NISEKO RYOKAN KONBU ONSEN TURUGA BESSO MOKUNOSHO
Konbu Onsen Tsuruga Moku-no-sho is located in quiet An’nupuri Village also known as the Konbu Onsen District and offers the most authentic Japanese Ryokan experience in Niseko. There is something magical about ryokans that does not exist in other accommodation venues. Such is their charm that Alain Ducasse lists them as one of his favourite places to stay. Every aspect of a guest’s experience has been thought out in minute detail and then delivered by a team of dedicated service staff in manner that soothes and entertains the soul. A great ryokan can transport you away from the hustle of urban life. The hotel is located near the foot of Mt. Yotei giving it access to Oku Niseko Konbu Hot Springs.
RELAX AND BECOME ONE WITH NATURE
As guests approach the ryokan to the left sits the Momiji Waterfall which flows into the Niseko Anbetsu River (Anbetsu means the water flowing under the cliff in the native Ainu language. Surrounding the ryokan is an old growth forest which lends an air of authenticity to the experience. The small hotel’s philosophy is described as ‘Mori no Tenky Buro’ – meaning the hotel allows guests to relax and become one with nature. This is manifested in subtle ways throughout the hotel that are slowly revealed of the course of a guest’s stay.
Guests are granted full access to the lounge which fills with warm lighting at night, an atmosphere cooled only by the jazz wafting throughout the room. Sit by the open fireplace and roast marshmallow after a long day skiing the slopes. A cellar stocked with high quality vintage wines, sakes and spirits to wind down with awaits after rigorous outdoor activities. The tasteful contemporary decor and warm ambience created needs to be experienced to fully appreciate.
NATURAL ONSEN AT THE FOOT OF MT. YOTEI
Aside from the gorgeous open-air Onsen, chartered rooms are available for reservation time periods of 50 minutes – here one bathes privately, undisturbed. This translates to you and your guest sitting alone as falling snow envelops pine tree branches drooping evermore slightly under the weight of the accumulating snow. Beyond the evergreen forests mountains rise into the winter sky. At this Niseko Ryokan guests are left with a feeling of pure relaxation and utter tranquility. It is worth noting that it is the only such service offered in Niseko – a privilege exclusive only to guests.
SPA & BEAUTY PAMPERING
For those guests hoping for extended services, a beauty spa that focuses on the natural healing power of plants utilizes high quality aroma therapy oils derived from natural vegetation. The spa offers an extensive menu of treatment services that encompasses everything from facials to full body treatments.
LOCAL ARTWORK AMBIENCE
Ryokan Mokunosho offers a treasure chest of artwork displayed throughout its premises. Included are modern folding screens in the lobby, oriental lamps decorating the lounge, wood carvings from master craftsmen Masamitsu Takiguchi of Akan, and Ainu art known as “inaw”. The power of these art pieces are enhanced by the alternating spatial sense one is afforded by the interior architecture.
Guests are left with a deep imprint of local and historical culture at this Hokkaido Ryokan. Few hotels embody the sense of place that this one does. Guests could be forgiven for committing all of their holiday time in Niseko to relaxing at Ryokan Konbu along with some skiing or snowboarding.
Guestrooms offer an open and spacious living room and Japanese-style room where you can enjoy sitting on a large sofa or refreshing tatami mats. Guests will sure to be impressed by the sight of the Niseko forest unfold in front of the large windows. The luxurious VIP guestroom covers 97㎡ and features a living room, Japanese-style room and twin room.
Ranked #1 for Hotels this Niseko Ryokan offers a special localized experience unmatched elsewhere. Online guests rave about the beauty, cleanliness and memorable experience created here. It is perfectly suited for couples celebrating or on holiday as there is a tremendous amount of privacy.
Other onsite facilities include Japanese entertainment & conference rooms like Karaoke as well as private massage and shiatsu services. Ski shuttle service is offered throughout the day at the convenience of the guests. An exceptional degree of pampering is part of the unspoken agreement between guests and staff. There are few hotels in the world that go to these lengths, yet this is the hospitality spirit happily embraced by this special Niseko Ryokan.
SEASONAL KAISEKI DINING
As day fades to night and skiers return from a day of surfing across powder snow slopes, food and relaxation takes centre stage in guests thoughts. At the Ryokan’s Restaurant Shorai, dinner centres around a spectacular 8 course Kaiseki meal creatively prepared each day to celebrate the season, the place and the very moment. Ingredients are carefully sourced from within Hokkaido and served with subtle, yet detailed aesthetics and taste. Matched with an extensive range of local sake and wine this meal creates an unforgettable memory in a rare location.
LOCATION: 393 Niseko, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1511 Japan
CONTACT: ☎ 0136-59-2323
WEBSITE: HOTEL MOKUNOSHO