7 Best Accommodations in Niseko Ski Resorts

Various price range from budget hotels to Luxury townhouse!!

Various price range from budget hotels to Luxury townhouse!!

One of the best known and finest ski resorts in Japan is Niseko, Hokkaido which skiers and snowboarders visit from all over the country and overseas.

In Niseko Ski Resorts, all the conditions are met for best ski resorts: expansive mountain ranges, fluffy snow field with powder snow and various facilities around the resort. One of the reasons why Niseko is chosen by skiers and snowboarders worldwide is high-quality accommodations.

4 ski resorts gather in the Niseko mountain area which are surrounded by a variety of accommodations with a wide price range from gorgeous hotels and nice ryokan (Japanese style inn) to budget-friendly lodges. Some accommodations are located just next to the slopes, so it’s easy to come in and out with your snow gears.

Others offer spa facilities and outdoor onsen (hot springs) with beautiful snow scenery. There are lots of restaurants and bars to enjoy nightlife. Niseko has no shortage of things to do all day and is worth staying for some days or more.

Here are 7 best accommodations which are near or adjacent to Niseko Ski Resorts.

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AYA NISEKO (綾ニセコ) is located just next to Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort which is one of the most popular ski resort in Niseko. The luxury apartment hotel just opened in winter 2016, so it’s very new and trendy.

They offer modern Japanese designed rooms with wood and natural hot springs. The accommodation is especially perfect for long stay travelers because of the apartment style.

Area: Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort

Rate: from JPY16,000

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2. Ki Niseko

© 2018 Ki Niseko.

Ki Niseko (木ニセコ) is also one of the most accessible accommodations to slopes. You can truly ski in and out since it’s located within a few minutes walking/skiing distance to the high speed cable car of Grand Hirafu Ski Resort.

The modern accommodation offer modern rooms with breathtaking views of Mount Yotei (sometimes called Hokkaido’s Mount Fuji) and Mount Annupuri. From the penthouse suites, you can enjoy the views in a Jacuzzi bath on the deck.

Area: Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort

Rate: from JPY20,000

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3. Hotel Niseko Alpen


When it comes to accessibility, Hotel Niseko Alpen (ホテルニセコアルペン) is also second to none. There are ski lifts just in front of the hotel, so you can enjoy skiing in and out.

In addition to the good location, they provide various relaxation facilities including hot springs, a pool and bedrock bath (hot stone spa).

It’s also convenient you can enjoy shopping at a convenient store, a souvenir and snow gear shop in the accommodation.

Area: Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort

Rate: from JPY10,000

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4. The Freshwater

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The Freshwater (ザ・フレッシュウォーター) is a budget-friendly accommodation, which is not very close to slopes but it takes several minutes to access to Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort’s slopes.

Rooms with wide windows provide nice views of Mount Yotei and snow fields. There are a fireplace to warm yourself and a Jacuzzi bath to relax after skiing/snowboarding hard.

Restaurants, bars and convenience stores are a few minutes walking distance.

Area: Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort

Rate: from JPY8,000

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5. KASARA Townhouse Niseko Village


KASARA Townhouse Niseko Village (タウンハウスカサラ) is a premium townhouse accommodation at the base of Niseko Village Ski Resort. They offer top class services including a concierge.

KASARA Townhouse is also very close to the shopping & dining area in the Niseko Village, so you have the chance to dine at Japanese food restaurants like Sushi and bars.

The accommodation gives you a special long-stay deal and accepts group stays with up to 6 adults. It’s especially recommended for travelers with a long stay or friends and family.

Area: Niseko Village Ski Resort

Rate: about JPY100,000 per townhouse

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6. Always Niseko

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One of the most budget accommodations in Niseko Ski Resorts is Always Niseko (オールウェイズ・ニセコ) while it has 104 stylish and fancy rooms.

Always Niseko has met your expectations that you would like to stay in Niseko at reasonable rates under the slogan “Always Inspiring, Always Adventurous, Always Niseko” since it opened in 2016.

The inexpensive accommodation is located between Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort and Niseko Village Ski Resort. Free shuttle bus departs to Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort which it takes only 3–4 minutes to reach.

Area: Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort & Niseko Village Ski Resort

Rate: from JPY7,500

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7. Iroha

© Hotel Niseko Ikoinoyuyado Iroha

Iroha (いろは), redesigned in 2015, is a natural modern accommodation with Japanese style. There are Japanese tatami style, western style and mixed rooms.

Iroha has spacious outdoor onsen where you can view seasonal scenery such as tinted autumn leaves and snowscape. The quality of the outdoor is said to be effective to beautify your skin.

They serve you with Japanese dishes cooked with seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood and wagyu beef.

Area: Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort

Rate: from JPY12,000

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Niseko is the most comfortable ski resort in Japan with the various facilities and accommodations above. There are enough staff who can speak English and Chinese. It may be difficult to fully enjoy Niseko for only a week. How about take a long vacation for your long trip to the mecca of skiers and snowboarders.

In the following article, we have compiled information on various types of accommodations in Japan, including hotels and traditional Ryokan. With our Japan Accommodation Guide, find the perfect lodging experience for you!

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