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HANAZONO – NISEKO’S NEW CENTER OF GRAVITY

Hanazono is one of the most strategic areas in Niseko. The Shinkansen, Japan’s fabled bullet train, started construction in Hokkaido in 2005 and will connect Niseko to the rest of Japan by 2030. The local station in Kutchan is a mere 5 minute drive from Odin Hills and the town is already teeming with new restaurant and shopping options driven by the explosive growth of the area. An even shorter 1-minute drive away from Odin Hills lies the newly-built Park Hyatt at the foot of the Niseko United ski domain. This includes over 50km of ski runs serviced by 38 lifts and ski grounds that are continuously expanding with upgrades to new modern equipment, new ski lifts and slopes. The Weiss resort is set to be connected to Hanazono, forming the largest ski domain within Niseko’s four resorts. And a further 2 minutes away, golf lovers will find the Hanazono Golf Club with an 18-hole, 7,003 yard championship course.

A VIBRANT ALPINE LUXE VILLAGE

Conceived by the team behind the iconic Odin Place, Odin House and The Barn by Odin, Odin Hills is an exciting new development. Taking inspiration from the bestloved villages in the European Alps, St Moritz, Gstaad, Courchevel, Verbier – luxurious chalets and estates thoughtfully weave together for the perfect mix of active leisure family living with equal measures of natural quiet and tranquility.

The two hearts of the master-planned project are formed by an alpine lifestyle hotel concept marking the entrance of the village, and one of the most tasteful and private clubhouses in Japan. Guests are provided with a library-lounge and bar, health and fitness facilities, supported by F&B offerings and spaces to host exclusive private events.

Wellness and wellbeing have been carefully designed into the project with village sidewalks for walking and biking, dedicated yoga serenity pods, as well as trails for hiking and running. The site itself sits immediately below 30 hectares of protected forest giving access to spectacular native woodland and meadows rife with wildlife and fauna.

HIGH ECOLOGICAL QUOTIENT

Niseko’s breathtaking natural environment has always been at the forefront of Odin’s planning and design. We have gone to great lengths to deploy practices and technologies to protect and preserve the environment, while enhancing the experience and enjoyment of nature itself.

On-site water retention ponds have been conceived to improve water quality using natural passive processes that are energy efficient. These features also act as melt-water management and flood control systems all the while creating new habitats.

The use of permeable paving materials for roads will help reduce stormwater run-off, allowing water to infiltrate the soil and replenish ground water rather than dissipate into surface water.

Odin Hills’ landscaping principles maximize enjoyment of forest land and embrace the conservation and protection of native plants and wildflower meadows allowing for the minimal creation of artificial lawns.

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS FOR ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS ENCOURAGE THE USE OF SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES.

 

For examples…

– Energy-efficient LED lighting
– High-performance thermal insulation
– Double-glazed low-emissivity argon-filled windows
– Geothermal heat pumps for energy reduction
– Sustainably harvested wood and composite wood products for decking and timber boardwalks

RESPONSIBLE ACTIVE LIVING

The ‘intelligent luxury’ ethos of Odin extends into mobility, circulation and the promotion of a healthy and responsible active lifestyle within the Odin Hills community.

Inspired by Zermatt’s ban on the use of fuel-engines and traditional automobiles in their town, our network of trails has been designed to stimulate circulation by foot, skis, snowshoes and bicycles depending on the season. We are also exploring eco-friendly options of transport such as the use of electric snowmobiles in the village.

Mountains are a magical environment to pursue outdoor activities, both the adrenaline-pumping type – ski, snowboard, snowmobile and others – and the more contemplative sort such as hiking, yoga and snowshoeing. We have a responsibility to preserve and protect our mountains and to combine our active lifestyles with a respect for the environment. The advancement of technology and new, light and clean electric engines fitted into snowmobiles and motorbikes open up whole new worlds of performance, trail exploration and free riding in the back country with zero emission.

ODIN HILLS OWNERS CLUB

As an owner at Odin Hills, you become a member of an exclusive club. The Odin Hills Owners Club provides a comprehensive program of owner services and benefits, giving you complete peace of mind for the management of your property as well as privileged access to superior services, facilities and amenities.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Acting as a one-point-contact, our member services team is at the ready to help with all your needs: from individual property management to dedicated concierge services such as transportation planning, ski passes, dining recommendations & bookings.

THE O LODGE

Exclusive year-round enjoyment of the ‘O Lodge’ club with access to a member lounge, fitness center, F&B, children & youth center and an outfitters center with outdoor equipment such as snowshoes, nordic skis and snow sleds.

ENVIRONMENT

Odin Hills provides infrastructure and facilities of the highest standards with privacy and safety. The Odin Hills Owners Club manages the conservation & maintenance of the roads and sidewalks, the private trails network and the ponds, efficient snow clearing in the winter, and common ground landscaping in the summer.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

The Club provides hassle-free, yearround management and maintenance of your property.

HOLIDAY RENTAL MANAGEMENT

Enjoy your time in your villa while we market it for you the rest of the year, generating a return on your investment.

MEMBER ACTIVITIES

Special programs such as access to the hotel Onsen, first-track skiing with ski guides, snowshoeing, childcare and privileged access to surrounding golf clubs in the summer.

THE RELENTLESS RISE OF THE ‘ASPEN OF ASIA’

With over 14 meters of snow per year, Niseko makes it to second place among the snowiest resorts on the planet. Often referred to as the ‘Aspen of Asia’, the area has grown into the region’s top grade A ski destination. Some 1.6 million people visited Niseko during 2016/2017 and 5 million tourists are forecast to visit Hokkaido by 2020. With the Park Hyatt opening in winter 2019/2020, the Ritz Carlton under construction and Aman, W and Edition having announced their arrivals, Niseko is continuing its growth into a world-class, multi-season destination. In July 2018, Nikkei Asian Review noted that prime land prices in Niseko have risen consistently over the past years, making it the top real estate market in Japan.
INCREASING VALUES ARE JUST THE BEGINNING.
With the influx of new hotels and foreign residential ownership, Niseko is turning into a fast-growing summer destination. Activities are plentiful including hiking, road and mountain biking, three golf courses within a 20 km radius, Japanese ‘onsen’ hot springs, rafting, fly fishing, etc. and events are on the rise with art and music festivals, marathons, bicycle racing and more.

RARITY DRIVES INVESTMENT VALUE

The unique geographical location of Niseko brings unparalleled snowfalls of world-renowned powder every year. In addition, an excellent English-language environment for retail and services, and easy access for visitors from markets such as Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Manila and Seoul ensure minimal need for tiring travel across time zones. Many consider Niseko the only international-class ski resort in Asia, and few other locations are able to match this rare mix. Within the Niseko area, Hanazono is the last area to take off, providing upside opportunities over the long term. Given this context, the limited availability of welllocated prime land in the area makes Odin Hills an investment opportunity that deserves attention from investors with a long-term interest in the Niseko market.