How to get to Hooting Owl Lodge, Niseko

Niseko is an area located in Hokkaido, the North island of Japan. There are extensive bus, train, and road links to the area. Typically, the best way to get to Niseko is to fly to New Chitose Airport, then take a coach directly to our nearest stop Hinode Hills, Niseko Village. 


3 hrs from New Chitose Airport

The most popular way to get to Niseko is to fly to New Chitose Airport and then get a bus/coach to Niseko. Buses run regularly throughout winter, as well as fairly frequently during summer.

In winter it is highly recommended to book bus transport at least 10 days in advance.

The following are available bus companies. 

  • White liner (nearest stop to the lodge is Hilton - 5 minute taxi ride or jump on the NUS local bus to Niseko Higashiyama Pension Village - 2 mins walk to lodge)

  • Hokkaido Chuo bus (nearest stop to the lodge is Niseko Higashiyama Pension Village - 2 mins walk to lodge)

  • Hokkaido Resort liner (nearest stop to the lodge is Hinode Hills Niseko Village - 8-10 minute walk downhill or few minutes in a taxi)


TOP TIP: Check the bus time tables before booking your flights or you might have to stay over in Sapporo - the first bus is usually around 9.45am & last bus to leave is 7.45pm. 


2 hrs from New Chitose Airport

Get dropped off at the door. This is the fastest and most hassle free way to arrive. So why not book a private taxi bus for your whole crew belolw are some options to explore. 



2.5 hrs from Sapporo

Local trains operate between New Chitose Airport, Sapporo, Otaru, Kutchan and Niseko.

Hooting Owl Lodge is 15 mins away by taxi from the Niseko station (not Kutchan station) 


2 hrs from Sapporo

Driving to Niseko is quick and convenient – especially since getting around Niseko is made much easier with your own car however not essential as we have a NUS local bus stop so close. There are two routes from Sapporo to Niseko – going by the highway or using the Nakayamatoge route through the mountains.

Top Tip - Experience Hassle free travel by sending your luggage ahead of you to the lodge. Great if your planning to spend some time in Tokyo or Sapporo before or after your trip. 

If you need to forward your luggage here are some details



Hooting Owl Lodge
39-1 Aza-Higashiyama,
Niseko, Abuta-gun,
Hokkaido, Japan
Postal Code: 048-1521



Getting to Hokkaido


2hrs from Tokyo

The closest major airport to Niseko is New Chitose Airport. Flights run daily from almost every major airport in Japan. New Chitose Airport also has an international terminal, so visitors can fly directly making international travel easy.


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