Higashiyama, or “East Mountain”, is one of six resort villages that make up the Niseko experience. Discover a mountain village tucked away at the foot of majestic Mount Niseko Annupuri.

Home to Niseko Village, Hilton Hotel, Green Leaf Hotel, Milk Kobo, and with Ritz-Carlton Hotel, W Hotel, and more opening their doors in the near future, Higashiyama is also the fastest growing ski area in Hokkaido.

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Located conveniently in Upper Higashiyama, Koa Niseko is an 8-minute walk from the nearest ski lift, offering full access to the famed Niseko ski experience.

Its also just a short 5-minute drive to Annupuri Resort; 8 minutes to Niseko Town; a short 10-minute drive to downtown Grand Hirafu Resort; 20 minutes to downtown Kutchan; and is within easy reach of 9 of the best golf courses in Hokkaido, all within a 45 minute drive.

Just a short hop from some of the best dining options Niseko has to offer: the renowned Milk Kobo collective, famed for its farm-fresh ingredients; Rakuichi Soba in Annupuri is a mecca for soba lovers; Hanayoshi in Niseko Town features some of the finest local produce in Hokkaido; The Village at Niseko Village offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, and cultural events.

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How to get there?


Many cities around Asia will have flights to Sapporo which is Hokkaido’s largest city. Passengers will fly into New Chitose Airport, which is around 2 hours drive by car to Niseko. There are also bus services operate between the airport and Niseko. 


When travelling from Sapporo: Take JR Hokkaido which runs via Otaru to JR Niseko Station, which is around 10 minutes drive by car to Koa Niseko.
In the future there will be a Shikansen line (Est. 2030) which is expected to have a station in Kutchan town (20 mins drive) 


Driving from New Chitose Airport will take around 2 hours via Route 276. Please also note during winter the driving times may vary depending on weather conditions!