Setsu Niseko offers an exemplary collection of 190 luxury hotel suites encompassing a beautiful synthesis of Japanese design with contemporary luxuries, to create a strong ‘sense of place’ and deep rooted respect for the surrounding alpine landscapes.  At Setsu Niseko, we believe that your holiday goes beyond the beauty of Niseko, to encompass the unique and special experiences and warm hospitality you enjoy along the way. With an elevated culinary and wellness experience, Setsu is a destination unto itself for every season.  

Niseko The Destination

Experience the great outdoors with a unparalleled holiday of rejuvenation and adventure. Thanks to an exceptionally long ski season with 15 metres of the finest powder snow, Niseko is one of the world’s most revered ski destinations.

In warmer seasons, Niseko is no less inspiring with its incredible landscapes providing the perfect backdrop for boundless outdoor activities, a gastronomic exploration of Hokkaido cuisine and the sanctuary of natural hot springs. Whatever the season, Niseko is your ultimate holiday destination.

Services & Facilities

Alpine Wellness

Pay homage to one of Japan’s oldest traditions bathing in mineral-rich hot springs in our tranquil indoor and outdoor onsen pools. Continue your journey of rejuvenation under the expert touch of our spa therapists, with our Niseko inspired blend of traditional and modern wellness therapies.

Feed Your Senses

Setsu's offers a myriad of gastronomic pleasures, our six different dining venues showcase michelin star mastery and culinary traditions from around the world to stimulate your senses.

Find Your Zen

Restore inner balance with our range of personal training, yoga and meditation programmes in our gym and yoga studio.

Ski Adventures

With a passion for powder and in-depth knowledge of the ranges, our Ski Concierge by Rhythm are on hand to offer advice for the perfect ski experience, whilst the Setsu shuttle service to the gondola means more time on the slopes.

Family Retreat

Create magical memories with your little ones with Setsu's year round family friendly activities from our children's play room to seasonal events.

Plan Your Trip

Curate your holiday of a lifetime with our personalised concierge service. Our Setsu team are on hand to assist you with anything you may wish to book during your trip, leaving you free to relax and enjoy yourself.

  • Adventure planning and bookings
  • Restaurant bookings
  • Transportation arrangements
  • Curated experiences and tours of the area

Setsu Shuttle Services

Setsu Niseko offers guests seamless access to Grand Hirafu gondola, the largest ski resort in Niseko United with Setsu's continuous shuttle service throughout the day. Shuttle services to other key destinations for dining or shopping provide you opportunities to explore the local area with ease.

Arrive in Style

For a bespoke private travel experience, allow our team to recommend experienced private jet partners across Asia, who can provide a full luxury travel management service including private jet services from across Asia to New Chitose airport, and ground transfers from the airport to your final destination, Setsu Niseko.

Getting to Niseko

Located in the centre of the Shiribeshi subprefecture of Hokkaido, Niseko is perfectly placed to explore many of the regions best-loved attractions and offers convenient access to Sapporo international airport in under 2 hours.

With Niseko's growing prominence as Asia's top ski destination, accessibility and connectivity has never been easier with more daily direct flights, a new highway network connecting Kutchan to Otaru and Sapporo under construction and the upcoming Shinkansen Bullet train from Tokyo to Kutchan which is expected to complete in 2030 with a journey time of just 4.5 hours.

Let us take care of all your transfer arrangements, whether it be directly from the airport or public transport terminals, we have a range of travel options to suit your needs.

Setsu Niseko offers both indoor and outdoor car parking facilities for hotel guests. Please contact our concierge team to reserve your spot.

  • 120 mins from New Chitose Airport
  • 90 mins from Otaru, Shakotan & Suttsu
  • 90 mins from Sapporo
  • 60 mins from Niki, Yoichi & Lake Toya

Experience a destination like no other - an unrivalled haven between two mountains

Live A More Sustainable Life

At Setsu Niseko, we are committed to achieving the best practices in environmental and social sustainability to minimise our waste, conserve our resources and ensure sustainable purchasing. We recognise that these long term goals are important for us to create meaningful travel experiences for our guests.

Part of The Community

We recognise our responsibilities of being part of the community and are committed to celebrating local culture and supporting the domestic economy by developing local talent and working with local suppliers, farmers and community partners, whilst minimising our impact on the environment.

Useful Details

Seasons

Winter: From December - early March, temperature between -11 to 3 degree celsius.
Spring: From late March - June, temperature between 5 to 16 degree celsius.
Summer: From July - early September, temperature between 10 to 25 degrees.
Autumn: From late September - November, temperature between 0 to 15 degrees.

Winter Clothing

A thermal warm layer base with multiple layers on top is very important to keep yourself warm. Layer on top with long sleeved shirts and pants, and a thick winter jacket that is made for snowy conditions. Beanies, skarves and sun glasses are recommended to keep your face and your head warm. Thick wool socks are good to have and snow boots are highly recommended, as they keep you warm and reduce your chance of slipping.

Other Seasons' Clothing

Summer: The climate is hot during the day with temperatures dropping in the evening or when mountain climbing. Shorts and light cotton clothing are most comfortable in this weather. It is recommended to have a windshield jacket in case the wind is strong and a light jacket or cardigan for the cooler evenings.
Autumn / Spring: Long sleeved shirts and pants, fleeces and hoodies are recommended. Heavier coats, cardigans and sweaters are great to have as the weather can be quite changeable.

Time Zone

Japan is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9).

Languages

Japanese and English are the primary languages spoken within the Grand Hirafu area.

Currency

Japanese yen is the official currency of Japan, credit cards are also accepted. The closest international ATM is situated just across the road at Lawsons and local banks are located in the nearby town of Kutchan.

Internet

Complimentary wi-fi access is available within the rooms and suites, there may be limited access available in other areas of the resort.

Driving

An 'International Driving Permit' is required to drive in Japan. Note that we would not recommend that guests drive in winter unless they are familiar with driving in snow, as it requires different techniques.

Electricity

100 volts, we recommend you bring an adapter when visiting Japan.