Ease of Use Operator Price (from) Travel Time

An easy and very affordable method of getting to and from Furano. The Kitano-mine bus stop is located only 40m away from Fresh Powder Apartments.
Good Sports Whiteliner ¥2500  one way 3hrs - Chitose Airport
Skybus ¥2500  one way 3hrs - Chitose Airport
Chuo Bus Company ¥2200  one way 3hrs - Sapporo
Donan ¥3000  one way 3 hrs - Sapporo

Please be aware that the above timetables are accurate to the best of our knowledge, however the transport companies may alter their schedule so it is always wise to re-check schedules directly with the companies before travel. For more help and information on any of these options please feel free to email info@freshpowder.com .

Chitose Airport

During winter four bus companies operate regular direct services from Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS) to Niseko Hirafu Ski Resort. Most operators staff a service desk at the arrivals level of Chitose Airport, with English speaking ambassadors on hand to assist you. From here the staff will escort you to a waiting area before guiding you onto the bus. The journey to Niseko Hirafu takes around 3 hours, with a refreshment stop about half way along the journey. Although several of the services travel directly to Niseko Hirafu most operate via the resort of Rusutsu along the way. For guests travelling to Niseko Fresh Powder please advise the bus driver that you need to get off at the Niseko Hirafu bus stop.


Most buses from Sapporo depart from the Sapporo JR train station. The two main companies operating services from Sapporo are the Chuo Bus Company and the Donan Bus Company. Typically the buses are large, modern coaches with comfortable seats. We strongly recommend purchasing food and drink prior to the trip as the travel time can be up to three and a half hours. In addition it is definitely worth making a toilet stop just prior to boarding. The frequency and routes for the service are reduced significantly over the summer period making it an unsuitable transport method. As with the Chitose service guests for Niseko Fresh Powder should disembark at the Hirafu bus stop.

Purchasing Tickets

For guests staying at Fresh Powder we recommend pre-booking your bus transfers well in advance. During winter the services book very quickly and getting a seat can be difficult. To book your transfer you can follow the booking steps when making your accommodation booking or alternatively contact our staff by email at niseko@freshpowder.com. For guests who wish to book the service themselves we recommend either the Goodsports Whiteliner company or the Skybus service, as both operate English websites.

Japan Fresh Powder Co. Ltd.
Address: 14-26 Kitanomine, Furano City
Hokkaido, Japan 076-0034
Telephone: 0167-23-4738 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
E-mail: info@freshpowder.com
Web: www.freshpowder.com
General Enquiries / Reservations
E-mail: info@freshpowder.com
Telephone: 0167-23-4738 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
General Office Hours 09:00 - 17:00 JST
* Telephone enquiries may be unavailable subject to business conditions.
Emergency Contact
Staff Mobile #1: 090-6212-6913 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
Staff Mobile #2: 080-4044-0265 (from within Japan)
+81-80-4044-0265 (from overseas)
MapCode (For Japanese Car Navigation Systems)
Furano Fresh Powder Apartments MapCode: 450 028 802
Geographic Coordinates (For Google Maps, etc.)
Furano Fresh Powder Apartments Geographic Coordinates: 43.343028, 142.360569
43°20'34.9"N 142°21'38.0"E