Odin Hills Niseko Reports Over 75% of Luxury Residences Sold
December 2023 - Odin Hills, a private luxury residential development spanning 16 hectares in Hanazono Niseko, Japan, exemplifies the growing appeal and investment potential of Niseko as a highly sought-after destination for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts.
This remarkable development has achieved impressive sales to date, with 75% of their phase I & II plots sold, further solidifying Odin Hills' position as one of the most successful high-end residential developments in the Niseko area. Situated in a breathtaking location, Odin Hills epitomizes the growing desirability of Niseko as a premier destination for outdoor activities and leisure, while also offering exceptional real estate investment prospects.
An Exceptional Destination
Hanazono Niseko presents an attractive opportunity for overseas property investment, combining stunning natural surroundings, world-class amenities, and promising future connectivity through the Shinkansen, the highspeed train in Japan, which is expected to link Niseko with other regions of Japan by 2030.
Located a short 5-minute drive away from the JR Kutchan Station, and the future Shinkansen stop, and only a 1-minute drive from the Hanazono ski lifts, Odin Hills stands as a testament to the flourishing development of the area, witnessed through the emergence of international luxury hotels, new restaurants, and retail.
Architectural Excellence Led by Shigeru Ban, Ryue Nishizawa, and Keiji Ashizawa
Odin has established a reputation for high design values and Odin Hills is no exception with collaborations with renowned Japanese architectural firms. The Odin Hills team has enlisted the expertise of Shigeru Ban, a recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, to create a collection of mountain chalets, and Keiji Ashizawa has been entrusted with the design of the Odin Hills Clubhouse, while celebrated architect Ryue Nishizawa, another Pritzker Prize winner, has been commissioned by land buyers to design their villas. Their combined contributions are pivotal in positioning Odin Hills as a veritable design haven, attracting a community of discerning high-net-worth individuals seeking an exceptional living experience and lifestyle. All designers are tasked with adhering to the high-quality design guidelines provided by Odin Hills to ensure an exceptional environment for all buyers.
“Odin Hills’ success is undoubtedly due to the irresistible allure and attraction of Niseko, and the pent-up demand for healthy lifestyles following the Covid years coupled with advantageous exchange rates to the Japanese Yen have only accelerated the investment potential of the area” Nicolas Gontard, Co-Founder of Odin Hills shares. “But what really sets us apart is the sheer quality of our development combining an exceptional natural location, already completed infrastructure, a who’s who of Japanese architecture and design and an entire suite of services and amenities promoting wellbeing, nature, sustainability and community” continues Gontard.
An Alpine Sanctuary
The Odin Hills Clubhouse, designed by Keiji Ashizawa Design and scheduled for completion by winter 2024/25, will become the heart of the residential community. Development is well underway, and aside from the expected services and amenities, the Clubhouse is designed as an alpine wellness sanctuary centred around an authentic onsen experience. The Clubhouse will feature a series of thermal baths, including a communal Japanese onsen, a cold plunge, and a swimming pool with stunning views of Mount Yotei. It will also house a sauna, a gym, private family onsens, social lounges, and vibrant dining options. The multilingual concierge team will provide reception and guest services, catering to residents' needs, while the flexible space will accommodate activities like yoga, dance, and private events.
The Odin Hills Clubhouse is designed to be the perfect place for residents to recharge and relax throughout the year. With a dedicated wellness floor, it offers a range of facilities and programs to support residents' physical and mental wellbeing. The all-day dining lounge and bar provide a delightful space for meals and drinks, while the communal and private areas cater to various health and relaxation needs. With its inviting atmosphere and comprehensive services, the Clubhouse aims to create a vibrant and interactive environment for residents to enjoy.
Land prices at Odin Hills start at approximately JPY 100 million yen, giving investors the option to work with their preferred architects while adhering to Odin Hills' guidelines. For those seeking the ultimate in luxury, the Shigeru Ban-pre-designed villa collection offers four size options ranging from 295 sqm to 615 sqm of internal space.
Niseko is currently experiencing a remarkable transformation, expanding its reputation beyond being solely known as a renowned ski destination. It has become an increasingly popular summer getaway, attracting individuals who have a passion for outdoor activities. At Odin Hills, prominent families, successful entrepreneurs, and business families from major cities in Asia and beyond have recognized the allure of this destination. They are drawn to the exceptional quality of the development and the abundance of recreational opportunities available in Hanazono Niseko. This combination of tasteful luxury, natural beauty, high design values and promising investment prospects has significantly contributed to the growing appeal and investment viability of Odin Hills.