Niseko Village, Niseko, Japan

Brand new, super stylish and supremely comfortable, Birchwood is a three-bedroom chalet set in a peaceful and picturesque locale, overlooking woodlands in Niseko Village, just minutes from Niseko Village Ski Resort.

Capturing the sophistication yet simplicity of contemporary Japanese design aesthetics, this modern mountain chalet makes a memorable first impression, with its striking black façade, cubist structure and surrounding birchwood.

Crossing the threshold reveals bright, harmonious interiors with attractive pale wooden floors, minimalist décor and three generous bedrooms that comfortably sleep 6, making Birchwood a delightful home away from home for friends and families.

The spacious open-plan living area creates a cheerful communal space right in the centre of the chalet.

After an action-packed day on the slopes, or hiking scenic mountain trails, gather at the elegant wooden dining table to share meals and stories.

Or you may be content to simply gaze out of the large picture windows that frame soothing forest views – and watch the snowfall in the winter months, or the birchwood bloom in the spring.

Those who wish to self-cater will love the sparkling new, beautifully-appointed kitchen and the convenience of grocery delivery service from Niseko Gourmet – who can also prepare and deliver full meals.

While an excellent choice of cafes, restaurants and bars can be found nearby in Niseko Village and Hirafu Village; there is even an on-call driver for local trips to Hirafu Village in the winter months.

No matter how you choose to spend your vacation in Niseko, whether hitting the ski fields, soaking in thermal springs, hiking mountain trails or enjoying summer festivals, at the end of the day, you will always be thrilled to come home to Birchwood.

Soga, Niseko Village, Niseko, Japan
6 adults
1 ensuite master bedroom with 2 queen beds
2 guest rooms with split king bed
1 futon is also suitable for a child at an additional cost
Stylish modern open-plan living with lovely birchwood views
Comfortable lounge area with sofa and Apple TV
Modern, beautifully-appointed kitchen
Wooden dining table that seats 6 people
Secure dry room for skis and other outdoor equipment
Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
Greeter upon check-in (8am to 8pm)
Daily housekeeping service
Additional staff (e.g. spa therapist and babysitter) available upon request, for an additional charge
Birchwood is self-catering
A welcome pack of breakfast supplies is included if the chalet is booked for a minimum of 2 nights
A private chef may be booked in advance for a unique in-house dining experience, or a decadent hamper can be ordered for delivery (extra charge)
WiFi broadband internet access
Apple TV
iPod dock
Birchwood is an excellent choice for families with children
Fun-filled activities such as tea ceremony demonstrations, sushi making lessons and traditional drumming lessons may be booked in advance
Treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out in the apartment by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies)
Birchwood is a few minutes’ drive from Niseko Village, which offers a selection of restaurants, boutiques, and access to ski slopes
An on-call driver is available from 8am to 6pm, during the winter season, for local journeys to and from Niseko Village and Hirafu Village
Central heating
Barbecue (extra)

Bedroom 1
2 queen beds, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and countertop sink
Bedroom 2
King bed that can be set up as 2 twin beds, shared bathroom with a walk-in shower and countertop sink, plus an additional powder room with toilet
Bedroom 3
King bed that can be set up as 2 twin beds, shared bathroom with a walk-in shower and countertop sink, plus an additional powder room with toilet
Birchwood is located on the edge of a forest in Soga, a short drive from upmarket Niseko Village Ski Resort, and cosmopolitan Hirafu Village.
Niseko Village is a peaceful area typified by forests, flower fields, farmlands and homestays, located on Japan’s mountainous northern island, Hokkaido.
It’s a popular choice for those who wish to enjoy a beautiful natural setting, yet be close to all four of the separate but interconnected ski resorts collectively known as Niseko United.
Renowned for its powder snow, Niseko lures winter sports aficionados from around the world, yet there is more to this region than perfect ski conditions.
Stunning mountain scenery, a burgeoning wellness scene and myriad gourmet dining options make it a much-loved year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Famed for fresh seafood and flourishing gourmet dining scenes, Niseko Village and Hirafu Village are home to an eclectic choice of restaurants offering Japanese and international cuisines.
Discerning diners have three Michelin-star restaurants to choose from, Rakuichi Soba in Niseko Village, and Kamimura and Ichumura in Hirafu, all serving exceptionally fine Japanese fare.
For a night out around town, we suggest heading to cosmopolitan Hirafu Village and sampling rare Japanese whiskies at Bar Gyu or the vast selection of Japanese craft beers at Mick’s.
If you still have energy left, be sure to check out Wild Bill’s for live music and late-night DJ sets.
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
  • 3 bedrooms



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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