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Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

A luxurious self-contained 5 bedroom chalet, Shika boasts stunning views of Mount Yotei and the Hirafu ski area.

Shika starts at the undercover entranceway that leads to a genkan (entry room) and dry room.

Directly off the genkan opening the first level is the lounge room featuring a leather sofa, gas-burning fireplace with stone surround and full height glazing that goes all the way to the upper level.

This floor also contains a dining area with a table that comfortably seats 8. The dining area is also adjacent to the kitchen and additional seating for four people is part of the galley type Kitchen.

There are a full-size oven and 4 burner gas cook-top as well as overhead cabinets and a sink and dishwasher below a large picture window.

The lower level also includes a media room and a king room in addition to a bathroom and toilet.

Featuring a vaulted living area with cozy stone fireplace, separate media/children’s playroom, state of the art music & entertainment systems, and a gourmet kitchen, it is the perfect holiday home.

This luxurious self-contained house is perfect for winter or summer stays and is just minutes to the Niseko slopes, a short walk to local the restaurants/bars of Hirafu and is convenient for access to local golf courses and some of Japans best onsen.

LOCATION
East Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
BEDROOMS
5 bedrooms in total
4 king bedrooms that can be set up with 2 double beds
1 queen bedroom
CAPACITY
10 guests included in your booking
2 additional guests can be accommodated
BATHROOMS
4 bathrooms
LIVING
Fully equipped with luxury furnishings and finishes
Beautiful vaulted living room and natural stone fireplace
Large open kitchen/dining area
Open kitchen fully equipped for professional cooking
Separate media/games room, including English and Japanese satellite TV, multi-region CD/DVD players, iPod connections and 46 inch plasma screen
TRANSPORT
Complimentary use of a rental 4WD van is included in your booking from 14 December 2019 to 15 March 2020
Both a valid international driving license issued by a signatory to the 1949 Geneva Convention and a valid driving license from your home country is required
CHILDREN
A baby cot, high chair, and baby gate are available on request
PROPERTY AREA
203 sqm

Bedroom 1 – 18 sqm
The first bedroom connects to the media room with either one King Double or two single beds for two. There is closet space, bedside tables, and windows on two sides of the room looking out onto forests.
Bedroom 2 – 18 sqm
This room sleeps two guests in one queen double, with closets with storage space, and a small desk. It has an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 3 – 18 sqm
This room sleeps two guests in one queen double, with storage space, and a small desk. The third bedroom does not have an en-suite bathroom but is next door to a shared bathroom with Bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 – 18 sqm
The fourth bedroom is a little smaller than the third, with two beds that can be arranged as either two single beds, or as one queen double. This bedroom does not have an en-suite bathroom but is next door to a shared bathroom with Bedroom 3.
Bedroom 5 – Master – 24 sqm
The master bedroom features either one king double or two single beds. There is a closet with storage space, an ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower, and a private balcony.
Shika is located in Niseko Izumikyo: a small village complex just a few minutes’ walk away from the hustle and bustle of Hirafu’s centre.
This area, which is popular with locals and winter workers from around the world, is wonderfully quiet yet extremely well connected.
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).
Features
  • CAR RENTAL INCLUDED
Different rates for using
  • 5 bedrooms

DAILY RENTAL STARTING AT

$875 $831/night

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

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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.
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.
MINIMUM STAY
Winter: 3 – 5 nights
Chinese New Year: 5 – 7 nights
Christmas & New Year: 7 – 10 nights
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
TRAVEL CONCIERGE
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.
Dining
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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