Set in a secluded, pristine area of Niseko/Moiwa One Niseko Resort Towers
features a distinctive Ainu-inspired entrance concept designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma as well as one-of-a-kind architectural elements displayed throughout the hotel. There is a slightly disjointed feel about the design which is not surprising given that this is a reincarnation of a previous hotel born in the early days of a struggling and still unknown Niseko Village. This disjoint is a result of only the main public parts of the hotel receiving an upgrade while rooms and hallways retain the first-take design. Still, the originality and natural spirit of Kengo Kuma’s design somehow overcomes all of this to breathe fresh life into these towers of space. The library hallway where one can sip a coffee or tea is a particularly good example of this symbiosis of uniqueness and comfort.
Niseko Mt. Moiwa hot spring is the source of the thermo-mineral waters at One Niseko’s Onsen. The water contains naturally-occurring sodium hydro-carbonate which is considered an effective source of healing – a perfect prescription for a skiers body after a day spent slicing down powder-draped hills. The changing rooms have also been designed by Kengo Kuma in a manner that seamlessly fuses tradition and contemporary styles. This onsen is also open a generous 22 hours each day making planning your itinerary a simple task.
Located on the top floor of the West Tower, Tura is the main restaurant at One Towers and features a fine view of the surrounding countryside on a clear day. Restaurant Tura offers seasonal menus under the theme of “Contest Between Mountain, River and Sea”. Fresh vegetables from local markets along with seafood from Iwanai and other nearby seaports are highlights of every meal. Meals are served in a stylish modern space with a warm ambience well-suited to the food style and ideal for to family meals and casual dining. The effort to source produce locally rates this hotel restaurant a degree higher for quality than the chain hotel offerings within Niseko.
Following a full day of sporting activity it might be time to head to The Cigar Bar to indulge in a tasting of fine rare whiskies with specially selected bottles from the local Yoichi distillery featured. What better to pair a glass of single malt than a finely crafted cigar. The Cigar Bar’s wide selection of fine brands including Cuban and Dominican cigars from around the world are sure to please even the most demanding connoisseur. Once again Kengo Kuma’s wood relief facade enlivens and enhances an otherwise plain room. This is a real treasure within Niseko Village for the Lux Traveller.
One Niseko Resort Towers offers a unique hotel getaway for groups, families and couples looking for an all inclusive package set away from the hustle and bustle of the main areas of Niseko. Frequent shuttle bus service make its remote location easily manageable though less convenient than some of the ski-in ski-out resorts.
455-3 Niseko, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1511, Japan
TEL: 011 81 136-50-2111
ONE NISEKO ONSEN ….. includes a 360 degree panoramic shot