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- Took 2 days of ski instruction. Zdenek was very professional while friendly. Marg was very patient with us too. In the end, the kids managed a red slope. Wished there was more green slopes that let you come back to Park Hyatt.
Online booking of activities was easy but changes required either email or a phone call.Written 23 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Best place for powdery snow. Small town but with everything you need. Excellent place to stay for winter experienceWritten 11 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Booked through Hanazono Niseko. Operator provided pickup from hotel. After changing into proper boots, they have just a quick briefing and had us drive around the practice course. After that, off into the country side, passing by plains and up some small hills. We took a break while inside a wooded area and our guide gave everyone a cup of hot chocolate. Kids played around with the fresh powder for a while before we headed back. Operator also provided hotel drop off.
The experience was amazing. The equipment was great. The staff were all friendly. The family had a great time.Written 22 January 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Just an amazing field of flowers with Mt. Yotei in the background. May is the best time to go to see everything in full bloom. The flowers start to fade in color by June. No cost but sometimes parking is hard to find.Written 16 August 2020
- I admit, we didn't make it to Lake Hangetsu as we were not prepared for the trek. There's hardly any reviews here for visiting during summer so here it is:
This is a proper trek and not a walk in the park. Proper trekking shoes are recommended, and not sneakers, which we had on, as the path can get slippery and trees/shrubs can get in the way. We saw a Japanese couple come fully geared for the trek as we exited the path, and they probably thought we were nuts to attempt it without proper shoes at the very least. However, we did come across a tanuki (raccoon dog) from a distance, so I was a happy camper even if I didn't make it to the lake.Written 3 July 2019
- A very pretty hike with two river crossings over sketchy wooden bridges, Along the short hike you experience "Komorebi" refers to the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Once you reach the marsh the views open up to beautiful mountains.
With how fast the flora grows in this area the hike can change in two weeks time with different color flowers or just from a forest to a jungle. I've hiked it in winter and spring, it was different each time.Written 18 June 2021
- I rented 4 days and didn't realize our hotel Setsu Niseko had an on-site location which made it really convenient. Staff found me a pair of Nordica Enforcers for the first couple days with light powder conditions and then recommended the Black crows in a 115 for the last two days when it dumped. Spot on suggestions and made the skiing experience what I expected. They were even nice enough to throw on a fresh coat of wax when the skis were dragging.Written 4 February 2023
- Modern gallery with 2 small exhibit rooms. You can see Mt Yotei from the museum. The staff was very friendly. She made us a cup of coffee each when we arrived.
You get to learn about Shu Ogawara and enjoy his artworks. I believe the museum has seasonal exhibits (you can find out more on their website)--- they were showing the "little dogs exhibit" when we were there.
You can use the ticket to visit the Kutchan Natural History museum opposite the carpark.Written 29 July 2018
- Took lessons with them in 2015 & 2016. Anna was my instructor. Very kind and affable.
First time we stayed at Niseko One Towers, she came over in her van, brought the skis, boots poles and went over to Hirafu side to ski. On our last day, she collected the skis back for us so we did not have to make an extra trip.
For 2016-2017 season, she came over to Hirafu side to teach. Precise clear instructions, able to guide and find out what was wrong and correct it. NOASC offers pretty reasonable prices for ski lessons.
Thank you Anna!Written 12 January 2017
- The museum is just next to the Shu Ogawara Museum of Art and there is a discount for the entrance fee for both venues. The museum is actually a pleasant surprise for us as it gives quite a detail of the history of Kutchan. The exhibits includes the early life, natural habitats e.g. birds, animals, fishes, etc. There are actual exhibits that you can touch and feel (really cool staff!). There is also a wing of an WW2 warplane that crashed in Kutchan. Everything one needs to know about Kutchan is right here.Written 11 June 2016
- I could't believe that area is one part of Niseko Resort. Quiet, small, but made us so relax.
10 mins walk from JR Kutchan station, as 10mins drive or take a bus from Niseko Grand-hirafu.
Staff can't speak english well but so friendly and helpful. Looks no instructors, patrol.
It was surprised to anyone can use Nordic Ski with Shoes for Free! and the kids sled area was so much fun for kids, with a little thrill. Also it has a little cafe and the food are yum and local price.Written 13 January 2016
- It's also pretty nice in summer. Get away from the crowds and head into the mountains. Regardless of the weather, you're going to have an epic adventure. Actually a pretty easy hike for the quality of the terrain and snow and the length of the ride you're going to get.Written 12 March 2016
- Our two boys (6 and 11) joined their summer program for a week in mid Aug and we also joined the family camp on Thur night. We all had fun. In fact this was our second time going back to Niseko and EdVenture camp after our great experience in Aug 2019. Our kids esp older one is usually hard to please but he did not mind at all going back there and both boys really liked their counselors and activities. This year they did blueberry picking, cooking, mountain biking, fly fishing and orienteering. We hope to go back there for winter or summer camp!Written 23 August 2020
- I have been countless times in the past for information, but this year I emailed the Kutchan Tourist Information for advice on Hotels in the town!!!!!
As always, they were very friendly and reliable!!!!!Written 6 March 2017
- This is the a simple statue of Col Lerch. He was known to introduce skiing to the region and Japan. The surrounding park is very nice.Written 30 December 2019
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