Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Full glass-walled windows blur the barriers between inside and outside, and Japanese gardens and golden teak paneling elevate the designer styling of Ori.

Designed by acclaimed Nakayama Architects, Ori is a contemporary luxury house with stunning views of Mt Yotei and the Hirafu ski resort.

The luxury residence is a 3-story building with a large open plan living area, all levels accessible by a private elevator.

A chic fireplace softens the living room area, which features a huge sofa area, complete with Apple TV plus Netflix and a stunning Bose sound system.

The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need for your holiday including top of the range European appliances.

Built for extended families and group of friends, Ori has 3 western ensuite bedrooms, 1 ensuite tatami room, 1 bunk room which can sleep up to 6 and 2 small tatami rooms.

Blending traditional Japanese elements with an industrial finish, the chalet features range from huge external concrete beams which frame the ski resort to internal Japanese gardens.

Lower Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
7 bedrooms in total
3 western ensuite bedrooms
1 ensuite tatami room
1 bunk room which can sleep up to 6
2 smaller tatami rooms
5 bathrooms
Up to 12 adults and 6 children
Apple TV with Netflix
Miele Appliances
Bose sound system
498 sqm

Bedroom 1 – Tatami – 20 sqm
With views of the property’s rock gardens, the first bedroom sleeps 2 guests in traditional Japanese bedding style, with 2 single futon beds placed on straw flooring. Ensuite is a bathroom with shower, bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2 – 25 sqm
With views of the property’s rock gardens, 2 guests can sleep in either 1 king double or 2 single beds. There is a private workspace, an ensuite toilet and separate bathroom with a tub and shower.
Bedroom 3 – Master – 30 sqm
This master suite features generous space, sleeping 2 guests in 1 king-size bed. There is a walk-in closet and a seating space with a desk. The ensuite bathroom comes with a separate toilet, tub and shower hidden away behind the headboard. Its private-access balcony enjoys views of lower Hirafu.
Bedroom 4 – Kids’ room – 20 sqm
The bunk room is next door to the fifth bedroom, with 2 bunk bed sets for up to 4 guests. This room has floorspace to lay out additional futons for up to 6 sharing, taking advantage of a shared bathroom with shower next door.
Bedroom 5 – 25 sqm
The fifth bedroom is spacious, with views of property’s private rock garden and a king sized bed sleeping up to 2 guests. There are sofa armchairs and a coffee table, plus a desk for a private workspace. The ensuite bathroom features a bathtub and rain shower.
Bedroom 6 & 7 – Tatami additional bedding
Two separate (smaller) tatami rooms are included, and the configuration of sleeping arrangements can be discussed on request.
Ori is situated at the bottom of the village, and it is an uphill walk of around fifteen minutes to the ski lifts, being one of the very few houses in Hirafu that has a truly secluded setting.
Private transport is well facilitated by the internal-access garage and heated driveway. 2 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
  • 7 bedrooms


$2,730 $2,184/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


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

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

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.
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.


A private chef may be booked in advance for a unique in-house dining experience, 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
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.


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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