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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazingly designed, small boutique hotel with excellent personalized service. It felt like I was staying at a family member's place. Each room gets their own cell phone to call for the shuttle for pickup from the ski lifts. The free morning breakfast was also very nice, especially when getting the japanese breakfast. Would definitely stay here the next time around.

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Germany
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Kimamaya - not only because the place is beautiful, most comfortable and situated right in the heart of Grand Hirafu walking distance from the lifts, restaurants and bars. But even more so because of Peter who is the best hosts we could have imagined. His recommendations were 100% spot on, be it where to go...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been in several places in Niseko, but Kimayama is from far our favourite place. It's a unique balance of refine decoration, warm rooms with prime location and magic view on Mount Yotei ! The team is so nice and helpful as well, it makes the stay in Kimamaya like home..... with a better view :) - See attached...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is rather on the pricy side, but well worth for what you get! The interior is decorated lovely with an eye for details. Rooms are comfy with all you need except international power outlets, so don't forget to bring your adapters... Especially women might appreciate the well heated bedrooms. No cold feet here! The hotel has a tiny...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 5 night stay at Kimamaya. From the minute we were picked up from the bus, we felt right at home. That is the beauty of this small & quaint B&B, and especially the hospitality of Peter & Miki. Any questions we had, they were there to help -- from best places to ski, where to get...

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Thank NicoleClark24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning attention to detail, delectable breakfasts, all the amenities a family would ever want, and topped off with wonderful hosts. Designed to feel like a home from home, Kimamaya offers an extremely chic, practical, and cosy environment from which to base yourselves on a ski trip. Need to book a restaurant for dinner, urgently? Tick. Need some help with day...

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Thank Clazaroo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place. Both facilities and service are superb. Hard to find a bteer location as well. Small enough to be really friendly, but never intrusive. Peter, the hotel manager is terrific - great recomendations on anything from restaurants to finding your way.

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Yokosuka, Japan
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I (and 2 children, ages 2.5 and 11) spent 6 FANTASTIC days at the stunning Kimamaya in Jan '17. From the moment we checked in, Peter and Miki made us feel like we were long-time friend visiting. Immediately set the tone for a great stay. The decor is modern, yet rustic, and very welcoming, with every luxury...

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Bondi, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights and loved it! The location is perfect with a short walk to all restaurants/bars and supermarkets. Miki and John were incredible hosts we cannot speak more highly of them! They also give you a mobile phone so you can call them to be picked up from the various chairlifts/gondolas and also drop you up...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed at Kimamaya for the second time this year for a reason - it is GREAT. If you are looking for a big hotel with bellmen and fancy facilities and group tours, this is not for you. But, if you want a more personal, yet still pretty amazing experience then you NEED to stay here. It only has a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Even as the snowflakes start to fall, adding powder to the slopes outside, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel remains toasty-warm; a cocoon upon the mountainside. Kimamaya is the Japanese word for ‘be yourself’ and here, you can do just that. Jazz music floats through the homely Living Lounge as your bare feet press against the timber flooring, and all that’s left to worry about is which wine you’ll sip as you laze by the fireplace. The vintages served here come from a vineyard owned by the family of Nicolas Gontard, who renovated this nine-room retreat to help guests get closer to the beauty of Niseko, one of Japan’s most popular ski resorts. But Kimamaya Boutique Hotel’s mountain location isn’t only appealing in winter. In the summer and fall, pristine trails and mountain biking tracks snake through the surrounding pine forests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimamaya

Address: 170-248 Yamada, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
Region: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
Price Range: ₹ 10,541 - ₹ 22,456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kimamaya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Try the stone hot-spring bath, my favorite !”
  • View from room
 of 5 bubbles krolito, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great views from the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Clazaroo, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Enjay1234, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 9 - sometimes a little bit of noise from snow movers in the morning, but no big deal - view from Windows was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 632geraldinek, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“all rooms would be very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Peter_Millard, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
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