Welcome to YHA Niseko Fujiyama Karimpani!!

Summer season special: Free rental bike (cross bike)

We have several cross bikes available for our guests. They have seven-speed gear and very useful for look-around the hostel. You may easily go to Milk-Kobo, horse trekking place, Niseko town centre, 7Eleven, Sightseeing tram (ski resort's gondola), Several hot springs etc. Please enquire us when you make booking. We also has e-bike for rental which apply rental fee.

*** NOW ONLINE BOOKING IS AVAILABLE!***                   ↖️Check available room and book your bed/room with immediate confirmation by "Book Now" button!

You can check availability of the room/bed and get confirmation. If you cannot find enough space, please enquire us direct by sending us message. We have 6-people and 8-people bunk bedroom as well as 4-people's room. One of our Japanese room may accommodate 3 people. Please feel free to enquire about special deal even after you booked online. In most cases, we can offer better price.

Now we've got listed on SnowJapan.com. For skiing, please take a look for detailed information!!

Thank you very much for visiting our website, YHA Niseko Fujiyama Karimpani.

We run the hostel at the buiding which is originally regional primary school. Since the school was closed about 30 years ago, it has been used as unique taste accommodation for 20 years. 

We took over the management and re-started on December 2011.

Our name "Karimpani" means Cherry tree in the word of Hokkaido's indigenous people (Ainu).


Inside of the building has been rearranged to bedrooms, dining rooms etc as well as insulated to provide confortable stay.

For families, groups and single travellers, we try best to make your travel nicer.

For skiers & snowboarders, Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort is only 5 minutes drive from here, Niseko Village Ski Resort and Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort are 10 minutes drive.

Also, there are 10 different onsens (hot springs) within 10 minutes drive.


Upon arrival and departure, we offer free pick up / drop off at Niseko train station or major bus stops in Niseko resorts (conditions apply. Please enquire 10 days before your arrival. Free pick up service is 15:00-18:30). 

We also offer daily transfer service to above 3 ski fields and onsens. There are inter-resorts shuttle bus service in winter time about 12 trips a day. They are also available to the guests who want to be more flexible.


Although we are not located at walking distance to ski field, we provide nice stay to our guests.

We have plenty of public space inside and outside of the facility.


We are certified youth hostel by Japan Youth Hostel Association (JYH), which is part of Hosteling International (HI) group. If you have membership of HI, you can stay at members rate.


Your host, Max and Yuko and kids used to live in the southmost town of New Zealand for 5 years. We enjoyed hospitality of NZ and fascinated friendly NZ club skifield culture!!


Please feel free to enquire us.


Max & Yuko Ito.

The Ito family