Ezo Yuki is a set of four renovated townhouses tucked away in the Izumikyo 1 area of Hirafu, just five-minutes walk from the main village. Each self-contained apartment has two bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to five guests.
Translated to English, ‘Ezo Yuki’ literally means Hokkaido Snow – and in Hokkaido in Winter, there’s definitely plenty of snow! You’ll be pretty much surrounded by it in the beautiful setting of Izumikyo, where you will be able to enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and forests. The split-level apartments feature full kitchen and dining facilities, a laundry and a ski storage and drying room, ensuring you won’t have cold wet boots when you head out for the slopes in the morning. If you feel like a lazy day indoors the TV has satellite with English language channels offering news, sports, documentaries and more, and also a DVD player. To keep you connected with the outside world, the apartments are hooked up with high-speed wireless internet.
Ezo Yuki Accommodation
Ezo Yuki apartments each have two bedrooms, each of which can be configured with double or twin bedding, and a fifth guest can be accommodation on a futon bed in the living room. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and there is a second bathroom located next to the second bedroom.
On the upper-level is an open-plan European-style kitchen, fully-equipped with modern appliances, and spacious living and dining area.
Ezo Yuki Location
Ezo Yuki apartments are situated in the exclusive Izumikyo 1 area, set just outside of the main part of Hirafu, so it’s free from highrise buildings and rowdy holiday-makers yet not so far that you can’t get around easily.
It’s not really an easy walk in ski boots to the lifts, and will probably take you 10 minutes to get to the Ace Family lift, or 20 minutes to the gondola if you were really keen. So the shuttle bus is your best option. It’s free and just 50m down the road and will take you to any of the base lifts in the village.
The shuttle will also take you to any shops and restaurants around the village. It runs until 9pm and if you miss it coming home you can catch a taxi or it’s not too bad a stroll back downhill to the apartments.
There are also some great restaurants within Izumikyo including JoJo’s café, and there are plenty more options up in the main part of the village.