How can I contact SkiJapan.com when in Japan?

SkiJapan.com has an office in Niseko, Japan. Our contact details are:
170-304 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-Cho, Abuta Gun, Hokkaido, Japan
Telephone: 0136-22-4611
Email: holidays@SkiJapan.com
Office Hours: 08:00 – 20:00 during winter peak period

What documentation should I bring with me?

  • A valid passport
  • Flight E-ticket & itinerary
  • Travel itinerary outlining accommodation, transfers & lift passes
  • Any vouchers for services e.g. Lessons/Rental or other Services
  • Travel insurance documents

My flight is delayed or I’m going to arrive at a different time, what do I do?

If your flight schedule changes for any reason (including weather or mechanical issues), please notify our Niseko office by calling +81-136-22-4611 or email customerhelp@SkiJapan.com ASAP to advise us of your current status and updates to your arrival details. Outside our office hours please contact our Emergency Phone on 0136-22-4617 or mobile 090-2814-1446.

What do I do if the airport is closed and my flight is delayed or cancelled?

In the event the Airport closes due to extreme weather we recommend that you stay where you are and talk directly with the airline. They will advise and book you on rescheduled and/or extra flights. Making alternative arrangements (flying into a different airport) can make your trip longer. There is a good chance surrounding roads and train lines are also closed.

What happens if I miss my transfer due to flight delays?

100% fees apply for cancelled transfers and you will need to pay for a new or re-scheduled transfer. In most cases, these costs are covered by Travel Insurance. SkiJapan.com will not cover any transfer cancelation fee/ amendment fee however we will assist in providing the necessary documentation.

Can I buy things using cash or credit card and how can I get money out?

In major cities such as Tokyo and Sapporo, the use of credit cards (Master Card and Visa) is widely accepted.

Rusutsu has the following services;

  • Foreign Exchange for AUD, USD, EUR, GBP and KRW with the maximum amount of 300USD (or equivalent) per day.
  • An international ATM located near the South Wing reception of Rusutsu Resort Hotel.
  • A 24hr 7-Eleven across the road which has an international ATM that accepts most International cards.
  • At Rusutsu Resort Hotel or Westin Rusutsu Resort, it is possible to charge your restaurant bills and room charges to your room and pay at reception.

Is there any other essential items I should be bringing with me?

  • Paracetamol, cold & flu tablets, anti-inflammatories (good or strong medication can be difficult to get hold of in Japan)
  • International power adapter for Japan Region Type “A” output. Ensure that your appliances have switching power supply and states: “Input/100v-240v” to be able to use your appliance in Japan. Appliances such as foreign hairdryers will not work in Japan.

I am travelling via Haneda, what do I need to know?

If arriving at Haneda International Airport and taking a connecting flight to Chitose Airport, please refer to your flight itinerary in regards to which terminal you will need to go to. The following link for Haneda Airport’s official website gives detailed instruction on how to move about the terminals http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/access/

I am travelling via Narita, what do I need to know?

If arriving at Narita International Airport and taking a connecting flight to Chitose Airport, please refer to your flight itinerary in regards to which terminal you will need to go to. The following link for Narita Airport’s official website gives detailed instruction on how to move about the terminals http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/guide/connect/index.html

My flight arrives at Narita but I need to get to Haneda or vice versa, how can I do this?

The transit time between the two airports can vary depending on traffic so it is best to be wary of this when booking flights, generally speaking however, it can take around 65 – 85 minutes if travelling by bus. Airport Limousine is the main company that operates this route and its fares plus timetables can be found via this link http://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bus_services/inter_airport_route/

You can also travel by train, with this information available on the above sections links for the two different airports, Haneda and Narita.

There are also fixed fare and standard taxis available at both airports but you can expect to pay higher fees than catching the bus.

What happens when I arrive at Chitose Airport in Hokkaido?

A member of our team will meet you at your arrival gate and assist you to your Rusutsu transfer. Please look out for our distinctive red or black uniforms and SkiJapan.com signage. Note that from the beginning of April, there will be no airport staff working.
In the event you can’t locate our team please refer to the directions given in your itinerary for where to go for your transfer.

Do you have an Airport Desk?

Yes, we do. In the case of an urgent situation, we have a desk located at the arrival gate on the 2nd floor of the International terminal. There you will find a phone with a direct line to our office here in Niseko. If you have a mobile phone that works here in Japan, you can call our office in Niseko, within office hours +81-136-22-4611 or outside office hours
+81-90-2814-1446.

What happens when I arrive into Rusutsu?

Check your itinerary for your drop off location and full instructions. If you are travelling by bus (Resortliner), you will be dropped either at Rusutsu Resort Hotel or Westin Rusutsu Resort. If you have booked an accommodation other than these two through us, please refer to your itinerary on how you can reach your accommodation. If you have arranged your own accommodation, you will need to contact your accommodation provider to find the best way to make it to the accommodation.
If you have booked private transfers via taxi, your driver will take you directly to your accommodation in Rusutsu.

What do I do when leaving Rusutsu?

Check your itinerary for details of your pick up location. For the Resortliner bus, if you are staying at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel, please make your way to the Resort Liner Counter located at the North Wing, 20 minutes before your departure.
If you are staying at the Westin Rusutsu Resort, there is no Resort Liner Counter, however ensure you are ready in the lobby 20 minutes before your departure where the Resort Liner staff can find you.
If travelling by Donan Bus to Niseko, the bus only stops at Rusutsu Resort Hotel. For Westin Rusutsu Resort, please make your way to Rusutsu Resort Hotel lobby 20 minutes before your departure where the Resort Liner staff can find you.

For taxi’s, at both Rusutsu Resort Hotel and Westin Rusutsu Resort, please ensure you are ready in the lobby 20 minutes before your departure where your driver can find you.
IMPORTANT: It is very important that you are ready at your accommodation with your luggage 20 minutes prior to your departure time as the transfer is unable to wait for you if you are running late. If you miss this transfer, you will have to arrange for a public bus/private taxi service to the Airport at your own expense.

How can I return my lift pass to receive my deposit?

All Rusutsu lift passes include a 500 JPY redeemable deposit. Simply make your way to any Rusutsu Ticket office and hand in your lift pass card and the staff will give you 500 JPY in return.