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170-248 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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#1 of 124 Specialty lodging in Kutchan-cho
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Even as the snowflakes start to fall, adding powder to the slopes outside, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel remains toasty-warm; a cocoon upon the mountainside. Kimamaya is the Japanese word for ‘be yourself’ and here, you can do just that. Jazz music floats through the homely Living Lounge as your bare feet press against the timber flooring, and all that’s left to worry about is which wine you’ll sip as you laze by the fireplace. The vintages served here come from a vineyard owned by the family of Nicolas Gontard, who renovated this nine-room retreat to help guests get closer to the beauty of Niseko, one of Japan’s most popular ski resorts. But Kimamaya Boutique Hotel’s mountain location isn’t only appealing in winter. In the summer and fall, pristine trails and mountain biking tracks snake through the surrounding pine forests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Skiing
Free shuttle or taxi services
Spa
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Hot spring bath
Massage
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Non-smoking hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Amy K wrote a review Mar 2018
8 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Matthew C wrote a review Mar 2018
Hong Kong, China5 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Sara F wrote a review Mar 2018
La Grande, Oregon1 contribution
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!).
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Date of stay: February 2018
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jchi0tti wrote a review Mar 2018
San Diego, California1 contribution
Wow, this place is amazing! It's everything you want for a stay in the mountains: the food, the staff, the rooms, the "feel," and the service--they were all fantastic. We were there during the winter and had an incredible time. If ever we had a question or a request, Peter and his staff were there to help us out. In the morning we had breakfast at the Barn (attached restaurant)--it was the perfect springboard to the day. At night, Kimamaya was the best place to relax, clean up, and head out from. We always went to bed happy and full, and woke up refreshed and energized.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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SherrylBroomehillWA wrote a review Feb 2018
Broomehill WA11 contributions3 helpful votes
Our family of four stayed at Kimamaya for a week in January. For three of us this was our first visit to the snow and our experience was made all the more magical due to the service, advice and care provided by Peter and Haruka. Thank you also to the friendly, welcoming staff at The Barn who remembered our orders and just how we liked our coffee! Thank you Peter for recommending and organising dinner reservations, skiing coaches (for mum!) and many other helpful tips. Thank you for providing us a phone so that I (mum) could call you when I had enough of the lessons and could retreat to our lovely room.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Lauren L wrote a review Feb 2018
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I stayed here with a group of 8ish people for 5 nights the first week of February 2018 and it was absolutely incredible. Peter and his staff made us feel so welcome. The breakfast at The Barn every morning was a magical way to start the day and the onsens after a long day of skiing were perfection. Can't wait for my next visit!
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Date of stay: February 2018
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matbrownish wrote a review Feb 2018
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Superb Hotel. The service is impeccable, the rooms ultra comfortable, the best hotel breakfast I've ever encountered and I've had more hotel breakfasts than anyone ever wants. Exceptional masseuse, hot tubs and epic snow. The Barn Restaurant is fantastic as well. I'm running out of superlatives. I'll not be looking around next year but coming straight back to Kimamaya.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Drew C wrote a review Feb 2018
Antofagasta, Chile3 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed at the Kimamaya hotel for 10 days in February. The hotel itself is a beautiful as the pictures show. Everything is cozy and comfortable. The dry rooms for ski equipment and clothes was great to have and had all our gear dry and warm at the start of each day. The private onsens were perfect for soothing aching legs. Breakfast and dinner at The Barn were excellent. What really makes this hotel special, though, is the staff. Peter and his team were INCREDIBLE. They are so friendly and excited to help your stay be great. They helped us with transfers from the airport, dinner reservations, bus tickets to other ski hills in the area, and every little detail you can think of. They immediately new us all by name and picked up on our preferences quickly. Just genuinely
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Francois V wrote a review Jan 2018
34 contributions7 helpful votes
This hotel makes you feel at home, the rooms are spacious and luxurious, the lounge very warm and charming and the staff led by Peter is all about providing you with a personalised service. They offer service to take you to the slopes with a mobile phone to be picked up when you finish your runs. They are extremely well connected and will help you with your dining booking as well as guiding. The Hot bath is special and the massage fantastic. You will also enjoy the weekly welcome drinks with great stories shared by the guests. Best place to stay in Hirafu by far.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Bears wrote a review Jan 2018
Australia36 contributions47 helpful votes
Kimamaya hotel was above and beyond in every way. Peter and his team took all the care in the world from the moment we arrived until dropping us off at the bus terminal. This boutique hotel and our loft room was modern and equipped with excellent amenities to provide the perfect wow factor. Our room was quiet and the bed quality on a new level of comfort.. The breakfast which I believe has been mentioned before was delicious, varied and we can vouch for its mastery . The staff in the Barn restaurant were absolutely spot on with service as was the very hard working gentlemen safely driving the bus and assisting us with the ski rental logistics. A no brainer if your looking for a friendly, genuine quality experience in Niseko...
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Date of stay: January 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$170 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunKutchan-cho
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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