After a long wait, the work to remove and bury the power lines on Niseko's main street has finished. The completion of the job sees the end of a long-term makeover for Hirafu-zaka, which only months ago had a heated road and pavement put in.

The power line-less skyline gives pedestrians uninterrupted views of Mt. Yotei, and is good news for guests staying at upper village properties like winter 2014/15 newcomer Nozomi Views (pictured).

See the improvement with our before and after photos below!

hirafu-zaka-spring

BEFORE: Hirafu-zaka in April, 2015

hirafu-zaka-summer

AFTER: Hirafu-zaka in July, 2015