Hanazono New Features 2021-22

HANAZONO Niseko New Features for 2021-22 Winter!

Exciting news for HANAZONO Niseko this winter! Here is a quick summary:

  • New Hanazono 1 lift – upgraded from 4 passengers to 6 passengers! Plus new station and heated seats
  • Hanazono Symphony Gondola- new 10-person cabin linking guests up to the top station
  • New courses: 2 new courses

Check out all the exciting details HERE.


Green Saso Green Tea Cafe and Skatepark Open from Spring!

Green Saso and Skatepark Now Open!

Nestled among a white birch forest in Niseko area, Green Saso Green Tea Cafe offers a unique Japanese cultural experience by serving a variety of high quality Japanese green teas and Japanese sweets. You can also find some Japanese craft wares with modern Japanese design in this quaint spot.

Come enjoy Japanese culture in a relaxed and cozy setting.

Currently, the cafe is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 12:00-17:30 (L.O. 17:00). Operation hour might change in July for summer. Make sure to check their Facebook for more updates.

The Green Saso Bowl is open 7 days a week: Thursday to Monday 10:00-19:00, Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00-19:00.

The day cost is:

  • ¥1000/adult
  • ¥500/children (junior high school students and under) Season pass ¥10000/adult ¥5000/children (junior high school students and under)


Ume Lounge Ritz Carlton Niseko

Ritz Carlton Niseko Named in Industry Hot List

Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Recognised on Travel + Leisure's It List 2021 & Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List 2021

Ume Lounge Ritz Carlton Niseko

NISEKO, JAPAN – 12 May 2021 – Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is honored to be recognized on Travel + Leisure’s It List 2021 and Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2021. The two coveted awards are a true testament to the resort’s commitment and dedication to providing impeccable luxury, amenities, and service that only the Ritz-Carlton Reserve can offer.

Travel + Leisure: It List 2021
The editors’ picks of the Best New Hotels in the World, these new and revamped properties welcome guests and a taste of travel’s future. T+L’s guide to the essential openings of the past year took their editors and writers to 29 countries in pursuit of the unforgettable. T+L was committed to featuring properties that are the best at what they do while displaying a sense of innovation. The 73 properties on the It List 2021 include brand new builds, century-old architectural masterpieces and family-run boutiques. Read more here.

Condé Nast Traveler: The Hot List 2021
Condé Nast Traveler marked the 25th anniversary of the Hot List with the release of the year’s top hotel and industry openings in the world, with winners representing the best of the best. Each of the 69 picks on this year’s list was safely vetted by their international network of correspondents and they have also expanded the scope of hot to include restaurants, transportation, and destinations. Read more here.

“Being named in Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler’s esteemed awards programme is indeed a remarkable honour. Our team here at Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve continues to build on our reputation as a rare destination of authentic and affluent experiences unique to Niseko Village, interweaving with the highest level of personalised service and care throughout the seasons,” said Mahmoud Skaf, Area General Manager.

Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, owned by YTL Hotels, is a rare sanctuary of bespoke luxury nestled in the premier powder snow destination of Niseko Village in Hokkaido, northern Japan. This is the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in Japan, and the fifth in the world.

Unfolding over a vast landscape with panoramic views of Mount Yotei and Mount Niseko Annupuri, the inspiration behind the ultra-luxury resort lies in the Japanese proverb “Kachou Fuugetsu” (Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon) that encourages reverence for the transient beauty of nature and wellbeing through self-discoveries. Expressions of heartfelt emotional connections, indigenous aesthetics, unique cuisine and sensory-rich journeys characterise every element of the guest experience.

The resort welcomes guests to explore and discover the area’s more than 2,100 acres of skiable terrain, groomed slopes and backcountry trails in the winter. In the summer, Niseko’s emerald green forests and lush landscapes invite golfers, cyclists, trekkers and other outdoor adventure seekers to come and play. With a design aesthetic inspired by the beauty of its natural surroundings, the resort’s 50 rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the majestic mountains. Guests will be pampered with the ultimate in luxury at the resort, which features a traditional Japanese onsen fed by the mineral-rich waters of Niseko’s natural underground thermal springs and wellness haven, Spa Chasi La Sothys. Dining at Higashiyama Niseko Village is elevated to another level, where highly skilled chefs interpret the exquisite culinary traditions of Japan with ingredients that reflect the changing seasons.

Discover the authentic and immersive alpine experiences specially curated for the Green Season by visiting Offers & Packages.

For more information on Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and reservation enquiries, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/higashiyamanisekovillage or email [email protected].

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Bethesda, MD, part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels in 32 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.marriott.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com.


