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.
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.
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!