Always popular, Niseko is a magical place for snow-loving families with babies, toddlers, kids, and teens! Little Steps has chatted with parents visiting and living in Niseko to round up a list of top hotels that cater to kids and families! We have included the best of luxury chalets, affordable and cheap options, ski-in/ski-out favorites, big group options, and a few secret stays as well. For those looking for family-friendly accommodation in Niseko, there are 4 different resort areas to choose from:
Family-friendly hotels could have different meanings – some would need a connecting room to separate the kids from the adults, some require an indoor and outdoor kids’ space and a child-friendly menu, while others would be looking for child-care services like babysitting. Another thing to consider is if you want a ski-in/ski-out hotel located on the slopes, something at the foot of the mountain, or a centrally located one closer to downtown.
For areas, the 4 resort areas run ongoing shuttle buses so it’ll be convenient no matter where you stay. You can choose from a combined ski pass (all 4 resorts) or individual passes offered for Annupuri and Hirafu. Note, Annupuri is the hub of Kids Land, sledding, tubing, and beginner slopes.
MINISTRY OF VILLAS makes searching for a villa a pleasure, then makes the booking process painless. They understand that families (especially those traveling with groups) will need assistance in selecting the right chalet for the right aged kids, within the right budget, and in the best location. Browse their chalets online here and if you need more help in navigating, just let them know and they can help secure the right chalet for your crew. A few of their favorite properties in Niseko are below!
MINISTRY OF VILLAS Niseko, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villa/niseko/
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Park Hyatt opened in the family-friendly area of Hanazano offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of snow, ski, and outdoor activities. This part of Niseko is known for its views of the Annupuri ranges and Mount Yotei. Guests will find exceptional skiing, loads of kids activities (Tube Park and the new Galaxy Of Kids indoor play area), and plenty of F&B too. Click here for their area winter activities!
Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono, 328-1 Aza Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, 044-0082, +81 1 36 27 1233, email@example.com, https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/japan/park-hyatt-niseko-hanazono/ctsph
Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, opened at the end of December 2020 as a 50-room luxurious resort at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri in Niseko Village. Luxury extras on the property include two amazing restaurants and one lounge, a spa and onsen, and a fitness center. Kids that are 5 years old and under, sharing the same room with their parents will be complimentary!
Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, 919-28 Soga, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1522, Japan, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ritzcarlton.com/higashiyamanisekovillage
Hilton Niseko Village is located on the southern slopes of the famous Niseko Annupuri Mountain and inside Niseko Village. The gondola is next to the hotel and takes you up to the top of the mountain in 7 minutes. They also have a large indoor bath and a wide outdoor bath next to a pond with stunning views of Mt. Yotei. Year after year, it has been voted one of the best hotels in Niseko. There are plenty of perks for families including a playground, children's activities, children's menu, cribs, high chairs, and many restaurants to satisfy the fussiest of eaters.
Hilton Niseko Village, Higashiyama Onsen, Niseko-chō, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1592, Japan, +81 136 44 1111, https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/ctsnvhi-hilton-niseko-village/
Warm and cozy, this property is perfect for families who want their own space. Located in Niseko Village, this 200-room contemporary property is popular with parents for both the design and the convenience (ski-in ski-out access during winter). They also have family-friendly traditional Onsen baths making it a perfect place to chill after a day on the slopes. In the summer, there is an outdoor pool, a nature school, and lots of other activities to keep you and your guests entertained.
The Green Leaf Niseko Village, Higashiyama-onsen, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 048-1592, Japan, +81 (0)136 44 3311, www.thegreenleafhotel.com/en/
Located in Hirafu town, this residence opens up on one side directly to the powder skip slopes of Ace Family Lift, where you can access the entire ski fields of Annupuri. On the other side, you can enjoy eating and drinks along the main street of Hirafuzaka. Large windows, design in Japanese traditional hues - this property is gorgeous! The Maples Niseko offers 73 units, ranging from studio, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom & penthouses. Opened in December 2018, this is a very popular stay for Spring and Summer seasons with families. Book up!
The Maples Niseko, 204-27 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-Cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido JAPAN 044-008, Website
Hirafutei is a natural hot spring resort hotel that offers convenience and affordability for families. It is a 3-minute walk from Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu and they also offer ski storage and ski equipment rentals. This ski-in, ski-out doesn't carry the hefty price tag of other properties nearby in Hirafu.
Yumoto Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei, 044-0081 Hokkaido, Niseko, Kutchan Yamada 204, Japan, http://hirafutei.info/en/
The Niseko Company specializes in accommodation for groups. All properties are luxurious and high-end and they use their insider knowledge to source the best for your family or group of families. Whether it’s a traditional-style chalet or something more modern, their experts will gladly advise you. Click here to check out their featured properties.
The Niseko Company, locations all over Niseko, http://thenisekocompany.com/properties
Ski bunnies love this ski-in, ski-out luxury resort hotel in Niseko, with doorstep access to fabled powder slopes. Nestled less than 100m from the Grand Hirafu high-speed gondola and less than 50m from the official International Ski School, Ki Niseko defines mountain luxury. Families can choose from one- or two-bedroom condominiums. Other perks for guests include a family-friendly onsen, spa, and dining options (including apres-ski options).
Ki Niseko, 183-43 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 044-0081, Japan, www.kiniseko.com
MNK Resorts And Accommodation is made up of Country Resort, The Orchards, Akazora, and Long-Term Stay. Country Resort offers beautiful traditional wooden chalets ranging from compact 2-bedroom chalets to spacious 5-bedroom chalets making it the perfect retreat for large groups. Each one is unique and offers something different. The resort also has a fabulous snow park where kids can enjoy non-stop fun. In addition to organizing skiing-related activities, the park can also assist in organizing dog sledding and trips to the winter petting zoo.
Country Resort, Kabayama 30-149, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, http://mnkniseko.com/the-chalets-at-country-resort.
Long Term Stays, https://www.mnkniseko.com/en/long-term-stay
Niseko Grand Resort is popular with families looking for a bit of culture during their stay. You'll actually have the best of both worlds here with rooms coming in either Western-style or Japanese-style, and the restaurant buffet serving both Western and Japanese food options. Relax in one of their awesome hot springs at the end of the day. This hotel is only a 5-minute drive from Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort.
Niseko Grand Hotel, Hokkaido, Niseko, Niseko 412, Japan, https://niseko-grand.com/en/
Located at the foot of Mt. Yotei, this is a beautiful Japanese-style hotel. Each room has Japanese beds, a welcoming living area, and all the mod cons you could need. With only 25 rooms, it’s a lovely small hotel for families. Relax with a treatment at the hot springs spa before heading out for the evening. The hotel is located in a remote area, but pickups from the nearby Annupuri ski area can be arranged.
Moku No Sho, 393 Niseko Niseko Cho Abuta Gun Hokkaido Japan, www.mokunosho.com/en/
LUXURY FAMILY HOTELS, RESORTS, VILLAS/COTTAGES IN NISEKO:
Annupuri Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels And Chalets:
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LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS, VILLAS/COTTAGES IN NISEKO:
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AFFORDABLE BOUTIQUE HOTELS, VILLAS/COTTAGES IN NISEKO:
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