Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Will Offer A Kachou Fuugetsu Inspired Experience

The new Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will offer guests an experience inspired by the ancient Japanese philosophy Kachou Fuugetsu, when it opens in YTL Hotels’ Niseko Village, Hokkaido on 15th December 2020.
Translating literally to “Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon”, Kachou Fuugetsu represents the importance of experiencing the beauty of each changing season and the transient attractiveness of nature. Under the philosophy, appreciating these differences in nature is the start to a journey of self-discovery.

Guests at the new 50-room resort can look forward to curated all-season mountain adventures, immersive journeys, sensory experiences and gastronomy, and restorative wellness therapies, all inspired by the ever-changing beauty of nature. Located at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri with panoramic views of Mount Yotei, the internationally acclaimed alpine destination is ideally positioned for guests to explore the evolving seasons year-round.

On hand to guide guests through the seasons will be the Higashiyama Reservists, a team of select experts with in-depth insider knowledge of the local environment, trails and natural wonders that make Niseko such a remarkable destination. In the comfort of the new hotel, guests can also draw upon the Do San service. Aptly named in honour of the locale and its history, Do San means “a person of Hokkaido”. These trusted and dedicated personal hosts will oversee every aspect of a guests’ stay, ensuring their every need is anticipated and met seamlessly.

As the seasons change, so does the landscape and so will the gastronomy at this exciting new hotel. The Japanese word shun refers to ingredients that are in their prime season and therefore celebrated.  The resort’s chefs take great culinary pride in shun and will be sourcing signature ingredients from local farmers and suppliers, allowing them to take pride of place on seasonally changing menus at the new hotel’s two restaurants. Fine dining journeys, cocktails and elixirs will be crafted with every creation, each telling a compelling story that showcases the region’s culinary heritage.

Each season has characteristics that are deeply rooted in the Japanese lifestyle, extending beyond landscape and gastronomy to include activities, traditions and art, all of which guests can look forward to experiencing at Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

In the lead up to the official opening, the hotel team will launch a series of unique stories to look forward to including:

  • The Soul of Niseko: Evocative Mountain Adventures
  • Heartfelt Human Connections
  • Shun Culinary: A Taste of Niseko
  • Traditional Wellness Wisdom
  • The Majestic Niseko Spring Water
  • Dining Beyond: Immersive Journeys
  • The Ainu Heritage
  • Colours of Hokkaido: Self-Discovery Experiences
YTL Hotels’ Niseko Village is also home to three other hotels including a Hilton hotel, the all-suite hotel Hinode Hills, which opened in December 2019, and a row of luxury townhouses. Niseko Village also has two golf courses, including the Arnold Palmer-designed Niseko Golf Course and extensive green season infrastructure including an adventure activity park.

Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, will offer a world-class gateway to Niseko’s adventurous mountains with 2,191 acres of skiable terrain and access to extensive backcountry skiing. Niseko Village has been selected by Sapporo City Government as the venue for some of the 2030 Winter Olympics’ most iconic events. With expanse of fall-line ski terrain from peak to base, the ski destination is set to host all four alpine disciplines; slalom, giant slalom, super-giant slalom (super-G) and downhill.