La Vista Daisetsuzan

Asahi-dake, Hokkaido, Japan

At a Glance

  • Public and private onsen available

  • Charming rustic ski lodge accommodation within the Daisetsuzan Mountains

  • Enjoy a drink at the winter ice bar

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Hokkaido is a year-round destination for travelers as its distinct seasons benefit the activities you can do here. The hotter summer months of July and August are perfect for witnessing colorful meadows full of flowers. Winter peaks in January with colder temperatures than the rest of the country, but it is then that the snowy slopes are at their best for skiing. The months of April, May and June are spring-like with pleasant temperatures and long sunny days, which is great for hiking. Fall arrives early on Hokkaido and by mid-September the famous autumn colors are once again changing the landscape.

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Description

With a fabulous winter ice bar, private hot springs and wonderful location at the foot of Mount Asahidake, La Vista is the ideal place to ski and explore the Daisetsuzan Mountains, the highest range in Hokkaido.

Located close to the Yukomabetsu River at the foot of Mount Asahidake, La Vista is full of cosy alpine charm and hospitality set amid the Daisetsuzan Mountains. This is a great area for skiing and discovering Hokkaido’s scenic highest mountain range. During the winter months, have a drink at the atmospheric ice bar (the hotel provides insulating jackets), before warming up with a hot spring bath in the indoor and outdoor onsen. This is a delightful hotel with a rustic and slightly retro European ski lodge vibe. The hotel offers a free shuttle service from Asahikawa Station, around 60-minutes away as well as Asahikawa Airport, which is 40-minutes by car.
 
There are various room categories and triple rooms are available for families and group travel. Expect high ceilings, wood accents and a cosy ambience. Some rooms feature an open brick fireplace. Amenities include en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safe, fridge, kettle and tea set, Japanese-style robes and socks. To ensure a good night’s sleep there is also a pillow menu with 10 different options available.
 
There are two restaurants, a bar and tea lounge. Nonno serves set-course French cuisine, while for a more authentic dining experience, Nupuri serves teppanyaki dishes. Free coffee and ice cream is served in the lounge, along with late-night noodle soup and during the winter months, guests can experience the wonderful chill of the ice bar. La Vista has both indoor and outdoor hot spring baths available for single sex bathing. For those wishing to bathe with a partner or family, three private onsen are also available to book. A popular area for skiing, this area is also great for climbing, trekking, fishing as well as horse-riding and La Vista makes a superb and friendly base for exploring.
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Accommodation

Families and large groups can choose from a range of various-sized and flexible accommodation. The rooms are European in style with lots of warm wood and some feature an open brick fireplace. The vibe is retro ski-lodge and wonderfully cosy. Amenities include en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safe, fridge, kettle and tea set, Japanese-style robes and socks, along with an extensive pillow menu.

Childcare

While children are welcome there are no specific facilities or childcare available.

Facilities

Fed by natural hot spring water from Mount Daisetsu there are indoor and outdoor baths available on a single sex basis, as well as a sauna. For family bathing, there are three private baths. With two restaurants guests can choose from French cuisine at Dining Nonno or Japanese teppanyaki at Nupuri. During the cold winter months, there is a spectacular ice bar to enjoy. There is also a tea lounge, midnight snack corner and ski-wear rental shop.

Activities

This is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts who can enjoy skiing during the winter, along with climbing, trekking, fishing and horse-riding throughout the year, before taking a relaxing hot spring bath.

Experiences

  • Abashiri City Highlights

    Take a tour of Abashiri City and visit the Okhotsuku Ryuhyo Museum and Prison Museum.

  • Active tour of Asahidake (Spring/Summer)

    Today, visit Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest national parks in Japan and embark on a trek in the park. Drive to Sounkyo and explore the Daisetsuzan Mori No Garden which overlooks Daisetsu mountain range.

  • Active Winter in Asahidake

    Today, visit Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest national parks in Japan, and embark on a light winter snowshoe trek in the park. Finish the day with a tour on the Asahidake ropeway, which provides great views of the scenic winter landscape.

  • Biei Nature Tour - Flower Fields and the Blue Pond

    Drive to Biei and visit the Patchwork Hill and Shikisai Hill, which offers fantastic views of the countryside and various flower fields. After lunch, visit the Blue Pond which is a mesmerising blue color before hopping on a Norokko Train.

  • Birdlife and Nature in Onuma National Park

    Reconnect with nature as you visit Onuma National Park, known for its bird life and an abundance of diverse vegetation.

  • Boat Ride on Lake Akan

    Take a Boat Tour and enjoy the scenery of the unspoiled lush forest around Lake Akan and the famous Marimo, one of Japan's unique natural wonders.

  • Hakodate Morning Market and the Grand Matsumae

    Today, visit the Morning Market of Hakodate and experience the local life. Continue to Matsumae, a former castle town, where you can take a tour of the town and the grand Matsumae Castle.

  • Half Day Tour of Kushiro

    Today, take a trip to the Hoso'oka Observation deck to view the spectacular Kushiro Marsh before heading to Washo Market that boasts Japan's largest fish catch!

  • Highlights of Sapporo

    Enjoy a Half Day City tour of Sapporo. You will see the Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, the Old Hokkaido Government Building, the viewing point of Okurayama Ski Jump Hill and more.

  • Hiking in Shiretoko National Park

    Enjoy a three hour hike around the Shiretoko Goko Lakes and discover the untouched nature of Shiretoko.

  • Horseback Riding

    Enjoy a leisurely nature tour on a 70-minutes horseback ride through the great outdoors while taking in the beautiful scenery of Abashiri.

  • Insight into Sapporo Beer

    Take a tour of the Sapporo Beer Factory for an insight into beer and brewing.

  • Kamikawa Shrine tour in Asahikawa

    Drive to Asahikawa and make a quick visit to Kamikawa Shrine which sits on a hill overlooking the city Asahikawa.

  • Morning Local Immersion in Rausu

    This morning, explore the local fishing village of Rausu. Enjoy the chance to witness a real fish auction and watch how the locals snap up their deals at the market.

  • Otaru by Rickshaw and Foot

    Explore Otaru by rickshaw and experience the city in a unique way. Afterwards, take a stroll along the Otaru Canal and have a chance to visit the original stone-built warehouses.

  • Refreshing Lake Toya

    Tour Lake Toya. Enjoy great views of the lake and the neighboring Showa Shinzan at the observation deck of the Usuzan Ropeway. Make a stop at Lake Hill Toya and taste some of the best home-made icecream. Afterwards, proceed to Niseko for a horse-trek.

  • Sushi Making in Yoichi

    Learn how to make sushi by preparing your own sushi rolls for lunch!

  • Tofu Making Class in Honbetsu

    Take a trip to Honbetsu town to learn how to make tofu from soy beans with the local farmers - a wonderfully unique activity.

  • Tokachigawa Winter Dog Sledding

    Get ready for a winter adventure as you try your hand at mushing a team of Alaskan Huskies!

  • Winter Exploration of Akan

    Discover Eastern Hokkaido as you visit Mt Iou, Lake Mashu, known as the 'foggy lake' and immerse in the culture of the Ainu at the Ainu Kotan.

Location & directions

Asahi-dake, Hokkaido, Japan

The hotel sits at the foot of Mount Asahidake in Hokkaido and provides a free shuttle service from Asahikawa Station, which is around 60-minutes away as well as Asahikawa Airport, which is 40-minutes by car.
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