Japan is still largely a cash society and Niseko is no different. Some places accept credit cards but many smaller shops, businesses and accommodation houses still only accept cash. For maximum convenience we advise you carry cash.
There is currently no international ATM in Hirafu Village that will accept international cards. The closest ATM facilities are in Kutchan (postal office), and Niseko Town (7-Eleven convenience stores).
The main post office is on Eki Mae Dori (the main street) on the opposite side of Route 5 from the train station. Kutchan is a 10-15 minute taxi or bus ride away. A taxi will cost about ¥5000 return. A bus will cost about ¥800 return per person.
Opening hours: Weekdays 8.45am – 7:00pm | Weekends 9:00am – 5:00pm | Public holidays may be closed.
Cards and networks accepted at post office ATMs are: Visa, Visa Electron, Plus, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, China Union Pay