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AKAZORA

(4 customer reviews)

US $188 US $159

Middle Hirafu – Apartments
1, 2 bedrooms

Akazora blends Western convenience with stunning Japanese-inspired design in the heart of the action.

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Akazora is a boutique apartment building right in the heart of Hirafu on Momiji Zaka Street. Expansive use of glass in floor-to-ceiling windows and neutral colour schemes welcome in oodles of natural light and the snowy vistas.

Sleeps: 2 – 6 guests (6 max)
Size: 40 – 85m²
Built: 2013

Akazora
Overview

Mt Yotei Views
Ski-Slope Views
Family/Kid Friendly
Concierge
Ski Locker

Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafes
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen
Walk to Groceries

Guest Lounge room
Laundry
On Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking
Free Welcome Center Transfers

Akazora means “red sky” and the red Japanese “torii” shrine gates inspired the design. The red theme carries through autumn, when the street’s momiji trees – Japanese miniature maples – turn Niseko ablaze ahead of the winter snows. Perfectly matching this Japanese theme, the apartments blend Western convenience with Eastern inspiration in chic international resort style.

Akazora has 26 boutique apartments featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony for 1 and 2 bedrooms treating guests to sweeping views of Niseko’s landscape, including Mt Yotei. You can choose between village views, ski mountain views, or Mt Yotei views, with the price ascending in that order.

The studio and 1-bed apartments have one bathroom and the 2-bedroom apartments have two bathrooms, including an ensuite in the master bedroom. Studio apartments are designed with compact and functional kitchen and eating areas and washing machine; the 1 and 2-bedrooms feature open-plan kitchen and breakfast bar opening into dining and living rooms.

Akazora
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 5 Nights
  • Centralised Heating
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Buzzer/Wireless Intercom
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Washing Machine
  • Washer/Dryer
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi, LAN access
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • Cable/Satellite TV
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Mini Fridge
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (limited)
  • Dishwashing Detergent
BEDROOMS
  • Western Bedding
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
BATHROOMS
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer

Akazora
Apartment Types

1 BEDROOM STUDIO

There are four comfortable studio apartments located on the ground floor of the Akazora building. Up to two guests can stay in either 1 king double or 2 single beds. These apartments are compact but feature-packed with a usable kitchenette, flat-screen TV and appliances, and an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Two apartments don’t offer much of a view, and are classified as “Value” – these apartments are a little cheaper than the apartments facing towards the village, and listed as “Village Views”.

2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
40-44m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT

The one bedroom apartments range from ground floor to third floor, and vary in price according to the views they offer. The one bedroom apartment separates bed and living areas for ultimate comfort. Enjoy a full-featured kitchen, open-plan living and dining with all the features you need for an extended, self-contained stay. Some of the 1 Bedroom apartments offer a bathtub as well as a shower, while others only have a shower. Some of the apartments are laid out with the bathroom en-suite to the bedroom, while others have it accessed from the living space.

2 Guests (4 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
58-62m²

Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(extra guests on double sofa bed)

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT

For spacious family living, two bedrooms and an open-plan living-dining space make this apartment more than enough for longer stays. Both bedrooms feature either King Double or 2 Single beds. A separate laundry room contains washer and dryer as well as hanging space for your gear. A full-featured kitchen, full-size fridge and appliances provide comfortable apartment living. Prices change slightly depending on views with Village, Ski hill and Mt Yotei views available.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
84-85m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(extra guests on double sofa bed)

Akazora
Location

Setting / Atmosphere

Akazora is pretty much in the dead centre of Hirafu Middle Village, in an area fairly densely populated by apartments and chalets. Interespersed along Momiji Zaka Street are several restaurants and bars.

Lifts / Transport

Akazora is about five minutes’ walk to the Ace Family pair chairlift, from where you can spend the day on the family run, or link up further up the mountain. The free shuttle bus stop is just a few metres from the door, so all other lifts are within easy access. Oh and there’s free parking if you’ve got wheels.

Restaurants / Bars

These apartments are in the perfect walk-anywhere spot in Hirafu village just steps away from popular restaurants such as The Barn, TukTuk, Ezo Seafoods, Little Red Momiji’s gyoza bar, Barunba, Tamashii, Splash and the Half Note jazz bar. Just a few minutes’s walk outside the boundaries of the street and there are doznes more dining and drinking options to choose from. Plus, the all-important Seicomart convenience store is close by too.

