Hotel shuttle bus

Our various hotel shuttle services offer convenience during your stay.


Ski Shuttle Bus (Available from Dec 1 – Mar 31)

We offer convenient Niseko transfer to and from the slopes with our free shuttle service that takes Chalet Ivy guests to the DOT BASE and Gondola, and back to the hotel.
(Hours: 0830 – 1700)

Kutchan Shuttle Bus  (Available from Dec 1 – Mar 31)

A 10 to 20-minute drive from the Hirafu area – where Chalet Ivy is located – takes you to the town center of Kutchan. The Kutchan area is where your shopping can be done as there are supermarkets and other stores for your groceries and basic necessities. Also find a variety of restaurants in the area as well as the Kutchan JR train station. Our bus makes designated stops at convenience stores and supermarkets as it operates a circular route to the Kutchan area and back to the Hirafu area.

Kutchan Shuttle Bus Schedule

Please see the pickup locations and times for the Hirafu / Kutchan Town areas

Chalet Ivy 1755 1845 1935 2040 2130
Izumikyo 1758 1848 1938 2043 2133
MaxValu 1805 1855 1945 2050 2140
Lucky 1810 1900 1950 2055
JR Kutchan Station 1814 1904 1954 2059 2149
Plat Information Center 1815 1905 1955 2100 2150
MaxValu 1910 2000 2105 2155
Izumikyo 1917 2007 2112 2202
LAWSON 1919 2009 2114 2204
Chalet Ivy 1921 2011 2116 2206

*LAWSON is convenience stores, and MaxValu and Lucky are supermarkets.

Important Notes

Regarding our In-Area and Kutchan Shuttle Bus Service
-The shuttle bus service is only for Chalet Ivy guests.
-The shuttle bus service is on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservation is required.
-Busy periods are to be expected particularly around dinner time. Please allow ample time to avoid missing the bus.
-In order to use the shuttle service, please present your room key card to the driver.
-The bus will depart from the lobby entrance.
-The shuttle bus service is only available as scheduled.
-The time schedule may be changed without any notice due to weather or traffic conditions.
-You are welcome to get off at any point on the bus route but must board at designated pickup locations.
-We highly recommend ordering a taxi in advance if you wish to travel outside of our scheduled time or route.

Pick up & Drop off service: Welcome Center and JR Station (Available year round)

We pick you up and drop you off at these key locations.
– Welcome Center 0800 – 2100 / 1800 (Apr.-Nov.)
– JR Kutchan Station 0800 – 1800

Important Notes

A reservation is required for the above pick up service. Please make your reservation one day before by 1700.