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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing place. Warm and welcoming hosts with a genuine care for their guests. - Great Location - Knowledgeable and helpful staff - Well thought-out and very comfortable rooms - Food was fantastic! Overall....fantastic.... in every way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a long summer weekend in Niseko. The architecture looked modern and cozy online, but it was even more impressive in person as were the level of service and detail we received. I suppose with only 9 rooms, the staff is able to provide personalized service! We were greeted by the friendly manager, Peter,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay at Kimamaya for our honeymoon in March/April. It's the little things that make this place so amazing, like the shuttle runs to and from the mountain, friendly chats with the lovely hosts Peter and Morino, and even some complimentary bubbles for the first night of our honeymoon! We truly couldn't fault... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here to stay near town and enjoy the sites of Niseko. Everything was perfect the beds, being picked up to and from the mountain, breakfast. Even little things like being given a phone and netflix. Couldnt of asjed for a better stay and cant wait to go back. Thanks again guys!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Stayed in a loft apartment in February 2016, there were four of us. Not a huge amount of space, but really comfortable and all that we needed. The friendliness and customer service at the Kimamaya is phenomenal - Paul and Kimomo are absolutely lovely and were so helpful with restaurant tips and bookings. They gave us a phone that we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Every stay in kimamaya is an experience on its own, yet really feels like home! The rooms are so comfortable that it's sometimes difficult to drag yourself out to ski ;) Special thanks to Peter and Morino (and Nicolas!) for taking such good care of us and for helping my folks who are non-skiers enjoy Hirafu. ありがとう, Osaka-san for getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The Kimamaya is a beautiful, immaculate boutique hotel, where every comfort for the guest has been provided, including free WiFi, Apple TV (with free Netflix), private onsen baths, a dry room for ski boots, mittens, and clothing, a storage room for skis/snowboards, free transportation to and from the mountain, complimentary water, tea, and coffee in the rooms, and delicious breakfasts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

You feel like you're in a large home. The service is wonderful, the breakfasts are tasty, and the location is perfect. The great service starts long before you arrive, with restaurant reservation and ground transportation assistance. I plan to return!

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

A great return visit. Just like saying with "family" Peter & Morino gave us a warm welcome as soon as we arrived and looked after us for a great week. Nothing is too much trouble and they both work very hard and even remembered our requirements from last year. The hotel is superb. The rooms very well fitted out and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The wonderful and positive things which have been reviewed for Kimamaya are true, and much as I wish selfishly wish to keep this place a secret, I guess I should share it too like those before me who have led me to this lovely place with their reviews. We skied in Niseko for the first time in February 2016 and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Kimamaya

Address: 170-248 Yamada, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
Price Range: $165 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimamaya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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