Tourist Information in Jōzankei

Tourist Information Centre

Right on Rte 230, the main road through the valley, with English brochures and maps, an English-speaker, and a small museum with photos of Jōzankei in the booming years of days gone by.

Tourist Information in Niseko

Information Centre Plat

Lots of English brochures and maps (for Niseko and beyond), 200m down the street outside JR Kutchan Station. There's a smaller information centre (open 9am to 6pm) in the train station.

Tourist Information in Niseko

Hirafu Welcome Centre

Near the Hirafu gondola (and where direct buses to/from New Chitose Airport originate and terminate), with English-language information. Open only during the snow season.

Tourist Information in Niseko

Niseko Tourist Information

At JR Niseko Station, with pamphlets, maps, bus timetables; can help with bookings. It also has a centre at the View Plaza Michi-no-Eki on Rte 66 heading into town.

Tourist Information in Noboribetsu Onsen

Noboribetsu Gateway Center

Part of the Noboribetsu Onsen bus terminal, with bus schedules, English maps and a list of hotel baths open to day trippers. Luggage storage ¥500 per day.

Tourist Information in Tōya-ko

Tōya-ko Visitor Centre

Excellent (and free!) information on the local topography as well as indigenous flora and fauna; a short walk west from the Tōya-ko Onsen bus terminal.

Tourist Information in Shikotsu-ko

Shikotsu-ko Visitor Centre

Before heading up any trails, check for closures and bear sightings on the map here. Staff are helpful and also rent out bicycles for ¥500 per day.