Kabayama, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Thoughtful and consistent details are the essence of Japanese design & craftsmanship, and this became the origin of the building name “GenMyo” (meaning superb skillfulness).  Natural Hokkaido cedar extends from inside to outside, and combines with sleek metal edges to create a rich and warm, yet contemporary feel.

As you walk through the linear layout of the 3 three volumes that comprise Gen-Myo, the impressive depth of the site unfolds before you, and each room has panoramic views to Mt. Yotei. The existing contours provided a natural platform, which became the elevated stage for the building. The size of the volumes, alignment and the alternating roof forms created a certain rhythm and emphasized the strong connection to the site. “Bridges” connect you the Entrance wing, the Living/Dining/Kitchen wing and the Bedroom wing, each representing a different area of usage.

The impressive 3,000 sqm site in Kabayama features a natural water spring that burbles out of the ground next to Gen-Myo, meandering through towering silver birch trees.  The views to Mt. Yotei are captured from every room.  The verdant green mountainside that the house backs onto are framed within the large living room and master bedroom windows, with sneak peaks from high clerestory windows in other bedrooms.

From the large and open LDK to the cozy reading space at the bridge and warm bedrooms with loft spaces, guests can enjoy the site and the feel of nature.  The living room features an elegant wood burning fireplace, and vaulted ceilings.  An inviting Japanese spa bath is imbued with the unique sweet and spicy scent of Hinoki wood.  Relax into the hot water after a day in the mountains, with Mt. Yotei framed in front.

There are 3 fully ensuited bedrooms, each with its own extra loft sleeping space, plus a tatami room, giving Gen-Myo a sleeping capacity of 12, making it ideal for family groups.

The chalet also comes with a single car garage and ski room.

Kabayama, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
3 ensuites 1 tatami room
9 guests included in your booking, 3 extra guests allow staying together
4 bathrooms, 1 with Japanese Hinoki bathtub
Each room has panoramic views to Mt. Yotei
Living room features an elegant wood burning fireplace, and vaulted ceilings
Professionally equipped kitchen
Japanese Hinoki wood bath
Single car garage and skiroom
Private garage
A baby cot, high chair, and baby gate are available on request
288 sqm

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
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bedrooms



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


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

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

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.
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.


A private chef may be booked in advance for a unique in-house dining experience, 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
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.


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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