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Access From Hokkaido Centeral Area

Transportation and travel 
time to Niseko Izumikyo

If you paln to use a JR train or buss, we can provide pick-up service from JR Kutchan Station or nearby bus stop (Grand Hirafu Bus Stop) . Please let us know your EAT in advance.
If you have many luggages or if you want to plan your time freely, we recoment to use a rental car or a taxi.

By Car
From Sapporo
(Nakayama Passon Route 230)
Approx. 2 hours
From Otaru
(via Yoichi on Route 5)
Approx. 1.5 hours
From New Chitose Airport
(Bifue Pass on Route 276)
Approx. 2 hours
From Tomakomai
(Bifue Passon Route 276)
Approx. 2.5 hours
By Japan Rail

Note: The nearest station is Kutchan Station (Hakodate Line)

Sapporto to Kutchan
Approx. 2 hours
Otaru to Kutchan
Approx. 1 hour & 40minutes
By bus

Rapid Niseko Bus Service Available from Sapporo via Otaru (Hokkaidou Chuo Bus)
There is a direct bus service only during the winter season from New Chitose Airport and Sapporo Train Station to Grand Hirafu Ski Resort. You need to make a reservation for the winter season direct bus service.

Sapporo to Kutchan via Otaru
Approx. 2.5 to 3.0 hours
Otaru to Kutchan
Approx. 1.5 hours
Sapporo Station/New Chitose Airport (Winter Season)
Approx. 2.5 to 3.0 hours
  • * The nearby bus stop is "Grand Hirafu Ski Resort" for the winter season bus service from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport
  • * The nearby bus stop is "Kutchan Jyujigai" for the bus service from Otaru to Kutchan/Niseko.
  • * It may go through Rusustu Resort if you take the bus service from New Chitose Airport to Niseko Area. For detail information, please check with a web site of each bus service company.
Local Bus Time Table
Hokkaido Chuo Bus
( Timetable April 2014 Issued)
・Sapporo to Kutchan via Otaru
Destination Time
Sapporo Station 8:25 10:15 13:45
N/OFF Sapporo Tokeidai 8:27 10:17 13:47
Otaru Station 9:33 11:23 14:53
Kutchan Jyujigai 10:53 12:43 16:13
・Kutchan to Sapporo via Otaru
( ) indicats Saturday, Sunday and Japanese national holidays' time
Destination Time
Kutchan Jyujigai 10:18 14:08 16:28
Otaru Station 11:45 15:35 17:55
Sapporo Tokeidai 12:44(12:39) 16:34(16:29) 18:54(18:49)
Sapporo Station 12:48(12:43) 16:38(16:33) 18:58(18:53)
Niseko Bus
(Timetable April 2014 Issued)
・Otaru to Kutchan
Type Destination Time
ON Otaru Station #6 Bus Stop 7:40 11:55 15:30 17:55
ON/OFF Kutchan Station 9:08 13:23 16:58 19:23
・Kutchan to Otaru
Type Destination Time
ON/OFF Kutchan Station 7:55 9:10 11:55 17:25
OFF Otaru Station 9:22 10:37 13:22 18:52

* For more detail information, please contact a bus company

Web Site for JR Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido chuo bus
  • Niseko bus

You can use a rental car from Hokkaido Centeral Area (New Chitose Airport, Sappro and Otaru).
Advance booking is recommended.

  • Nippon Rental Car Home Page
  • Toyota Rental Lease Home Page
  • Times Car Rental Home Page

* Visit above rental car company sites for your inquiry and reservation.

* A special discount plan for Izumikyo guest only is available from Toyota Rental Lease.

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Izumikyo Company Limited

Izumikyo Management Center
132 Yamada, Kutchan-cho
Abuta-gun, Hokkai-do 044-0081 JAPAN

  • tel.+81-136-23-3301
  • Opening hours: 8:00 ~21:00 [throughout the year]
  • Inquiry by E-mail

Sapporo Head Office
NC Hokusen Block bldg.,
8, Nishi2-chome, Minami2-jo
Chuo-ku, Sapporo, HOKKAIDO 060-0062 JAPAN

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