With its epic powder and multitudinous terrains, Niseko has long been one of, if not the top ski destination in Asia. Located in snowy Hokkaido, the mountain town is frequented by tourists all year round. In winter, it becomes a complete ski paradise, and in summer, the mild weather is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. While already dotted with high-end lodges, the area is about to become even more attractive for international jet-setters and adventure junkies, with luxury hotel group Aman announcing that it will make its mark on Niseko come 2023 by opening an all-season resort in Mount Moiwa, an untouched nature reserve.
The exclusive 187-hectare residence — the fourth Aman property in Japan — will house 30 guest rooms for utmost privacy and serenity, stylised to pay homage to Japan’s ryokan culture. Set in the mountain, Aman Niseko holds spectacular views of the forest and mountain vistas.
All of Aman properties in Japan are designed by Kerry Hill Architects, featuring spacious residences aligned with its cultural setting. Interiors are masterfully designed, with walls that reflect the time of the day and changing seasons. Its wooden accents incorporated in all interiors creates warmth, depth and a sense of bringing nature within. There’s also fireplaces, private bathtubs and onsen facilities to keep you warm in the freezing weather.
Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of Aman, said, ‘The announcement of Aman Niseko follows the recent and successful debut of Aman Kyoto. Aman Niseko is designed in harmony with its expansive and serene surroundings and the resort and residences will embrace Aman’s devotion to detail and impeccable service. This all-season resort will be a haven of peacefulness immersed in the purest Japanese scenery with the renowned thoughtfulness of Japanese hospitality’.”
As the first full spa and wellness resort in Japan, Aman Niseko offers a sanctuary to heal the mind, body, and soul. Guests can enjoy personalised programmes after a consultation that offers benefits of Japanese and European spa and healing rituals.
Beyond the fact that this new Aman destination is the perfect ski and mountain retreat, it is also a place for culinary indulgence. Aman Niseko offers both fine dining Japanese and Italian together, along with menus focused on seasonal cuisine. Guests travelling with children can put their minds at rest as Aman Niseko provides amenities for children as well. Its two-storey kids’ club comes with a playground, a bowling alley, swimming pools and more. You don’t have to compromise on your rest and relaxation time here as experienced staff are on hand to watch over children of all ages.
Amongst the breathtaking setting of Niseko’s finest gem Moiwa, this secluded haven is one we’re already adding to our bucket lists.
This article was originally published on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.