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AYA Niseko

Hirafu, Niseko, Japan
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Scout loves

  • 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

Scout tips

  • 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.

SCOUT REVIEW

There aren’t a lot of ski-in ski-out hotels in Niseko, however those that are tend to be the high-end luxury apartments. The latest to this exclusive group of Niseko ski-in ski-out hotels is AYA Niseko which was new in 2016.

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. View from some of the apartments are quite stunning, either lookng to Yotei or the ski slopes. Althought they are the marquee views, we love looking at the snow covered birch forests to the side of the property - almost more unique and very zen.

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 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.

AYA Niseko truly doesn't disappoint and, in Scout's opinion, is the finest hotel in Niseko.

Who should stay here

AYA Niseko is great for families or couples wanting a high-end apartment in prime location in Niseko, with five-star hotel facilities.

Scout Customer Reviews

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 - Scout Customer

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