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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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Great place for beginners to learn

Not as crowded compared to Hirafu and definitely more expansive training grounds. We especially appreciated that we could rent all our ski equipment and leave it there night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Not as crowded compared to Hirafu and definitely more expansive training grounds. We especially appreciated that we could rent all our ski equipment and leave it there night after night while we train. This way you didn't have to lug it at all every morning and evening when you are done for the day. Skis are pretty heavy and ski... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Of the four resorts, Hanazono tends to keep snow quality best on days when the sun is out. However, it is small, only 3 lifts (though all relatively modern, with safety bars). Transfer over to Hirafu from Hanazono 2 is badly designed: you have to walk part of the way. Transfer from the top of Hanazono 3 is easy, but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you're a complete beginning, start at Niseko Village, as Hanazono has some pretty steep areas. As a novice rider, I think I enjoyed Niseko more because of the more straight, wider slopes.

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Melbourne
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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had a couple of days with no fresh snow, but the powder at Hanazono stayed a lot fresher than at Grand Hirafu. Niseko Village had gone completely to ice. Pain in the butt to get there by over crowded bus when the upper lifts weren't working, but the lift lines were almost queueless once there.

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Sydney
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71 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A run for all grades of skiers or riders. A great mountain with good facilities and lifts although the lines in the morning are lengthy. Freshies can be found off piste but now that the secret is out about Niseko they get tracked out quickly. Good mountain eating places provide a diverse range of food and drink at reasonable prices.

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Naha, Japan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Many of the runs here lack the gradient required to have a good time. Be forewarned, you'll have to hold an edge for a while in some places. The terrain park is very poorly placed- at the end of a huge flat, thus you can't carry any speed into the jumps, which is a bummer. To make things worse, the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We skied down to Hanazono a couple of times from Hirafu - the runs are nice and generally a bit quieter - and also booked a snowmobile trip for our last morning. That was a lot of fun! A bit slow to begin with (another couple were with us and it's all the speed of the slowest) but hinting that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great resort for all of the family - our favourite resort in Niseko. There are runs for skiiers of all abilities. Love the hooded chair when it is cold! Very pleasant facilities at the 308 restaurant.

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had some pretty good runs here. the gates for strawberry fields and blueberrys have some pretty awesome tree skiing. also Gate 9 has some good steep terrain. Long wide roomed runs good for intermediate/ beginner riders. detachable hooded quad keeps you out of the weather. Lots of powder but it gets tracked out quick! so be fast

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Of the four resorts, this was my favourite. As an intermediate skier it had long wide runs and you could even find powder. The bells are something you have to hear.

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