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Middle Hirafu Village – Hotel
1,2 Bedrooms

Kimamaya Boutique Hotel is one of the most laid back definitions of luxury you’ll ever find.

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Kimamaya, a cosy micro-boutique hotel in the heart of Hirafu, absolutely lives up to its Japanese meaning of “be yourself”. With just nine rooms this exclusive luxury lodge is a refurbed version of one of Niseko’s early chalets built over 25 years ago. Its redesign in 2009, as Niseko enjoyed increasing international recognition for the quality of its powder snow, created an establishment of charm and comfort offering a personal, cosy experience.

Sleeps: 2 – 4 guests (5 max)
Built: 17 – 36m²
Built: 1980s


Family/Kid Friendly
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Onsite Restaurant
Onsite Bar
Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafes

Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen
Walk to Groceries
Breakfast Included
Dinner Available
Japanese-style bath

Guest Lounge room
Childrens Play Room
On Village Shuttle Route
Guest Local Shuttle
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

Kimamaya Boutique Hotel Living Area | Middle Hirafu Village

Four configurations have been used for Kimamaya’s nine rooms to fashion an atmosphere of simplicity, warmth, friendliness and beauty with judicious choice of colours, textures, materials, lighting and accessories.

One of Niseko’s finest restaurants, The Barn by Odin, serving French alpine inspired cuisine and a range of fine wines, is located on site.

Four configurations allow guests to “be yourself”: Alpine 1 for up to two guests with a king bed that can be split into two; Alpine 2 for up to two adults and one small child – a slightly larger room with an ottoman which can be used for the child; Loft 1 for up to four adults and a small child – slightly larger room again with a mezzanine floor set up as a traditional Japanese tatami room for two adults and a small sofa that could be used for a child; Loft 2 offers the same accommodation is the same as Loft 1.

Premium down beddings and cotton linens create the optimum conditions for a good night’s sleep after a strenuous day’s skiing or snowboarding with a choice of three types of pillows – soft, medium and hard. All rooms are equipped with ensuite bathrooms featuring rain showers and toilets. The rooms are fitted with flat screen TV, DVD, ipod docking and wifi.

A day spa offers massage services such as Japanese back massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy and full body massage and guests can soak in wooden (moku) or stone (ishi) spa tubs – perfect for relaxation or for easing those aching muscles after a long day on the slopes.


  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Centralised Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Village Views
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Traditional Tatami room
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Iphone/Ipad Charger
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Apple TV
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dining Table
  • Kettle
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Western Bedding
  • Japanese Bedding
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Rain Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer



A simple studio apartment with en suite bathroom featuring bath and shower and chic designer fixtures. Choose between King Double and 2 Single beds. Your own flat-screen TV, iPod dock and DVD player are there to entertain, or enjoy the spa bath and cozy fire in the common guest space.

2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1 ES: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(no extra guests allowed)


Up to 3 guests can stay in this larger studio apartment. Two guests can sleep on either 1 King Double or 2 singles, an additional guest can stay on the sofa bed. Ample storage space and a flat-screen TV with DVD player and iPod Dock are yours to enjoy. En suite bathroom features Japanese style washlet, a bath and shower.

2 Guests (3 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
20m² approx

Bedroom 1 ES: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(extra guest ¥2500/night on sofa bed)


A great option for families with western bedding for 2 guests on the ground floor and futon bedding on Japanese tatami flooring on a separate loft level. Guests can enjoy their own flat-screen TV with DVD player, an iPod Dock and a stylishly appointed an en suite bathroom with shower and bath.

4 Guests (5 max)
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1 ES: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Loft: 2 Japanese Futons
(extra guest ¥2500/night on futon)


Enjoy a mix of Western and Japanese styling in this extra spacious loft apartment. Two guests sleep on western bedding on the base floor and two more share the loft space, on Japanese futon style bedding laid atop straw tatami flooring. Flat-screen Tv, DVD player and iPod dock are in your room to entertain you, and the en suite contains bath and shower in gorgeous rustic styling.

