- Ski-in ski-out at the base of Niseko Hirafu Ski Resort
- Excellent service
- Beautiful decor in rooms and troughout the hotel
- Central to all of Hirafu’s village activities
- AYA has stunning onsen facilities, including three private family onsens, and a full service spa
- Some of the apartments have amazing view of Mt Yotei, while others look at ski resort, ground level or other buildings.
- The property offers hotel services, including concierge, ski valet, gym, business center and more.
- Score a room on the resort side and watch the kids learn to ski from the comfort of your living room.
- Atelier rooms only offer internal windows (no outside views)
AYA Niseko offers prime ski-in ski-out lodging containing apartments with all the bells and whistles you would come to expect from a high end ski hotel.
Designed by Hokkaido architect Koichi Ishiguro, the word AYA is a Japanese weaving technique and is intended to convey the building’s design as interlocking with the surrounding beauty. Fortunately, we feel it does. The design of the hotel and apartments is just beautiful and modern, yet comfortable. Views from some of the apartments are quite stunning, either lookng to Yotei or the ski slopes. Although they aren't the marquee views, we love looking at the snow covered birch forests to the side of the property - almost more unique and very zen. Some rooms face other buildings.
AYA Niseko consists mainly of apartments that range in size from studios to three bedrooms. At 47.24 sqm the studios are a decent size, while at 373 sqm the 4-bedroom 4-bathroom (plus maid’s room) penthouse is ginormous. Two ground floor residences have their own ski-in entrance and all the residences and penthouses have their own private onsen baths. There is one small hotel room, and due to the fact it has no outside windows, it is excellent value for such a prime property.
Apartments are finished off high-end entertainment systems and fully equipped designer kitchens and furnishings finished in muted grey and pale timber tones.The facilities at AYA are definiltey of 5-star standard. The onsen (including private family onsen) are in keeping with the stylish design of the hotel and, amazingly, they are often empty. There is a restaurant that serves up a hearty breakfast and an excellent ski valet storage service. If you have young children AYA is a great choice as there's a day care facility in the building, and Go Snow ski school right outside the door. Additional facilities include a gallery, full service spa, retail stores and gym. Niseko Babysitters and Kids Club is also available at AYA.
AYA Niseko is great for families or couples wanting a high-end apartment in prime location in Niseko, with five-star hotel facilities.
AYA was a good splurge. Our two bedroom unit was very nice, staff was extremely helpful, onsen was excellent, location was also good (we liked the ski-in valet and the bottom of the hill location which was close to restaurants, etc). There are a bunch of negative Trip Advisor comments on AYA which I just don’t understand. We didn’t eat there but it seems like they could do more with the Ginger Restaurant - there were never many people in it. The AYA shuttles were fine, as long as you went on the regular schedule. We unequivocally recommend AYA without reservation, Andrew, USA, Scout Customer 2019
AYA Hotel was stunning, the staff were very attentive and friendly, transfers to The welcome centre were well organised and on time. It's true ski in ski out and in a very convenient location for shops and restaurants when you aren't skiing. The onsen facilities were beautiful and seemed to be underused. Our Atelier room was a great size for 2 people with a huge queen size bed, and well equipped ensuite shower room. Mark, UK, Scout Customer 2018
Located next to the Ace Family Pair lift in a ski-in ski-out location AYA Niseko is convenient to everything in Hirafu.
You can find a map of Niseko village here.
- Ski-in Ski-out or slopeside
Whether you’re a powder hound seeking some of the lightest, driest snow in the world, or a beginner looking for a safe place to take your first turns, Niseko is a hit.
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- 350 m2 AYA Spa
- Men's / Women's indoor and outdoor onsens
- Three private family onsens
- Shiatsu and oil massage
- Gym, yoga room
- Cafe / Bar
- Art Gallery
- Craft and souvenir shop
- Kid's Club activity room
- Conference and business facility room
- 24 hour Front Desk
- Concierge service
- Guest lounge
- Ski Valet
- Property is non-smoking.
- All guests will be required to give their full name, age, passport number, postal address, nationality and occupation on or prior to check-in, in compliance with Japanese Law. Upon check-in you will be asked for a copy of your credit-card for security/bond purposes.
- Desired bedding configuration (King or twins) must be supplied to Scout at least 7 days prior to arrival.
- Late check-out may be possible subject to availability and for a charge.
- Guests accept responsibility for damage to the property, fittings, furniture, keys and other chattels caused during their occupation, including any consequential losses incurred.
- Cots (cribs) and highchairs can be requested at time of booking and are subject to availability and an extra charge.
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