ABOUT KIRORO

With convenient access to the culture and history of Otaru City, Kiroro Resort is the perfect getaway from any traveler. Nestled near Mt. Yoichi, and close to Otaru and Sapporo, Kiroro Resort is a quiet paradise. 

In the winter, Kiroro’s endless powder snow is largely untouched by the crowds from Niseko, providing the perfect, untouched opportunity for first tracks every day! After a day on the slopes, guests in Kiroro can enjoy all the fun activities and dining venues available in the self-contained resort. 

Summer in Kiroro is filled with plenty of family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. In addition to hiking and biking, the resort runs a variety of sports events and handicraft activities. Nearby golf courses offer opportunities for everyone. 

 

HOW TO GET HERE & AROUND

 

GETTING TO KIRORO

Quiet and serene, Kiroro is surprisingly easy to get to! The nearest international airport is New Chitose International Airport in Sapporo. From Sapporo or Chitose, travelers can drive, take a private car, or a reservations-only public bus to Kiroro resort.  

By car, the trip from Sapporo takes about 1.5 hours via a toll road. In winter, the trip may take up to 3 hours. Please note that access to Kiroro by train is only possible via a taxi or a bus from Otaru Chikko Station. 

Our Guest Services Team is delighted to assist guests in booking private transfers or seats on the public bus. However, we are unable to assist in booking seats on the train. 

Private Transfer 

For guests who want to avoid the icy roads, are traveling in a group, with extra luggage, or who just need a little extra space, NISADE’s trusted private transfer providers can provide a seamless pick-up from the airport all the way to Yu Kiroro.   

From sedan taxis to luxury limousines, a range of vehicles, customization options, and schedules are available to suit any party. 

  • Price: from 32,000JPY (price includes tolls) 
  • Travel Time: 1.5hrs door to door 
  • Options:  
    • English-speaking airport meet & greet 
    • Child and infant seats available depending on vehicle 

 

Public Bus 

A reliable bus service runs between New Chitose International Airport and Kiroro Resort. Buses are generally scheduled around major international or connecting flights, and there are multiple runs daily. All Kiroro-bound buses deliver guests to The Kiroro, where a representative will be waiting to take you to Yu Kiroro. There is also bus service to Kiroro from Otaru Chikko.  

Please note that all buses are reservation-only, and that bus timetables are usually issued in late September. Limited buses are available in summer.   

  • Price: from 4,100JPY per adult from New Chitose International Airport, from 900JPY per adult from Otaru Chikko Station 
  • Travel Time: 2hrs door to door 
  • Notes:  
    • Rest stop half-way 
    • No child seats available 

 

Train 

New Chitose International Airport has a train station on the ground floor of the airport complex with a multi-lingual help desk and ticket machines in English and Japanese. The train is also easily accessible from the Sapporo and Hakodate areas, and the JR Hokkaido Rail Pass can be used on nearly all trains. Please note that all guests must travel to Otaru Chikko Station; no transit to Kiroro is possible from Otaru Station. 

Taxis are available outside the front entrance of Otaru Chikko Station. No pick-ups from Otaru Chikko Station can be arranged. Bus service is also available from Otaru Chikko Station. 

  • Price: from 2,440JPY per person for the train, from 6,000JPY per taxi from Otaru Station to Yu Kiroro 
  • Travel Time: 3hrs door to door 
  • Notes:  

 

GETTING AROUND KIRORO

Kiroro Resort is a self-contained resort town, so it is easy to travel around the resort. All the area restaurants and activities are located near Yu Kiroro or in the nearby Sheraton. For guests who might enjoy a day trip to Otaru, we recommend taking a taxi. 

Taxi 

Please note that taxi quantities are limited and there are no taxi companies based in Kiroro, so advanced booking is required. Please inquire with Front Desk for assistance in booking a taxi. 

  • Local Taxi Companies: 
    • Otaru Tsubame Taxi: +81 (0)134-27-2111 

 

Properties


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