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Kutchan

Kutchan, located 50 Km west from Sapporo, on the foot of Mt. Yotei, is known to be one of the heaviest snowfall towns in Hokkaido. Its history began about 120 years ago when the first pioneers settled in 1892. Enjoy your relaxing time in this new-old town with nostalgia feeling.

  • JR Kutchan station 9 minutes walk
  • Supermarket 6 minutes walk
  • Convenience store 8 minutes walk

Trekking

Niseko mountain range

Niseko Annupuri (1,308m above sea level)

1.5 hours from Goshiki Onsen

Niseko Iwaonupuri (1,116m above sea level)

1 hour from Goshiki Onsen

Goshiki Onsen-Onuma-Shinsennuma Course

3 hours from Goshiki Onsen.

Yotei (elevation 1,898m)

Mt.Yotei(1,898m)Mt. Yotei is for hardy hiker. Guides can be arranged on request. There is Hangetsuko lake hiking course at the entry point of Mt. Yotei trail.

Onsen/Hot spring

Niseko Goshiki onsen

Kutchan Onsen

Great view of Mt. Yotei from outdoor bath. 3 minutes drive from the hostel. Discounted coupon is available.
hotel-youtei.jp

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Niseko Goshiki Onsen

Popular Onsen for its rustic atmosphere. 20 minutes drive from the hostel (summer).
goshiki-onsen.com

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Niseko Yukichichibu Onsen:

Onsen here outwell below their bath tabs. It is selected as one of the three greatest secret hot springs in Japan. 30 minutes drive from the hostel.
www.town.rankoshi.hokkaido.jp/yukichichibu

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Museum

倶知安風土館

Kutchan Natural History Museum(倶知安風土館 Kutchan Fudokan )

Introduces history and culture of the town and nature around Mt. Yotei and Niseko area.
10 minutes drive from the hostel Natural History Museum Kutchan

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有島記念館

Arishima Takeo Memorial Museum(有島武郎記念館)

Displays Arishima Takeo’s biography and literature. 20 minutes drive from the hostel.

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Winter activities

a telemark skier who slides on the Grand Hirafu

Ski area around Niseko

These are world-famous ski resorts. Foreign investments have grown in this area recently that made these resorts truly international. Free shuttle bus is operated between the resorts. 10 minutes drive to Hanazono ski resort from the hostel.

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Hanazono ski area

Municipal Asahigaoka Ski Resort

This good unknown ski slope is recommended for families and beginners. There are cross-country ski course and sleds area. 5 minutes walk from the hostel.

https://www.town.kutchan.hokkaido.jp/culture-sports / sports-shisetsu / asahigaoka-ski /