Celebrate the Season of Rebirth at Higashiyama Niseko Village

Spring, the season of rebirth, has arrived in Niseko. The magic of winter still lingers with visible snow against blue skies with wildlife sleepily emerging from hibernation and new vegetation gradually bursting in multi-hued greens as the sun takes its time to warm the land before summer settles in by June.

In celebration of the gently evolving green season,  Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve and state-of-the-art ski destination, has designed exclusive stay offers that embrace the philosophy of Kachou Fuugetsu that stems from a Japanese proverb translating to Flower, Bird,  Wind, Moon. The ancient saying is greater than the sum of its parts as it conveys a reverence for the beauty of nature and in experiencing it, to discover oneself.

The seven stay offers start from JPY 63,333* per room, per night include luxurious overnight accommodation, breakfast for two persons, complimentary afternoon tea for two persons as a Book  Direct Benefit and flexibility for date changes up to two times before the end of validity date.  Additional inclusions and conditions are as follows: 

Yotei Suite Bedroom at Higashiyama Niseko Village
Yotei Suite Bedroom

Reserve Delight 

  • Breakfast for two 
  • Set dinner for two persons at Yukibana 
  • A minimum two-night stay is required 
  • Valid through 30 November 2021

Reserve Story 

  • Breakfast for two 
  • Set lunch and set dinner for two persons at Yukibana 
  • A minimum two-night stay is required 
  • Valid through 30 November 2021

The Maserati Experience 

  • Breakfast for two 
  • Exclusive Maserati amenities in the suite 
  • A bottle of The Ritz-Carlton wine  
  • A two-hour private onsen experience per stay 
  • Return chauffeured airport transfers in a Maserati Levante – Special Edition 
  • Usage of a Maserati Levante – Special Edition during your stay (self-drive at leisure) – Valid through 31 December 2021

Niseko Retreat: Stay 3 Nights, Pay 2 Nights 

  • Breakfast for two 
  • Early check-in at 12pm and late check-out at 4pm 
  • A minimum three-night stay is required 
  • Valid through 30 November 2021 

Golf Retreat 

  • Breakfast for two 
  • One round of golf for two persons 
  • No minimum stay required 
  • Valid through 31 October 2021 

Ladies Retreat 

  • Breakfast for two 
  • 60-minute spa treatment at Spa Chasi La Sothys for two persons 
  • Early check-in at 12pm 
  • No minimum stay required 
  • Valid through 30 November 2021 

PURE Retreat 

  • Breakfast for two 
  • PURE passport for two persons 
  • No minimum stay required 
  • Valid from 1 July 2021 through 30 September 2021 

*Terms and conditions apply to all offers.

The dedicated team of Higashiyama Reservists has curated four inspiring journeys for guests to explore the transient beauty of nature and to encourage independent discoveries. Conditions in Niseko are ideal for cycling and trekking with roads and trails that are seemingly endless, dotted with a  patchwork of farms, onsens, and hidden gems waiting to be explored. The Higashiyama Reservist  Summer Experiences will feature the following: 

Colours of Hokkaido at Higashiyama Niseko Village
Colours of Hokkaido

The Majestic Mount Yotei Hike

Depart from the resort at 6.30 am via shuttle transfer to Mount Yotei’s base before hiking up the majestic mountain. Recharge with to-go breakfast and lunch boxes as treasured moments are taken with a GoPro. As the hike will last 10 hours, it is suited for ages 16-65 years with very high fitness levels.

The Full-Day Lake Toya E-Bike Adventure 

Set off on two wheels towards Lake Toya with a to-go lunch box and discover an ostrich farm, a  farmer’s market, and the delights of Makkari Town with memories captured on GoPro. Suited for ages  16-65 years with high fitness levels as excursion will last 6-7 hours. 

The Scenic Mount Annupuri E-Bike Ride

Traverse on the Niseko Panorama Line, one of the famous winding roads in Hokkaido that threads through Niseko’s peaks to enjoy the mountain nature, with a to-go lunch box and GoPro. Visit the beautiful Shinsen-numa (marsh) located 2,546ft above sea level nicknamed “Where God and  Mountain Hermits Live”, Kanrosui Spring Water, Niseko Green Farm, and indulge in dairy treats at  Milk Kobo. This excursion lasts 4-5 hours and is suited for ages 16-65 years with advanced fitness levels. 

The Half-Day Niseko Leisure Ride

Enjoy a leisurely 3-4 hour cycling tour and visit the famous Wakimizu no Sato tofu shop, feed ostriches, marvel at the farmer’s market offering an abundance of fresh produce before choosing your favourite confections at Milk Kobo. Suited for all ages with intermediate fitness levels. 

The Niseko region is one of the top areas for outdoor enthusiasts to discover a myriad of experiences.  PURE at Niseko Village, a nature activity centre that features Japan’s longest zip line tour, the nation’s first and only Rail Slider, tree trekking and PURE Quick Jump are some of its key attractions,  including many activities to delight kids. Niseko Village also boasts two world-class golf courses – Niseko Village Golf Course, awarded as Japan’s Best Golf Course, offers well-manicured greens and immaculate fairways bordered by a silver birch forest while the Arnold Palmer-designed Niseko Golf  Course is one of Hokkaido’s most challenging courses surrounded by stunning scenery. The pristine  128-kilometre long Shiribetsu River lures water sports devotees with an incredible variety of white water rafting experiences for beginners and advanced thrill-seekers. 

“Shun” in Japanese, is the traditional concept that food should be eaten only in its proper season when it is at its peak of perfection in terms of flavour and nutrients. The anticipation of local produce coming into season from now through November is celebrated by the culinary team at Higashiyama  Niseko Village through fine dining journeys, cocktails and elixirs.

Epicureans will be enticed by the freshest delicacies served at Yukibana and Sushi Nagi sourced from the chilly Seas of Japan and  Okhotsk that include sea urchin, surf clams, Hanasaki crabs, Japanese flying squid, asparagus, Yubari melon and cherries. Prized prime cuts derived from the Hokkaido Tokachi Wagyu are perfectly paired with seasonal organic ingredients such as asparagus, potatoes and pumpkin while sweet confections tantalise with fruit harvests from the orchard, rich dairy and artisanal cheeses. 

The shape of the clouds, the colour of the sky, the hues of the leaves – as the seasons pass, the landscape subtly changes as to be nearly imperceptible to the human eye. Niseko’s beauty often reveals itself when we least expect it, a serendipitous moment of wonder that excites the imagination, sweetens the palate and moves the heart. 

Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve was recently named in the esteemed Travel +  Leisure It List 2021, T+L’s global guide to the essential openings of the past year and Condé Nast  Traveler Hot List 2021, Condé Nast Traveler’s picks of the year’s top hotel and industry openings from around the world. 

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