Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Yamakei Residences is Niseko’s latest onsen retreat, tucked in a beautiful and secluded setting in lower Hirafu village.

Featuring only 12 bespoke residences, Yamakei Residences is designed for discerning owners and travelers seeking an exclusive and authentic retreat experience.

Relax in generous open living spaces seamlessly integrated with nature. Enjoy elegantly furnished rooms and fully-equipped kitchens. Soak in your private onsen with breathtaking views of nature.

Take that well-deserved time off for yourself and your family, and leave all your holiday needs to our professional concierge team.


Yamakei Residences’ distinctive feature is in its unique site location.

Beautifully nestled amidst a majestic private hill (yama山) and a cascading creek (kei 渓), Yamakei Residences provides a tranquil feeling of seclusion and exclusivity.At the same time, it is situated in Hirafu village, Niseko’s main ski town where the action is.

Private Onsen
Sauna *
Private elevator access
Ethanol fireplaces
Ski Lockers
Media Rooms *
King or split twin bedding
65-inch fl at screen TVs
Bose sound system
High-speed wifi
Apple TV
Washing / dryer machines
Contemporary designer furniture
Premium appliances
Cooking utensils, crockery and glassware
Capsule coffee machines
In-room safe
* penthouse only


4 bedrooms + helper’s room
5 ensuite bathrooms + powder room
318 sqm + 135 sqm roof deck


  • Upper floor living and entertainment space with large roof deck
  • Dining and open kitchen with seating for 10 to 16 people
  • Indoor-outdoor private onsen with forest and Yotei views
  • Private sauna
  • Lower floor family / media room with pantry
  • 4 bedrooms and helper’s room with ensuite bathrooms


4 bedrooms + helper’s room
5 ensuite bathrooms + powder room
354 sqm


  • Upper floor living and entertainment space with outdoor balcony
  • Dining and open kitchen with seating for 10 to 14 people
  • Large private onsen with forest views
  • Private sauna
  • Helper’s room with ensuite bathroom
  • Lower floor media room with pantry
  • 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms


3 bedrooms
3 ensuite bathrooms + powder room
178 sqm


  • Picturesque living room with Yotei view
  • Dining and open kitchen with seating for 6-9 people
  • Master bedroom with forest view
  • Private onsen facing hillside and Yotei


2 bedrooms + tatami room
2 ensuite bathrooms + powder room
172 / 177 sqm


  • Double-height living with a forest view
  • Dining and open kitchen with seating for 6-10 people
  • Tatami room as an extra guest room, play area, or tea room
  • Private onsen facing the forest


3 bedrooms + tatami room
3 ensuite bathrooms + powder room
185 / 189 sqm


  • Double-height living with a forest view
  • Dining and open kitchen with seating for 6-10 people
  • Tatami room as a guest room, play area, or tea room
  • Private onsen facing the forest


2 bedrooms
2 ensuite bathroom/toilet + powder room
110 sqm


  • Picturesque living room with forest view
  • Dining for 4-6 people
  • Master bedroom facing Mount Annupuri
  • Private onsen with private balcony and forest view
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).
  • GYM
Different rates for using
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bedrooms



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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