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Niseko Hanazono Resort

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Address: 328-1 Iwaobetsu, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0082, Hokkaido
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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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Super fun (but flat) runs, great Park

Hanazono is the least popular out of the 4 resort that make up Niseko United, the other 3 being Annupuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu. It only has 3 lifts but the good thing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hanazono is the least popular out of the 4 resort that make up Niseko United, the other 3 being Annupuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu. It only has 3 lifts but the good thing about it is its rarely busy. Even in peak season, you rarely have to wait for the lift. My advice is this area not suitable for snowboard... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Niseko for 5 years in a row, but I can only give you the view of non skier (My husband and kids ski). We chose this place because we chose NISS ski school for our kids. When we first go there, my kids were still very small so we chose NISS out of the facilities. Other school... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Very good snow and great slopes. Facilities was great probably best in Asia. Staff are very helpful and well trained.

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Sapa, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

when there in January this was the go to reliable location for lunch. heaps of variety of skiing here from beginner to advanced tree runs, try the trees on the hirafu side of the return run

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Ogasawara-shoto, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Best off to go to Nagano if you know how to ski. This is really only good to learn how to ski powder. Once you know... you will need better terrain!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Firstly I'm a beginner snow boarder so was mostly on green runs. I thoroughly enjoyed the resort which felt like the calmer cousin to Gran Hirafu. A large welcome centre makes taking a break a pleasant experience. Some nice touches are the learner areas with 'magic carpet' facilities and a ski school based on site.

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2 Thank Sean b
Satoshi_Nagai, Manager at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

Hi Sean b, Many thanks for sharing with us your review on Niseko HANAZONO Resort. HANAZONO and Grand Hirafu share a common lift pass, and is connected by lifts/runs so yes the term "calmer cousin" describes us very well. Even when things are a bit busy in Grand Hirafu, we would usually have some more peace and quiet at Hanazono.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I loved it! Every second of it. A snowboarding or skiing trip to Japan must include a stop to Niseko, particularly Hanazono. Japan's northern island of Hokkaido is blessed with abundant snow, being in the direct path of the Arctic winters, so you can be assured of snow, and of the powdery type too. However, check the forecasts regularly as... More 

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Satoshi_Nagai, Manager at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

Konnichiwa Farah A! Thank you very much for a wonderfully detailed review!! I don't think I can find anything to add ;) We don't actually "forbid" the guests to go into the off-piste areas. As long as those areas are accessible via backcountry gates and guests don't duck the ropes, it's perfectly fine. HANAZONO Is planning to have some more... More 

Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We are a big family with 2 toddlers. We find Hanazono perfect as the kids can stay inside the main building while we went tubing and snowmobiling on the mountain. Price is reasonable, and excellent views.

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Satoshi_Nagai, Manager at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

Hello ryan730, Thank you very much for your review! I am very glad to hear that your family had a wonderful time. The view from our main building (named "308" because it's located 308meters above sea level) is one big characteristic that differentiates us from other ski areas in Niseko. You wouldn't find a place like that where you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We were told before coming to Niseko to forget Hanazono,but we are sure glad we ignored that advice. Being spring, the mainly North facing slopes were least affected from rising temps and sunshine. Good pockets of powder (slightly heavy, but OK) snow could be found and the steep wooded runs through the gates at a place called Strawberry fields kept... More 

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Satoshi_Nagai, Manager at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

Hi ScottSki88! Thank you very much for your review and who was it that gave you "forget Hanazono" advice!? We are located on the North-East face of the mountain and thus snow is least affected by sun as you have mentioned. In spring skiing season, finding snow that's received minimum sun is what you should be doing. If you could... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's fine if you're accessing Hanazono from Grand Hirafu. But if you're coming solely for this resort, it's kind of small. Only intermediate skiers would be able to enjoy the resort to the fullest. But the green trail silver dream is too flat in most parts and it's more like cross-country skiing. For advanced skiers, the runs may not be... More 

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Satoshi_Nagai, Manager at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

Hillo jaylowe, Many thanks for sending in your review on Niseko HANAZONO Resort! We are indeed the smallest of the four Niseko United ski resorts with only three lifts and eight runs. But our easy to access tree runs, is what attracts many guests to us. From beginner to very experienced skiers/snowboarders, everybody with any skill level can find something... More 

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