Travel News

1st Ritz Carlton Reserve opens in Japan

Marriott has opened the 1st Ritz Carlton Reserve hotel in Japan.

Photo:Ritz Carlton

Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz Carlton Reserve, is the 1st Ritz Carlton Reserve in Japan and 5th anywhere in the world.

The resort is set within the Niseko United ski area that offers 2,191 acres of skiable terrain and access to extensive backcountry skiing. Located in the country’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, the property is positioned at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri in the heart of Niseko Village, one of Japan’s top winter sports destinations. The area also features an international ski school, chairlifts and gondolas, an outdoor activity park, a dining and retail venue and 2 world class golf courses.

Rooms and suites

Photo:Ritz Carlton

Higashiyama Niseko Village consists 50 guest rooms and suites ranging from ‘Niseko Reserve King’ to ‘Yotei Suite’.

Photo:Ritz Carlton


The hotel features 2 dining venues and a lounge. Head to Yukibana, where local ingredients and dishes are the centrepiece and enjoy culinary heritage looking out over the beautiful Hokkaido landscape. Sushi Nagi is a sushi restaurant where the itamae, or chef, leads guests on an omakase-style journey or go to Ume Lounge bar with a fireplace for cocktails, locally brewed beers and an enticing selection of izakaya-style dishes.


Other facilities include a spa, fitness centre, and a traditional Japanese onsen which makes the most of the mineral-rich waters of Niseko’s natural underground hot springs. Bringing to life the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand’s commitment to intuitive and heartfelt service, a personal host or “Do San” (a person of Hokkaido) will assist guests enjoy a highly personalised stay through a single touchpoint to access every service, amenity and offerings.

Other Ritz Carlton Reserve’s include Mandapa, a Ritz Carlton Reserve in Bali, Indonesia; Phulay Bay, a Ritz Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand; Zadún, a Ritz Carlton Reserve in Los Cabos, Mexico and Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

A stay at Higashiyama Niseko Village surely will be an excellent one. Are you excited to stay in this hotel? Let us know in the comments section below.

Leave a Reply