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Niseko Hanazono Resort

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Address: 328-1 Iwaobetsu, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0082, Hokkaido
Phone Number: +81 136-23-0103
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Description: Hanazono Niseko is located in the southwest corner of Japan’s northernmost...
Hanazono Niseko is located in the southwest corner of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, 850km north of Japan's capital city Tokyo. Niseko Hanazono Resort lies 1000 metres below the spectacular peak of Mount Niseko-Annupuri, offering you one vertical kilometer of stunning powder snow in the winter, and an unprecedented variety of activities during the rest of the year including golfing, watersports, MTB, eco-trekking and more.
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Have lunch in Hanazono!

Nice mountain but some flat areas. Need to watch out for that if you are a snowboarder. Not a busy mountain like Hirafu. Which is nice. The restaurant is not your typical resort... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice mountain but some flat areas. Need to watch out for that if you are a snowboarder. Not a busy mountain like Hirafu. Which is nice. The restaurant is not your typical resort cafeteria food. Reminds me of the nice world class ski resorts. Gourmet food on the mountain!

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Satoshi_Nagai, マネージャー at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

Hi tonincolin! Thanks for sending in your feedback! We only have three lifts but the mountain base is wide and the lift queues are much better than the Hirafu area. You're very right about the flat areas, and those snowboarders visiting us for the first time needs to be careful not to drop the speed too much! (Especially if they... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of my fave things here was stopping for lunch with my mates and downing some brews with the crab Ramen! You can also buy these ridiculously tall beer towers if you feel. The mountain has a lot of good variable terrain to ski with lots of beautiful tree runs. Enjoyed the backcountry here with the gate system as well.... More 

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Satoshi_Nagai, マネージャー at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

HI David T, "Tasty lunch, tall beer, and gates." I think you picked the top three words that best describes us!! It is an amazing view to see several beer towers standing in middle of many tables at our Restaurant 308. Actually, we have a 4 litre size tower and a 6 LITRE SIZE tower! Please do try the 6... More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A sampler section to the main hirafu ski area, only the one restaurant and it's always very busy. The skiing area is not for beginners, th r only green run is very narrow with steep drop offs at the top, the lower end of the green run is perfect for beginners but you still have to make it there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We'd rank Hanazono and Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area at the same level, after Grand Hirafu. Hanazono has wide slopes that a beginner would crave for to practice their turns, yet still has the same variety of slope as Annupuri. The perfect place to condition my knee after skiing rigorously at Grand Hirafu so we spent a few days at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Hanazono, an option when you reach the top of the niseko gondola is worth exploring. It's not the biggest snowfield in the world, but the pistes that they have are good fun. Red to the right, and black to the left, basically, but they are all good runs that are pretty quiet, allowing you the opportunity to just chill in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

But don't ski thereafter. Both a true Hanozono experience.ski hard in the morning and retire for a meter high beer and a very tasty crab ramen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The free shuttle took us here from our hostel so the transport is very convenient. It's a one stop shop for ski activities. They also had lessons available and gears for purchase and rental. My cousins enjoyed the tubing activity since we don't really ski. They also have this huge restaurant with glass windows so you can see or watch... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

As someone with intermediate skiing skills, I really enjoyed the Hanazono area because it was less crowded, and had slightly more relaxed green runs than the Hirafu area. The lifts were quick and often had no lines to wait in, even when Hirafu was packed. It seemed that they had lots to do for kids as well. I found the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The Hanazono runs were brilliant. Away from the busy Hirafu area, you can sometimes find yourself owning an entire run. The part of the Hanazono resort area is definitely the views!! Absolutely breathtaking!

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sg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a complete newbie to snowsports, I found this place extremely beginner- friendly. Took 3 full days of lessons from NISS - they were great. Rented from Niseko Sports at Hanazono 308 - which provides the facilities to lock your skis+poles at the centre. If one is into a quiet holiday and early night after a day of skiing, staying... More 

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