During your visit to Niseko, you can't miss the magnificent Mount Yotei, often referred to as the "Fuji of Hokkaido" or "Ezo Fuji," thanks to its remarkable resemblance.
In this article, we'll unveil a selection of hotels that offer breathtaking views of Mount Yotei. Not only can you enjoy the stunning scenery from the guest rooms, but also from the lobby and outdoor baths. Keep an eye out for these extraordinary accommodations, as new foreign-owned hotels continue to emerge in the area.
- Table of Contents
- 1. Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono: A Luxury Resort With Mountain Views
- 2. Higashiyama Niseko Village Ritz-Carlton Reserve: Expansive Windows and Unparalleled Views of Mt. Yotei and Niseko Annupuri
- 3. Setsu Niseko: A Cozy Inn Nestled Between Mt. Yotei and Niseko Annupuri
- 4. Aya Niseko: A Top Floor with a Panoramic View of Mt. Yotei
- 5. Niseko Higashiyama Onsen Hilton Niseko Village: Embrace Mt. Yotei with an Onsen Sommelier Recommendation!
1. Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono: A Luxury Resort With Mountain Views
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono offers stunning views of the Niseko mountain range and Mount Yotei from its spectacular natural setting. Conveniently located just a 2.5-hour drive from New Chitose Airport, guests may also request limousine service from the airport to the hotel (53,240 yen per person, one way, max 4 people).
Guests will love the awe-inspiring views from the Twin Bed Mountain View Room and the Park Suite, both offering floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the splendor of Mt. Yotei and the Niseko mountain range. The Park Suite even features a semi-open natural hot spring, an oversized walk-in closet, and a captivating view of the mountains from its exclusive hot spring bath.
With ten restaurants, lounges, and bars on-site, visitors can choose between Teppan, where traditional teppanyaki meets elegant French cuisine (TEPPAN Cuisine), or Sushi Mitsukawa, which offers fresh seafood sourced directly from Kanazawa's Omimachi Market.
The surrounding area also offers a variety of summer activities. From tree trekking across suspension bridges and zip-lining high above the expansive forest to thrilling raft adventures along the Shiribetsu River, there's something for everyone in the great outdoors!
Previous guests commented: "The King-Size Mountain View Room was spacious and luxurious. The amenities were perfect, and the staff was very friendly."
Aza Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Niseko, Hokkaido, 044-0082
Kutchan Station （Hakodate Main Line）
- Address Aza Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Niseko, Hokkaido, 044-0082
2. Higashiyama Niseko Village Ritz-Carlton Reserve: Expansive Windows and Unparalleled Views of Mt. Yotei and Niseko Annupuri
The Ritz-Carlton Reserve is Ritz-Carlton's premier brand, recently opened in December 2020. Situated on a sprawling 8.9 million square meters of land, this hotel guarantees an exclusive, private stay.
Conveniently located 2 hours by car from New Chitose Airport, the hotel also offers pick-up service from the airport or Sapporo City by Luxury 4WD Van (reservations required, 55,000 yen per person, one way).
Indulge in a breathtaking view of Mount Yotei and Niseko Annupuri through the expansive floor-to-ceiling windows of the Yotei Reserve Twin Room. This room is especially recommended for its wonderful window vistas, offering plenty of natural lighting. The room also includes two twin beds, a desk, a sofa bed, a bathroom with a deep-soak tub, and two washbasins, making this room your perfect vacation sanctuary.
The hotel also boasts an array of restaurants, including Yukibana, offering superb seasonal dishes, and Sushi Nagi, renowned for its individually-crafted sushi prepared by an itamae (sushi chef).
Summertime also brings an abundance of activities amidst the natural beauty of Niseko, including tree trekking, ziplining, rail sliding, hot air ballooning, and other aerial activities. For a more grounded experience, there's guided trekking, cycling, and horseback riding! Niseko Nature Park is an excellent place for those seeking a scenic escape into nature!
Past guests comment: "It felt private and relaxing. The staff were all very kind."
Aza Soga919-28, Niseko, Hokkaido, 0481512
Hirafu Station （Hakodate Main Line）
- Address Aza Soga919-28, Niseko, Hokkaido, 0481512
3. Setsu Niseko: A Cozy Inn Nestled Between Mt. Yotei and Niseko Annupuri
Setsu Niseko is a cozy resort hotel nestled between the two majestic mountains, Yotei and Niseko Annupuri. The Two Bedroom Suites provide panoramic views of Mt. Yotei through the windows, and a living room connected to a tatami Room, incorporating the beauty and functionality of a traditional Japanese house.
After a fun-filled day of activities, wind down in the mineral-rich natural hot springs and soak your soreness away.
