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