Karimpani (Niseko Town, Hokkaido)
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
カリンパニ (北海道 ニセコ町)
● Large lounge/dining room space with fireplace
● Kitchenette including microwave, kettle, toaster, gas stove & fridge
● Free Tea, coffee and soup 24/7
● Western toilets & bathrooms
● Japanese-style bath & shower areas (individual cubicles)
● Free WiFi & guest computer
● Free massage chair
● Washing machines & dryer
● Drying room for snow gear & clothes
● Basic ski waxing & tuning equipment
● Ping pong table
● Drinks vending machine (beer, chu-hai & soft drinks)
● Ski/snowboard racks
● Large storage space in gym area
● Free parking
● All non-smoking
● Rental delivery available
Karimpani offers hot breakfasts and dinners each day at a reasonable price. With a focus on locally-sourced ingredients and hearty Hokkaido home-style catering, Karimpani aims to provide guests with a taste of real Niseko food, cooked fresh by their in-house chef.
Niseko’s farmland produces some of Japan’s best agricultural produce. At Karimpani, you’ll enjoy locally-grown vegetables, free range eggs, Hokkaido milk and bread fresh from the bakery.
Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free meal options are available on prior request.
A small guest kitchenette and fridge is also available for basic self-catering.
Karimpani offers hot, home-style Japanese meals each evening. The menu varies daily and generally includes a hot meat or fish dish (or vegetarian/vegan alternative), several side dishes, rice and dessert.
A complimentary glass of wine is included with dinner. Additional beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.
Hot, western-style breakfast is served each morning. It includes egg, sausage, bacon, salad and toast, plus buffet-style cereal, juice, milk, tea and freshly brewed, real, organic coffee.
Please visit the website for more food and dining information.
Karmpani room rates vary throughout the year with discount rates for long-stay guests, and off-peak accommodation specials in early December and March.
See Karimpani.net for current rates & specials.
We offer guests discounted lift tickets/vouchers for Annupuri, Hirafu and Moiwa resorts.
Onsen discount coupons are also available.
Karimpani is on the Annupuri resort side of Mount Niseko Annupuri, about 15 minutes by car from Hirafu Village.
Karimpani offers a free guest pick-up / drop-of service, and transfers to Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village and Niseko Moiwa ski resorts.
The Niseko United Shuttlebus 'Fujiyama' stop is about 15 minutes walk away.
Karimpani began in 2012 when Max and Yuko Ito moved to Hokkaido with a dream of sharing the north island’s spectacular mountains and active, outdoor lifestyle with visitors from around the world.
The Ito family and Karimpani staff are all keen skiers and snowboarders. It is a good base to explore the Niseko United resorts and surrounding backcountry. Popular backcountry trailheads around Mt.Yotei and the Niseko Range are a short drive away. Bus services to resorts including Rusutsu and Kiroro run daily. Karimpani can book and arrange drop-off to meet these services.
Rental ski gear can be fitted and delivered to Karimpani. Equipment is modern and well maintained, delivery is fast and prices much lower than rental in Hirafu.
With 10 different onsens within 10 minutes drive, Karimpani is a great base to enjoy someof Niseko's best hot springs. Onsen tours run nightly after dinner.
Niseko is known for its agricultural produce, and Karimpani’s in-house chef sources fresh local ingredients daily. In line with a sustainable living philosophy, Karimpani choose organic produce where possible, and offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
If you feel like eating out, the Hirafu Village restaurants and bars are 15 minutes away by car, taxi or bus. Staff can help book a taxi for you.
Karimpani’s quiet setting ensures a good night’s sleep, so you’ll wake up fresh for first tracks in the morning.
Niseko has grown into Japan’s premier International ski resort in the years since the Ito family first moved to Hokkaido, but Karimpani retains the charm and friendly atmosphere of rural Hokkaido.
If you are looking for a relaxed, authentic Japanese experience, Karimpani provides excellent budget Niseko accommodation.
Please visit the website for more information
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