Amazing place to stay. In the midst of winter, all one need is the comfort and warmth of accommodation and food.
And Kanronomori outclass that easily, without the expense of tradition and culture. Housed in a complex, there are traditional tatami rooms , tatami + western beds, or totally western rooms. We stayed in the tatami + western beds. Absolutely beautiful, with large windows in the room which doubles in bringing in sunlight and warmth, and also as an amazing window to the world outside. Who needs a tv ?! The in house onsens (split to male and female) are a welcome delight to a cold cold day outside, especially if one were to ski. The outdoor onsen, soaking in the warmth while the snow fall softly around you, is a must experience. Food, needless to say, is a feast of the local delights. Love the breakfast spread, especially the miso soup + wild mushroom, the porridge with all the condiments, the local beancurd + ginger mash. There's western portions as well, for those not used with the local fare. The ceiling to ground glass windows, just be the window to your eyes and soul. During winter, what an amazing sight to behold.
And a must try, is definitely the kaiseki dinner, with advance reservation in the day time if you would want to have for the night. It's about 5 course meal, prepare to be bewildered ! Absolutely worth the money paid for dinner. A pianist, will also serenade guests at the lobby area, for an hour or so, during dinner.
There are only 2 options for meals in Kanronomori, the provided breakfast and the kaiseki dinner are located in the same restaurant. For lunch and dinner, the adjoining cafe/restaurant serves simpler ala-carte meal (soba noodle set/ semi-buffet)
There is a accompanying sports center in the hotel, in the other wing of the complex. Guests can rent ski equipment, and book for ski classes/outings from here. The complementary shuttle bus run throughout the day, in 40 mins interval or so, from the morning till late evening, that shuttles between Kanronomori to Annupuri to Hirafu. Annupuri ski area is just 15 mins on the bus. There's Moiwa ski area, which is just right outside the arrival gate turning into Kanronomori, though not as popular as Annupuri.
Booked via JapaniCan, which had an amazing winter deal that packaged with breakfast for a very good deal price in winter. Was contemplating between Hilton Niseko in Annupuri and this, and was so glad to have gone with Kanronomori. We arrived in Niseko station, and the hotel shuttle van picked us up from the station , with advanced notice to the hotel. Would love to be back here again.
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