The Perfect Year-Round Holiday Home: Divine Living with Kamui-Niseko, Annupuri
Imagine waking up on Christmas morning to the white Christmas that Irving Berlin sings of in his famous Christmas carol. Except you don’t have to dream of that white Christmas because it’s a reality.
Powdery white snow adorns the mountains and you are simply surrounded by the tranquillity of the winter. That is what Annupuri Niseko offers.
Mountainous ranges like Niseko and Furano are a couple of the more populous spots for skiers, welcoming thousands of visitors annually. Professional skiers make it their destination of choice.
The quieter option of Annupuri awaits visitors who want to be close enough to the action yet enjoy a more exclusive experience. It is merely two hours away from the New Chitose airport by car and it is known to be one of the upcoming places for tourists.
Land parcels are strictly regulated in the area due to government constraints. That is why there are only a few developments there. Due to the limited supply, Niseko property prices have also shot up over the last few years and privacy is still very much possible.
Since Niseko tends to attract plenty of tourists, it is starting to get crowded. For those who appreciate their privacy and seek a sanctuary, Annupuri is the best destination of choice. It is also just a minute away from the gondolas for skiing by car. In fact, skiing in Annupuri is a better option for skiers.
The powdery slopes in Annupuri are less crowded and visitors will be able to enjoy the lift-accessible terrain and pristine surroundings with total exclusivity. Just take the lifts up to the top of the resort to find yourself facing the longest and most expansive slackcountry area on the mountain to pave fresh lines.
There are ski courses for just about anyone. For beginner skiers, a gentle sloping base area is serviced by a conveyor belt. And once you’re ready to take on a bit more of a challenge, try out the wide, open groomed trails ready to be explored all on the same mountain.
This makes the area of Annupuri a strategic location to buy a holiday home. There is a good chance of land capital appreciation. After all, the whole of Japan is known as one of the top places in the world for foreigners to invest in properties. In fact, now is a good time to invest in Japanese properties because of the weakening Yen.
Living in Annupuri: the Kamui-Niseko concept
Kamui-Niseko is one of the few developments in the upcoming area of Annupuri. Kamui-Niseko is one of the most exclusive properties available in Niseko. Many wealthy Asians flock to Niseko to invest in vacation homes because of its limited property supply, making it a great Japan property investment.
The history behind the name and its concept is one that is unique. Kamui is a term that belongs to the indigenous Ainu people. The Ainu still believe that some kind of divinity exists in all aspects of their lives, whether it is in animals, the natural surroundings or even the weather.
B-Lot Co. Ltd, the developers of Kamui Niseko built the property with this thought in mind, from its design to the intricate details of its materials. “By using the same colours for the materials as the snow and trees, the building blends nicely with the unique tranquillity of the Annupuri area,” says B-Lot Co. Ltd.
The shape of the building is also designed with the homeowner’s comfort in mind. Large floor-to-ceiling windows are installed to provide a spectacular view of Mt. Yotei and streams of natural light to enter the home.
The developers have also thoughtfully used natural materials, incorporating plenty of wood elements into the flooring and wall panels. Each unit comes fully furnished with sophisticated furniture of the highest quality, which also blends seamlessly with the exterior.
Every unit is also designed to have high ceilings, creating the feeling of spaciousness and allowing the light to bounce off the vastness of each room.
But the idea of owning a home in Niseko goes beyond just buying a property in Japan. If it is anything you are investing in, it is the unparalleled experience that living there will provide. With only 7 units in total, it doesn’t get any more preferential than that.
What is even more impressive about this particular development is that while the surrounding developments are built by foreign companies, Kamui-Niseko is the first and only development by a Japanese developer in Niseko. With that, B-Lot is able to understand and implement authentic Japanese elements into the building.
Experience Niseko: an all-year-round destination
Beyond its majestic ski slopes for avid skiers, Niseko is also home to world-class restaurants. Indulge in a gastronomical experience prepared by some of the world’s best chefs without having to travel out of the locale. Living in Niseko is more than just the ski slopes and winter. Its food offerings are some of the best Japanese restaurants in the world.
Enjoy fresh sushi prepared expertly by Japanese chefs at Sushi Shin. It is a world-class sushi restaurant that is well-known throughout Japan. Experience total privacy and exclusivity when dining at Sushi Shin in Niseko.
If one is living in Annupuri, they can also indulge in a classic Japanese must-do activity – soaking up in an onsen. There are nine onsens just within a 2-kilometre radius of Annupuri. Take in the cool air while your body finds restful peace in the warm waters of the onsen in locations like The Annupuri Onsenkyo, Niseko Konbu Onsenkyo and Onsen Yukoro, for example.
But it is not just a destination that should be appreciated one season a year. Though winter is the peak season for many to flock there to satisfy their skiing cravings, summer time in Niseko is equally pleasant. Living in Annupuri means you get to enjoy the beauty of the different seasons.
It is very much a spot for nature-lovers to take in the serenity of the picturesque location. There is something for everyone in the family. Activities in the summer include golfing, trekking, cycling, river-rafting, tennis, fishing, kayaking and having a barbeque.
Kamui-Niseko: more than just a holiday home
Of course, in practical terms, the holiday home should be rented out during months that the family is not in Annupuri. The Kamui-Niseko condominium offers homeowners the ease of not having to deal with managing the property.
The property comes with a property management service that covers everything from renting out the unit and up keeping the place.
The extremely well-thought out development is also fully equipped with a concierge service that will make restaurant bookings, tour bookings, housekeeping and various tasks that one would require while living there.
This is just the kind of hospitality the whole area of Hokkaido offers, shares Hasegawa. He hopes that through this development, the Sapporo-born entrepreneur will be able to bridge the gap between Hokkaido and the rest of the world.
For more information on Kamui-Niseko, please visit their website at www.kamui-niseko.com. B-Lot will be hosting its launch in Singapore on 11 & 12 February from 12.30pm – 4.30pm at Cuscaden Room (Level 2) at Regent Singapore.
About B-Lot: the company behind the Kamui-Niseko
B-Lot Company Limited was established in 2008 as a one-stop real estate company. The company is listed in Japan. It covers all aspects of real estate from revitalisation and development to leasing and property management as well as brokerage and consulting. It has notable developments all over Japan and recently expanded to Singapore in 2015.