10 New Hotels and Ryokans in Japan

28th March 2018 - Andrea Selig
Kiriya Ryokan - Traditional Japanese Room

With more of our customers visiting Japan than ever before this season, we made sure to visit every resort we offer ourselves to track down the best accommodation options to add to our programme for 2018/19 - from family-run ryokans to luxury new hotels.

We've added ten new accommodation options across four resorts - Niseko, Furano, Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen - and below I've featured our top recommendation in each.

Niseko

5* Skye Niseko

Skye Niseko Exterior offer

Opening December 2018 right on the slopes of Hirafu, the 5* Skye Niseko offers a true luxury ski-in ski-out experience. Made up of 105 studios, suites and penthouses, all units come with kitchens, so there is the option to self-cater. The on-site restaurant Kumo will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the deli will also provide quick breakfasts and grab-and-go healthy meals for your room. The upscale resort facilities include a concierge, spa, ski valet and onsen.

Also new for 2018/19: 4*+ The Vale Niseko, 4* The Freshwater, 4* Youtei Tracks

Furano

4* Furano Natulux Hotel

Furano Natulux Hotel

A modern hotel right in downtown Furano, and only a 10 minute drive from the slopes on the resort shuttle. The 4* Furano Natulux Hotel is the perfect hotel for skiers who want a modern hotel with a variety of restaurants and bars just minutes away. The ski shuttle departs from the train station just opposite, and free passes are provided by the hotel. The welcoming lobby opens up to a charming restaurant and cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner - the coffee here is said to be the best in town and we believe it!

Hakuba

4* Hotel Hakuba Hifumi

Hakuba Hifumi Suite With Private Onsen 21x9

A special ryokan experience right at the heart of Happo Village, the 4* Hotel Hakuba Hifumi is just a 10 minute walk to the Adam Gondola in Happo One, but there is also a complimentary hotel shuttle you can use to travel to the other Hakuba Valley resort. Stay in a Deluxe Room with a private onsen for a unique Japanese ski experience, they are truly beautiful.

Also new: 4* Hakuba Mominoki Hotel, 3* Hotel De Laile

Nozawa Onsen

4* Tokiwaya Ryokan

Tokiwaya Ryokan - Restaurant

Dating back to the 1600’s, the 4* Tokiwaya Ryokan is a part of Nozawa Onsen history. This traditional ryokan is located at the heart of the village next to the O-Yu. All rooms are tatami rooms sleeping on futon beds, which is the true Japanese experience. The property is a 5 minute walk to the Yu-Road, which is a moving walkway to bring you to the Hikage Gondola.

Also new: 3*+ Kiriya Ryokan

Request a Tailor-Made Quotation

To stay at any of our new accommodation options, or to find out more about skiing in Japan, request a quotation online or call us on 01273 224067.

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Product Manager Switzerland & Asia

I started in my dad’s backpack when he used to ski (how he got away with that I have no idea!), shoved down the hill on my own set of skis from as early as possible and then started boarding at 16. Loved both since and am also a qualified ski instructor.