Kabayama, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Nestled in a grove of pine trees with streams running through the middle of the property, Nest is a boutique hotel ideally located along the road between Hirafu and Niseko Village in Kabayama district.

Designed to blend into the surrounding landscape, Its low buildings with a blend of traditional and modern Japanese styling sits naturally amongst the surrounding trees enhancing the sublime beauty of the landscape.

Each room allows you to enjoy either the tranquility of the forest Trees with the stream or spectacular views of snow-capped Mount Yotei.

Across the stream, lies the luxury lodges which sit on the other side of the land. In summer, the land blossoms into lush vegetation.

Take in nature and walk along the wooden boardwalk crossing over the artery of the forest connecting the lodges to the amenities of the hotel. Nest in comfort and Japanese tradition all year round.

Kabayama, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
1 bedroom apartment
1 bedroom hotel suite
Up to 3 guests
Ensuite bathroom
Kitchenette in room
Blackwood Grill restaurant at the lobby level for casual dining
Open plan lounge
Lobby resting area with wood-fired stove
Ski storage room
Laundry room
Japanese hot spring baths
Complimentary shuttle service to Hirafu
Complimentary arrival pick-up from Hirafu Welcome Centre & Kutchan Station
Complimentary daily breakfast
25 – 37 sqm per unit

The resort has its own mineral rich spring water source, featuring indoor and outdoor baths overlooking the trees and stream.
Separated by gender, the hot spring baths come with a changing and bathing facilities, exclusive for guest use.
The more adventurous can make their way outside into the outdoor bath.
With its wood-fired heating stove, comfy chairs and Japanese miniature gardens and screens, Nest at the Trees lobby is a warm and comfortable place to relax.
Located beside the hotel lobby on the ground floor, the restaurant encourages a relaxed, casual dining experience.
Guests enjoy a continental or Japanese breakfast or something from the wood-fire grill in the evening.
The apartments are housed in 4 lodges connected by an enclosed corridor.
The lodges are set next to open farmland with views of Mount Yotei on one side and views of the trees and stream with Mount Niseko ski slopes on the other side.
37 sqm
Configured as 2 twin beds or 1 king bed with Tatami option
Sleep 1 additional guest on sofa bed
Private ensuite with bathtub
43 inch smart TV
Kitchenette with microwave, kettle, coffee maker
Common services include vending machines, washing machine and dryer
Hotel rooms are housed on the 2nd floor of the Main Building with views of Mt Yotei.
25 sqm
Configured as 2 twin beds or 1 king bed
Sleep 1 additional guest on sofa bed
Private ensuite with bathtub
43 inch smart TV
Kitchenette with microwave, kettle, coffee maker
Common services include vending machines, washing machine and dryer
Nest is located in west Hirafu, ideally along the road between Hirafu and Niseko Village in Kabayama district. It is about 5 minutes’ drive to the lifts in one direction, and 5 minutes to Niseko Village in the other.
While many prefer to be in Hirafu village to take advantage of the convenience of access to the ski slopes, restaurants and amenities, there are advantages to being outside the resort, steering clear of Hirafu and find lesser lift lines at the other resorts during peak dates, for instance.
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
  • 1 bedroom


$170 $153/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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