The dining area features a range of renowned restaurants, including 'AFURI,' one of Tokyo's top ramen establishments, and 'Tempura Araki,' which specializes in delicious tempura.
One guest comments: "The rooms were cozy and comfortable."
Another visitor from Australia praises: "The amenities and facilities were great, and so was the location."
Setsu Niseko is roughly 2.5 hours by car from New Chitose Airport and 2 hours from Sapporo. Guests can also arrange transportation from the airport by request.
Niseko Hirafu 1-2-6-9(Old address; Aza Yamada 181-55), Niseko, Hokkaido, 044-0081
Hirafu Station （Hakodate Main Line）
48 minutes on foot
- Address Niseko Hirafu 1-2-6-9(Old address; Aza Yamada 181-55), Niseko, Hokkaido, 044-0081
4. Aya Niseko: A Top Floor with a Panoramic View of Mt. Yotei
Aya Niseko offers magnificent views of Mt. Yotei, sitting right before the ski resort, Niseko Tokyu Grand Hirafu. The luxurious Penthouse Suite on the top floor features an open-air natural hot spring bath and more marvelous mountain views from the living room. The other guest rooms offer outstanding views, as well.
There's also a large public bath, an open-air bath, and a private family bath available by reservation. All baths utilize the natural hot springs, allowing guests to enjoy their own onsen tour without ever leaving the hotel! There's also a gymnasium on-site with aerobics and treadmills, and in December 2022, 'The Niseko Fried Chicken' also plans to open its doors.
Guests comment: "The rooms were comfortable and spacious. The location was excellent, and the staff were wonderful. The room facilities were also amazing. I have nothing bad to say!"
To get to the hotel, take the train from New Chitose Airport Station to Kutchan Station (approx. 2 hours with a transfer at Otaru). It's a 15-20 minute cab ride from there to the hotel. Free shuttle buses are also available from Kutchan Station.
Kutchan-cho Niseko Hirafu 1 Jyo 4-4-5, Niseko, Hokkaido, 044-0081
Hirafu Station （Hakodate Main Line）
47 minutes on foot
- Address Kutchan-cho Niseko Hirafu 1 Jyo 4-4-5, Niseko, Hokkaido, 044-0081
5. Niseko Higashiyama Onsen Hilton Niseko Village: Embrace Mt. Yotei with an Onsen Sommelier Recommendation!
Situated at the foot of Niseko Annupuri, this mountain resort offers golf, horseback riding, rafting, and tennis in the summer, and skiing in the winter, amongst other activities. It's the perfect place for those visiting Niseko to experience the great outdoors!
The hotel also features its own hot spring source, offering guests a unique "warming hot spring" experience, as recommended by a 4-star onsen sommelier. This exclusive spring is one of only four in Japan and the only one in Hokkaido. The open-air bath is adjacent to a large pond, offering a sense of spaciousness, and of course, stunning views of Yotei.
We recommend the Premium Deluxe Family Yotei View Room for its location on the upper floors overlooking the mountains. The room accommodates up to four guests, and boasts expansive windows that allow visitor to fully appreciate the beauty of Mt. Yotei.
There are also other room types available, each with its own spectacular views of Mt. Yotei. The Deluxe Room is just one of the available options, ensuring visitors will find the perfect pick to suit their preferences.
The hotel also boasts a variety of dining options, including the exquisite 'Bar & Grill Melt,' offering the finest beef and seafood against a breathtaking backdrop of Mt. Yotei. There's also 'Sushi Rera' and 'Teppan-yaki Pirka,' amongst others.
Also, Iori Spa Niseko is scheduled to open in December 2022, featuring Japanese hospitality at its finest, with Imabari towels and Shigaraki-ware tea utensils.
Guests comment: "The location is amazing! It's away from the city, so the experience is something extraordinary. You can also see views of Mt. Yotei and enjoy the nature to the fullest!"
Hilton Niseko Villageヒルトンニセコビレッジ
- Address Higashiyama Onsen, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1592
From JR Sapporo Station: 2 hr 30 min.
From New Chitose Airport: Transfer at JR Otaru Station to JR Kutchan Station (approx. 3 hr); from JR Kutchan Station, take a free shuttle bus (reservations not required).
- Phone Number 0136-44-1111
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from 26,920JPY 1room, 2adults
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Mount Yotei, the symbol of Niseko, certainly sets the stage for a spectacular trip. So why not kick your Niseko visit up a notch, and book a stay at one of these fine hotel with fantastic mountain views from their open-air baths, lobbies, restaurants, and guest rooms?
*Information in article as of May 2023. Please see official website for the latest updates and information.
English translation by: Krys Suzuki
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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