Sunday 1 November 2020
Higashiyama Niseko Village,  a Ritz-Carlton Reserve launches 15 December 2020 and will offer exclusive all-season mountain adventures, immersive journeys, sublime gastronomy and restorative wellness therapies. Photo: Ritz-Carlton

Higashiyama Niseko Village is Ritz-Carlton Reserve’s newest venture and is inspired by the concept of kachou fuugetsu – encouraging self discovery through the transient beauty of nature and wellbeing. Translating literally to “flower, bird, wind, moon”, the kachou fuugetsu approach represents the importance of experiencing the beauty of each changing season and the fleeting beauty of  nature. Appreciating those differences at that moment is the start to a self-discovery path with a feeling of wholeness and sense of freedom while focusing on the present moment. 

The resort is set to debut on 15 December 2020 and the avid traveller can expect to find curated all-season mountain adventures, immersive journeys, sublime gastronomy and restorative wellness therapies that appreciate the ever-changing beauty of  nature. It is because of this that no two experiences can ever be the same, therefore enhancing the uniqueness of the adventures you will have at this beautiful retreat. 


Relax at Ume Lounge after a hard day of skiing. Photo: Ritz-Carlton


Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan, is famously known for its ski season. It is popular with skiers and snowboarders but it also offers a timeless beauty all year round with its vast ski terrains, various outdoor activities, wellness therapies and PURE nature park activities. At Higashiyama Niseko Village, guests will be attended to Higashiyama Reservists, a team of select experts curated as guides for Reserve guests. These guides possess insider knowledge of the local environment, trails and natural wonders that make Niseko a great holiday destination and guests will be able to utilise that information to make their experience even more enjoyable. 

Foodies and those in pursuit of gastronomical delights pre and post activities will enjoy the array of seasonal delicacies that are served up at the resort. After all, skiing and snowboarding will make one famished. The chefs at Higashiyama partake in the concept of shun, which is using the freshest local ingredients that are in season from local farmers and suppliers. As a result, the menus evolve with the seasons and showcase the finest of what the region has to offer.


Mount Yotei in Niseko is a sight to behold when you take on the slopes in winter. Photo: Ritz-Carlton


Service is of course top-notch as one would expect. Hosts, called do san for guests, which means “a person of Hokkaido”, are available to oversee every aspect of a guest’s stay and is in contact via a single touchpoint. Should there be something that a guest needs, the do san will be able to help out.

Whichever season one chooses to visit Higashiyama Niseko Village, you can be assured that it will be a personal and memorable stay flanked by the view of stunning snowcapped (or green) mountains.