Niseko, Japan

At a Glance

  • Great location in Hirafu Village where restaurants, bars and onsens are within easy reach

  • Private driver service to whisk you to and from the ski lifts

  • Efficient personalised and attentive service

  • Chalet manager, butler, driver and chef to cater to every need

  • Ideal for groups or family gatherings

  • Spacious accommodation for up to 16 guests

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The main ski season runs from the end of November through to Easter. January - April sees the highest snowfall and the lowest temperatures will be felt in February when it can reach -7 degrees.

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Insider's View

Be sure to try sparkling Sake - it's really good and a little easier on the palette!

Make sure to try their homemade afternoon cookies – I’m still dreaming about them!

Treat yourself to a glass of wine after a long day of skiing up on the balcony with views overlooking Mt Youtei!

Don’t forget to challenge each other to a game of shuffle board in the ‘man cave’ – a great game for all ages!

To start planning your holiday to Hakuchozan


The Hakuchozan is a luxury chalet in the heart of Hirafu Village in Niseko on Hokkaido in Japan. The chalet is ideal for large groups or families looking to experience Japanese skiing with exquisite surroundings, attentive service and spectacular views.

Accommodating up to 16 guests this chalet features a 'Man-Cave' bar and a games room along with a large open living room with wood-burning fireplace and a jacuzzi deck complete with firepit. With a chalet manager, butler, driver and chef to cater to every need guests can really kick back, relax and experience all that Hakuchozan and Niseko has to offer.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning then let the private driver whisk you to whichever ski lift or ski resort you have decided on that morning. Collected by the driver after your day's skiing an ideal way to relax is to sit back in the outdoor jacuzzi, drink in hand, soaking in the amazing views from Mount Yotei.

The spacious living area with its panoramic views leads on to the terrace through folding doors to the outdoor jacuzzi and firepit where guests can chill after a hard day's skiing and gaze at the views of Mount Yotei. The terrace also has an infrared barbeque where guests can sample the delights of the Hakuchozan Wagyu steak from the owner's signature recipe.

Kids and adults are kept entertained with the 'Man Cave' bar for the adults and games room. The chalet is also equipped with the latest BOSE sound system throughout the house, and loaded with family entertainment from karaoke to mah-jong to poker to AppleTV.

The private driver service makes access to skiing easy and hassle-free with the nearest ski lift just 1 minute away in the 10-seater van. Apart from the incredible snow, Niseko also has an up and restaurant scene with specialities including fresh seafood and quality farm produce. From Michelin Star restaurants to quaint family run cafes, Niseko has a range of culinary delights to be experienced such as traditional izakaya, sukiyaki, udon and shabu-shabu amongst its delights.

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Hakuchozan offers accommodation for 16 in seven spacious en-suite bedrooms including a bunk room with two sets of bunk beds.


Airport transfers, breakfast and apres-ski canapes are included and the private chef is available to prepare bespoke dinners including Hakuchozan's signature barbeque and Shabu-Shabu nights. Alternatively, the location of Hakuchozan means the many restaurants and bars are within easy walking distance and the area offers many culinary delights.

Hakochozan has multiple luxurious living and entertainment areas.

Man Cave and Bar

The Man Cave and Bar features a championship shuffleboard table and outdoor smoking patio.

Vale Onsen

Guests have free access to the Vale Onsen

Games Room

Great for the kids, this games room has an Xbox and a championship Bonzini foosball table.


The outdoor jacuzzi is on the terrace with spectacular views of Mount Yotei.


Niseko is made up of four ski areas – Annupuri, Niseko Village, Hirafu and Hanazono which are interlinked and covered on one ski pass. The lift system is a little more antiquated than other international resorts, but it's the backcountry that people really come here for, with the majority of skiers opting to take a guide.

There are plenty of other activities on offer which mainly centre around the snow, include deep powder cat skiing, snowbiking, snowmobiling, reindeer rides and tubing.



Anna Chaplin (Staff)

Hakuchozan is a chalet unlike any other in Niseko. It is beautifully designed and every detail has been thought about, meaning you can really enjoy your week on the slopes. The staff are all so friendly and they have a team on hand to cook, clean and take you up to the main lifts and back every day. They also provide a ski valet service from within the chalet itself, a bar, kids games room, large kitchen and dining space with a very inviting lounge space. Hakuchozan is the perfect space for families or a group of friends looking for a fully catered chalet in Niseko.


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    Today, visit Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest national parks in Japan, and embark on a light winter snowshoe trek in the park. Finish the day with a tour on the Asahidake ropeway, which provides great views of the scenic winter landscape.

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    Today, reconnect with nature as you take a walk in the Shinsenuma March Natural Recreation Forest. Proceed to a local farm and enjoy potato harvesting and try your hand at making potato chips - a great activity for families.

  • Biei Nature Tour - Flower Fields and the Blue Pond

    Drive to Biei and visit the Patchwork Hill and Shikisai Hill, which offers fantastic views of the countryside and various flower fields. After lunch, visit the Blue Pond which is a mesmerising blue colour before hopping on a Norokko Train.

  • Birdlife and Nature in Onuma National Park

    Reconnect with nature as you visit Onuma National Park, known for its bird life and an abundance of diverse vegetation.

  • Boat Ride on Lake Akan

    Take a Boat Tour and enjoy the scenery of the unspoiled lush forest around Lake Akan and the famous Marimo, one of Japan's unique natural wonders.

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    Enjoy a three hour hike around the Shiretoko Goko Lakes and discover the untouched nature of Shiretoko.

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Location & directions

Niseko, Japan

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