Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Ummei Niseko is a large 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house split over 3 levels designed with small groups and families in mind.

The third floor living area provides stunning views of Mt Yotei, while the 5th bedroom consists of 2 sets of bunks, a large sofa and TV, making it an ideal room for the kids.

It has 2 bedrooms with queen size double beds and ensuites.

The other 2 bedrooms have twin single beds. Two additional Japanese-style futon mattress beds can be supplied on request.

It comes with a full kitchen and all utensils so you can eat in if you wish to cook.

The kitchen has a microwave plus an oven, a dishwasher to take take or cleaning up, fridge and Nespresso coffee machine.

Furniture and fittings are stylish and contemporary and entertainment is taken care of with wireless internet and satellite TV and DVD player.

There are two ensuites in the house, with one extra shared bathroom with shower and toilet, and another standalone toilet. It has two relaxing living areas as well as a dining table for 8 people.

A ski storage room and laundry with washer and dryer is a great addition for longer holidays. An iron is supplied if you’re going out to Kamimura or any of the other fancy restaurants.

Hirafu Village, Niseko, Japan
4 bedrooms in total
2 bedrooms with a queen bed with ensuite shower
2 bedrooms with 2 single beds sharing a bathroom
3 bathrooms
2 ensuite bathrooms with shower
1 shared bathroom with shower and bath
2 living areas
Dining table for 8
Ski storage room and laundry with washer and dryer
Satellite TV
DVD player
Full kitchen and all utensils
100 sqm

Bedroom 1
The first bedroom has queen bedding, and an ensuite bathroom with shower. Ample space, storage, and views over snowy Lower Hirafu.
Bedroom 2
The second bedroom is much like the first, with two guests sleeping in a queen bed, and an ensuite bathroom with shower.
Bedroom 3
The third bedroom sleeps two guests in two single beds, and shares a bathroom with a shower and bath with the room next door.
Bedroom 4
The fourth bedroom is much like the third, with two single beds sleeping two guests. There is a shared bathroom nearby with shower and bath,.
Ummei is located just below the bottom of Hirafu Middle Village, at the top of the lower village. As it’s on the hillside between the two, it’s essentially in the middle village.
It’s about 100m walk slightly uphill to the closest shuttle bus stop in the middle village, or 150m downhill to the closest lower village stop.
This free shuttle bus will transport you up to the ski lifts in about five to 10 minutes, depending on how many passengers are waiting as it loops through the lower village.
Ummei is about 10-minutes walk to the closest ski lift and the heart of the village. Meanwhile within five-minutes walk from the chalet are plenty of great restaurants and bars, and even an onsen hot spring.
The hot spring, called Yukoro Onsen, is a great way to end the day and soothe those aching muscles.
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
  • 4 bedrooms


$750 $713/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.
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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