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185-6 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#5 of 22 in Kutchan-cho
Yama Shizen has 39 apartments, ranging in size from Studio Rooms to 3 bedroom Penthouses. It is ideally located in upper Hirafu Village, with excellent access to the slopes, shopping, hot springs, and all the best restaurants. Designer interiors, contemporary architecture and the latest in alpine materials, Yama Shizen offers superior levels of quality, comfort and privacy.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Ski school
Free shuttle or taxi services
Baggage storage
Canoeing offsite
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
157Reviews5Q+A20Room tips
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Beetrootears wrote a review Feb 2020
Balmoral Ridge, Australia472 contributions307 helpful votes
This was our second visit to Niseko and 2nd time staying at Yama Shizen. Both times we were in the east block but visited friends in the west block. Both times we have had rooms with northern views to the upper village (301, 502) and were thrilled with the outlook. The rooms are warm and clean. The staff are very helpful, there is now the convenience of ski hire in the complex and there is a restaurant in the complex also. We also used the concierge services to book transfers and skimobiling ( which was a fun break from skiing).
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Views both to the north and the south in the larger apartments are great.
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NW69 wrote a review Feb 2020
England20 contributions46 helpful votes
Great apartment in a great location for the bars , restaurants etc - Loads of hot water , Bath , but large compared to many other Ski apartments - Ski hire shop on site all very helpful , small coffee shop and Japanese restaurant
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Michael H wrote a review Jan 2020
Bromma, Sweden2 contributions
Stayed at Yama Shizen for a week and we were 6 people in the apt. It is in a very good location close to restaurants and supermarket (150meter). Ski rental on the property was a great convenience and we are very good skiers skiing off-piste and that had what we needed. Only negative is a slow internet.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Peter I, Manager at Yama Shizen
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Dear Michael, Thank you for staying with Niseko Central this winter and taking the time to leave a review of your stay. It's great to hear that your group enjoyed the convenient location of Yama Shizen. I'm also glad to hear that YamaSport in Yama Shizen West fitted your requirements. We will look into the Internet for your unit to see if there were any issues. Thank you again and I hope you will choose to stay with us again in the future!
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brucelogan79 wrote a review Apr 2019
Malanda, Australia22 contributions20 helpful votes
I have stayed at Yama Shizen a couple of times now over the years and the accommodation is fantastic, It is always clean, the staff are fantastic and always helpful. The unit we had was 2 bedrooms with 4 beds, they have a laundry and drying room which shares between two units. The main unit has a large couch, table, all the cooking facilities you would need, refrigerator etc. the 2nd unit has a very small but workable cooking area. Yama Shizen i believe is very centrally located, you are about 600m from the quad lift, 600m from the gondala and 400m to the main street, 400m to Rhythm and the other speciality shops in the area, I have never stayed anywhere else in Niseko but i have no dramas highly recommending Yama shizen to first time or regular visitors to Niseko.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Response from NCPeter, Manager at Yama Shizen
Responded 27 May 2019
Dear Bruce, Thank you very much for choosing Niseko Central and for taking the time to leave a detailed and informative review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Niseko this and every winter. We are always happy to see returning Guests such as yourself and I hope that you will choose to stay with us again next season.
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Kim M wrote a review Mar 2019
NSW12 contributions
Thank you to Niseko Central staff for adding so much to our experience in beautiful Niseko. The apartment was awesome and the skiing fabulous. An extra big shout out to our driver Charlie. He was so helpful and gave us some great tips to help us make the most of our stay. All the staff we met were wonderful but Charlie was a standout. Really makes such a difference to your whole holiday experience when the people are great.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from RenaudT64, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen
Responded 14 Mar 2019
Dear Kim M, Thank you very much for your review of Yama Shizen and your kind comments. I will make sure the team, especially Charlie, know how much you enjoyed his service. I hope we see you again soon in Niseko!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yama Shizen
Which popular attractions are close to Yama Shizen?
Nearby attractions include Niseko Kids Club (0.3 km), Mick's (0.3 km), and Boot Solutions Niseko (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yama Shizen?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Yama Shizen?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Yama Shizen?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Yama Shizen?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yama Shizen?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bombay Sizzlers Niseko, Kamimura Restaurant, and Ezo Seafoods Oyster Bar.
Does Yama Shizen have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Yama Shizen offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Yama Shizen have airport transportation?
Yes, Yama Shizen offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yama Shizen?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Does Yama Shizen have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Yama Shizen accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.