Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Shin Shin is a private luxury ski lodge located in lower Hirafu village, close to the restaurants, night life, and Yukoro Onsen (hotspring).

As Shin Shin is built over the escarpment with the lower levels looking out onto the beautiful forested area, the third level of the property leads out to a walkway over the escarpment offering almost direct access to the Niseko United Shuttle bus stop to get you up the road to the Hirafu lifts and other Niseko resorts.

This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom chalet is set over three floors and can accommodate up to 14 people in modern comfort.

A special treat is the large Japanese style stone bath with double shower, perfect after a day on the slopes.

Shin Shin Niseko’s second level features two master bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, plus a third bedroom, toilet and drying room. Finally, heading up to the third level, there is an oversized living room with traditional log fireplace, large kitchen with dining for 14 guests, additional toilet and second ski drying room.

The top floor, which is also the entrance level off the street above, has a huge living area with several couches around a stone fireplace, and a dining table that can cater for up to 14 people.

The kitchen comes with everything needed for basic cooking needs, including dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine.

Shin Shin is located just above the escarpment in Niseko’s Lower Hirafu Village, nestled in a private cul-de-sac offering incredible views of the forested area below.

Lower Hirafu Village, Niseko
6-minute walk to ski lifts
1 minute walk to shuttle bus stop
5 bedrooms in total
2 king bedrooms
1 queen bedrooms
2 bunk bedrooms
4 bathrooms in total
1 with a large stone bath
Oversized Living/Lounge room
Traditional open fireplace
Large open kitchen
Dining space for up to 14 guests
Ski/Board/Boots drying room
Large lounge/entertainment/media area with a huge flatscreen TV

Living room with traditional open fireplace
Open kitchen and dining for up to 14 guests
Ski dry room
Entrance to street level and shuttle bus
Master bedroom with king bed and ensuite
Master bedroom with queen bed and ensuite
Double bedroom with 1 king bed or 2 single beds as requested
Ski dry room
2 bedrooms with 2 sets of double bunk beds (sleeping 8 in total)
2 bathrooms with shower
Large stone bath
Media room
Street level access to Ekimne and Escarpment areas
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed or 2 double beds
Bedroom 4
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 5
2 bunk beds
Shin Shin’s central location means getting to and from the ski slopes is easy, with close proximity to the free village shuttle bus (which is invaluable).
In fact, Shin Shin is only 20 meters’ walk from bus stop 8. The shuttle stops approximately every 15 minutes, enabling adult guests and their children (and their ski gear) to access the ski-lifts and Hirafu township freely, all day and into the night.
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
  • 5 bedrooms


$1,050 $998/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.
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
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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