(5 customer reviews)

US $200

Upper Hirafu – Apartments
1, 2, 3 Bedrooms

Fresh Powder Apartments are spacious modern digs located a snowball’s throw from the gondola.

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Fresh Powder Apartments are aptly named – firstly you’re in the powder capital of the world, and secondly you’re just minutes walk from Hirafu’s high-speed gondola which can whisk you up to ski or board more fresh powder than you could ever imagine.

Sleeps:  2 – 6 guests (7 max)
Size: 40 – 78m²
Built: 2003

Fresh Powder

Mt Yotei views
Ski-slope views
Family / kid friendly
Ski locker / drying room

Walk to restaurants
Walk to cafés/bars
Walk to onsen
Guest lounge room

In-house laundry
On free village shuttle route
Free parking
Welcome centre transfers

Fresh Powder Niseko Living and Dining Area with Wooden Floor | Upper Hirafu

Fresh Powder Apartments receive rave reviews from everyone who stays there. They are beautifully appointed with modern furnishings, appliances and entertainment and insulated and heated to ensure it stays toasty warm inside 24/7. There are also a range of room sizes to ensure every party is catered for – studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments. Got more people than will fit in a 3-bedroom? Book an extra apartment and stay in the same building!

All apartments come with excellent entertainment facilities for time off the mountain – cable TV channels, Sony Playstations, DVD players, wifi internet and phone for local calls. Each apartment has its own laundry facilities with washer and dryer, and of course bedding and towels are provided for each guest.

Fresh Powder Apartments offer a range of room sizes to ensure every party is catered for – studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments. Got more people than will fit in a 3-bedroom? Book an extra apartment and stay in the same building (if you book early enough)!

Fresh Powder

  • Mid-clean / linen change every 7 nights
  • Private entrance
  • Centralised heating
  • Mt Yotei views
  • Forest views
  • Balcony
  • Complimentary shopping trip in Kutchan
  • Ski storage
  • Drying room
  • Washing machine
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma / LCD TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Free Netflix
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Playstation 2
  • Dining table
  • Breakfast bar
  • Oven
  • Gas cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee / tea / milk / sugar on arrival
  • Rice cooker
  • Cutlery + plates
  • Cooking utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing powder
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Western bedding
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese washlet toilet
  • Towels
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Hair dryer

Frseh Powder
Apartment Types


The studio is basically a double or twin hotel room but with the added convenience of a self-contained accommodation. It has a big built in wardrobe and the kitchen has cooking facilities including oven, cooktop, microwave and fridge.

2 Guests (3 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles


The 1 bedroom has a double fold out bed in the lounge so four people can actually stay here (the queen sofa bed is recommended for children only.) The room looks up towards the ski mountain, which is beautifully lit up at night. Full-feature kitchen, laundry, even an ironing board are all in your apartment for greatest comfort during longer stays.

2 Guests (3 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
60m² approx

Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Living Room: 1 Queen Size Sofa Bed


The 2 bedroom has views of the village and upstairs the bedrooms overlook the gondola run and the ski mountain. It has a spacious bathroom with a separate toilet. the apartment has a full feature kitchen and all the appliances you need.

4 Guests (5 max)
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles


The 3 bedroom encapsulates a majestic view of Niseko’s resident volcano, the beautiful Mt Yotei. The living area has 5m high ceilings from where to enjoy it, while the bedrooms look up towards the ski mountain Best of all worlds! The master room has an ensuite too.

6 Guests (7 max)
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
78m² approx

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 King Double or 2 Singles

Fresh Powder

Setting / Atmosphere

Fresh Powder Apartments are in arguably one of the best locations in the village. They are one of the closest accommodations to the gondola. It’s a peaceful corner of the village and you won’t hear that much noise at night, but the stores are a bit of a stroll – Lawson is the nearest convenience store at a return journey of about 15 minutes.

Lifts / Transport

One of the draws for the Fresh Powder apartments is how close the Gondola is. While a host of accommodations crowd out Hirafu-zaka and the area around the Ace Quad and Family lifts, making the left side of the mountain crowded in the morning, the Gondola area is relatively quiet and less than a 5 minute stroll up the road. The free village shuttle also stops literally outside the front door so it can whisk you anywhere in the village you want from 8am to 9pm. They stop every 15 minutes.

Restaurants / Bars

There are a few restaurants within five minutes walk, but the majority are over the other side of the village, so it’s probably a 15-minute walk to the heart of the village. An Deli just across the road is a great place to get a coffee or a super-cheap lunchbox, and the Kakashi Izakaya is one of the oldest bars/restaurants in the area if you want to soak up some history.

Need to Know


  • Extra futon:
    Adults – ¥4000 pp/night
    5 & under – ¥4000 pp/stay
  • Cot/highchair subject to availability
  • Housekeeping: ¥8000/day
  • Shuttle to lifts: ¥6000/day


  • Minimum nights: 4 (Nov – April)
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include government tax and services (some other websites add this at the end)
  • Rates quoted in Yen (JPY)
  • 50% deposit due at 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.



  1. Avatar for Sara


    Great location and huge apartments! The studio apartment is really big compared to many other studios in town. The property is walking distance to Gondola Lifts and represents wonderful value for small to large groups. Also a great little coffee shop right across the road.

  2. Avatar for T


    Absolutely lovely. We enjoyed our stay very much. Location is amazing, right across the road from the free bus that can take you into town and to Hanazono, also across the road from a bakery. Just a few minutes walk away from the Hirafu gondola and at night a pleasant walk away from plenty of amazing restaurants. We were also taken to a large supermarket where we bought delicious local food. Overall I would definitely recommend this accommodation and, also, recommend visiting Annupuri.

  3. Avatar for Dxtrsg


    5min walk to Hirafu gondola (especially helpful during lunch when the cafeteria is crazily packed, you can simply walk back and prepare a quick meal). Also great that it is just a 15min walk from the main intersection where you can find many restaurants and ski shops.

    Place is pretty big for a couple to stay and it’s nice to have a well equipped kitchenette.

    Love it that the team running the place provides a one time ferrying service to the supermarket and leaves you there to shop for an hour before coming back to pick you up.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 18 February 2018

    Travelled in January 2018

  4. Avatar for Andrea E

    Andrea E

    Our group of 6 had a great time staying at the Fresh Powder 3 bedroom apartment in Hirafu! A quick walk to the slopes with our gear was key, while the walk in to town was very quick as well. The apartment was spotless with a nice sized living space, lower level ski storage and drying room, washer/dryer and comfortable bedrooms – we’d stay here again!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 8 January 2018

    Stayed in January 2018

  5. Avatar for Oh_where_to_go


    Top spot. Well managed and well appointed.
    Stayed in the 3 bed appt. excellent accom. Very clean, comfortable and enjoyable lounge area with great Youtei views. Beds comfy, ample towels and kitchen equipment. Staff excellent and tended to the few things we needed. A great place to enjoy and close to gondola.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 23 December 2017

    Stayed in December 2018

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