Hurry Slowly are a group of cosy condominiums located in Hirafu’s lower village. The area is quiet, yet still offering easy access to village facilities. The condos offer both 1-bedroom and 3-bedroom options.
The condos are owned and run by a local Niseko family managed Hurry Slowly as a lodge for more than 20 years. The lodge was converted into four 1-bedroom, split-level condos featuring wooden flooring throughout. The first floor has a full kitchen as well as an entertainment area with English-language satellite connected to a large projector TV. The condos are also hooked up with broadband internet.
The three larger condominiums are house in a separate building. The 3-bedroom condos are spacious and split over three levels. One of the stand-out features is that they feature an elevator so you won’t be stuck crawling up the stairs if your legs are jelly after a hard day of skiing! The other is the balcony spa bath, which will ease those aching muscles and get you ready in time for another day on the slopes.
Like the 1-bedroom condos, they have a TV with English-language satellite channel, plus a DVD player and high-speed broadband internet. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area offers fantastic views of Mt Yotei.
Hurry Slowly Accommodation
Hurry Slowly offer both 1-bedroom and 3-bedroom options. The 1-bedroom condos are split-level, with entertainment and bathroom facilities on the lower level and bedroom on the upper level. The bedroom is tatami (traditional woven straw mat) flooring with thick, comfortable futon (Japanese-style mattress) bedding.
The 3-bedroom condos are split on 3 levels, with one bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, and the other two bedrooms and a second bathroom on the second floor.
Hurry Slowly Location
Hurry Slowly is in a great position in Lower Hirafu Village, away from the hustle and bustle of the upper village but not so far that you need to sacrifice convenience.
Whilst the closest lifts are bit far on foot – it’ll probably take you 15-20 minutes to get to the Ace Family Pair lift – the village shuttle stops about two minutes away, so you can jump on the bus and be up at the lifts in less than five minutes!
With the majority of restaurants and bars being found in the upper village, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ll have a fair way to walk for a good meal or a drink. The reality is that some of the village’s best eateries are actually down in the lower village, in fact right at your doorstep – located onsite is Restaurant Yo, which offers set- course dining options including sushi and hotpot. Venture only a little further and you’ve got other options like Ebisutei, TK Niseko yakitori, and Rin izakaya.
Also just around the corner is a fantastic onsen (mineral hot spring bath) Yukoro. Onsen water is full of minerals and a soak in the steaming water is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day. Make sure you try the outdoor bath – it’s an experience you won’t forget!