Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Designed for an extended family spanning 3 generations, Kazahana has 6 bedrooms and 5 ensuites.

Located on Hirafu’s exclusive Main Village Bluff, the house boasts massive, unobstructed views across the valley.

It has a very distinctive Japanese feel to it, utilizing lots of Japanese timber, concrete, and steel, all put together in a very clean, sharp and minimal manner.

Crisp lines of timber and steel interplay with rendered wall finishing, combining the best of Japanese workmanship and materials. On the top floor, the two planes of warm timber ceilings and floor are connected by a feature fireplace of cool Kurokawa steel.

Middle Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
5 ensuite bedrooms
1 Tatami room for up to 3
13 guests
5 bathrooms
Japanese hinoki bathtubs
Rain showers
Professionally equipped
Open plan lounge
Breakfast bar plus formal dining seating, outdoor dining
Plasma TV, DVD, Home Theatre System, Sundance Spa Jacuzzi
Complimentary use of rental 4WD van on select winter dates. Both a valid international driving license issued by a signatory to the 1949 Geneva Convention, and a valid driving license from your home country are required.
347 sqm

Bedroom 1 and 2 – 20 sqm each
Located on the second/ground level with windows facing towards Mt Yotei, each bedroom accommodates 2 guests, with bedding arranged as a king double bed in each room. There is a closet for storage space and ample floor space too. A wooden desk runs the length of one wall. Each bedroom has its own private shower ensuite.
Bedroom 3 and 4 – 20 sqm each
Located on the second/ground level with windows facing towards Hirafu Village, each bedroom accommodates 2 guests, with bedding arranged as a king double bed in each room. There is storage space and a long desk space flush with the wall with a small chair. These 2 bedrooms share an ensuite bathroom with a bath and shower.
Bedroom 5 – 20 sqm
Located on the first/underground level with windows looking out towards Mt Yotei, 2 guests can sleep in either one king double, or two single beds. There is an ensuite shower bathroom.
Bedroom 6 – Tatami room – 22 sqm
On the first/underground level, this room is in traditional Japanese style, with tatami straw matt flooring. Up to 3 guests can sleep in this room on futon bedding. There is a flat-screen TV, closet space for storage, and windows looking out towards Mt Yotei, with a shower ensuite.
Chalet Kazahana is located at the bottom of Middle Hirafu Village, in amongst a mix of chalets, small apartment blocks, pensions and several restaurants and bars within a snowball’s throw.
It’s about a 5 to 10-minute uphill walk into the centre of town.
There is a stop for the free shuttle bus just a few metres up to the road, and within a three minute walk from your front door you’ve got a choice of a half a dozen great restaurants.
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
  • 6 bedrooms


$1,270 $1,207/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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