Douminwari Discounts on Accommodation for Hokkaido Residents
April 1, 2022

Douminwari Discounts on Accommodation for Hokkaido Residents

What is Douminwari?

The Hokkaido government will offer discounts to tourist-related businesses under a system called Douminwari (どうみん割). Douminwari has been temporarily suspended in the past, but will restart March 22nd, 2022 in an aim to recover travel demand that has significantly fallen due to the impact of coronavirus. If you are considering using Douminwari with a work related trip, you may be eligible to use the Douminwari Workation Package (see below)

Douminwari Package Spring 2022 Period
  • Reservations accepted: 22nd March, 2022 - 28th April, 2022
  • Eligible stay period: 22nd March, 2022 - 29th April 2022
  • Maximum nights per trip: 5 nights
Douminwari Workation Package Spring 2022 Period
  • Reservations accepted: 1st April, 2022 - 28th April, 2022
  • Eligible stay period: 1st April, 2022 - 29th April 2022
  • Maximum nights per trip: 14 nights

Discounts are available to vaccinated Hokkaido residents (or Hokkaido residents that can present a recent negative PCR test result) for travel expenses in Hokkaido of up to ¥5,000 per night. A ¥2,000 coupon is also issued to each person for each night they book with the Douminwari system. These coupons can be used at participating restaurants, stores and services - you can find the full list of outlets that accept Douminwari coupons here.

Douminwari allows tourism businesses to offset rates, in turn reducing the price for guests to reserve their accommodation. As part of this incentive, MnK Niseko is offering reduced rates to vaccinated/negative tested Hokkaido residents who choose to stay with us during Douminwari's operation period. See our full offer details in Japanese for Douminwari Package here and here for Douminwari Workation Package.

Hokkaido residents save money based on their spend within each category. See the table below for a breakdown:

Table outlining the discount and coupon amounts available to each guest, based on their per person, per night expenditure

What is New Hokkaido Style?

Douminwari is open to businesses that implement the "New Hokkaido Style". "New Hokkaido Style" refers to the points of effort that businesses are being asked to implement in order to prevent the spread of infection. These points include:

  1. Ensure that all staff wear masks and frequently wash their hands
  2. Monitor the health condition of staff
  3. Regularly ventilate and air out your facility
  4. Regularly sanitise and wash facility equipment
  5. Ensure that all staff keep a safe distance
  6. Call upon customers to follow proper cough etiquette and wash their hands
  7. Proactively inform customers about your efforts

We are actively implement the "New Hokkaido Style" safety recommendations

Feel Confident In Our Care

The safety and wellbeing of our guests is top priority. Precautionary measures mentioned above are being actively implemented, as well as further steps to ensure our guests' wellbeing which can be found in more detail here.

Our resorts remain open, and we look forward to welcoming you to stay with us as soon as it is safe for you to do so. Please feel free to contact our friendly and reliable Reservations and Guest Services team by emailing or calling +81 (0)136 55 5122. For travel inspiration and local tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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