Muse Niseko

Niseko, Japan

From £2100 in low season
From £3500 in high season

based on 8 nights

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Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

Based on two adults sharing a one bedroom apartment for 8 nights, on a self catered basis.

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At a Glance

  • Great location in the middle of the restaurants, shops and onsens

  • Spacious designer apartments with large panoramic windows

  • Fully equipped apartments to accommodate from 2 to 9 guests

  • Dedicated concierge service

  • Close to the slopes

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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

After a long day on the slopes, make sure to kick back and relax in front of the fire with a glass of wine and a book in hand!

The hotel is just opposite the Michelin Star restaurant Kamimura - a must try for some fine gourmet dining

Make sure you make the time to experience the night time skiing here

Call us on 020 3993 4743 to start planning your holiday to Muse Niseko or take a look at our itineraries to Japan

Description

Muse Niseko sits in a central location between Upper and Lower Hirafu in Niseko, close to the slopes, shops and restaurants. It offers stylish, light and spacious apartments with amazing views of Mount Yotei showcased through large panoramic windows.

The architect Riccardo Tossani has designed the Muse to reflect the surrounding environment and showcase the spectacular views, the inclusion of floor to ceiling windows in all the apartments really makes the most of this and gives the feeling of light and space. The art theme flows throughout the property with some apartments featuring Ainu inspired calligraphy wall art from acclaimed artist Reiko Kawabe and the interior architect Atsuko Itoda has created a gallery of selected art pieces in the spacious lobby area. The stunning roof terrace and garden situated on the 7th floor also boasts spectacular views and is an ideal place to relax and take in the scenery.

The Muse is in the midst of the popular area of Grand Hirafu with a variety of restaurants, shops and onsens on the doorstep and the North Face's flagship Japanese shop takes up the front two floors of Muse on Hirafu Boulevard and offers a sidewalk cafe patio. As the Muse is located in the heart of the vibrant village centre there is no shortage of dining options including the Michelin starred Kamimura just across the road.

Located in the Grand Hirafu ski area which is one of the four ski areas that make up Niseko, all are interlinked and covered on the 'all areas ski pass'. Skiers and snowboarders are drawn by the amazing powder and vast backcountry skiing here, Grand Hirafu  also offers the most extensive night time skiing in Niseko. The property offers a morning shuttle service to the Center 4 chairlift and Hirafu Gondola which only takes 2 minutes, otherwise the Ace Family Chairlift is just a 5 minute walk.

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Accommodation

All the apartments offer a fireplace in the spacious living area, a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, rice cooker and Nespresso coffee machine as well as other facilities such as a washing machine, iron, vacuum cleaner and hairdryer. Entertainment equipment includes Satellite TV, Apple TV with movies to rent and iMac and WiFi and a safety deposit box. The showers in the bathrooms are rain showers and the larger apartments have a balcony or terrace.

1 Bedroom Apartment

These apartments are located on the second and their floors an dhave retractable sliding glass bedroom walls. The apartments are 66m² and have one bedroom and one bathroom with a shower and toilet. These apartments have the option of an additional Aero bed and therefore accommodate 1 - 3 guests. Ideal for 2 adults and 1 child.

2 Bedroom Apartment

This 2 bedroom apartment boasts en-suites in both bedrooms, a large living area and unobstructed views of Mt. Yotei through its panoramic windows. At 98m2 the apartment accommodates up to 5 guests.

2 Bedroom Penthouse

This Penthouse apartment is located on the top floor of Muse and has private lift access, it also boasts spectacular 360 degree views. The two double bedrooms are en-suite and the apartment accommodates up to 5 guests. 121m².

3 Bedroom Apartment

Featuring Ainu inspired calligraphy wall art from acclaimed artist Reiko Kawabe. This spacious 3 bedroom apartment is located on the third floor offering uninterrupted views through its panoramic windows. This apartment is 132m2 and has three bedrooms, one of which is en-suite with another bathroom for the other two bedrooms. Sleeps up to 7 guests.

Large 3 Bedroom Apartment

As the largest apartment in Muse it offers accommodation for up to 7 guests and is 201m². All 3 bedrooms are en-suite. It can also be combined with a studio apartment to make a 4 bedroom apartment.

