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Yama Shizen

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay at Yama Shizen in March. After our first 7 nights were up we extended our booking by a further 4 nights. We were able to stay in the same room. The studio room is nice and spacious. Access to a shared washing machine is a huge bonus. We didn't have any neighbors during our...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear G7904TBkatel, Thank you very much for taking time reviewing Yama Shizen. My team and I are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our studio room and the convenient location. As you mentioned, with a kitchenette and a shared washing machine with dryer, it is well-equipped for people staying more than a few nights. We are also...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Six of us (three couples) stayed at the Yama Shizen for six nights. We had a 3-bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment, which appeared to be a studio and a 2 bedroom apartment with the inter-connecting doors unlocked. The complex is relatively new and the apartment was sufficiently spacious - the six adults didn't feel cramped at all. The 2 bedroom...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear hotsyd22, Thank you very much for staying with us and posting your comments regarding your stay at Yama Shizen. I am happy to hear all six of you felt comfortable in the apartment. Space, a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and ski lockers are among the features of Yama Shizen. Unfortunately our Guests could not access the slopes via...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Stayed in Yama Shizen for 10 days in April 2017. Snow on the slopes was disappointing but not the accommodation. Clean, comfortable and staff (front desk and cleaning) were all fantastic - always eager to assist. Apartment was spacious with laundry room - an essential especially when travelling with kids. No english TV program to watch - play board games...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear patrick2042016, Thank you very much for taking the time reviewing Yama Shizen. I am glad to hear our staff helped make your stay fantastic. I will pass on your kind feedback to the team. I am happy your apartment was up to the standard in terms of comfort, space and cleanliness. Thank you very much for the advice regarding...

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a 2 bedroom appartment where we fitted in easily with our 6 member family, extra beds on the floor for the little ones were no problem. Super location to the gondola in Niseko. Appartment is very nice, good living area, great views on the mountains. It also comes very well equipped, has everything in the kitchen, all...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for taking time leaving your review regarding Yama Shizen. The apartments are indeed designed for the family to feel like being home with all necessary equipment to cook or do laundry when needed. Our team is always doing their best to provide guests a great holiday, we will be waiting for you to come...

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Amazing place great service everything was so easy. Great locations to the lifts and food. All the little extra things you need were just taken care of very easily. Would 100% go back. We had the best time.

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear Dani R, Thank you very much for your comment regarding Yama Shizen. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you choose Niseko Central again for your future winter holiday!

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We stayed in a one bedroom studio suit in the Yama Shizen East building, the room was excellent well appointed, warm and comfortable. The suit has a little kitchenette with all that's required so your able to make your own breakfast etc, the bathroom is modern and also well appointed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Yama Shizen to...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear MaidstonePete, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your stay at Yama Shizen. I am glad to hear the studio room was to your liking for your stay here in Niseko. We do hope you will recommend Yama Shizen, or any other of our properties, to your friends and relatives and we look forward to...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Yamashizen West is brilliant. The apartment was excellent; very comfortable with everything we needed - great kitchen, living area, bathrooms, laundry etc ; spotlessly clean when we arrived and well serviced throughout the week. The apartment was really well placed - close to the lifts and also close to the onsen, shops and restaurants. The set up in the ski...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear DaveMatthewsNZ, Thank you very much for your time in leaving such a nice feedback about Yama Shizen. We are all very happy to hear you enjoyed how convenient the building and apartments are designed and the central location, in the heart of the village and close to the mountain. I am also glad to hear that Sprout Coffee Spot...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in an 01, one bed apartment in winter peak season. It was warm, comfortable and full of gadgetry. The Eco cleaning was sufficient every other day emptying bins, replacing essentials and changing towels. The view from our 01 apartment up the mountain was picturesque. Check-in and check out was efficient and swift. All in all a very good...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear Brontetom, Thank you very much for taking time to review your stay at Yama Shizen. I am glad to hear you enjoyed both the apartment and the services provided by our team. Thank you also for sharing the photo of the view from your room. Hopefully next time the weather will be more to your liking and we look...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in January- family with 3 kids, in a 2 bedroom unit. East tower, ground floor, unit 101. Unit was spacious, lots of natural light, lovely bathrooms, extra toilet, great kitchen- we cooked dinner most nights. Although we didn't have the views of the upper floors it was great not having to wait for the lift or take the...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear Haybarr, Thank you very much for taking the time to give your feedback about your stay at Yama Shizen. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the apartment at its best with your family. The new mini-supermarket in Hirafu, just a short walk away from Yama Shizen, certainly is a great addition to the village this winter. I am...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed in Yama Shizen East. Compared to other places we stayed at (e.g. Ki Niseko), Yama Shizen is really spacious and a true "apartment" with a proper kitchen, big bathrooms and ample storage space. The rooms are bright and efficiently laid out. The living room easily fits a few families for an after-ski get-together whilst the kids run around...

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Renaud T, Hotel Manager at Yama Shizen, responded to this review

Dear 888Hongkonger, Thank you very much for taking time writing such a nice review about your stay. I am glad to hear the apartment and our service made your stay enjoyable. I am also very happy to hear you enjoyed the morning coffee from the Yama Shizen Coffee Spot run by Sprout, the most famous coffee shop in Kutchan. I...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Bistrot Le Cochon
Bistrot Le Cochon
Cuisines: French, European
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yama Shizen has 39 apartments, ranging in size from Studio Rooms to 3 bedroom Penthouses. It is ideally located in upper Hirafu Village, with excellent access to the slopes, shopping, hot springs, and all the best restaurants. Designer interiors, contemporary architecture and the latest in alpine materials, Yama Shizen offers superior levels of quality, comfort and privacy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yama Shizen

Address: 185-6 Yamada, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
Price Range: RM419 - RM1,309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Yama Shizen 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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Also Known As:
Hokkaido Tracks Holidays Niseko Hotel Kutchan-Cho
Yama Shizen Hokkaido, Japan - Kutchan-Cho
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“We stayed in the East tower at the back We had an awesome view but if you stayed at the front you might get better views of Mt Yoeti”
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“The rooms on level 5 facing the mountain give fantastic views up the mountain.”
DaveMatthewsNZ, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All seem OK. With construction slated for the uphil landplot, you are perhaps better off with a downhill-facing apartment”
888Hongkonger, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“they are all good, just different views”
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