Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Nominated for the World Ski Awards 2014 and 2015, Glasshouse is Niseko’s most elegantly appointed 5 bedroom designer home.

Cozy up with a fireplace that warms the huge upstairs open-plan living space, and relax inside a traditional wooden bath tub or outdoor jacuzzi spa.

A gas cooktop and BBQ grill makes it easy for guests to prepare food in the comfort of their accommodation.

Glasshouse has five bedrooms sleeping 10 + two extra if required.

All bedrooms are on the lower level. There are four bathrooms: one ensuite adjoining the master bedroom, two shared bathrooms downstairs, and one upstairs, adjoining the hot tub.

Kids have their own space equipped with a bunk bed, and TV / DVD.

The kitchen has all the latest appliances for the finest cooking, and is well laid out for ease of cooking. A bar with chairs alongside allows guests to keep the chef company while food is being prepared.

A private concierge service provides daily pickup and dropoff to the Family Ace Chairlift, the Gondola, or even your chosen restaurant for dinner.

Lower Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
4 king bedrooms
1 bunk room for 2
10 guests
4 bathrooms
Bathtubs, rain showers, outdoor Jacuzzi
Professionally equipped, open-plan design
Fridge, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee Machin, Cooking Utensils and Dishwasher, BBQ Grill
Open plan lounge with fireplace, entertainment room
Breakfast bar by open kitchen & formal dining seating
Plasma TV, DVD, TV+DVD in kids room, surround sound stereo, iPod docks
Pick up / Drop off service
Housekeeping Every 2 Nights
Stay Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights

Glasshouse is located on the peaceful, snowbound lower end of Hirafu Lower Village.
The chalet is a 10-15 minute stroll from the center of the village, being one of the very few houses in Hirafu that has a truly secluded setting.
Two minutes away there are a bunch of restaurants and bars. A convenience store and ski lifts are some 15 minutes’ stroll from 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).
Different rates for using
  • 5 bedrooms


$1,530 $1,454/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.
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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