ACCESS FROM Chitose Airport
Sapporo Station Bus Terminal to Milky House
Sapporo Bus Terminal Annupuri Ski Ground
8:25 (Kousoku Niseko) 11:25
10:15 (Kousoku Niseko) 13:06
15:35 (Kousoku Niseko) 18:26
Potato Replubic (Poteto Kyoukoku) and Annupuri Ski Resort (Annupuri Suki-Jou) are the same stop.
"Annupuri Suki-Jou" bus stop is located facing our pension,anther side of the road, only 1 minute walking.
When you get on the bus, most likely, you will have to pick up a number at the entrance. And when you arrive, you pay the price that is showing on the board in front of the bus according to the number you are holding. The price is around 2100 yen from Sapporo to Niseko. Once you get off the bus, Milky House is a few houses up the hill.
2) JR Trains
If you can't make the above time, then you can also take the JR Train, but you must transfer at Sapporo and at Otaru. The process is not complicated, but might be slightly confusing for travellers. Please note that trains don't run as often during the summer months, so you should confirm the schedule ahead of time. Lastly, the last train that will make it to Niseko on the same day from Sapporo is 18:44 (Otaru Express) and transfer at Otaru at 19:21. You will arrive at Niseko Station at 21:13. When you take this train,we can't serve you dinner.
Niseko's closest airport is Sapporo Chitose. Located about 40km south of Sapporo city, Chitose receives International and Domestic flights. From Chitose it is 2 hours (120km) by car or 3 hours by train to Niseko. See below for information on trains and directions for driving.
Domestic flights in Japan are generally very expensive, so it would be wise to get a connecting flight straight to Chitose when booking your ticket.
The train station is in the basement of the airport.
If you are already in Japan, an alternative to flying is to take a ferry. These are generally very comfortable and not at all crowded - and of course cheap! The journey from the north-west coast of Honshu takes between 18 and 31 hours, depending on where you sail from.
Here is a guide to the basic one way fares for foot passengers with open tatami-room accomodation.
Maizuru - Otaru 7,000yen (22 Hours)
Niigata - Otaru 5,300yen (16 hours)Tsuruga - Otaru 8,500yen (23 Hours)
Contact the Shin Nihon Kai Ferry Company for more information on 0134-22-6191.
Please note that there are three train stations in Otaru. Most trains depart from "JR Otaru", which is about one hours walk from the ferry terminal. It is recommended that you take a taxi!
Below is the summer
timetable for trains to Niseko
Please use http://www.hyperdia.com for winter train and bus times.
Niseko is located on the Hakodate Line.
We provide a free pick-up service from JR Niseko.
Ticket prices are listed below
If you are coming from Chitose Airport or Sapporo the following times apply:
If you are coming from
Hakodate the following times apply:
JR Train information Line (in
English), Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Directions from Sapporo to Niseko:
The easiest way way to get to Niseko from Sapporo is to take Route 5. This starts in Sapporo and continues in a loop north-west through Otaru, before turning south and passing through Kutchan. Niseko is about 10km south of Kutchan just off Route 5. The road is well signed in English and Japanese.
Directions from Niseko to Milky House:
From Niseko, follow the signs (in English and Japanese) for Konbu Onsen (not Konbu Station) and Iwanai. You will be taking Route 66 west. You will know that you are going the right way when you pass over this big yellow bridge.
Follow this road for approximately 9km. Look out for the road with the large blue sign saying "Niseko Annupuri International Skiing Ground".
Take that road on the right (signed as shown above for "Niseko Annupuri International Skiing Ground"). Follow the road up the hill for about 1km. It will curve sharply to the left. Follow the road for about 150 metres after the curve. You will see Milky House on your left where the road bends sharply to the right.
If you have any problems finding Milky House, please phone us on 0136-58-2200.