Niseko Circuit Hike
Niseko Circuit Hike information
Summer is the best time of year to tackle some of the area's challenging wilderness hikes. The 16km Niseko Circuit that starts around the back of Niseko Annupuri at Goshiki Onsen is a good one. Fully described in Lonely Planet's Hiking in Japan, it takes six to seven hours, and the trailhead is accessible by local bus lines.
From Goshiki Onsen (五色温泉), it climbs Nitonupuri (ニトヌプリ; 1080m), Chisenupuri (チセヌプリ; 1134m), then rounds the ponds Chō-numa (長沼) and Ō-numa (大沼) and finishes back at Goshiki Onsen.