Skye Niseko is pleased to offer courtesy shuttle bus services through both Hirafu Village and neighbouring Kutchan Town. This shuttle allows you to easily explore the area, try local restaurants and access the Gondola in comfort.

Hirafu Village Shuttle Service

The Shuttle will make stops at Skye Niseko, Hirafu 188 Pharmacy, Seicomart, Hirafu Gondola, Ki Niseko and back to Skye Niseko. Please note that you can also use the Ki Niseko shuttle bus.

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Gondola/GoSnow Lesson ShuttlePeak Season Shuttle Spring Season Shuttle
Daily1 Dec 2018 - 31 March 2019 01 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
08:30 - 10:00 10:00 - 23:0010:00 - 21:00
Continuous Round trip to Gondola BaseEvery 10 MinutesEvery 10 Minutes

Kutchan Town Shuttle

The Kutchan Shuttle will travel to Downtown Kutchan every hour, stopping at Lucky Supermarket and Kutchan Station. These stops are within walking distance of the Kutchan Restaurant district and run in the afternoon and evening.

Skye Niseko to Lucky SupermarketLucky Supermarket to Kutchan Train StationKutchan Train Station to Ki NisekoKi Niseko to Skye Niseko

These times reflect the peak season (December 1st 2018 -March 31st 2019). During Spring Season (April 1st 2019 - April 14th 2019) service will end at 19:00 PM.

Why use our Shuttle Service?

With high volumes of snow in the winter and icy road conditions, Skye Niseko does not recommend driving to or anywhere in the resort between December and March. Daily snowclearing by large snowplows is required while minor accidents or slips can take a long time to resolve. In addition, Japan has a zero tolerance for drinking and driving. Parking spots are in short supply both at Skye Niseko and throughout the resort.