Middle Hirafu, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
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.
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
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!Anna Chaplin
The hotel is just opposite the Michelin Star restaurant Kamimura - a must try for some fine gourmet diningScott Dunn team
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 center 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.
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.
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.
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.
Location & Directions
Middle Hirafu, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
Muse is located in Niseko's vibrant Hirafu Center Village in Grand Hirafu, one of the four resorts in Niseko in Hokkaido.
When to go
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.