Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Yama Shizen has 39 apartments, ideally located in upper Hirafu Village, with excellent access to the slopes, shopping, hot springs, and all the best restaurants.

The 2 buildings (East and West) contain studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments featuring contemporary architecture and tasteful designer interiors.

Designer interiors, contemporary architecture and the latest in alpine materials, Yama Shizen offers superior levels of quality, comfort and privacy.

Ideal for couples or close friends, the studio apartments sleep a maximum of two people and have king beds that can be split into two singles.

They have a small kitchenette for preparing light meals, and a small separate living space.

The 1-bedroom apartment will sleep up to 3 guests, with one king bed (which can be split into two singles) plus a single sofa bed in the lounge room.

The 2-bedroom apartment sleeps up to five, with one king bed (which can be split), two twin beds and a single sofa bed in the lounge room.

The 3-bedroom apartment will sleep up to seven in the same bedding configuration as the 2-bedroom apartment, with the addition of a double/single bunk bed.

1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments are all fully self-contained, featuring fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers.

They all have private balconies with most apartments offering views of the ski resort or Mount Yotei.

The ground floor of the building houses a secure ski and snowboard storage room with a fully-equipped ski tuning area.

Upper Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
3-bedroom penthouse
1-3 bedroom apartments
Double bedrooms that can be set up with 2 single beds
6 guests included in your booking of 3 bedrooms
4 guests included in your booking of 2 bedrooms
2 guests included in your booking of 1 bedroom
1 additional guest can be accommodated in each unit
3 bathrooms and outdoor jacuzzi in 3-bedroom penthouse
2-3 bathrooms in 3-bedroom apartments
1-2 bathrooms in 3-bedroom apartments
1 bathroom in 1-bedroom apartments and studios
Open-plan kitchen, dining and living
Smart TV
Car parking
Large balcony with spectacular views
Laundry facilities
Ski Storage
A baby cot, high chair, and baby gate are available on request
Pick-up and drop-off from the Hirafu Welcome Center on arrival and departure

Yama Shizen is in an ideal location for hitting the slopes, with the Hirafu Gondola just a 4-minute walk away and only 400m to the base of the Ace Family run.
It is within walking distance of many of the village’s best bars and restaurants.
For the intermediate and above riders, an off-piste trail makes it unofficially ski-in/ski-out.
There’s a small coffee shop downstairs for your morning pick-me-up as well as Yama Dining, the on-site restaurant, which offers an upscale menu of Western and Japanese fusion, as well as an extensive and reasonably priced wine menu.
3 BEDROOM penthouse
These sixth floor 3 bedroom 3 bathroom penthouses feature a large private balcony with fantastic views of Mount Yotei or Mount Annupuri and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
Also equipped with a home theater, espresso machine and electric fireplace.
Floor Area
120 sqm
Each room has a full kitchen. They are available in both 3 bed 2 bath and 3 bed 3 bath configurations.
Floor Area
120 sqm
Each room has a full kitchen. They are available in both 2 bed 2 bath and 2 bed 1 bath configurations.
Floor Area
80 sqm
One bedroom with two beds configuration.
Floor Area
60 sqm
Fitted with a queen size bed.
Floor Area
23 sqm
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
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms


$200 $190/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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