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Grand Papa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • friendly owners
  • casual atmosphere
  • home cooking

    Cons

  • stairs, stairs, stairs—there's no elevator
  • far from the ski lifts
  • books up quickly

Grand Papa Review

Niseko promotes itself as the St. Moritz of Asia, and this alpine-style lodging at the bottom of Hirafu Village sticks with this theme with lots of dark wood and red carpeting. After a dinner of Swiss-cheese fondue, retire to the snug bar. The owners are exceptionally friendly: Nikawara-san is a woodcut artist and alpenhorn player, wife Yoko used to be a British Airways flight attendant, and son Kohei is a ski instructor. The rooms are simple, and only three have private bathrooms. Everyone heads to Yuko hot spring, just minutes away on foot; the truly exhausted use the pension's shared public bath.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 163 Aza-Yamada, Abuta-gun, Niseko, Kutchan, 044-0081
  • Phone: 0136/23–2244
  • Website:
  • Location: Niseko

    Hotel Details

  • 17 Western-style rooms, 3 with bath; 2 Japanese-style rooms without bath
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 09-20-2013

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