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From New Chitose to My Ecolodge in Niseko

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From New Chitose to My Ecolodge in Niseko

I'm thinking of staying at maybe My Ecolodge in Niseko in september. Haven't booked yet. just wondering how to get from the airport New Chitose to Niseko. Understand i will need to get off at JR Kuchan station if I go by rail.

Is it better to go by bus?

Anybody been there this way before ?

would appreciate any info as we are in our late 60s and reliant on public transport.

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1. Re: From New Chitose to My Ecolodge in Niseko

http://teikan.chuo-bus.co.jp/en/course/7383

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2. Re: From New Chitose to My Ecolodge in Niseko

Most JP accomodations have an access page listing options on its website.

There are several villages in Niseko at the foothill of Mt Annupuri.

If there's bus service outside of skiing season from CTS to Niseko direct it'll be provided by Chuo bus, though it'd be infrequent and take long hours as it makes many stops in between. Otherwise, train service would likely take well over 2 hours with a change in Otaru.

check on hyperdia.com for train schedules.

Edited: 04 August 2018, 19:04
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3. Re: From New Chitose to My Ecolodge in Niseko

Thank you Dave and DLi for your help.

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4. Re: From New Chitose to My Ecolodge in Niseko

The nearest bus stop to MyEcolodge is "Niseko T-jiro", just in front.

http://my-ecolodge.com/

https://busmap.info/busstop/9445/

This bus stop is on Niseko Bus Kutchan line.

https://busmap.info/route/23625/

There are four buses in a day from JR Kutchan toward Niseko, at 7:45, 9:40, 15:00, and 16:50.

nisekobus.co.jp/timeschedule.html#kuchansen_1

The second nearest is "Hirafu Yamada" by Donan Bus, two minutes on foot.

https://busmap.info/busstop/13203/

This bus line also connects JR Kutchan and Niseko Hirafu.

https://busmap.info/route/22127/

This bus line toward Kabayama Shogakko has two buses from JR Kutchan, at 13:00 and 16:25.

donanbus.co.jp/wp-content/…89.pdf

Then, possible routes are the followings.

Via Kutchan:

CTS 930-(JR)-1210 Kutchan 1300-(Donan Bus)-1308 Hirafu Yamada

CTS 1330-(JR)-1630 Kutchan 1650-(Niseko Bus)-1711: Niseko T-jiro (no indication in the official timetable)

Via Hirafu:

CTS 1000-(Chuo Bus)-1309 Hirafu 1316-(Niseko Bus)-1322: Niseko T-jiro (no indication in the official timetable)

With a help of Kosoku Niseko-go by Chuo Bus:

CTS 1330-(JR)-1447 Otaru 1453-(Chuo Bus)-1612 Kutchan 1625-(Donan Bus)-1633 Hirafu Yamada (Google Maps suggests you need to walk 6 min at Kutchan)

hokkaidox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2-4…

www.hokkaidox.com/en/hokkaido-bus-pass/

Via Oshamnbe (by Google Maps):

CTS 1107-(Bus)-1110 Minami-Chitose 1115-(JR via Oshamanbe)-1457 Kutchan 1500-1521: Niseko T-jiro (no indication in the offical timetable)

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5. Re: From New Chitose to My Ecolodge in Niseko

Thank you so much for such a comprehensive reply!

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