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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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Property amenities
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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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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170-248 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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Kimamaya by Odin
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cfmathies6094 wrote a review Feb 2017
Yokosuka, Japan3 contributions
My husband and I (and 2 children, ages 2.5 and 11) spent 6 FANTASTIC days at the stunning Kimamaya in Jan '17. From the moment we checked in, Peter and Miki made us feel like we were long-time friend visiting. Immediately set the tone for a great stay. The decor is modern, yet rustic, and very welcoming, with every luxury touch imaginable. We stayed in one of the loft rooms which accommodated us 4 perfectly. I will say, the stairs to the loft are pretty steep, but a quick email prior to checking in requesting a baby gate at the top to keep our toddler safe, was all I needed to do and it was done for us before we arrived. In addition to all the other great amenities, I have to say how incredible it was to have a fully stocked and FUN kids room in the basement to let our children
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Date of stay: January 2017
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HugoBondi wrote a review Feb 2017
Bondi, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here for 5 nights and loved it! The location is perfect with a short walk to all restaurants/bars and supermarkets. Miki and John were incredible hosts we cannot speak more highly of them! They also give you a mobile phone so you can call them to be picked up from the various chairlifts/gondolas and also drop you up there in the morning! They also booked all of our restaurants and transfers. Hotel is super cool and very modern. The adjacent hotel is in the shape of an old Hokkaido barn and is great for breakfast and dinner as part of the hotel. A very cool and authentic boutique hotel that I highly recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Enjay1234 wrote a review Feb 2017
Huntington Beach, California23 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed at Kimamaya for the second time this year for a reason - it is GREAT. If you are looking for a big hotel with bellmen and fancy facilities and group tours, this is not for you. But, if you want a more personal, yet still pretty amazing experience then you NEED to stay here. It only has a few rooms, which means that the staff is really able to spend quality time helping each and every guest with whatever they need (reservations, rides to/from the ski lifts, etc). The place itself is very nice and feels a bit like a big (and expensive) house. Super cozy rooms, public areas to relax, and a restaurant (with great free breakfast) right next door, no need to change out of pajamas and slippers! Peter and the staff are excellent and will really do their best to help you have
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Leanne Damaso wrote a review Jan 2017
Sydney, Australia15 contributions9 helpful votes
This is our third time staying at The Kimamaya. We love everything about this very special hotel for all the great reasons previous guests have already mentioned. Thanks to Peter and Miki for making our stay special (yet again).
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Francois V wrote a review Jan 2017
35 contributions7 helpful votes
Fabulous place with great service and beautifully presented. The beds are super comfortable, rooms are big for Japan and the atmosphere very special. You have access to hot baths and massage. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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alifancy wrote a review Jul 2016
Singapore3 contributions
Absolutely amazing place. Warm and welcoming hosts with a genuine care for their guests. - Great Location - Knowledgeable and helpful staff - Well thought-out and very comfortable rooms - Food was fantastic! Overall....fantastic.... in every way.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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laratada wrote a review Jul 2016
Los Angeles, California186 contributions63 helpful votes
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My husband and I stayed here for a long summer weekend in Niseko. The architecture looked modern and cozy online, but it was even more impressive in person as were the level of service and detail we received. I suppose with only 9 rooms, the staff is able to provide personalized service! We were greeted by the friendly manager, Peter, who was super hospitable – showing us amenities in the hotel and making great recommendations on activities and restaurants in the area. ROOM: We stayed in the Alpine Room and though it is small, it was very comfortable and included lots of thoughtful touches like a mini fridge, apple TV and DVD player, bathrobes, and storage space. The bathroom had a beautiful walk-in shower, fancy electronic toilet and towel warming rack. LOCATION: The hotel
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Katie D wrote a review Jun 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at Kimamaya for our honeymoon in March/April. It's the little things that make this place so amazing, like the shuttle runs to and from the mountain, friendly chats with the lovely hosts Peter and Morino, and even some complimentary bubbles for the first night of our honeymoon! We truly couldn't fault this place and can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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justalittle1 wrote a review May 2016
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
My partner and I stayed here to stay near town and enjoy the sites of Niseko. Everything was perfect the beds, being picked up to and from the mountain, breakfast. Even little things like being given a phone and netflix. Couldnt of asjed for a better stay and cant wait to go back. Thanks again guys!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Geraldine K wrote a review Apr 2016
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed in a loft apartment in February 2016, there were four of us. Not a huge amount of space, but really comfortable and all that we needed. The friendliness and customer service at the Kimamaya is phenomenal - Paul and Kimomo are absolutely lovely and were so helpful with restaurant tips and bookings. They gave us a phone that we could use to call to be picked up from the ski fields and they were more than happy to drop us off in the mornings, even though the stop for the bus to the ski fields is directly opposite the hotel. We had breakfast at the BARN attached to the Kimamaya each morning, what a lovely way to start the day. You can soak in one their two small onsens at the end of the day - so relaxing. Paul and Kimomo host a welcome evening for guests each week - what an
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Date of stay: February 2016
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HK$1,042 - HK$1,167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunKutchan-cho
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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