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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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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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My favourite of the 4 Niseko resorts

Hanazono always seems to be a bit les busy than the main Hirafu ski area. The groomed runs are well maintained and wide making for pleasant skiing. Off piste skiing in the trees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Wayne T
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hanazono always seems to be a bit les busy than the main Hirafu ski area. The groomed runs are well maintained and wide making for pleasant skiing. Off piste skiing in the trees here has everything from a gentle introduction to extreme. Strawberry Fields is a must visit. Follow the Strawberry Bells arrows for a more gentle introduction to powder... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For people like ourselves (middle age beginners) Hanazono is perfect with its long green and red runs. I would highly recommend it to everybody who loves skiing and spending time together .

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the time of my life riding out the gates of Hanozono. Gotta get there early for the best riding. Can be challenging for beginners with quite steep sections into long flat sections.

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

Hi Miro M! So pleased to hear the time of your life was at Hanazono! The race to powder in the morning is sometimes a tough battle. Always good to have enough sleep the night before you go up there! Been having 20cm+ snowfall everyday since the month turned to February. Do come back again for another amazing day of... More 

Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hanazono is one of the four resorts that make up the Niseko United resort (the others being Annupuri, Niseko and Grand Hirafu). Hanazono, like Annupuri, is a little quieter than the main 2 resorts and it's well worth getting there early after a snow storm to enjoy the powder with less crowds.

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

Good day pahSydney! Many thanks for your review! As you mentioned, we are the quieter side of Niseko and since we are facing the north-eastern side of the mountain, the snow quality remain good longer than the other three Niseko ski areas. (While Annupuri tends to get more snowfall as snow clouds in Japan move from South-West to North-East). Usually... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hanazono is not as crowded as the other ski slopes of the Niseko area and only has 1 ski school operating so it is easy to navigate around the learners. The food at the restaurant is probably the best on the mountain and worth a visit.

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Thank susieg67
Satoshi_Nagai, マネージャー at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

Hi susieg67! Big thank you for your warm comments about Hanazono. We are the place to be to avoid the crowds as you have mentioned. Our ski school, NISS, has a wide learning area at the base of the mountain and first-timers/beginner lessons are usually done there and that may be one reason why you were able to cruise on... More 

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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hanazono has some great runs up the higher reaches, but tends to get a bit slow on the greens toward the bottom. A fair bit of speed is needed to avoid having to push yourself along. The restaurant at the bottom of the hill is awesome and they serve the crab ramen. Not really a favourite of mine, but is... More 

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

Hello Mic E, Thank you very much for sending in your review! As you mentioned, some parts of our slopes are rather mellow and maybe troublesome especially for snowboarders. The crab ramen is our speciality but recently the 'Katsu Curry(Pork Cutlet Curry)' is catching a lot of popularity, do try it when you visit us next time. Many thanks once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ski program for kids and beginners! The slopes seems to be less crowded compared to others nearer to town area which is great for beginners. Food at the club house is great quality and good value for money. Deserving of the highest honors.

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Thank jellybelly8080
Satoshi_Nagai, マネージャー at Niseko Hanazono Resort, responded to this review

Hi jellybelly8080, Thank you very much for your warm comments and high rating! The food at our Restaurant 308 is surely not the most budget priced lunch restaurant in the area but I am sure the volume and quality of each menu is worth the money. HANAZONO has a wide mountain base compared to other resorts in the area and... More 

Singapore
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will probably know by now there are 4 ski resorts in niseko.. Actually 5.. But 4 more know ones.. And hanazona being one of the 4. It's about a 15 min drive from niseko village.. But connected at the peak of the mountain.. IE, you could go to the peak, and ski down any of the 4/5 resorts.. So... More 

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

Hi Andrew C, Thank you very much for sharing your family's experience at Niseko HANAZONO Resort. You've described perfectly how the ski resorts here in Niseko are located, and how our slopes are! It is usually the kiddos that picks up a sport better than adults. You are not the only father who kind of gotten discouraged on the slopes,... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I managed to take only 1 day of beginner snowboard classes at NISS as the school was fully booked out, but it was a great experience. NISS/Hanazono has great facilities for beginners - very large magic carpet area and less crowded slopes. My instructor (Joel Meakin) was also great. Honestly I had a lot of fears about falling when getting... More 

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

Hello Vivian H, 1 day lesson and you made it down Silver Dream!?!? You are INCREDIBLE!! I'm sure Joel did a marvelous job but at the same time, you should have confidence in your skiing skills! Your kind words is shared with Joel! The best way to get used to skiing is to have a good instructor and to repeatedly... More 

Kuala Lumpur
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The reason I am rating this as average is due to the disappointment we faced when we turned up to check out the adventure park only to find that the section was closed due to insufficient snow! I was tempted to downgrade Hanazono further to "poor" as the website clearly said the park was open. But, the one salvaging thing... More 

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

Hello DazzaRB, Many thanks for sending through your review and sorry about the trouble caused due to the unopening of our Adventure Park. Due to the insufficient snowfall that we faced in the first half of December, we created an "Activity Status" tab on our webpage where we update what is open and what's not everyday. I truly hope you... More 

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