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New ski-hotel Niseko Kyo brings ski-in ski-out luxury to Niseko, Hirafu

New ski-hotel Niseko Kyo brings ski-in ski-out luxury to Niseko, Hirafu Official opening ribbon cut image

New luxury ski hotel Niseko Kyo hosted its official ribbon cutting and opening ceremony on Friday 20th of October ahead of the launch for guests on November 30th - ready for Niseko’s 2023/34 season. The ceremony was attended by regional Mayor Kazushi Monji, renowned owner Datuk Seri Robert Tan and representatives of the architectural firm H2 Planning and builder Iwata Chizaki.

Managed by Niseko property management and travel company The Luxe Nomad, who recently acquired NISADE Japan’s property management business, Niseko Kyo’s location provides direct access to the popular Ace Family Run at Grand Hirafu, Niseko and is just 30 metres from the lift gates.

Since development picked up with foreign investment and promotion in the past 20 years, Niseko has developed a reputation as Asia’s best ski resort.

The resort is increasingly popular with visitors from Asia, Europe and the United States and is well-known for its off-piste powder snow and 15 metre plus seasonal snowfall. The resort is also known for its extensive on-piste courses - and Japan’s most extensive lit night skiing experience.

“At the opening ceremony Datuk Seri Robert Tan spoke with passion about wanting to create a true ski-in and out experience” said NISADE x The Luxe Nomad’s Japan Marketing Manager Amon Bradshaw, “where parents don’t have to carry kids ski gear long distances to get home. You can really feel that vision when you see the ski access”.

Niseko Kyo offers 22 residences in total from the 1st to 5th floors with the 6 Bedroom Penthouse on the 6th. The ski access and concierge are located on the B2 floor along with the restaurant. The property features in-room and balcony onsen hot spring from a natural well (including three onsen in the penthouse), as well as a shared onsen for guests who wish to experience things Japanese-style.

“Niseko Kyoz was designed with just 22 residences - but a full staff team - to ensure a service quality that matches the demands of the discerning guests this hotel will cater to” said Amon Bradshaw.

The luxury hotel will be home to Shirakaba by Naniwatei, led by executive chef Koji Murai. The restaurant will offer up to 12-course options featuring a high-end dining experience made with local seafood and produce.

During his opening speech Datuk Seri Robert Tan thanked the local Kutchan town office and Mayor Kazushi Monji for their support for a project and expressed his love for Niseko, especially the summer, and excitement for the future.

Niseko Kyo opens November 30th. With direct ski in ski out access, availability for early New Year, Chinese New Year and spring-skiing is expected to sell-out quickly once Niseko’s winter travellers return. Rates start from ¥50,000 ($334USD) per night.

Key Highlights
● Guests staying at Niseko Kyo have direct access to the Ace Family Quad Lift from the property.
● Flexible for all groups of travellers, choose from one- to six-bedroom configurations.
● Easy access to Hirafu with a complimentary shuttle for guests.
● Private onsens in almost every room type.
● Breathtaking views of Mt Yotei or the ski slopes.
● On-site restaurant Shirakaba and ski valet
● The property features furnishings from Galotti & Radice and Molten & C, complemented by selections from Songdream

The Luxe Nomad are Asia-Pacific’s largest luxury vacation rental management company.

As of July 2023, The Luxe Nomad’s brand recognition and market penetration in the region has significantly increased after becoming the main shareholder of NISADE’s property management division. With 1200 keys in exclusively managed properties across Bali, Koh Samui, Niseko, Furano and Rusutsu we welcome travellers to explore the world in style

Niseko Kyo is an exclusive luxury ski hotel located in Hirafu, Niseko, Hokkaido. Located just 30 metres from Niseko United’s Ace Family Quad lift and directly adjacent to the Family Run the property was built to offer a true ski-in ski-out experience – and no carrying ski gear for parents.

With only 22 luxury residences – and a full staffing team – Niseko Kyo is designed to offer quality service and hospitality, as well as a sense of home.  The word “Kyo” (郷) (or Furusato) itself means “hometown” according to the original Chinese “onyomi” reading of the word.

Niseko Kyo offers sweeping views of snow-covered Yotei, views of the Hirafu ski runs as well as the vibrant Hirafu village. From the first floor to the Penthouse - onsen feature in most apartments within the property. The 6th Floor penthouse itself has 3 separate onsen – each with either a stunning Mt Yotei or view of the Niseko United ski runs.

Niseko Kyo is Hirafu Niseko’s only ski in/out property that can house families and groups up to 14.