Summer Recommendations

Summer Recommendations


Nature Learning Studio Ecol

Ecol Highlights

Ecol is a nature learning studio filled with amazing and fun facts about the geography, flora and fauna of Niseko Annupuri. Why not join one of Ecol’s nature guides to learn about Niseko’s natural environment while enjoying the nature on one of our walking courses.

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Ecol Nature Guide

Let me show you around!

Kiyoshi Nakashima
Nature is full of plants and animals that look plain at first sight but are actually astounding. Let’s experience the wonder of nature together!
Feel free to ask me anything at all about Niseko’s natural environment.

Kiyoshi Nakashima, Profile



Nature Learning Studio Ecol

Nature Learning Studio Ecol
Nature Learning Studio Ecol

At Nature Learning Studio Ecol, we display photos, handmade models, specimens and information panels to show in an easy-to-understand way how plants, mushrooms, insects, birds and animals coexist in Niseko’s rich natural environment.

  • LocationGondola Mountaintop Station, inside Ace Hill
  • Hours9:00 to 16:00
  • ChargeFree

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Ecol Nature Craft

Ecol Nature Craft
Ecol Nature Craft

Make your very own original doll, photo frame or other piece of craftwork from natural materials like twigs, leaves and nuts sourced in the Niseko area.

  • LocationGondola Mountaintop Station, inside Ace Hill
  • Hours9:00 to 16:00
  • ChargeFrom 700 yen
  • DurationAbout 30 minutes to 1 hour

Mini Ecol

Mini Ecol
Mini Ecol

At Mini Ecol, you can find some Ecol exhibits as well as a range of pamphlets.

  • LocationHotel Niseko Alpen, inside the first floor lounge
  • Hours9:00 to 17:00

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Kutchan Natural History Museum
Kutchan Natural History Museum

The Kutchan Natural History Museum is located in Kutchan town, 10 minutes from the station by car. Visitors can view exhibits about the nature of Niseko and Mount Yotei and hear fascinating insights from the curator. Visit the museum in combination with Ecol for double the fun!

  • Admission
    200 yen
    * 500 yen with joint admission to the adjacent Shu Ogawara Art Museum
  • Opening Hours
    9:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
  • Closed Days
    Tuesday (or the next day if Tuesday is a holiday)
  • Location
    3 Banchi, Kita 6 Jo Higashi 7 Chome, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, JAPAN 044-0006
  • Phone Number
    +81-136-22-6631
  • URL
    To the Kutchan town website

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Reservations / Inquiries

NISEKO Mt.RESORT Grand HIRAFU
  • TEL:0136-22-0109
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