We spent a relaxing week at the Kimamaya in July, escaping the heat of Honshu. Peter and Rie were fantastic hosts -- very friendly and extremely helpful. They pointed us to fantastic restaurants in Hirafu and Kutchan (including the superb French restaurant attached to the hotel), set us up for fun summertime activities, and helped us with our ongoing travel... More
- Also Known As:
- Kimamaya Japan/Hokkaido - Kutchan-Cho
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Even as the snowflakes start to fall, adding powder to the slopes outside, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel remains toasty-warm; a cocoon upon the mountainside. Kimamaya is the Japanese word for ‘be yourself’ and here, you can do just that. Jazz music floats through the homely Living Lounge as your bare feet press against the timber flooring, and all that’s left to worry about is which wine you’ll sip as you laze by the fireplace. The vintages served here come from a vineyard owned by the family of Nicolas Gontard, who renovated this nine-room retreat to help guests get closer to the beauty of Niseko, one of Japan’s most popular ski resorts. But Kimamaya Boutique Hotel’s mountain location isn’t only appealing in winter. In the summer and fall, pristine trails and mountain biking tracks snake through the surrounding pine forests. ... more less
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