Year after year, Niseko Landmark View continues to be one of Niseko's most popular and beloved Winter accommodations. It has also received accolades on the world stage, winning the Award for Excellence in Service from the Travel Hospitality Awards in 2019 for Hokkaido. Conveniently located close to the Hirafu Gondola, it's combination of well-designed 2/3 bedroom apartments, stunning views and top class service make it a no-brainer when choosing accommodation in Asia's snow capital.
In this blog we’ll be outlining the outstanding features of Niseko Landmark View - the timeless favourite in Upper Hirafu.
Niseko Landmark View (NLV) is situated on Gondola-zaka (Gondola Street in Japanese), making it one of the best located properties in Upper Hirafu for powderhounds who like to be close to the lifts. It is only a 6 minute walk to the base of the gondola, so first lifts on powder days are a breeze and it’s a great spot if you like to have a break in the comfort of your room on a big skiing/snowboarding day. Some notable facilities on Gondola-zaka include Harro’s Snowsports, a rental and retail shop right next door to NLV, Toyru, a mountain retail shop specialising in local brands and Patagonia merchandise just across the street, An Dining in the Ki Niseko building, Lawson convenience store at the bottom of the street and Izakaya Kakashi, a popular gastro pub just off Gondola-zaka on Koen Avenue. Walking down Koen Ave will take you to the hub of Hirafu village, Hirafu-zaka. This walk takes only 4 minutes and puts you at the heart of Niseko surrounded by restaurants, bars, onsens, rental and retail shops like Niseko Sports, information centres like the Hirafu Welcome Center and Hirafu 188 which has a pharmacy and mini grocer.
Niseko Landmark View has 5 different apartment types:
This apartment is located on the upper (4-6) floors of Niseko Landmark View, with spectacular views of Mount Yotei from the living area and master bedroom. Bedrooms include a master with ensuite and a second bedroom with separate bathroom featuring a bathtub. This apartment is slightly cheaper than a 2 Bedroom Premium apartment since it has not gone through the renovations completed in 2017.
These apartments are located on the lower (1-3) floors of Niseko Landmark View, with partial views of Mt Yotei. For 2 bedroom apartments, two layouts are available with 1 having the living and dining rooms facing Mt Yotei and the other having the living room and master bedroom facing Mt Yotei. For 3 bedroom apartments, only one layout is available with the living room and master bedroom facing Mt Yotei. Bedrooms include a master with ensuite and either 1 or 2 other bedrooms with 1 separate bathroom.
These apartments are located on the upper (4-6) floors of Niseko Landmark View, with uninterrupted views of Mt Yotei. For 2 bedroom apartments, two layouts are available with 1 having the living and dining rooms facing Mt Yotei and the other having the living room and master bedroom facing Mt Yotei. For 3 bedroom apartments, only one layout is available with the living room and master bedroom facing Mt Yotei. Bedrooms include a master with ensuite and either 1 or 2 other bedrooms with 1 separate bathroom.
Niseko Landmark View apartments are angled for optimum views of the stunning Mt Yotei, Hokkaido’s Mt Fuji. Premium and Standard apartments will have uninterrupted views of the mountain which towers over the village for a magical and majestic backdrop to your Winter holiday. Premium and Standard rooms will also have ski hill views from the bedrooms and bathrooms on the other side of the apartment so they are great for ski buffs who like to check the conditions each morning. Deluxe rooms will only have partial views of Mt Yotei due to a tree line that blocks some of the view for the lower levels. All apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows on the Yotei side so views of the mountain are front-and-center.
Niseko Landmark View is a collection of self-contained apartments, furnished with a full kitchen, combined washer/dryer unit and bathrooms with showers and bathtubs so every guest can be comfortable and catered for.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building and satellite TV is featured in all the rooms, as well as heating and air conditioning for a comfortable temperature inside during your apres time.
Housekeeping is available throughout your stay so the room is clean and inviting each day and housework is never a concern. In-building facilities include a private ski locker for each apartment so your gear can stay safe and dry every evening and 5 car parking spots (first come-first serve) for guests who wish to rent cars during their stay.
Niseko Landmark View is also in an ideal position for free bus transportation throughout the village, with a Hanazono Shuttle stop right outside the foyer and a Niseko United/Grand Shuttle stop just up the street at the Gondola Base.
Onsite is the YamaSport rental and retail location (closed Winter 20/21), making in-house ski rentals nice and easy.
A priceless feature of this property is the friendly front desk staff operating 24/7 in Winter, allowing guests arriving at any time of the day to receive great service and prompt check-ins. Comprised of a team of knowledgeable and helpful Niseko residents, they can help with the check-in and out process, recommend and book local services and provide complimentary pickups and dropoffs to the Hirafu Welcome Center if you are travelling to Niseko via coach bus. Essential shopping and food options are also closely located, meaning you never have to travel too far to get what you need:
- Lawson Convenience Store: 4 minutes
- Kakashi Izakaya: 3 minutes
- Hirafu 188 Mini Grocer and Pharmacy: 8 minutes
- Bus Stop: onsite (Hanazono) / 3 minutes (Niseko United/Grand Shuttle)
- Onsen: 6 minutes (Hotel Niseko Alpen)
- Rental and Retail: onsite (YamaSport) / next door (Harro’s Snowsports)
In the scope of Japanese ski resorts, Niseko is generally considered one of the most expensive and Niseko Landmark View is considered mid-tier on the spectrum of Niseko’s prices. In peak season for the 19/20 season, rooms cost as follows:
|2 Bedroom Deluxe (4pax)||￥108,500|
|2 Bedroom Standard (4pax)||￥110,000|
|2 Bedroom Premium (4pax)||￥112,500|
|3 Bedroom Deluxe (6pax)||￥131,000|
|3 Bedroom Premium (6pax)||￥137,500|
Each apartment can allow 1 extra guest on a futon for ￥6,000 per night. Due to fire regulations, 2 bedroom apartments cannot hold more than 5 people and 3 bedroom apartments cannot hold more than 7. Be sure to check out our Special Offers page to see what discounts are available for Niseko Landmark View (such as early bird bookings) as they change regularly, and to see what off-peak discounts are available for you and your group.
After renovations in 2017, Niseko Landmark View apartments strike the perfect balance between warm & cozy and modern & fresh. Hardwood floors and ambient lighting offer an inviting space to warm up in after a day in the cold while the light & bright bathrooms and kitchen provide a great place to prepare meals and relax at the end of each day. Scandi-inspired living and dining furnishings give guests a comfortable space to enjoy sweeping views of the winter landscape outside and earthy tones in the lush bedrooms ensure everyone can sleep well and stay rested during an adventurous holiday.
Each apartment has access to a balcony for use in the summer so al fresco dining or an afternoon beer in the gorgeous Hokkaido climate is right at the doorstep. The open and relaxing foyer of Niseko Landmark View lets guests meet and socialise in comfort or chat to the front desk team to get the best insider tips on all things Niseko-related.
In short - it’s hard to find a better place in Niseko that boasts Niseko Landmark Views location, facilities, service and timeless comfort.
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