4 Bedroom Apartment

By combining the large 3 bedroom apartment with a studio apartment this unit can accommodate up to 9 guests in four en-suite bedrooms with a combined space of 248m².

Facilities

The Muse Niseko offers a fully dedicated concierge service and a morning shuttle service to take guests directly to the ski lifts. All guests have access to the secure ski room and ski lockers are allocated for each apartment. Parking is also available.

North Face Gravity Niseko

Ski clothing and equipment to buy or hire. Also sells coffee.

Activities

The location of Muse Niseko means it is easy to walk to the hub of restaurants, bars, shops and onsens.

Famed for 'champagne powder' Niseko is has an excellent snow record and is great for backcountry or off-piste skiing with Grand Hirafu being the best for night time skiing. The Niseko All Mountain Pass provides access to all four resorts in Niseko. Other activities on offer in Niseko include snowmobiling, snow rafting, snow shoeing, Cat skiing, back country tours and soaking in the mineral rich hot spring waters in the traditional onsens.

Reviews

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Anna Chaplin (Staff)

Muse is located on the main road in Hirafu close to many restaurants, bars and shops.  The apartments are very modern, minimalist and urban.  They have a private shuttle bus to take you to main lifts in morning, making it extremely easy to reach the slopes with all of your ski gear.

Experiences

  • Abashiri City Highlights

    Take a tour of Abashiri City and visit the Okhotsuku Ryuhyo Museum and Prison Museum.

  • Active Winter in Asahidake

    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.

  • Autumn Nature Tour and Local Experience in Niseko

    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.

  • Hakodate Morning Market and the Grand Matsumae

    Today, visit the Morning Market of Hakodate and experience the local life. Continue to Matsumae, a former castle town, where you can take a tour of the town and the grand Matsumae Castle.

  • Half Day Tour of Kushiro

    Today, take a trip to the Hoso'oka Observation deck to view the spectacular Kushiro Marsh before heading to Washo Market that boasts Japan's largest fish catch!

  • Highlights of Sapporo

    Enjoy a Half Day City tour of Sapporo. You will see the Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, the Old Hokkaido Government Building, the viewing point of Okurayama Ski Jump Hill and more.

  • Hiking in Shiretoko National Park

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

  • Horseback Riding

    Enjoy a leisurely nature tour on a 70-minutes horseback ride through the great outdoors while taking in the beautiful scenery of Abashiri.

  • Insight into Sapporo Beer

    Take a tour of the Sapporo Beer Factory for an insight into beer and brewing.

  • Morning Local Immersion in Rausu

    This morning, explore the local fishing village of Rausu. Enjoy the chance to witness a real fish auction and watch how the locals snap up their deals at the market.

  • Otaru by Rickshaw and Foot

    Explore Otaru by rickshaw and experience the city in a unique way. Afterwards, take a stroll along the Otaru Canal and have a chance to visit the original stone-built warehouses.

  • Refreshing Lake Toya

    Tour Lake Toya. Enjoy great views of the lake and the neighbouring Showa Shinzan at the observation deck of the Usuzan Ropeway. Make a stop at Lake Hill Toya and taste some of the best home-made icecream. Afterwards, proceed to Niseko for a horse-trek.

  • Sushi Making in Yoichi

    Learn how to make sushi by preparing your own sushi rolls for lunch!

  • Tofu Making Class in Honbetsu

    Take a trip to Honbetsu town to learn how to make tofu from soy beans with the local farmers - a wonderfully unique activity.

  • Tokachigawa Winter Dog Sledding

    Get ready for a winter adventure as you try your hand at mushing a team of Alaskan Huskies!

  • Winter Exploration of Akan

    Discover Eastern Hokkaido as you visit Mt Iou, Lake Mashu, known as the 'foggy lake' and immerse in the culture of the Ainu at the Ainu Kotan.

Location & directions

Niseko, Japan

Muse is located in Niseko's vibrant Hirafu Center Village in Grand Hirafu, one of the four resorts in Niseko in Hokkaido.

How to get there

Middle Hirafu is well served by the New Chitose Airport, the largest commercial airport in Hokkaido, operating a large number of both domestic and international flights on a daily basis.

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