Kimamaya is a cozy boutique hotel in the heart of Niseko.
Attached to the hotel is the Barn restaurant, a fine dining French bistro that, if you’re a guest of the hotel, you can wear your slippers to.
Little details like heated coat racks in the rooms, complimentary happy hours for guests to mingle and meet with free flowing wine and champagne from the owner’s private vineyards, and the 2 best house managers in Japan — Katelynne and Peter — make this place a real find.
Visit in February and time your stay to coincide with the Sapporo Snow Festival
2 hour bus from New Chitose airport in Sapporo
We used Hokkaido Access Liner
170-248 Aza-Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
Tel +81 (0) 136 23 2603
*images above via Kimamaya