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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Absolutely loved this accommodation! Very pricey but you are paying for a short walk to Grand Hirafu. You can leave your skis and boots at the ski concierge at the ski lift which is a real bonus. You can shortcut through but looks like lots of building going on so would check how far to walk if new buildings are... More 

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Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear Kylie T, Thank you for choosing Yama Shizen and HT Holidays for your holiday in Niseko and also for your review. I am pleased to hear you and enjoyed the accommodation and our Ski Valet service. The main walking track to our Gondola Ski Valet was not available last season due to construction next door and we expect that... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We had a wonderful stage at Yama Shizen and with HT Holidays. The accomodation was clean, spacious and modern. The staff were polite and helpful. The extra bonuses of the ski valet service offered by HT Holidays was great as even though it is only a short walk to the gondola it meant not carrying our skis up and down.... More 

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Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Niseko and taking the time to write a review of your stay. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed Yama Shizen and our HT Holidays service. I look forward to welcoming you back to Yama Shizen, or one of our other properties on your next stay in Niseko. More 

Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Our trip was organised wonderfully well by Steve Kelso at Niseko Ski Tours who we cannot thank enough - he listened to our requirements and provided us with superior customer service that resulted in a fantastic family holiday. We arrived at Niseko late on Sunday evening where we were greeted by Evan from HT Holidays and escorted to our beautiful... More 

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Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear Turners23, Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your visit to Niseko-Hirafu and also taking the time to write such a detailed review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Niseko and the service we provided. I will pass your kind feedback to all the members of staff you kindly mentioned. It was pleasure having you stay... More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Location is prefect, it's close to convenience store, ski rental, onsen and restaurants. The room is modern and clean with kitchen facilities that we can make simple breakfast. The service of HT is professional, with prompt reply to your questions through email. And most important is the staff are really nice and helpful, offering complimentary pick up service for us... More 

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Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for choosing to stay with us in the spring and writing your review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the location and service at Yama Shizen. The HT Holidays team looks forward to welcoming you back to Yama Shizen, or one of our other properties, on your next trip to Niseko. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

"We 've spend 3 nights at Yama Shizen and it was more than I expected. Clean, beautiful room, nice kitchenette, large bathroom, washing machine and a remarkable view. It's close to supermarket and onsen, some of the restaurants were already closed due to end of season, but still plenty to choose from. HT handled our booking of ski classes, shuttled... More 

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Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Yama Shizen on your visit to Niseko-Hirafu this spring. I am glad to hear your stay exceeded your expectations. I will pass your kind feedback to all the HT Holidays team. I look forward to welcoming you back to Yama Shizen, or one of our other properties again soon. More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Great apartments with all conveniences. Yama Shizen is the total package. Location is great as you can walk to gondola and restaurants and supermarkets and ski hire . Scenic views and perfect snow conditions each time we have visited. Thanks HT.

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Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear CBHongKong, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and writing your review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in Yama Shizen. The HT Holidays team looks forward to welcoming you back to Yama Shizen, or one of our other properties, on your next trip to Niseko. More 

Melbourne
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101 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Spent 6 nights at Yama Shizen East apartments in a studio room. Room was a good size with limited kitchen facilities. Bathroom was spacious and the shower was great - loads of hot water all the time. It was great having laundry facilities. Microwave, kettle and toaster meant you could sort breakfast yourself and even heat up meals for dinner.... More 

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Thank Munro1984
Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear JCMW, Thank you for taking the time to a review about your stay with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the facilities, location and service at Yama Shizen. I look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay at Yama Shizen, or one of our other HT Holidays properties on your next visit. More 

Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Have been using HT Holidays for a few years now and they never fail to deliver, this is the 4th apartment we have used and this ones rates very well. All you could ask for plus. Coffee shop in the lobby from 7-11, great for that early morning hit, close to the Gondola or the Ace Quad. Plenty of restaurants... More 

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Thank 133teflon
Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear 133teflon, Thank you for your continued support of Niseko and HT Holidays. I am glad that we and Niseko are keeping you happy. The coffee spots in Yama Shizen and Youtei Tracks are run by a local coffee shop called Sprout from Kutchan and have been very popular again this season. I will pass on your kind feedback to... More 

Thailand
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Apartment size, amenities and location fantastic. 5th floor overlooking the slopes and a 10 minute walk to the valet ski solely for HT customers. Great service. Used competitors (Nisade) last year and was very disappointed. Well done HT. We will be back.

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Thank mollynook
Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear Mollynook, Thank you for choosing Yama Shizen for your holiday and taking the time to post a review about your stay. I am pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and are looking to stay with us again. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next holiday in Niseko. More 

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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Had a 2 bed + studio (with ensuite and kitchenette) for a week, the apartment is clean and very well appointed, with proper cooking facilities and utensils, as well as some boardgames and such. Bedrooms are generous with pillows, and white sheets are spotless. Bathrooms come with large bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash, as well as a hair... More 

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Thank JCMW
Greg T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear JCMW, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review about your stay with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed Yama Shizen. I look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay at Yama Shizen, or one of our other HT Holidays properties on your next visit. More 

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Bistrot Le Cochon
Bistrot Le Cochon
Cuisines: French, European
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yama Shizen has 39 apartments, ranging in size from Studio Rooms to 3 bedroom Penthouses. It is ideally located in upper Hirafu Village, with excellent access to the slopes, shopping, hot springs, and all the best restaurants. Designer interiors, contemporary architecture and the latest in alpine materials, Yama Shizen offers superior levels of quality, comfort and privacy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yama Shizen

Address: 185-6 Yamada, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
Price Range: $114 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Yama Shizen 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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Also Known As:
Hokkaido Tracks Holidays Niseko Hotel Kutchan-Cho
Yama Shizen Japan/Hokkaido - Kutchan-Cho
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