Rhythm Japan Summer 2021 Opening

Rhythm Japan Opens for Summer 2021

Get all the latest summer gear, bikes, and more at Rhythm – and to celebrate the summer opening, Rhythm will be hosting an Outlet Sale with up to 50% off!

Get ready for biking this summer with ex-rental bikes going on sale with sizes for adults and kids. Niseko Bike Stock is limited so get in before they run out.

Opening Hours:

  • June: 8am – 5pm, Friday – Sunday
  • July, August: 8am – 5pm, Every Day

Contact:
Rhythm Japan
Tel: 0136 23 0164


2021 Rhythm Japan Pump Track

Rhythm Japan Pump Track Open on June 5th, 2021

Rhythm Japan Pump Track is back and open every day this summer.

Hours : 8:00-17:00
Price : Free
Location: Rhythm Base

Reservation not required. Please go to Rhythm Japan store to fill up a basic info form prior to your first visit.
For queries, please contact RHYTHM JAPAN

Phone +81 136 23 0164


Higashiyama Reservist Summer Experiences

Higashiyama Reservists are our team of select experts for our summer lifestyle programmes, exclusively curated for guests of Higashiyama Niseko Village. They have an intimate knowledge of the local environment and natural wonders; and they will lead inspiring journeys to discover nature’s fleeting beauty and create opportunities for independent discoveries during the green season.


THE MAJESTIC MOUNT YOTEI HIKE

  • Full-day guided hike up Mount Yotei with your Reservist (10 hours)
  • GoPro photos produced by the resort
  • Energising packed breakfast and Chef-prepared to-go lunch box
  • Suitable for guests between the ages of 16-65 with very high fitness level

The majestic Mount Yotei dominates the skyline of the Niseko Valley. Immerse in the beauty of Mount Yotei up close with our full-day hike that begins at 6.30am with a shuttle transfer to the base of Mount Yotei. Your Reservist will lead you on this adventurous hike that promises amazing views across the valley to Niseko and Kutchan, and pleasant encounters with numerous varieties of alpine flora and fauna that are packed with local wildlife. You may even hear the drumming of the beautiful Hokkaido great spotted woodpecker and also come across a Siberian chipmunk on the trail.

Savour your relaxing lunch at the top of the mountain where you can marvel at the stunning views of Lake Toya and even parts of Sapporo. Be mesmerised by the rolling clouds as they swirl around the edge of the crater as you enjoy a moment of contemplation and repose, all of these special moments captured beautifully on a GoPro.

After the enjoyable and satisfying hike, take a refreshing sip from Yotei no Wakimizu, the spring in the Yotei Nature Park, where the hike begins and ends.

Experience for up to two persons: JPY 114,000 (inclusive of prevailing service charge and tax)

A 50% surcharge applies for the third person.


THE FULL-DAY LAKE TOYA E-BIKE ADVENTURE

  • Full-day guided e-bike adventure with your Reservist (6-7 hours)
  • GoPro photos produced by the resort
  • Chef-prepared to-go lunch box
  • Suitable for guests between the ages of 16-65 with high fitness level

Most famed for its glamorous ski season, Niseko is equally beautiful, if not more so during the summer. Quiet roads, mild summer temperatures and attractive country landscapes make for a perfect e-biking adventure around Niseko, led by your Reservist.

The two-wheeled experience unfolds with a leisurely ride towards the picturesque Lake Toya. Delight in a close encounter with the world’s largest flightless birds at an ostrich farm where more than 60 birds run freely around the ranch. Next on the itinerary is a visit to Makkari Town, most famous for the pork from its pigs, which live an idyllic life grazing on herbs and flowers. Ride on to Lake Toya, the highlight of the day, where you can enjoy your chef-prepared lunch box by the lakeside. Relish in the spectacular scenery that surrounds you before continuing on to the farmer’s market where you can discover a plethora of fresh agricultural products from the Niseko area.

Let your Reservist, the resort’s curator of unprecedented Niseko adventures, inspire you through the authentic and timeless moments amid nature’s fleeting beauty while capturing your adventure on a GoPro.

Experience for up to two persons: JPY 101,500 (inclusive of prevailing service charge and tax)


THE SCENIC MOUNT ANNUPURI E-BIKE RIDE

  • Half-day guided e-bike ride with your Reservist (4-5 hours)
  • GoPro photos produced by the resort
  • Chef-prepared to-go lunch box
  • Suitable for guests between the ages of 16-65 with advanced fitness level

Traverse on the Niseko Panorama Line, one of the famous winding roads in Hokkaido that threads through Niseko’s peaks to enjoy the mountain nature, with a delicious lunch box and a GoPro to capture your personal collection of #RCMemories. Pause for a visit at the historical Kanrosui Spring where in 1954, the Showa Emperor tasted the cold spring water and proclaimed it as “Kanro” or “sweet dew”. Once you’ve had a refreshing sip of the spring water, proceed on to visit the beautiful Shinsen-numa (marsh) located 2,546ft above sea level nicknamed “Where God and Mountain Hermits Live” where the stunning scenery is said to be the best in Niseko.

