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The Green Leaf

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The Green Leaf in Niseko Village, Japan


Niseko Village
The Green Leaf

A guest room at The Green Leaf in Niseko Village, Japan

Graphic installations by local artists. Eames designed furniture. A traditional onsen (hot springs) with natural healing salts and mountain views. If these sound to you like the makings for paradise, then you're going to love The Green Leaf. Located in Niseko Village at the base of Mount An'nupuri, this tasteful ski-in/ski-out hotel is tranquil throughout. Guest rooms use the great outdoors as art, with serene design that complements the views, while the house spa is ideal after a day of skiing, with its signature "Chair Lift" treatments that include rituals such as bamboo tapping massage. Altitude lounge has a wood-burning fire pit for cozy breaks between runs, and Goshiki restaurant presents an international-Japanese fusion buffet that incorporates local seafood and seasonal Hokkaido produce. Niseko Village is just one of four area ski resorts, featuring on- and off-piste runs, snowmobiling, snow rafting and reindeer sled rides. Depending on how high up the mountain you venture, you might even see the Pacific on a clear day.

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