On first hearing about Niseko, years ago, I knew it was a place I needed to visit, as it combines two things I love: skiing, and Japan. When I was finally ready to book the trip, it was tough to find the right place to stay; I wanted the convenience of staying in town, so I could walk to restaurants and bars, but I didnt want to be too far from the mountain. Luckily, I stumbled onto Kimamaya. The website and marketing materials cannot do it justice; the location is very central, and the public areas and rooms feel cozy and comfortable. There are also two private onsens, that are restorative after a day on the slopes. But, what really sets it apart, is the incredible service provided by Peter and Haruka. They constantly go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is amazing,…
I worked with Peter and his team for 8 people from Portland and Hood River OR. Four couples that want to go to check out the area and try all the amazing food, on sens, different ski areas etc. They took care of everything with emails and when we got there it was better than we thought it could be. We will stay here again and again. Peter and Haruka were exceptional hosts and run a tight operation. Back to kids and jobs etc-but this will always be in the memories....thank you!
This place is a wonderful place to stay! I have never experienced such wonderful service. Peter, Haruka and their team were the most generous hosts and went above and beyond. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was thought of to make the stay easy (bus rides to and from slopes, travel mobile, lessons booked, dinner reservations made etc) Two private onsens to relax at end of day were fantastic. Yuko the lovely lady who provides massages works wonders on tired muscles and is highly recommended! Great breakfast included at barn next door. We will definitely be back! Thank you again Kimamaya for an amazing trip.
After 2 days of snowboarding, my sore body desperately needs a massage. The reception person suggested to go for massage at Kimamaya. I have to say this is the best massage I ever have, the shiatsu + oil massage 60-min combo was great, I totally passed out shortly after the treatment started. Although I did not stay in this hotel, the staff and masseuse are were super friendly. If you need a massage after a tough skiing/snowboarding day, you should consider this one. Make sure you book in advance and request for a bath session before massage.
amazing service, design, food and accommodations! we just returned from an amazing week. we were a group of 8 and each of us had a blast. peter and his team were a dream. excellent service, beautiful setting, such good skiing...i wouldn't change a thing, i'd love to return and i'd recommend it to all of my friends (i already have been doing that!).