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5 Reasons You'll Love the Luxuries of Rusutsu Resort – Japan's Best Ski Area!

5 Reasons You'll Love the Luxuries of Rusutsu Resort – Japan's Best Ski Area!

Date published: 26 February 2020
Last updated: 13 November 2020

Hokkaido's Rusutsu Resort is one of the indisputably best ski resorts in Japan. In fact, at the 2019 World Ski Awards, for the third year in a row, Rusutsu Resort was named the Best Ski Resort and the Westin Rusutsu Resort is the Best Ski Resort in Japan!

Rusutsu Resort is known for its excellent facilities, which provide a perfect, relaxing experience. Join along as we dive in and share all about this incredible paradise in Japan's north.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Soak at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention's new onsen hot springs!
  2. 2. Enjoy magnificent Ainu stories in the evenings at Rusutsu Resort
  3. 3. Shop for all your favorite well-known brands!
  4. 4. Enjoy a blissful stay at The Westin Rusutsu Resort
  5. 5. Savor the flavors of Hokkaido at the Atrium restaurant, located in the resort
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1. Soak at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention's new onsen hot springs!

1. Soak at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention's new onsen hot springs!

Izumi Kotobuki-no-Yu is open! Everyone can enjoy spacious 20m wide hot spring open-air baths. The baths here are sodium chloride-based. These baths boast magnificent views of Shikotsu-Toya National Park.

A particularly exciting feature is that the windows around the spring do not gather condensation, providing for unobstructed views even while indoors.

Guests of the resort can use it free of charge. For outside visitors, charges are 1,300 yen for adults and 650 yen for children.

2. Enjoy magnificent Ainu stories in the evenings at Rusutsu Resort

2. Enjoy magnificent Ainu stories in the evenings at Rusutsu Resort

A highlight of the resort is the Kamori Wonder Lights exhibit. It sports one of the largest projection mapping scenes in Japan, projecting onto a 50m-wide glass screen. It depicts the story of the Ainu with the motif of Hokkaido. Enjoy watching as the story unfolds with truly fantastic images!

Also, at the Rusutsu Resort Hotel, enjoy the incredible illumination of “Stardust Avenue & Hikari no Hiroba.” The display is lined with arches and animals created from 250,000 bulbs. The lights shining on the snow add to the majesty of the exhibit.

3. Shop for all your favorite well-known brands!

3. Shop for all your favorite well-known brands!

The Rusutsu Resort includes a fully-stocked lineup of your favorite shops, including brands such as Burton, Salomon, Goldwin, and Phenix. The Westin Rusutsu Resort also has The North Face brand. The selection at both places is so fantastic; you don’t need to pack anything for your trip—it’s all here!

4. Enjoy a blissful stay at The Westin Rusutsu Resort

4. Enjoy a blissful stay at The Westin Rusutsu Resort

Enjoy the luxuries you come to expect of the Westin brand at the Westin Rusutsu Resort.

The rooms are spacious and are between 76 and 108 square meters. Each room features Westin’s original ergonomic mattress brand to ensure you get the most comfortable rest while you are here.

The Westin Rusutsu has a hot spring, aroma treatment room, and a fitness room to ensure a perfect stay.

5. Savor the flavors of Hokkaido at the Atrium restaurant, located in the resort

5. Savor the flavors of Hokkaido at the Atrium restaurant, located in the resort

The Atrium restaurant is located on the first floor of the Westin Rusutsu Resort. Enjoy a menu carefully selected based on seasonal ingredients from Hokkaido while gazing out on the panoramic view of the surrounding snowy area.

Lunch options include a range from Enzo venison and beef Bolognese with local vegetables in coconut milk to the exquisite spicy Mt. Yotei root vegetables done in a green curry.

For dinner, in addition to signature menus such as Roasted Ezo Venison, Roasted Root Vegetables, and Haskap Sauce, enjoy fresh Hokkaido-style sashimi and salmon roe, served buffet style.

Rusutsu Resort is the leading ski resort in Japan. During your stay, you can expect the utmost in luxury resort life that is sure to captivate skiers and snowboarders the world over.


Text & Photo:Akira Tsujino

  • Rusutsu Resort Hotel & Convention
    ルスツリゾート ホテル&コンベンション
    • Address 13 Izumikawa, Rusutsu-mura, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1711
    • Phone Number 0136-46-3111

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  • The Westin Rusutsu Resort
    ウェスティン ルスツリゾート
    • Address 133 Izumikawa, Rusutsu, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1711
    • Nearest Station Access from major cities in Hokkaido:
      From Sapporo (R230) 90 min. drive
      From Chitose (Pref. Road 66→R276, R230) 90 min. drive
    • Phone Number 0136-46-2111

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    Check with our partner site as the latest rates, rate details, and guest room requirements may vary.

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