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Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Birch Grove is a cosy little cottage tucked away in the lower part of Hirafu Village.

The three-storey 3-bedroom house will comfortably sleep up to 10 guests in flexible sleeping arrangements. Designed and built by local architect and builder Makoto Begley, Birch Grove is spacious and comfortable.

The split-level design of the house features bedrooms and bathrooms on the lower two levels, and open-plan living and dining on the upper level.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area has an expansive dining table which will seat eight people which is great for those nights when you feel like staying at home and playing Masterchef.

It comes with microwave, oven, griller, toaster and rice cooker.

Upstairs also has a separate den area with a TV and DVD player and super comfy easy chairs so you can stick the kids in there and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet to yourself.

There is a cable TV and DVD player as well as wireless internet. The property also has laundry including washing machine, dryer and ironing board.

LOCATION
Middle Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido
The (free) Village shuttle bus stops 50m from the front door every 15 minutes and will ferry you to the lifts in just a few minutes.
BEDROOMS
2 double bedrooms and 1 bunk bedroom
CAPACITY
Up to 8 guests
KITCHEN
Fully equipped
LIVING
Open plan, split level lounge and dining area
Ski Storage
Drying Room
Washer/Dryer

Bedroom 1
1 King Double or 2 Singles, en suite bathroom with shower and bath
Bedroom 2
1 King Double or 2 Singles, shared bathroom featuring toilet, shower and bathtub
Bedroom 3
2 Bunk Beds (sleeps 4), shared bathroom featuring toilet, shower and bathtub
Birch Grove is nestled in Lower Hirafu Village. There’s a shuttle stop just 50m away, and with buses stopping by every 15 minutes. Favourites including Rin, Ebisutei, Yo and TK Niseko are all within a 5 minute walk of the house.
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).
Features
  • KIDS' BEDROOM
  • NEAR CITY CENTER
Different rates for using
  • 3 bedrooms

DAILY RENTAL STARTING AT

$600 $540/night

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

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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.
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.
MINIMUM STAY
Winter: 3 – 5 nights
Chinese New Year: 5 – 7 nights
Christmas & New Year: 7 – 10 nights
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
TRAVEL CONCIERGE
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.
Dining
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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