Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Bordering an idyllic mountain stream, Shakuzen is nestled within Hokkaido’s birch and oak forest, and the surrounding Hokkaido forest is captured through window “snapshots”, which will become the ever changing wall art.

With classic alpine lines juxtaposed into a bold cantilevered structure, the twin Shakuzen chalets Mori and Kawa are mirror images of each other.

Combining contemporary Japanese design with the Northern European influences, these twin 3 bedroom/2 bathroom chalets can comfortably sleep 9 guests, or be rented together to host 18 guests.

The large living room on the second floor is spacious under vaulted ceilings, with multiple areas to sit and chat, including an oversized bay window to curl up and read a book.

For the kid’s enjoyment, the large bunk room has its own media area, and a pull out bed under the bottom bunk, so the room can sleep 5 people.

The large living room is spacious under vaulted ceilings, with views of the forests and an idyllic creek.

Niseko Town, Hokkaido, Japan
5 minutes’ drive to Annupuri ski resort
5 minutes’ drive to restaurants
9 guests
1 ensuite bedroom with king bed and ensuite bathroom
1 bedroom with king bed
1 kids’ bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds and 1 day bed
1 media room convertible into a bedroom with 2 futons
1 master ensuite bathroom with shower
1 shared bathroom with bath and shower
Open-plan living and dining areas
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining area
Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
Secure dry room for skis and other outdoor equipment
Additional staff (eg spa therapist and babysitter) available on request for an additional charge
A private chef may be booked in advance for a unique in-house dining experience, or a hamper can be ordered for delivery
WiFi broadband internet access
This home is well-suited for families with children
Children’s equipment can be hired at an extra cost
213.21 sqm

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, ensuite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2
1 king bed or 2 single beds, ensuite bathroom with bathtub
Bedroom 3
2 set of bunk beds and 1 day bed, ensuite bathroom with bathtub

Located just a few minutes drive from the bases of both Niseko Village Resort and Annupuri Resort, winter guests can make their pick based on the current snowfall and wind conditions. Numerous onsen hot springs, restaurants, and shops are all within quick driving distance.
Summer guests will enjoy the quick proximity to the Niseko Village golf course, and hiking on Mount Annupuri.
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
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 bedrooms


$800 $760/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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