Next, head on to the Niseko Green Farm where you can glimpse the local farm life and also sample the delicious seasonal produce amidst an authentic and laid-back atmosphere. The final stop on the itinerary is a must-visit in Niseko – the famous Milk Kobo, home to legendary dairy treats namely the rich cream puffs and cheese tarts.

Experience for up to two persons: JPY 89,000 (inclusive of prevailing service charge and tax). A 50% surcharge applies for the third person.


THE HALF-DAY NISEKO LEISURE RIDE

  • Half-day guided e-bike ride with your Reservist (3-4 hours)
  • GoPro photos produced by the resort
  • Chef-prepared to-go lunch box
  • Suitable for guests of all ages with intermediate fitness level

Languid days are just perfect in a setting like splendid Niseko. Experience the outdoor lifestyle with a leisurely half-day cycling tour on Niseko’s long, flowing and peaceful roads with the pristine natural scenery embracing you. Capture your memories on a GoPro as your Reservist leads you on this scenic tour on wheels that begins at the ostrich farm where you can get up close and interact with these magnificent creatures that run freely around the ranch.

Cycle on to the well-known tofu shop Wakimizu no Sato. Savour the delicate handmade tofu and tofu doughnuts amongst other tasty dishes made with fresh spring water from Yoteizan no Wakimizu. Enjoy a respite from the ride with your house-made lunch box before journeying on to the bustling farmer’s market where you can discover rare seasonal vegetables freshly picked that morning and a wide array of Niseko agricultural products.

Treat yourself to Niseko’s well-known dairy delicacies served at Milk Kobo, located next to the farm that produces the milk that is used to create their signature indulgences. From ice cream to the fresh drinkable yoghurt served in their iconic milk jug-shaped bottle, this visit will certainly delight the young and young-at-heart.

Experience for up to two persons: JPY 76,000 (inclusive of prevailing service charge and tax)

A 50% surcharge applies for the third person.


Higashiyama Spring Celebration

Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Celebrating the Season of Rebirth

NISEKO, JAPAN – 4 May 2021 – Spring, the season of rebirth, has arrived in Niseko. The magic of winter still lingers with visible snow against blue skies with wildlife sleepily emerging from hibernation and new vegetation gradually bursting in multi-hued greens as the sun takes its time to warm the land before summer settles in by June. In celebration of the gently evolving green season, Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve has designed exclusive stay offers that embrace the philosophy of Kachou Fuugetsu that stems from a Japanese proverb translating to Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon. The ancient saying is greater than the sum of its parts as it conveys a reverence for the beauty of nature and in experiencing it, to discover oneself.

 

The seven stay offers starting from JPY 63,333* per room, per night include luxurious overnight accommodation, breakfast for two persons, a complimentary afternoon tea for two persons as a Book Direct Benefit and flexibility for date changes up to two times before the end of validity date for each respective offer. Additional inclusions and conditions are as follows:

Reserve Delight

  • Breakfast for two
  • Set dinner for two persons at Yukibana
  • A minimum two-night stay is required
  • Valid through 30 November 2021

 

Reserve Story

  • Breakfast for two
  • Set lunch and set dinner for two persons at Yukibana
  • A minimum two-night stay is required
  • Valid through 30 November 2021

 

The Maserati Experience

  • Breakfast for two
  • Exclusive Maserati amenities in the suite
  • A bottle of The Ritz-Carlton wine
  • A two-hour private onsen experience per stay
  • Return chauffeured airport transfers in a Maserati Levante – Special Edition
  • Usage of a Maserati Levante – Special Edition during your stay (self-drive at leisure)
  • Valid through 31 December 2021

 

Niseko Retreat: Stay 3 Nights, Pay 2 Nights

  • Breakfast for two
  • Early check-in at 12pm and late check-out at 4pm
  • A minimum three-night stay is required
  • Valid through 30 November 2021

 

Golf Retreat

  • Breakfast for two
  • One round of golf for two persons
  • No minimum stay required
  • Valid through 31 October 2021

 

Ladies Retreat

  • Breakfast for two
  • 60-minute spa treatment at Spa Chasi La Sothys for two persons
  • Early check-in at 12pm
  • No minimum stay required
  • Valid through 30 November 2021

 

PURE Retreat

  • Breakfast for two
  • PURE passport for two persons
  • No minimum stay required
  • Valid from 1 July 2021 through 30 September 2021

*Terms and conditions apply to all offers.