4 Guests (5 max)
1 Bedroom + Loft
1 Bathroom
36m² approx

Bedroom 1 ES: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Loft: 2 Japanese Futons
(extra guest ¥2500/night on futon bed)


Setting / Atmosphere

Kimamaya Boutique Hotel is located in Central Hirafu Village in the vibrant Momiji-Zaka St, home to some of Hirafu’s best restaurants, bars and live-music venues.

Lifts / Transport

The Ace Family Chair is a 10-minute walk and the shuttle bus stops right across the road. Walk up to the main street and the inter-resort shuttle can take you to Annupuri or Kutchan. Or just have a word with your concierge and they will give you a ride.

Restaurants / Bars

If you need a quick bite on the run, or a late night snack, the Seicomart convenience store is only a five-minute walk up the hill. All around is Hirafu’s central nightlife district of Momiji-zaka – bars Barumba and Half-Note are guaranteed gathering spots. Besides the Barn next door, legendary eatery Ezo Seafoods is just up the road.

Need to Know

  • Extra futon/bedding: ¥2500pp/night
  • Baby Cot free of charge
  • Extra bedding recommended for children 12 and under only
  • Children aged 2 and under free without extra bedding
  • Minimum Stay: 5 nights
  • Non-smoking
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 10am
  • Late check-in OK
  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include Government tax and services (other websites add this on at the end of the booking)
  • Rates quoted in JPY Japanese Yen
  • 50% deposit due at time of booking
  • 50% balance due 60 days before arrival
  • Pay by credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
  • See our full terms and conditions

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please check with us and we can confirm.


  1. Avatar for LisaOrtnerghouze


    We loved our first stay at Kimamaya this past February 2018 with our two boys, aged 5 and 10. The two story bedroom (with kids beds and little private den upstairs) was great and gave us the space we needed; and the small boutique hotel feel really made Kimamaya a home away from home. The staff was attentive and helpful, suggesting and booking dinners for us, but also super accommodating when we wanted to have a take away pizza ‘at home’ and suggested we should relax in the bar area … the lovely bottle of sparkly wine we had with it, made it a wonderful, relaxing evening. We also found the central location of the hotel brilliant. We had previously stayed in ski in/out places in Niseko and were a little reluctant about having to take the Kimamaya shuttle bus to the Hirafu Gondola and back every day. But this turned out to be a non event and very efficient; we were given a phone to call and our taxi arrived within a few minutes later. Also loved the in-house massage/SPA and wished I had booked earlier and a few more slots! Will most definitely book them in advance next year!!! So yes: we definitely plan to go back to Kimamaya in 2019. :-)

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 24 March 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

  2. Avatar for Lance Larivee

    Lance Larivee

    I worked with Peter and his team for 8 people from Portland and Hood River OR. Four couples that want to go to check out the area and try all the amazing food, on sens, different ski areas etc. They took care of everything with emails and when we got there it was better than we thought it could be. We will stay here again and again. Peter and Haruka were exceptional hosts and run a tight operation. Back to kids and jobs etc-but this will always be in the memories….thank you!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 14 March 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

  3. Avatar for Jeff S 551

    Jeff S 551

    On first hearing about Niseko, years ago, I knew it was a place I needed to visit, as it combines two things I love: skiing, and Japan. When I was finally ready to book the trip, it was tough to find the right place to stay; I wanted the convenience of staying in town, so I could walk to restaurants and bars, but I didnt want to be too far from the mountain. Luckily, I stumbled onto Kimamaya.

    The website and marketing materials cannot do it justice; the location is very central, and the public areas and rooms feel cozy and comfortable. There are also two private onsens, that are restorative after a day on the slopes.

    But, what really sets it apart, is the incredible service provided by Peter and Haruka. They constantly go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is amazing, from the second you inquire about room availability, to the moment that you leave. They know the town inside and out, and I need to mention Osaka-san, who is incredibly efficient shuttling guests back and forth in town.

    Thank you again for an excellent stay. I cannot wait to return!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 14 March 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

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