Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Forest Estate is an architecturally designed cluster of luxury chalets, oriented towards Mt Yotei with huge windows framing the view by Riccardo Tossani.

The framed view out the main living area window is one of the nicest things about staying here, especially at night when lights shining outside the windows illuminate the falling snowflakes.

These 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom houses are split between two levels and offer a contemporary, comfortable finish.

The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a second shared bathroom available for the remaining two bedrooms.

Floor to ceiling windows provide views of Mt. Yotei and a gas fireplace in the living rooms creates a warm atmosphere.

The full kitchen and dining area complete the house.

Forest Estate’s chalets all have three bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite. The other bedrooms share a bathroom.

The bedrooms all occupy the lower level of the house and have king size double beds that can be split into two singles.

Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
3 bedrooms (king/double twins)
6 guests
2 bathrooms
Fully equipped kitchen
Open plan lounge
Entertainment room
Dining area
123 sqm

BEDROOM 1 – 1 King Double or 2 Singles
The master bedroom is either behind the living space on the second floor, or on the first floor with the other bedrooms. There is a long table for a private workspace and the ensuite bathroom has a shower. Overlooking Hirafu village.
BEDROOM 2 – 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Sharing a bathroom with with bedroom 3 down the hall, this room has its own storage space.
BEDROOM 3 – 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Sharing a bathroom with bedroom 2 down the hall, this room has its own storage space.
Forest Estate is located at the bottom of the middle village, on the edge of the bluff separating the middle and lower villages.
The lifts are about 15-20 minute walk, or just five to 10 minutes on the shuttle bus – it can take a little while to stop and load people from the stops in the lower village.
There are several restaurants and bars within walking distance, as is Momiji Zaka Street – also known as the village’s entertainment street.
It has four or five bars and another four or five restaurants to choose from. The standouts are French restaurant The Barn, yakitori restaurant Yosaku, jazz bar Fullnote and smokey late night drinking den, Barunba.
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
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 9+ bedrooms


¥4,200 ¥3,990/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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