Category: Niseko

Train from Kutchan to Sapporo

Train from Kutchan to Sapporo

 

 

We were fortunate enough to be dropped off at the JR Station in Kutchan. We almost stayed very close to this place and I don’t know if it would have been good. The place looks dead at around 2pm. The train from Kutchan to Sapporo was really nice.

 

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Hanazono Ski Resort

Hanazono Ski Resort

 

Since we’re not really skiers and the weather was pretty bad that day, we just decided to go to Hanazono Ski Resort. It’s basically a one stop place for winter activities. From our hostel. we walked a few steps to the corner road and got on the free shuttle bus that takes you there.

 

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Niseko at night

Niseko at night

 

After the bus ride and settling in, we decided to head out for dinner. We just walked from our hotel about 5 minutes and saw the intersection which is basically the center of Grand Hirafu. Those lights you see further are for night skiing.

 

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Niseko Full Note Hostel Review

Niseko Full Note Hostel Review

 

Pension Full Note is a hostel located in the center of Grand Hirafu. It is walking distance to shops and restaurants. From New Chitose Airport, we were dropped off at the Welcome Center. From the Welcome Center, we asked to call the hostel. There was actually a couple that used the phone before us and it turned out they were also calling the same hostel so we didn’t have to call them. Haha. They have free pick up and drop off service which is a really good thing.

 

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Bus from New Chitose Airport to Niseko

Bus from New Chitose Airport to Niseko

 

We finally arrived at Hokkaido and the snow welcomed us from our Jetstar plane. We arrived at around 1:10 PM. I am really amazed how cheap our tickets were. I got them on sale at roughly around 4,675 each or 1,800 pesos. That’s what made this leg of the trip possible. It’s cheaper than getting on a three hour bus. The flight was okay. It was not something you write about. The passenger behind us was so rowdy. It seems like it was her first time flying. That was the only inconvenience but it was a short one and a half hour flight.

 

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