Kabayama, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Always Niseko is a stylish, affordable hotel located on the outskirts of Hirafu, just a 10-minute walk or 2-minute shuttle ride to the center of Hirafu Village and the lifts.

The hotel offers 104 modern rooms with a price point that fulfills the need for quality yet value accommodation in Niseko.

The suites enjoy a range of different views – some up to the ski hill, some with views up to the volcano peak of Mt Yotei, and others simply enjoying the tranquil views of the surrounding countryside all around.

Throughout winter there will be a free shuttle bus running guests to and from the ski lifts and the center of Hirafu Village.

There is a dedicated ski storage area on the ground floor meaning you don’t have to bring your powder-covered skis into your room.

Kabayama, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
103 suites in total
Twin suite
King suite
Family suite for 4
24-Hour Reception
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Onsite Restaurant
Onsite Cafe
Onsite Cafe
Coin Laundry
On Inter-resort Bus Route
Guest Local Shuttle
Welcome Centre Transfers

Elements Cafe
Elements is a lively and welcoming destination which is sure to entice you time after time with its social atmosphere and hearty menu. With 40 seats available there is ample room for groups of all sizes to relax, dine and enjoy.
Serving wholesome fusion-style food from Japanese chefs, our onsite café provides the perfect start to your day of adventuring in beautiful Niseko.
Return for an amazing lunch and then linger on for the evening specialities, served with ice-cold Sapporo draught beer.
Always Niseko is located just 1 km from Hirafu village and the Ace Family Lift, in the Kabayama area.
In the vicinity, there are a few little hidden cafes and izakayas, but mostly it is away from the noise and bustle of Hirafu.
The slopes is about a 10-15 minutes’ walk, but most may prefer to catch the free hotel shuttle, run by the hotel regularly to and from the lifts to get you there and back.
Gentem Snowboards has a small cafe just across the road, Green Saso sells delicious green tea, and La Villa Lupicia is a five minute stroll away from Hirafu.
Yotei Family Suite 43 sqm
Yotei Suites feature sofa seating and coffee table as well as 2 Queen beds.
The en suite bathroom provides a shower and bath tub in the Japanese fashion, and a separate toilet area for convenient access.
There is ample closet space, a stylish apartment-length wooden table with a chair for study or laptop use, and windows look over the forests of Kabayama towards Mt Yotei.
Niseko Suite 22 sqm
On 2 to 4 floors, Niseko Suites are sleek, modern, and comfortable, enjoying tranquil forest views with glimpses of Grand Hirafu Resort, with a choice of 2 twin beds or 1 king bed configurations.
Bedside tables with USB charging ports, a laptop table with desk lamp and LCD TV are all available in your room.
Storage space and closets with hangers are available, and a shower and bathtub in the en suite.
Zen Suite 22 sqm
On the ground floor, Zen Suites are sleek, modern, and comfortable, enjoying tranquil forest views, with a choice of 2 twin beds or 1 king bed configurations.
Bedside tables with USB charging ports, a laptop table with desk lamp and LCD TV are all available in your room.
Storage space and closets with hangers are available, and a shower and bathtub in the en suite.
Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

A world-class ski destination, Niseko receives 14m of snow per season on average. Offering 38 lifts, 4 developed, inter-linked resorts, 47km of groomed slopes, 1000m of vertical, and the longest run stretching 5600m, Niseko is the largest of Hokkaido’s ski areas, and overall the most well-rounded winter resort on the island.
There is a good mix of groomed runs for all levels, from first-timers through expert powder hounds. There is also a terrain park with half-pipes, table tops, round quarters and rails etc… a variety of terrain to suit boarders of different abilities.
That being said, novices going down the slope for the first time may want to avoid the crowds in peak powder season and consider some of the quieter times (spring).
Different rates for using
  • 1 bedroom


¥700 ¥665/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


In-house ski rental fitting and shopping service
Save a trip to the ski shop and enjoy a custom fitting session in the comfort of your accommodation!
Send us your measurements in advance and a select range of gear, plus accessories such as gloves, goggles and masks will be brought to your home to try on.
Just leave the equipment at home after your stay – we will return it for you.

For parents, a family vacation can sometimes feel like no vacation. Finding holiday babysitters in Niseko can be a challenge, until Niseko Kids Club gets it sorted with its network of English-speaking childcare professionals that serve various location in Niseko, from Hirafu to Moiwa.

Daycare – international daycare center with 2 convenient locations: at the base of the Hirafu family chair lift, inside AYA Niseko and at the base of Hanazono, inside Hanazono 308

Babysitting – 24 hour, on-call, private babysitting services with experienced, qualified and English speaking childcare professionals servicing children from newborn to 15 years

Baby equipment rental – quality childcare equipment including full size cribs, highchairs, all terrain strollers, toys and more to families traveling with infants and toddlers
Hosted parties – unforgettable parties organized and supervised, tailored to your individual requests, or choose from many themes

Catering service
A private chef may be booked in advance for a unique in-house dining experience, or a hamper can be ordered for delivery.
Driving in Japan
It is not possible to drive in Japan with just your driving licence issued in your home country. Japan only recognises International Driving Permits based on the 1949 Geneva Convention. Before arriving in Japan you must obtain your International Driving Permit from the national Automobile Association in the country which issued your licence. If you are unsure if you hold the correct license, please contact your authority for further information.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the chalet of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
We make arrangements for these pre-arrival logistics for you:
Airport transfer
The drive is between 2–3 hours from New Chitose Airport to Niseko.
Your driver will meet you at the airport arrival gate and then drive you the 2.5 – 3 hours to Hirafu and drop you at the door of your accommodation. You will be greeted and checked in by a dedicated staff, who be on stand by to provide handy tourist information about the Hirafu ski resort and your chalet. Rates vary depending on group number and vehicle used. Get in touch for details.
– Limousine service
If you are looking for a luxury way of traveling, you can also choose a limousine service. The 6-7 seater vehicle can be likened to a private jet, with luxurious white leather reclining armchairs, full cabin attendance and complimentary refreshments. The passenger area is fully equipped with a toilet, refrigerator, television, CD and DVD.
Private catered meals in the privacy of the chalet can be arranged, with the choice of:
Japanese/international breakfasts
Japanese dinners featuring sushi and sukiyaki
International dinners
Grocery, sushi and nabe set delivery services available.
We recommend qualified chefs from Niseko Gourmet.
Ski equipment rental
You should definitely book your rentals in advance to ensure your ideal rental equipment is available. Peak season is extremely busy and rentals can sell out quickly.
We recommend ski and snowboard packages from GoSnow, Rhythme Snow Sports and Niseko Base Snowsports, both with rental outlet located conveniently approximate to lifts.
Ski Lessons
We highly recommend booking your lessons before the trip – Lessons book out months in advance for peak season, and even during the quieter periods you should pre-book so that the lesson can fit in smoothly to your holiday schedule.
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