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Easy access to Niseko’s famed powder snow

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Nestled in the woods of Annupuri Village and conveniently situated just a two-minute walk from Annupuri’s main gondola, the Annupuri Lodge offers easy access to all of Niseko United’s famed powder skiing. And with Moiwa Ski Resort just a 10-minute ride away, there are even more possibilities for added adventure.

Annupuri Niseko is located 120km south west of Sapporo City on Japan’s northern-most island, Hokkaido.

The Niseko area has a number of options for access from Sapporo City itself and New Chitose International Airport, the closest airport to the Niseko region for international and domestic arrivals. The Annupuri Lodge at Niseko can assist in airport transfer options to ensure a smooth, safe transit to your accommodation.

Accessing Niseko from New Chitose International Airport

Airport Shuttle Bus

The Airport Shuttle Bus Service is the most convenient and hassle free method of travel to Annupuri during the winter months. To make airport shuttle bus ticket reservations between The New Chitose Airport, Sapporo City and Niseko, please click here.

Please note that international flights arriving after 19:30 and domestic flights arriving after 20:30 will not be able to use the shuttle service on the evening of their arrival. Upon arrival at the New Chitose Airport please proceed to the Hokkaido Access Network – Resort Liner Bus counter, which is located in the arrivals lobby (view map).

Please give them your full name as per your shuttle bus reservation, the Resort Liner staff will direct you to the appropriate bus stop number. Upon arrival at the Annupuri Northern Resort a representative from the Annupuri Lodge will be there to assist you with your luggage and escort you to the lodge.


After arriving at the New Chitose Airport, collect your baggage and proceed to the JR Station located within the international passenger terminal on level B1.

Purchase your train tickets to Niseko Station, which is the closest station to the Annupuri Lodge.

At this point, please call the Annupuri Lodge:

  • +81 (0)136 58 32 80
  • +81 (0)90 2054 1586

and advise us what time you will be arriving and if you will require a pick up and transfer to the lodge.

Please note you will be required to make a brief stop and change trains at Otaru station before continuing onto Niseko Station. There is a ¥2,000 fee for pickup/drop off from Niseko Station, and a pick up/drop off fee of ¥3,000 from Kutchan station).


If you are renting a vehicle we suggest you request a English speaking GPS system and have a member of the rental car company program the route to the Annupuri Lodge Niseko for you.

Mazda Rent a Car
New Chitose Airport +81 (0)123-45-8756
Niseko Branch +81 (0)136-44-1188
Hilton Niseko Village +81 (0)136-44-1111

Nippon Rent a Car
New Chitose Airport +81 (0)123-26-0919

Niseko Branch +81 (0)136-43-2929

Orix Rent a Car
New Chitose Airport +81 (0)123-22-0543

Izumikyo Branch +81 (0)134-25-0543

Toyota Rent a Car
Niseko Branch +81 (0)136-55-5501

Rent a Car – In Niseko
Black Diamond Lodge
+81 (0) 136-44-1144

Travel times from nearby cities and destinations:

  • Airport 2.5 hours
  • Sapporo City 2 hours
  • Otaru 1.5 hours
  • Hakodate 2.5 hours
  • Lake Toya 40 minutes