The dedicated team of Higashiyama Reservists have curated four inspiring journeys for guests to explore the transient beauty of nature and to encourage independent discoveries. Conditions in Niseko are ideal for cycling and trekking with roads and trails that are seemingly endless, dotted with a patchwork of farms, onsens and hidden gems waiting to be explored. The Higashiyama Reservist Summer Experiences will feature the following:

 

The Majestic Mount Yotei Hike

Depart from the resort at 6.30 am via shuttle transfer to Mount Yotei’s base before hiking up the majestic mountain. Recharge with to-go breakfast and lunch boxes as treasured moments are taken with a GoPro. As the hike will last 10 hours, it is suited for ages 16-65 years with very high fitness levels.

 

The Full-Day Lake Toya E-BikeAdventure

Set off on two wheels towards Lake Toya with a to-go lunch box and discover an ostrich farm, a farmer’s market and the delights of Makkari Town with memories captured on GoPro. Suited for ages 16-65 years with high fitness levels as excursion will last 6-7 hours.

 

The Scenic Mount Annupuri E-Bike Ride

Traverse on the Niseko Panorama Line, one of the famous winding roads in Hokkaido that threads through Niseko’s peaks to enjoy the mountain nature, with a to-go lunch box and GoPro. Visit the beautiful Shinsen-numa (marsh) located 2,546ft above sea level nicknamed “Where God and Mountain Hermits Live”, Kanrosui Spring Water, Niseko Green Farm and indulge in dairy treats at Milk Kobo. This excursion lasts 4-5 hours and is suited for ages 16-65 years with advanced fitness levels.

 

The Half-Day Niseko Leisure Ride

Enjoy a leisurely 3-4 hour cycling tour and visit the famous Wakimizu no Sato tofu shop, feed ostriches, marvel at the farmer’s market offering an abundance of fresh produce before choosing your favourite confections at Milk Kobo. Suited for all ages with intermediate fitness levels.

The Niseko region is one of the top areas for outdoor enthusiasts to discover a myriad of experiences. PURE at Niseko Village, a nature activity centre that features Japan’s longest zip line tour, the nation’s first and only Rail Slider, tree trekking and PURE Quick Jump are some of its key attractions, including many activities to delight kids. Niseko Village also boasts two world-class golf courses – Niseko Village Golf Course, awarded as Japan’s Best Golf Course, offers well-manicured greens and immaculate fairways bordered by a silver birch forest while the Arnold Palmer-designed Niseko Golf Course is one of Hokkaido’s most challenging courses surrounded by stunning scenery. The pristine

128-kilometre long Shiribetsu River lures water sports devotees with an incredible variety of white-water rafting experiences for beginners and advanced thrill-seekers.

“Shun” in Japanese, is the traditional concept that food should be eaten only in its proper season when it is at its peak of perfection in terms of flavour and nutrients. The anticipation of local produce coming into season from now through November is celebrated by the culinary team at Higashiyama Niseko Village through fine dining journeys, cocktails and elixirs. Epicureans will be enticed by the freshest delicacies served at Yukibana and Sushi Nagi sourced from the chilly Seas of Japan and Okhotsk that include sea urchin, surf clams, Hanasaki crabs, Japanese flying squid, asparagus, Yubari melon and cherries. Prized prime cuts derived from the Hokkaido Tokachi Wagyu are perfectly paired with seasonal organic ingredients such as asparagus, potatoes and pumpkin while sweet confections tantalise with fruit harvests from the orchard, rich dairy and artisanal cheeses.

Niseko welcomes the cherry blossom season from early May and visitors can take pleasure in the beauty of the cherry blossom trees around Niseko in the company of your loved ones. The warmth of spring creates the perfect opportunity for everyone to enjoy the splendid flowers amidst nature and these are the locations to view the iconic cherry blossoms:

  • Soga Forest – Niseko Town
  • Arishima Memorial Museum – Niseko Town
  • Twin Cherry Trees – Niseko Town
  • Lan Lan Park – Rankoshi
  • Makkari Shrine

The shape of the clouds, the colour of the sky, the hues of the leaves – as the seasons pass, the landscape subtly changes as to be nearly imperceptible to the human eye. Niseko’s beauty often reveals itself when we least expect it, a serendipitous moment of wonder that excites the imagination, sweetens the palate and moves the heart.

Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve was named in Travel + Leisure It List 2021. T+L’s guide to the essential openings of the past year saw their editors and writers visit 29 countries in their quest for the most exciting and unforgettable new hotel openings.

For more information on Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and reservation enquiries, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/higashiyamanisekovillage or email [email protected].


About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Bethesda, MD, part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels in 32 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.marriott.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.com.