Tavel tips

Ski shuttle bus in Hirafu:

You can use the free Grand Shuttle bus to get around the Hirafu village. MORE>>>

UNITED Shuttle:

Free shuttle bus runs between Kutchan town and Niseko town trough Hirafu village. Notice : Hirafu`s nearest train station in "KUTCHAN". Not Hirafu station or Niseko station.

ATM in Niseko Hirafu:

There is a international ATMs in Hirafu at SHIKI Niseko (1F - just beside Supermarket & Deli) which is near Secomart. We recommend getting some cash at the airport ATM before you catch the bus to Niseko.

Credit Cards:

In Grandpapa, only VISA & MASTER are available. You can pay the charge of accommodation, ski passes, airport bus service all toge ther at lodge`s reseption.


Tipping is not customary in Japan. Restaurants' bills are usually paid at the cash register on the way out and the service charge is included in the price.

Health Insurance:

Japan is a high cost country for medical expenses. You must have travel insurance prior to coming to Japan. In hospitals, credit cards are not available.

Rental Mobile Phones:

You are able to organise a rental mobile phone here by your self. Your O/S mobile will not work in Japan.

Rental Ski`s Equipment:

We can organise the rental of all your equipment. Please advise us prior to your visit or our hosts will help you when you arrive.