Need to Know

  • Extra futon/bedding: ¥3000pp/night
  • Baby Cot: ¥3000 pp/night
  • Children of all ages count towards occupancy
  • Min stay: Low Season: 2 nights, Shoulder Season: 3 nights, Peak/Powder Season: 5 nights
  • Non-smoking
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 11am
  • Late check-in OK
  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include Government tax and services (other websites add this on at the end of the booking)
  • Rates quoted in JPY Japanese Yen
  • 50% deposit due at time of booking
  • 50% balance due 60 days before arrival
  • Pay by credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
  • See our full terms and conditions

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please check with us and we can confirm.

4 reviews for AKAZORA

  1. Avatar for Tay Cho Eing

    Tay Cho Eing (verified owner)

    By Niseko’s standard, this property is below par in terms of service quality. I moved to the Aspect down the road after three days in Akazora and the service quality is Far higher – most importantly Aspect (as well as many Niseko properties) has a car pickup and drop off service so I can make it to the lift at 8am without any trouble and I can be picked up from the Hirafu gondola after I finish. Akazora only does pick up and drop off on day one and last day. In addition from the time I booked till the day I arrived, I had to reply to many emails from their outsourced admin desk asking me many questions which made me feel very frustrated.

  2. Avatar for Delski16

    Delski16

    We absolutely LOVE the AKOZORA each and every time we stay there, so much so that when we were there for our 5th stay in Jan this year we looked into purchasing one of the apartments however they only had the Studio Apartments for sale. I cringe every time I write a review about the AKOZORA because word spreads quickly and it gets harder each year to secure one for our next trip because it is in high demand. They had a new Front Desk team there this year, two of whom are Nic and Nick (guy & girl) who we met on arrival on our first day and as always they were so hospitable across the board and so very helpful to our queries. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay our full 12 nights there so had to spend our first 4 nights at The Flow (I will review this apartment shortly). I will say that we were so happy when we transferred across to the Akozora as it really is like our “home away from home” and we settled in nicely. What I love about this place, aside from the fact they have a Front Desk which is staffed until 9pm every night? The apartments incl the Studio are very spacious and storage/hanging space for almost everything. The bus stop is right outside and it is very central to restaurants, bars, seikomart, ski/board stores be it hiring or buying gear/clothing etc. Each apartment has its own Kitchen and Laundry Closet (a real must have treat for us) which is sized appropriately to each apartment from the Studio thru to the 2 brm apts. They also pick you up and drop you off at the WELCOME CENTER upon arrival/departure. We always book through Joel & Dylan from HOLIDAY NISEKO who do an equally awesome job at looking after us throughout the year with booking preparations etc for the AKOZORA. I can’t say enough good things about this little gem except for it’s one of the more, still affordable accommodations in Middle Hirafu, Niseko which is why I have already started looking at availability, so all going well we’ll be heading back yet again in 2019:)

    Tripadvisor Reviewed 20 March, 2018

    Stayed in January 2018

  3. Avatar for Oiyee

    Oiyee

    Compliments and thanks to the Akazora team for a great stay. Super responsive and accommodating during the booking process, accommodation was clean, comfy and built very much with snow holidays in mind. Staff on site were super helpful with information and transfers. Thanks!

    Tripadvisor reviewed on 27 March, 2018

    Stayed on March 2018

  4. Avatar for Nathan

    Nathan

    Location of these apartments was ideal right in the heart of the action, with pubs, clubs, restaurants, food vans and supermarkets just a short couple of minute stroll away.

    Ace ski lift was only a 5 min walk downhill in the mornings if that.
    The welcome center was a little bit of a hike about 10 min or so, but there is busses running every 10 min so that wasn’t a hassle at all. Or if you prefer the walk which we did there is a nice whisky bar half way.

    Apartment was great and had everything we needed, staff were also fantastic and helpful for whatever we needed.
    I would definitely recommend these apartments and will be back for sure.

    Powderlife were also fantastic and handled everything for us right down to the airport transfers ect.

    I don’t have anything negative to say about the whole experience and I will also be using powderlife again for my next snow holiday. Highly recommended on all levels.

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