Niseko sits 50km from Sapporo and 80km from New Chitose Airport

Nestled in the southwest corner of Hokkaido, Niseko sits 50 kilometers southwest of Japan’s largest city, Sapporo; and 80 kilometers west of Hokkaido’s international airport, New Chitose Airport.

It takes approximately 1.5 hours drive to the Fishing Port called Otaru, and towards the south of Hokkaido, Hakodate is reachable in 2.5 hours by car. Lake Toya, the volcanic caldera lake is approximately a 45-minute drive away.

Niseko is also located near a large number of other resorts, all featuring their own characteristics, terrain, and facilities yet sharing Niseko’s famed powder snow.

Drive Times

FromDistanceTime
New Chitose Airport116km2 hours, 20 minutes
Sapporo100km2 hours, 20 minutes
Otaru70km1 hours, 35 minutes
Hakodate180km3 hours, 20 minutes
Hokkaido Japan Map