Shiki Niseko made an impressive debut when it opened in 2013 pioneering Niseko’s first year-round integrated hotel, serviced residences and retail development.
If you draw a circle around Hirafu Village, you’ll find Shiki Niseko marking almost the exact centre point – here, you’re staying right in the beating heart of the world’s hottest new ski destination. A few minutes’ walk in either direction takes you to the Hirafu Gondola or the Ace Family Lift. A half dozen bars and a score of restaurants are within a short stroll, as are the all-important convenience stores.
While the 68 apartments are fully self contained, Shiki feels more like a boutique hotel from the moment you step inside. Its luxurious lobby entrance wouldn’t be out of place in an old established European or North American resort with its stunning modern alpine design.
Each apartment is luxuriously laid out and furnished, incorporating contemporary Japanese aesthetics and premium furnishings and fittings, enhanced with the luxuries of Asian hospitality. Living areas feature solid timber floors and full-height double glazed windows framing the famous views of Mt Yotei, the ski mountain and surrounding national park.
Within Shiki itself is a range of features that puts the building in a league of its own – first of all is Niseko’s most famous restaurant, the Michelin-starred French restaurant Kamimura. There is also another excellent restaurant/café, Gorilla, which offers barista-made coffee and à la carte breakfast. Shiki is also home to Hirafu’s only deli-style supermarket, ATM, and Toyota Rent-a-Car office.
Shiki Niseko and nearby MY ecolodge are managed by Fairlane Hospitality, ensuring the finest hospitality for guests across both properties. Both properties were developed by Malaysian developer Low Yat Group.