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Summer Hiking in Niseko

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Trek along the trails and peaks of Niseko, and see the sea of clouds and Mt. Yotei from Niseko Annupuri

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The Niseko area, located in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders in search of fresh powder snow, but the mountains also offer excellent hiking trails during the summer and autumn. Niseko’s comfortable cool climate and a wide range of hiking trails available for all skill levels make it a great destination for both beginner and advanced hikers.

Niseko Annupuri is the main peak of the Niseko mountains, which rises up to 1,380 meters above sea level and can be reached in 1.5 to 2 hours one-way. From the top, gaze over at Mt. Yotei, also known as Ezo Fuji. For a particularly photogenic view, take an early morning trek up the mountain to see Mt. Yotei peeking out from a sea of clouds at sunrise.

The mountain climbing season begins in June where you can take in the fresh greenery, and by October you can enjoy hiking with views of the autumn colors.

Besides Niseko Annupuri, there are also walking trails around the lakes and marshes of the Niseko mountains, Mt. Yotei, and many other mountains to climb nearby. After your trek, you will have your pick of relaxing onsen hot springs to soak in and sooth your tired legs.


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How to get there


From Haneda Airport, take a flight to New Chitose Airport (about 1 hour and 30 minutes). Then take the JR Rapid Airport Line to Otaru Station and transfer to a train on the Hakodate Main Line headed to Kutchan Station (about 3 hours and 30 minutes). The trailhead of Niseko Annupuri is about 40 minutes by taxi or rental car from Kutchan Station.


Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido





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