Kutchan-cho Attractions

Top Things to Do in Kutchan-cho, Japan

Things to Do in Kutchan-cho

Top Attractions in Kutchan-cho


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  • AGerny01
    Wentworth Point, Australia14 contributions
    This place never fails to amaze, whilst we came here expecting the worst as it hasn’t been Nisekos best season, it did not stop snowing all week that we were here. Driest powder and fresh runs most of the days. Only down side to Niseko is there is not a lot to do when you aren’t skiing.
    It isn’t a typical snow village as westerners are used too.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • Bill S
    Big Bear Lake, CA2,152 contributions
    Just an amazing field of flowers with Mt. Yotei in the background. May is the best time to go to see everything in full bloom. The flowers start to fade in color by June. No cost but sometimes parking is hard to find.
    Written 16 August 2020
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  • Adrian T
    Marlow, UK279 contributions
    The Hanazono ski area is by a mile my favourite place in Niseko - the 308 plaza is the best "hub" of the resort with a restaurant, shop and ski school. There are many fun activities as well for kids or adults in the area.

    The runs are not too hard and are enjoyable to ski down. The lift staff are also very friendly and professional and the lifts are comfortable itself.
    Written 12 April 2021
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  • Jim
    Woodstock, NY1 contribution
    Excellent experience with White Isle! Our tour guide was INCREDIBLY patient with us through the trip, stopping to take numerous photos and let us “do our own thing.” They even gave us some free time to play in a giant field and really see what the snowmobiles could do! Would highly, highly recommend for anyone looking to try it out or take a break from skiing, the staff was all super friendly and the experience was 10/10!
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • nadiahkimie
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia125 contributions
    I admit, we didn't make it to Lake Hangetsu as we were not prepared for the trek. There's hardly any reviews here for visiting during summer so here it is:

    This is a proper trek and not a walk in the park. Proper trekking shoes are recommended, and not sneakers, which we had on, as the path can get slippery and trees/shrubs can get in the way. We saw a Japanese couple come fully geared for the trek as we exited the path, and they probably thought we were nuts to attempt it without proper shoes at the very least. However, we did come across a tanuki (raccoon dog) from a distance, so I was a happy camper even if I didn't make it to the lake.
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • Bill S
    Big Bear Lake, CA2,152 contributions
    A very pretty hike with two river crossings over sketchy wooden bridges, Along the short hike you experience "Komorebi" refers to the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. Once you reach the marsh the views open up to beautiful mountains.
    With how fast the flora grows in this area the hike can change in two weeks time with different color flowers or just from a forest to a jungle. I've hiked it in winter and spring, it was different each time.
    Written 18 June 2021
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  • hcchelsea
    Singapore, Singapore56 contributions
    Modern gallery with 2 small exhibit rooms. You can see Mt Yotei from the museum. The staff was very friendly. She made us a cup of coffee each when we arrived.
    You get to learn about Shu Ogawara and enjoy his artworks. I believe the museum has seasonal exhibits (you can find out more on their website)--- they were showing the "little dogs exhibit" when we were there.
    You can use the ticket to visit the Kutchan Natural History museum opposite the carpark.
    Written 29 July 2018
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  • ikasansai
    Fujisawa, Japan33 contributions
    I could't believe that area is one part of Niseko Resort. Quiet, small, but made us so relax.
    10 mins walk from JR Kutchan station, as 10mins drive or take a bus from Niseko Grand-hirafu.
    Staff can't speak english well but so friendly and helpful. Looks no instructors, patrol.
    It was surprised to anyone can use Nordic Ski with Shoes for Free! and the kids sled area was so much fun for kids, with a little thrill. Also it has a little cafe and the food are yum and local price.
    Written 13 January 2016
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  • risxlene
    Singapore, Singapore1,325 contributions
    Took lessons with them in 2015 & 2016. Anna was my instructor. Very kind and affable.
    First time we stayed at Niseko One Towers, she came over in her van, brought the skis, boots poles and went over to Hirafu side to ski. On our last day, she collected the skis back for us so we did not have to make an extra trip.
    For 2016-2017 season, she came over to Hirafu side to teach. Precise clear instructions, able to guide and find out what was wrong and correct it. NOASC offers pretty reasonable prices for ski lessons.
    Thank you Anna!
    Written 12 January 2017
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  • Arisa.H.
    46 contributions
    物販も少しやっています。倶知安駅前通り沿いに面していて、倶知安駅から歩いて7,8分くらい。
    倶知安のキャラクター「じゃが太」グッズなどをおいています。
    観光案内所が併設しているため、地図や観光マップをもらえます。
    Some goods like eco bag printed 'jaga-ta', Kutchan local character are sold there. There are also maps written by English, Chinese, Korean.
    Written 18 January 2019
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  • Dennis Y
    Singapore, Singapore80 contributions
    The museum is just next to the Shu Ogawara Museum of Art and there is a discount for the entrance fee for both venues. The museum is actually a pleasant surprise for us as it gives quite a detail of the history of Kutchan. The exhibits includes the early life, natural habitats e.g. birds, animals, fishes, etc. There are actual exhibits that you can touch and feel (really cool staff!). There is also a wing of an WW2 warplane that crashed in Kutchan. Everything one needs to know about Kutchan is right here.
    Written 11 June 2016
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  • Mizu_Kuma
    Albion Park, Australia498 contributions
    I have been countless times in the past for information, but this year I emailed the Kutchan Tourist Information for advice on Hotels in the town!!!!!

    As always, they were very friendly and reliable!!!!!
    Written 6 March 2017
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  • yumitokyo2020
    Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
    Our two boys (6 and 11) joined their summer program for a week in mid Aug and we also joined the family camp on Thur night. We all had fun. In fact this was our second time going back to Niseko and EdVenture camp after our great experience in Aug 2019. Our kids esp older one is usually hard to please but he did not mind at all going back there and both boys really liked their counselors and activities. This year they did blueberry picking, cooking, mountain biking, fly fishing and orienteering. We hope to go back there for winter or summer camp!
    Written 23 August 2020
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,590 contributions
    This is the information center in the Kutchan train station. The lady at the counter can speak English and she was helpful.
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,590 contributions
    I came here in the Winter and the ground was filled with snow. It was beautiful with the snow mountains in the background.
    Written 30 December 2019
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