Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono, Japan

The Ultimate Luxury Ski Experience in Japan

I have been fortunate enough to ski in Niseko, Japan several times. It is world famous for its fine powder snow, and the snow conditions have never disappointed me. When I heard that Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono had opened its grand doors for a true ski-in/ski-out experience, I was quick to book.

Getting a perfect location for a skier who does not like to bus it to the lifts is not easy, but having skied in Hanazono and knowing the slopes, I knew that Park Hyatt had chosen the absolute perfect location. My daughter and I were totally spoiled with our skis being popped outside, ready for us to clip on and cruise to the chairlift.

The hotel and residences are set in a spectacular natural landscape with stunning views across the Annupuri ranges and the graceful Mount Yotei.

The contemporary, harmonious design of the hotel reflects the simplicity and elegance of traditional Japanese aesthetics and a strong connection to nature.

For several days, I happily lost my sense of direction on my way to the restaurants, indoor pool, or spa. I wandered through the open, light filled spaces, enjoyed the views from the extraordinarily large windows, and the carefully curated local art collection. If it weren’t for the skiing, I would easily have spent a whole day indoors.

Modern and stylish lobby area of Park Hyatt Niseko Residence.

Residence Foyer

Park Hyatt Niseko Hotel lobby featuring elegant contemporary design and comfortable seating area.

Hotel Foyer

Dining and relaxing with wine or a cocktail post-skiing was something that we looked forward to every day. We had a multitude of restaurants and bars to choose from. They ranged from fine dining at Moliére Montagne to casual pizza at Olivio. Our absolute favourite was Teppan for a culinary immersion in the best produce Hokkaido has to offer. Robata and China Kitchen were perfect for quick, delicious dinners and then an early night.

Confession: my daughter and I regularly popped into the bar for the best Whiskey Sour we had ever had. But in the evenings, we enjoyed local Japanese wine; it really was excellent.

A stylish bar counter with stools, and bottles displayed neatly on shelves in Park Hyatt Niseko.

The Bar

Skilled chefs preparing delicious dishes on an open charcoal grill at Park Hyatt Niseko Robata.


Chefs cooking in an open kitchen at Park Hyatt Niseko China Kitchen.

China Kitchen

Table and stools set up at Park Hyatt Niseko Deli, a luxurious bakery


As my daughter and I were staying for more than a couple of nights and we received an unexpected upgrade, we had a beautiful one-bedroom residence with a private onsen. Definitely a treat! It was spacious, with natural light, extremely comfortable beds, and all the luxuries that we could have wished for.

Luxurious living room overlooking majestic mountains at Park Hyatt Niseko

King Bed Living Room Mountain View

A spacious living room with modern furnishings and large windows overlooking a picturesque mountain landscape.

Signature Suite Living Room View

A luxurious indoor swimming pool at Park Hyatt Niseko, surrounded by elegant design and warm lighting.

Swimming Pool

A serene hot spring Onsen at Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono.

Hot Spring Onsen

Was this the ultimate luxury skiing experience in Japan? Absolutely! It exceeded all my high expectations. I can continue to write much more about our fabulous stay, but I am restraining myself. Instead, I have put a list together of what I love about Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono.

Exterior view of Park Hyatt Niseko Residence during winter, showcasing luxury ski-in, ski-out accommodation.

Park Hyatt Niseko Residences

Exterior view of Park Hyatt Niseko covered in snow during winter.

Park Hyatt Niseko Exterior

What I love about Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono…

  • The awe I felt as we drove up to the entry. The snow-covered scenery was simply stunning.
  • The Ski Valet team who made getting ready for skiing effortless.
  • The refined luxurious design of the whole property and the tranquility it emanated.
  • The understated elegance of our one-bedroom residence and the views from our windows.
  • Our own private Onsen (hot spring bath) with views of the Hanazono ski slopes and lifts.
  • An indoor swimming pool surrounded by snow. Perfect for the day I didn’t ski.
  • Curation of beautiful artwork.
  • So many dining choices, 11 to be exact.
  • And last, but definitely not least, the incredible international team that made us welcome. The warm hospitality from each member is what makes Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono stand out.

The Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono

328-47 Aza Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, 044-0082
Tel: +81 136 27 1234

Claudia Hackman smiling in the elegant lobby of Park Hyatt Niseko.

Claudia Hackman and her daughter standing outside Park Hyatt Niseko in winter with snow.

If you’re in search of luxury hotel experiences but are keen on exploring options in Australia, why not delve into The Langham Hotel, Sydney? And make sure not to overlook The Grand Hyatt Melbourne for another indulgent retreat.

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Park Hyatt Niseko Hotel illuminated with lights and blanketed in snow during the winter season.