Hokkaido is Japan’s untamed northern wilderness, as famous for its summer flower fields as for its legendary ski resorts. On the slopes of Mount Moiwa, Niseko’s finest gem, lies Aman’s fourth Japanese property. On nature’s doorstep, this new Aman destination will provide unrivalled access to seasonal outdoor pursuits, from skiing and snowboarding in winter, to hiking, mountain biking and river rafting the rest of the year. Befitting the onsen capital of the world, both indoor and outdoor onsen – Japanese hot spring bathing pools – will be a feature of the Aman Spa and every Residence.
Designed by the late Kerry Hill to complement its pristine natural setting, the property epitomises Aman’s devotion to detail while embodying the renowned thoughtfulness of Japanese hospitality. The architectural concept was deliberately contemporary, with subtle references to traditional design motifs of Hokkaido’s indigenous people, the Ainu.
As well as indoor and outdoor onsen, extensive thermal spa areas will include Finnish saunas, Watsu chambers, cold plunge pools, steam rooms, hammams and a range of experience showers. An indoor lap pool and an aqua fitness pool will overlook an outdoor terrace with breathtaking forest and mountain views.
Filled with dappled light, the spa reception area will be a soothing portal to the comprehensive wellness facilities that lie beyond. A serene natural palette and natural materials will create an ambience of blissful calm, inviting visitors to relax in the lounge area or browse in the boutique.
Beyond the spa reception area and lounge, the Tea Room will be tranquil oasis within the spa sanctuary. Claiming beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, it will serve as a place of peaceful time out as well as a relaxed gathering point ideal for private functions.
The free-standing, two-storey Residences will all have a calming linear aesthetic yet will be customised to suit individual preferences. Extensive entertaining areas, terraces and dedicated ski rooms will complement three to five bedrooms and a loft-like mezzanine level. The addition of home theatres, massage rooms, wine cellars and cigar rooms are all possibilities.
Aman is a community like no other, comprising like-minded, discerning individuals who live the Aman lifestyle to the full. The 31 Residences on the slopes of Mount Moiwa therefore represent a unique opportunity to become part of this select community, immersed in the remarkable natural splendour of Hokkaido. Ownership offers a private retreat in which to reconnect with nature and rediscover peace of mind, with unlimited access to the best of Hokkaido’s seasonal experiences and outdoor activities.