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Top 5 Luxury Ski Accommodations in Japanese Resorts


The good news for those seeking a Luxury property on your next trip to Japan is that there are more high-end ski properties than ever before.

Here we have listed 5 of the best in the 5 most popular resorts! With an approximate price per night. 

So, in the order of luxury:

1. One Happo – Hakuba


One of the most impressive ski chalets in Asia. One Happo is a James Bond fantasy made real. iPads are located discreetly throughout the property, used to control lighting or access the 250 on-demand movie library. 3D plasma TVs retract from your bedroom ceiling at the touch of an iPad. The chalet directly faces Happo ski resort gondola – 100 metres from your chalet door to the slopes.

There is a wow-factor at every turn: the glass top pool table (the first ever imported into Japan), the floor-to-ceiling glass wine room, the transparent fireplace, Bang and Olufsen plasma screens and control4 home automation system. From the sleek marble cocktail bar to the Teppanyaki counter and infra-red heated viewing deck, every element has been selected from the top shelf, with absolutely no expense spared. En-suited bedrooms offer views of either the mountain or the beautiful secluded Wadano forest. This is our number 1 ski property in Japan. 

Approx Price per night: 600,000 (approx $6,000 USD) Yen or 60,000 PP ($600 USD) 

Interested in a holiday or more information staying here or somewhere else in Hakuba



2. Ki Niseko Penthouse – Niseko


Beautifully decorated. Strikingly spacious. The Ki Niseko Penthouse is the ultimate in ski accommodation, with expansive decks and breathtaking views of both Mt Yotei and the resort.

The living room, with vaulted ceiling, features a dining room table for 12 and a sophisticated entertainment system.

An open counter kitchen, washer and dryer utility closet and 4 bedrooms, all with en-suite, complete the most exclusive accommodation in Niseko Grand Hirafu. A fifth bedroom is ideal for children.

Relax and unwind in your own Jacuzzi on the spacious deck. For the ultimate in comfort and entertainment, you’ll have full kitchen facilities, entertainment systems and washer/drier provided in your exclusive accommodation.

Approx Price per night: 400,000 (approx $4,000 USD) Yen or 50,000 PP ($500 USD) 

Interested in a holiday or more information staying here or somewhere else in Niseko ? 



3. Akakura Kanko – Myoko Kogen

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The Akakura Kanko Hotel is steeped in tradition & prestige. Today it combines old-world heritage with superb facilities This is an impeccable property, located in one of the most remarkable hotel settings anywhere.

This was the first European-style ski resort hotel in Japan. More recently, the hotel has had a 1st class total renovation. The Hotel is perched 1,000 meters above sea level half way up the Akakura Kanko ski area in Myoko Kogen. Facilities include: This hotel features a spa, chapel, library, gift shop, gym, and tennis courts. Guests can enjoy a relaxing soak in the large common baths and open-air baths while gazing at the beautiful ocean view or ski resort. French and Japanese restaurants are available as well as a cafe and bar. Guest rooms are modern and equipped with fireplaces. Some guest rooms feature private open-air baths.

Approx room cost per night: 50,000 Yen (approx $500 USD) 

Interested in a holiday staying here or somewhere else in Myoko Kogen



4. Okushiga Kogen – Shiga Kogen


Okushiga_Hotel-1024x683-1.jpgSophisticated hotel in Shiga Kogen offering direct ski in ski out access and breathtaking views over the Shiga National Park. Rooms are modern with Japanese elements.

The hotel has spacious lounges and a bar, and dishes up some solid Japanese and French cuisine. Expect roaring fires and evening entertainment. They can also offer a range of other activities, including sleigh rides , hot springs and monkey viewing.

Approx room cost per night 30,000 Yen (Approx $300 USD) 

Interested in a holiday staying here or somewhere else in Shiga Kogen ? 



5. Sakaya Ryokan – Nozawa Onsen


Winning Japan’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel at the World Ski Awards 2013. Ryokan Sakaya dates back over 100 years and offers guests a true Japanese Ryokan experience . Guest’s enjoy hospitality, cuisine, ski and other activities whilst staying in thie family run Ryokan. The hotels thermal hot spring is among the best in Japan, believed to have the power of healing; one can attain a bodily state of pure relaxation.

Ryokan Sakaya is a 5 star hotel providing guests with the ultimate Japanese experience.

Approx room cost 35,000 Yen (approx $350 USD) 

Interested in a holiday staying here or somewhere else in Nozawa Onsen ? 




Well that concludes our top 5 ski accommodations in different Japanese resorts. Comment below if you have any suggestions of other properties that should be on the list. Or contact us if interested in a ski holiday, whether luxury or otherwise.



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