Shiguchi offers 5 meticulously renovated kominkas, spacious Japanese old houses built by Aizu master craftsmen, on a mountain ridge within a privately owned estate in the heart of the Niseko’s countryside. Each understated villa features its own private open-air onsen and elegant interiors decorated with antique and modern ceramics, ink paintings and sculptures from the private collection of Shouya Grigg. Neither a conventional hotel, nor a traditional ryokan, Shiguchi combines both modern comfort with traditional service, showcasing impeccable art, crafts, and centuries-old architecture nestled within Niseko’s extraordinary nature. For dining, guests can enjoy the adjacent Somoza restaurant and art center, a large, restored kominka where there is a curated range of personalized cultural and culinary experiences such as celebrating the time-honored Japanese tea ceremony in their contemporary tea room. Guests can also enjoy other activities such as ikebana (flower arranging) and fine art photography, wilderness hiking, and wellness therapies.

Why We Love This Hotel

Seclusion: Surrounded by forestry and mountain views, Shiguchi's small tiny footprint of only 5 kominkas (Japanese villas) makes this an ideal stay for anyone wanting a quiet respite and to tune into nature and self-reflection.

Large Rooms: With the smallest villa sized at 144 sqm (1,550 sqft) and the largest villa measuring a super spacious 351 sqm (3,778 sqft), all 5 guest villas allow plenty of room to spread out and feel like a home away from home.

Art: Art aficionados will appreciate that all rooms at Shiguchi feature antique and modern ceramics, ink paintings, and sculptures from the private collection of Shouya Grigg. One villa also has a private gallery, giving guests a personal experience of the founder’s own works of art alongside a collection of inspirational pieces collected from around the world.

Niseko, Japan
Hotel Type
Location Type
Urban Retreat


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