This was my first snow field I visited in Japan, had a great time.
It was very busy (mostly children).
I was unfortunate to lose my pass out of my pocket, the parks manager was nice enough to tell lift operater that I could go back up and try find it, as it was slightly windy I knew I had no chance, although when I couldn't find it manager gave me a new pass and I bought myself a pass holder.
We were staying in Otaru and decided to take the bus up to Asari somehow got there on the bus (bus driver was very nice). Was lucky enough that there where some young skiers on the same bus and I could follow then to asari. it was couple minute walk from bus station
When I got there got the lift upto the top and was greeted with a run of fresh powder underneath the highest lift.