Japan is the world’s third largest economy and is gearing up to host the Rugby World Cup later this year and the Olympics in 2020. The country has recently made its policies more favourable to foreign investment and tourism, welcoming a record number of foreign tourists in 2018 (31 million). Japan hopes to hit 40 million arrivals by the end of 2020 and 60 million by 2030.
Amongst the popular tourist destinations, Hokkaido has always been one of the top choices. In 2017, Hokkaido has welcomed about six million international visitors, making it an increasingly popular investment choice among foreigners and even Japanese investors who want to find cheaper investment options, a holiday retreat or just a place to escape the hustle and bustle.
And with the Bullet Train transformation scheduled to be completed in 2030, the extension of the existing Tokyo-Hakodate line is expected to cut travel time from Tokyo to Hokkaido from 5 hours 30 Minutes to just 4 hours. This is great news for investors and travelers as they not only get to enjoy a shorter travel time, they can also anticipate a higher influx of visitors, and hence a good demand in rentals.
Niseko – A Booming Year-Round Resort Town
There’s never been a better time to invest in Niseko Village, Hokkaido’s most renowned ski destination.
Niseko is the jewel in the crown of the north island of Hokkaido. Niseko has grown to become a famed ski destination and is on its way to becoming a world class year-round holiday destination and gateway to much of what Hokkaido offers for summer travellers too.
Niseko has become the playground for well-heeled Asian travellers with its proximity and identical time zone, contributing to the upward trends in tourism and property showing signs of gathering pace.
Often compared to world class ski resorts like Aspen in Colorado and Niseko’s sister city, St. Moritz in Switzerland, Niseko Village comprises of eight exclusive Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse that redefines alpine living, Hilton Niseko Village – voted ‘Best Ski Resort Hotel in Japan’ by World Ski Awards 2013, 2014 and 2015, The Green Leaf Niseko Village, spa and onsen facilities, a dining and retail village hub, the Niseko Village skifield – renowned for its dry champagne powder at low-altitude, variety of ski terrains, the world-class Niseko Village Snow School and Niseko Kids™ programmes.
At the Heart of Niseko Village
Situated at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri, Hinode Hills occupies a prime position at the heart of Niseko Village with stunning Mount Yotei views, ski-in, ski-out access, an in-house onsen, and a host of ski services available on property. The hotel is also strategically located adjacent to the Upper Village Gondola, which provides guests with the convenience of mobility around the mountain with easy lift access replacing the need to walk, drive or take a shuttle bus. Thoughtful designed to provide residents with the best skiing experience, the development also built with Ski Equipment Locker Facilities, where residents can conveniently store their gears and accessories.
Named to pay homage to the rising sun, the elegantly furnished luxury all-suite hotel is designed with a wabi-sabi aesthetic, unveiling its fine beauty through authenticity, natural forms, and the appreciation for nature. Blending warm contemporary style with authentic Japanese aesthetic and complemented with luxury hotel services and amenities, your choice of multiple room and suite configurations up to three-bedrooms, provide a host of opportunities suitable for any type of merriment, from romantic getaways to large family vacations.
Fully equipped with integrated resort facilities
“Hinode Hills raises the bar for luxury developments in Niseko and is committed to providing guests with a truly integrated and seamless experience. You will have the luxury of having your ski school instructors meeting you at your door, to ski-out directly to the ski area and lifts beside the hotel, the convenience of on-site gear rental and the advantage of the gondola beside the hotel to whisk you away to the village dining and shopping area.” says Luke Hurford, Senior Vice President of Strategy at YTL Hotels.
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