The official Kutchan Tourism Association website



【2023 SKYBUS NISEKO】 Notice of Operation

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【2023 SKYBUS NISEKO】 Notice of Operation

Aiming for a full-fledged resumption of tourism in the summer, the KTA will launch the "Skybus Niseko" service on July 15, 2023, operated by a local bus company on lease from Hinomaru Jidosha Kogyo (Tokyo). The bus will operate up to 16 shuttle services a day as the "Niseko Panorama" during the daytime and the "Niseko Night" at night, and in this season, we will introduce an audio guide system in English, Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese for foreign tourists.

Period: July 15 - September 3
Fee: ¥1,500 for adults, ¥750 for children (3 tickets+special offer)
No reservation is required, and 1DAY PASS, WEEKLY PASS, and SEASON PASS are available through the electronic ticket system.

Bus companies: Niseko Bus and Donan Bus

For more information, click here (Only in Japanese).

Test Ride

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the test-drive event.
Date: 10:30 a.m. on July 14th (Fri)
Venue: Hirafu 1st Parking Lot

Skybus Niseko Official Website

2023 Summer Gondola Information



Operating period
April 29(Fri) - October 15(Sun)

Adult: ¥1,800
Child: ¥900
Preschool children:Free
Pets: ¥500

9:00AM - 4:00PM (last ride)

・Pets require a gauge or leash cord.
・Up to 8 people can ride in one gondola.
・There is no one-way fare available.


Annupuri Gondola

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Operating period
July 1(Fri) - October 10(Mon)

Adult: Round trip¥1,500, One way ¥900
Child: Round trip ¥750, One way  ¥450
Preschool Children:Free
Pets: ¥500

9:00AM - 4:30PM (last up 16:00 / last down 16:30)
Operation time are subject to change. Please check the website for details.

・Pets require a gauge or leash cord.
・Up to 6 people can ride in gondola.


About traffic regulation associated with Niseko Classic 2023

The 10th Niseko Classic 2023 is a bicycle race.
It will be held around Kutchan-cho, Kyowa-cho, Rankoshi-cho, and Niseko-cho.

June 17th (Sat) Time Trial Race
A 150km / 85km road race will be held on June 18 (Sun).

At the time trial race,
It will be held in the northern part of Kutchan-cho (near Kotohira, Takami, Izumo, Suehiro).

Traffic regulation is planned in a part of the town on the occasion of the event.
We apologize for any inconvenience to the local people and tourists.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


2023 A4 RR
2023 A4 TT

【HIRAFU POLICE BOX】 Openinng day

Hirafu Temporary Police Station Opens.
Police officers will be stationed in Hirafu from today to protect the safety of the Hirafu area.

【Resident Time】
December 1st (Thu) - Early December  9:00-17:00
Mid December - Busy period     24 hours
Early March-Late March       9:00-17:00


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Hirafu Festival 2022

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Hirafu Matsuri is BACK!!

★ Chance to Win a Gentemstick!? Purchase your digital lottery ticket now!
★ Free stay vouchers and amazing prizes... Test your sniper skills at Target Shooting!
★ Local artists show-off their musical talents. Live music performance all day long!
★ Bouncy castles are all-time kids favorite♪
★ Niseko's most popular restaurants serving special menus!
★ Taiko drums and fireworks.

Please Pre-Register!

Given the Hokkaido Government's requirements, we must ask all visitors to register themselves when entering the event venue.
If you want to beat the crowd, please pre-register online.

- Registration fee
Free. The online form allows you to pre-register all members within the same household.

- Lottery ticket
1,000 yen. Credit card payment for the ticket required at time of registration.
You MUST be at event venue by 4pm in order to participate in the lottery and claim your prize.

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