubing lanes so you can enjoy the ride without all the work.

  Snow Tubing

* The Zipline is closed for this season due to new building construction.

HANAZONO Tube Park Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 6688

Snowmobile Tours

Take an adventure through Niseko's renowned powder snow on your very own high-performance snowmobile. Our experienced guides will take you via the lush forests, through snow covered pastures and to some of the most awesome views of the Niseko range and beyond. Our fleet is made up of state of the art, single cylinder, two-stroke 300cc, easy to ride light weight machines.

Open from: December 1 2018 – March 31 2019 (dependent on snow conditions)

HANAZONO Snowmobile Tours Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 6688


Snowshoe Tours

Join us on a beautiful adventure through the Hanazono forest. In an intimate group of no more than eight, we will explore the peaceful nature surrounding Hanazono. With majestic trees, glittering snow and elusive wildlife, this is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Our 1 hour guided walk includes the use of snowshoes and fun for everyone!

Open from: December 1 2018 – March 31 2019 (dependent on snow conditions)

HANAZONO Snowshow Tours Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 6688



Hokkaido's No.1 Terrain Park
Hanazono Main Park - Two big lines for intermediate and advanced riders.
Jib Park - Lots of boxes and rails to hit after the HANAZONO Park.

HANAZONO Park Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 23 0103


Summer at HANAZONO

After all the snow melts, Niseko turns into an outdoor playground with something for everybody. Niseko’s perfectly mild weather in summer creates the ideal environment for exploring the beautiful nature the area is blessed with. Join a Hanazono rafting or ducky tour to ride down the Shiribetsu river, or explore lush green canyons and waterfalls in an exciting canyoning tour. Hanazono even offers sea kayaking tours along the gorgeous Shakotan coastline. HANAZONO Golf boasts meticulously maintained courses and inspiring views of Mt. Yotei and the surrounding Annupuri range

HANAZONO Park Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 3333
Summer Website:


Vacation Niseko is Hanazono’s official property partner offering packaged holidays deals on accommodation and resort activities. Our properties are centered in the sought-after Hirafu village, close to Niseko’s famous restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Vacation Niseko’s accommodation choices range for all types of guests, including chic and luxurious apartments born from renown designers.

Our accommodation is complimented by premium guest services both before you arrive in Japan and throughout your stay. Our extensive range of guest services ensures comfort and independence during your Niseko experience. Let Vacation Niseko’s local knowledge help plan your entire Niseko holiday.

Vacation Niseko Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 2500

Lift Tickets

Niseko United All Mountain Lift Tickets

Adults Age 60+ Age 13-15 Age 7-12
12 point  4,000 3,600 3,600 3,000
1 days 7,400 5,600 5,600 4,500

2 days

13,600 10,200 10,200 8,200
3 days  19,800 14,900 14,900 11,900

4 days

26,000  19,500 19,500 15,600
5 days  32,200 24,200 24,200 19,300

HANAZONO and Grand Hirafu Lift Tickets

  Adult Seniors 60+ Age 13-15 Age 7-12
1 point 350 350 350 270
5 hour 4,200 3,200 3,200 2,300
1 days 5,500 4,100 4,100 3,000

2 days

10,000 7,500 7,500 5,500
3 days  14,600 11,000 11,000 8,000

4 days

18,200  14,400 14,400 10,500
5 days  23,700 17,800 17,800 13,000


Hanazono – Adventure Awaits