Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Higashiyama Niseko Village, the first ever Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in Japan, is now open.

Higashiyama Niseko Village, the newest resort in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio, is thrilled to welcome guests to Japan’s top winter sports destination, Niseko. Located in Hokkaido, the country’s northernmost island, Higashiyama Niseko Village offers an exceptional escape for guests seeking personal and physical exploration. The resort is a stunning ski-in/ski-out property that interweaves the highest level of personalised service and care with the charm of Japan’s local history, culture and cuisine. Higashiyama Niseko Village is the fifth Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world, and the very first in Japan.

Unfolding over a vast landscape, with panoramic views of Mount Yotei and Mount Niseko Annupuri, the inspiration behind the ultra-luxury resort lies in the Japanese concept of Kachou Fuugetsu (flower, bird, wind, and moon) that encourages reverence for the transient beauty of nature and wellbeing through self-discoveries. Expressions of heartfelt emotional connection, indigenous aesthetics, unique cuisine and sensory-rich journeys characterise every element of the guest experience.

Higashiyama Niseko Village features 50 elegant guest rooms and suites appointed with refined amenities. A sense of cultivated beauty infuses all the spaces in the resort, with natural polished marble, fragrant cedarwood and flame-brushed finished granite. Every space is designed to frame nature, showcasing the transitions of light and the seasons on the nearby mountains.

Bringing to life the Reserve brand’s commitment to intuitive and heartfelt service, a trusted personal host or Do San (a person of Hokkaido) will assist guests with a highly personalised stay through a single touchpoint to access every service, amenity and offering. Their sense of genuine care and responsibility, known as omotenashi, is the gold standard of Japanese hospitality, driven from the purity of the heart and mutual respect with no pretence or expectation, which has evolved over the centuries as a subtle art form.

With a holistic focus on wellness, the bespoke spa offers tailored treatments to provide respite for the body and soul. The resort also features a traditional Japanese onsen for guests to luxuriate in the rejuvenating mineral-rich waters of Niseko’s natural underground hot springs.