NISEKO Kogen Kanko Co. Ltd., the company managing Grand Hirafu, the largest mountain resort in Niseko, is working on a new development named Irenka Village.
Irenka is an Ainu word meaning Utopia and within their 25 hectare site on the outskirts of Hirafu, Tokyu is planning to develop two hotels and at least 20 condominiums. Plans also include shopping facilities and a farm area where people can rent land to grow and eat their own organic vegetables.
Tokyu is planning to offer a private shuttle bus from Irenka Village to the ski fields, as well as a lounge exclusively for Irenka guests located at the base of the ski fields.
“This development will bring not only a new level of design and quality to Hirafu, but also a sense of community,” said Kensaku Kuno, executive officer of Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu and Tokyu Resort Service Co.
“The hope of this development is to create a unique area, surrounded by the natural beauty and tranquility of Niseko, a place that embodies the essence of Irenka.”