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Japan’s Snow Country – Wall Street Journal


Posted on January 28th, by Google News Archive in Niseko News. Comments Off on Japan’s Snow Country – Wall Street Journal

    John and Tina Smith purchased this home in 2007. It’s a three-minute drive from Annupuri, one of six ski areas around the town of Niseko. The Annupuri gondola takes skiers to an intermountain station for easy access to other nearby slopes. Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

    When the Smiths purchased the property, it was the Ebina Hotel — a boutique hotel with seven guest rooms that catered to skiers. It’s about a two-hour drive from Sapporo. Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

    Mr. Smith says that the home’s original ‘workmanship is unbelievable.’ During the home’s initial renovation, he replaced all the wallpaper and curtains. Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

    This traditional Japanese onsen, or hot-spring bath, was a major component of a subsequent renovation project. Creating the onsen required a nearly 2,500-foot dig to hit the natural hot-spring water beneath the property. The water gets as hot as 50 degrees Celsius (or 122 degrees Fahrenheit), Mr. Smith says, ‘and we cool it down to 40. [It’s] great in the morning and in the afternoon after a ski.’ Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

    There are seven bedrooms in the house. The master bedroom is shown here. Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

    The property is in a suburb of Niseko, a rapidly growing ski town in Japan. It’s a 20-minute drive from the city center, where most of the hotels are located. Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

    Mr. Smith purchased an adjacent 32,000-square-foot lot in 2007 to ensure privacy around the home. It includes a tennis court and barbecue pit. The price for the lot — which isn’t included in the price for the home — is negotiable. Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

    ‘This home is for someone who wants to be discreet and not in downtown with 5,000 people,’ Mr. Smith says. ‘We have access to all the areas, but it is a very exclusive hideaway.’ Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

    The 9,687-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and is listed for $2.4 million with Jason King of Hokkaido Real Estate. Photo: Hokkaido Real Estate

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Niseko Accommodation

Annupuri Oasis Lodge

Annupuri Oasis Lodge

A bed ‘n breakfast style accommodation option located in Annupuri Village, part of the wider Niseko area. Only 5 minute walk away from the main gondola and sitting within its own virgin forest, Annupuri Oasis Lodge offers the best value for your money.

Australia House

Australia House

Has 12 nicely furnished bedrooms and each with their own programmable gas heater, for the coziest of sleeping conditions. Other features are Free WiFi internet access, tunning bench, Common Lonnge area with large Screen TV, seperate kitchen for customers use.
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