Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Located just a few minutes from Niseko Hirafu’s Ace Family Chair Lift, Mountainside Palace lays claim to spectacular views from all ten apartments.

Mountainside Palace is designed to suit guests looking for a touch of Japanese culture, and superb value for money in a convenient central Niseko Hirafu setting.

These modern apartments have been designed to make western guests feel at home while introducing touches of Japanese culture. Benefit from self-contained convenience in the heart of the village!

Located in Upper Hirafu Village, the amazingly central Mountainside Palace apartments are hard to beat for price and location.

The name says it all – Mountainside Palace is one of the few complexes in Niseko which boasts spectacular views from all ten apartments.

All Mountainside Palace apartments are have fully-equipped kitchens, flat-screen TV with English channels, complimentary computer and Wi-Fi, and first-floor drying room.

All just a 4 minute walk to the lifts of Niseko’s Grand Hirafu resort.

With a comfortable design, Mountainside Palace is designed to suite guests looking for functional Niseko accommodation with a touch of Japanese culture.

Upper Hirafu Village, Niseko, Japan
2 bedroom sleeps up to 5 people in each apartment
2 bathrooms in each apartment
Well equipped open plan kitchen
Open plan lounge
Open plan dining room

Located on the main road in the centre of Niseko’s Upper Hirafu Village, Mountainside Palace apartments are literally in the middle of everything.
The lifts of Grand Hirafu are are just a 4 minute walk, or just an 8 minute walk up to the Hirafu Gondola.
The free Niseko United Shuttle bus stop is practically on the doorstep, and the Seico Mart, Niseko’s main food supply minimart is located just down the street.
You will also find a nice selection of restaurants, cafes and bars within just a minutes’ walk.
These apartments are located on the ski resort side of the building and offer glimpses of the Niseko ski slopes from the balcony. Each apartment offers plenty of space for relaxing.
A jet bath in the main bathroom lets you unwind after a day of skiing.
Area: 96 sqm
Floor level: 2-4
Maximum occupancy: 5
Located on the Mt. Yotei side of the building, these 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments offer great views and comfort. All apartments have an open plan layout with a fully equipped kitchen.
A computer is provided in each unit for guest use throughout their stay.
Area: 78 sqm
Floor level: 2-4
Maximum occupancy: 5
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


$510 $408/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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