WHERE IS IT?
Some of the best skiing in the world can be found on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. Of its resorts, Niseko is widely regarded as one of the best for on- and off-piste actions with a wide variety of options for entertainment and relaxation complementing its sports facilities.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Situated at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri, the new townhouses at Kasara Niseko Village are taking luxury in the resort to a new level. Launched under Malaysian hotel group YTL’s new Kasara brand, the eight townhouses are at the heart of the growing resort village. Guests at the townhouses will benefit from an all-encompassing Japanese ski experience with instructors and local experts on hand to provide tips and mountain orientation.
As you would expect, Japanese cultural and architectural influences are strong here. The townhouses don’t go all out on the Asian feel, however. Instead they can be described as comfortably Western with a Japanese influence. Each house features contemporary furnishings, a traditional tatami room, shoji screens, lush fur throws and natural materials.
Niseko is not just a place for the ski crazy. During summer, two championship golf courses provide distraction while guests have access to the gym and the onsen (hot springs) at Hilton Niseko Village and The Greenleaf Niseko Village.
Guests staying at the townhouses enjoy bespoke services and priority privileges at the resort including early morning access to hidden powder stashes by local Niseko Village experts.
Hokkaido is fast becoming the hottest destination in the lucrative ski market. With planned après ski including ventures by Michelin-starred chefs and luxury retail and entertainment developments as well as new direct flights to Hokkaido from other Asian cities, there has never been a better time to invest.