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170-248 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

4 of us (2 couples) stayed at Kimamaya in February this year. We had never skied in Japan before and may not ski anywhere else again! However, staying in Kimamaya was as much of a highlight as the quality of the snow. The hotel is small, cozy, spotless and everything well thought out. There is a ski room, dry room,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Kimamaya is a superb, boutique style place to stay and the welcome and service from Peter and Katia is both personal and quite incredible. Peter and Katia always seemed to be unobtrusively one step ahead of us in making arrangements that helped our stay feel effortless. We were driven at a moments notice from the front door of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 2 adults & 2 children stayed in Kimamaya during the recent March school holidays. We stayed in the loft room, much to the kids delight. We requested for a child safety gate at the top of the stairs and this was fixed up by the time we we were back from dinner. The room is quite small... More

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kimamaya02, Manager at Kimamaya, responded to this review

Dear Geraldine and Benny, Thank you for taking the time to submit your thoughts on Kimamaya. We are always encouraging of feedback in any shape or form so that we can strive to improve the experience that guests have. Please accept our apologies about the housekeeping incidents. We hope that they were a one off, but I have looked into... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had never been skiing in Japan before and we had heard a lot of mixed reports about Niseko.....we were keen to see and hear for ourselves. We are a husband and wife with two small boys 6 and 8 years old. We travelled with four other families and their kids and the idea was to have a family holiday.... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The classy and lovely hotel located in the heart of hirafu, with bunch of good restaurants, bars around. This is our first time to ski, and choosing Kimamaya makes our trip amazing. Peter and Katia are very nice and help us to explore this area. The room is not big but very comfortable, higher than our expectation! The king size... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We visited in February for our 20th anniversary. Peter and Katia were wonderful and took great care of us not only once we got there but helped us with transfers and provided excellent advice on preparing to come with details such as dinner and rental reservations. The rooms itself were very nice/clean and modern. We also had a nice evening... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Went to Niseko with my husband for the first time and Kimamaya definitely did not disappoint. The service by Peter, Catia and the driver was top notch more than anything else. Before even arriving, our restaurant bookings, lesson bookings and gear rentals were all sorted. They picked us up punctually from the welcome centre, and fetched us to and fro... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Stayed there in January on the recommendation from our friends who also joined us. They had been raving about kimamaya since their last stay. From the moment we were met at the welcome centre by Peter and the Kimamaya van we felt like we were being swept into the kimamaya bubble. Set in the centre of hirafu village, restaurants, ski... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Classic decoration and facilities with good taste! But what really amazed us is the service of Kimamaya! They overcame all the obstacles for us just to let us enjoy a comfortable ski experience! It was our first time to ski. We overlooked on personal ski gears and also a bit late for any group lessons when we arrived Kimamaya. Peter,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed almost a week at Kimamaya, an amazing cocoon right in the center of Hirafu village. The property is fantastic, everyone else said this already. What makes the place truly amazing is the care and service of your two hosts and private concierges, Peter and Katia. They immediately connect and understand who you are, what you like or do... More

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Also Known As:
Kimamaya Japan/Hokkaido - Kutchan-Cho
Address: 170-248 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081, Japan
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Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 110 Specialty lodging in Kutchan-cho
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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