Orientation

Spread around the eastern base of the mountain are several towns and villages that compose Niseko 'resort'. Most of the restaurants and bars are clustered together in Hirafu (ひらふ), while Annupuri (アンヌプリ), Niseko Village (ニセコビレッジ; also called Higashi-yama Onsen) and Hanazono (花園) are much quieter and less developed. Further east are Kutchan (倶知安) and Niseko (ニセコ) proper, towns with more permanent population centres and less of a resort feel.