Free shuttle service is available.
【Winter】To Grand Hirafu Ski Resort, Hanazono Ski Resort
We will take you to the ski slopes twice a day, at 8:00 and 9:00 every morning. When returning to the inn, please use the local bus from the Welcome Center to Kutchan Station.
【Summer】 To Mt. Yotei and Annupuri Goshiki Onsen Ascent
To Yotei, we will pick you up on the return trip if you stay 2 nights. Annupuri, even if you stay one night, we will pick you up and drop you off there and back.
Niseko Tabi-tsumugi Backpackers provice the shuttle service for Mt.Yotei & Niseko Annupuri
Free shuttle in summer season
There are two starting points where Hirafu or Makkari gates we’ll provide a free shuttle possible for even early morning for Hirafu’s or Makkari’s. If you’re over two nights with us, it’s provided for two ways, too. So you can be had the service that’s dropped off at Hirafu and picked up at Makkari for example, or reverse the order.
This mountain that we’re able to provide free drop-off & pick-up, too even one night stay.
Of course, it’s acceptable the pick-up even if you’ll have a different route that’s same as Mt.Yotei. For example,you might hike from Mirror Lake and back to Goshiki Hot-spring and we’ll pick you up then. If you like to take the Goshiki Hot-spring, we’re willingly pick you up afterwards!
However, if you would do one night stay, it’s provided one-way shuttle for Mt.Yotei.
To way back, please take a bus to Kutchan train station. The Makkari-gate closest bus stop is “Yotei Shizen Kouen(Yotei Nature Park)”, and “Yotei Tozan Guchi(Yotei Trail Starting Point)” as the Hirafu gate.The bus fare are 660yen from the Makkari gate to Kutchan train station and 230yen from the Hirafu gate to the station. Please check the bus time table as following for the journey.
Donan Bus: tel 0136 22 1558 Niseko Bus: tel 0136 44 2001
Mt.Yotei might not be for beginner hiker. So if you are not much experienced person or having fear about physical, it is a good way for you to have a local mountain guide in case. They will kindly advise you within staying at the mountain lodge. Please check the local guide web-page as following if you like.