(4 customer reviews)

US $350

Middle Hirafu – Apartments
1, 2, 3 Bedrooms

Kozue is a premium luxury condo inspired by nature and the surrounding birch trees.

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Kozue is a premium luxury condo set in a beautiful location alongside a stream winding its way down a valley along one side of Middle Hirafu. The building has onsite reception and concierge service in the morning and afternoon. There’s even a mini-lounge with fireplace where you can relax before or after you head out onto the slopes.

Sleeps: 2 – 6 guests (8 max)
41 – 213m²


Mt Yotei views
English-speaking staff
Front desk / concierge
Family friendly
Ski / drying room

Walk to restaurants
Walk to cafés / bars
Walk to bars
Walk to onsens
Walk to groceries

Individual laundries
On inter-resort bus route
On free village shuttle route
Guest morning ski lift shuttle

Kozue means treetops, and was named so for the birch forest alongside the building through which guests can gaze out through at the snowbound scenery. In fact the natural environment surrounding of the building is the guiding influence on its design. The architect focused on ensuring there was a strong sense of connection from the surrounding landscape and the apartments within. Floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows and natural materials such as oak flooring and stone tiling complete the warm and elegant setting.

All apartments include ovens, cooktops and standard cooking facilities. Large internet TVs with DVD players and fast wireless internet ensure guests can stay entertained and connected with the outside world. Under floor heating ensures all rooms and areas of the apartments are uniformly warm. The apartments have laundry facilities including dryers, and the building has a drying room and secure storage for skis and boots. Most apartments have balconies although you might not spend much time out there in winter!

Studio apartments sleep two plus one extra on a futon; the 1.5-bedroom apartments sleep two plus two extra on a fold out bed in the lounge; while two and three bedroom apartments can sleep two people per room, plus two extra on futons. Bedrooms can be configured as double or twin singles.


  • Housekeeping Daily for Penthouse
  • Housekeeping Every 2 Nights
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 5 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Keypad Entry
  • Centralised Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Forest Views
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 65 inch TV, Apple TV in living area
  • 40 inch TV in bedrooms
  • Surround Sound System
  • Gas Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cots (see “Extras” below)
  • Rain Shower
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer

*See apartment-specific additional features under each individual room listing below
*Studio Rooms do not have dishwasher, bathtub
*Studio rooms do have mini fridge, kitchenette, 40 inch TV

Kozue Apartment Types


Compact but stylishly appointed, this spacious studio features either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds for its occupants. Fashionable seating and sidetable is included, as are a nook Kitchenette with IH cooktop, microwave and enough facilities to keep you fed during your stay. En suite bathroom includes shower room, and floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the river and forests to the side of Middle Hirafu.

2 Guests (3 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles


Apartment with bedroom separate, your own living room with dining table and kitchen space and a concealed Murphy bed available for extra guests. Windows look over the forests and mountains to the side of Hirafu Village.

4 Guests (4 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Living Room: 1 Fold-Out Double Murphy Bed


Expansive living area with dining seating for 6, an impressive 65 inch widescreen, flatscreen TV as the centerpiece. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the forests nearby Hirafu Village. Designer furnishings throughout, both bedrooms allow either 2 Singles or 1 King Double bed for your stay and two additional guests can be housed in the living room on Futon mattresses.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
136m² approx

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


Two bedrooms. Enjoy alpine forest views through floor-to-ceiling windows in bedrooms and living room. A full-feature kitchen services all your needs, and there is more than enough space for 6 in the open-plan living and dining area. A private balcony can be accessed from the living room.

The master bedroom features a bath and shower as en suites.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

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


This three bedroom apartment offers a private deck with forest and river views. Three bedrooms with en suites offer either King Double or two Singles for bedding, and additional guests can be housed on Futon mattresses. A private terrace is all yours to access from the living/dining area, complete with jacuzzi spa to soak in while you look over the winter wonderland at your doorstep.

6 Guests (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms

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


With panorama views of Mt Yotei, Kozue’s Penthouse unit perfectly encapsulates luxury ski holidays in Niseko. Expect daily cleans and on-call concierge from 8am-7pm daily. Private terraces look out over the forests and a Japanese Tatami room brings flavours of eastern culture into this gorgeously designed apartment.

Three bedrooms allow either 1 King Double bed or 2 Single beds each, and the Japanese Tatami room can house two extra guests on futon mattresses for ¥5,000 a night each. Every nook of this place has been designed – from carefully chosen furniture to European appliances in the full-feature kitchen, to natural stonae finishes in all bathrooms and hardwood timber flooring throughout.

6 Guests (8 max)
3 Bedrooms
3.5 Bathrooms

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


Setting / Atmosphere

Kozue is located right near the top of Middle Hirafu Village – just 100m from several restaurants, bars and cafes, a deli supermarket and a convenience store.

Lifts / Transport

Just a couple of hundred metres further along flat ground is the Ace family lift, from where you can lift-hop your way up the mountain if you’re an intermediate or advanced skier. The other option is to jump on the free shuttle that runs every 10 to 15 minutes from morning till night and get whisked up to any of the main lifts in the village or the gondola. The stop is just 50m or so along the main road. When finished skiing at the end of the day, the easiest route home is to ski down to the bottom of the family lift and walk, or if you haven’t got any energy left you can catch your desired form of transport home to Kozue from here.

Restaurants / Bars

With Hirafu’s most beloved/notorious drinkeries less than five minutes away Kozue is a perfect gem for those looking to really enjoy the night life in the village.
Find Niseko’s top restaurants – Kamimura, Ezo Seafoods, the Barn to name a few – on Momiji Street just 2 blocks away.

Need to Know


  • Extra bedding: ¥7000 pp/night
  • Cot/highchair set: ¥5000/night


  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 22-Jan 4 / Jan 23-Feb 2)
    Shoulder/Low: 3
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 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.

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4 reviews for KOZUE

  1. Avatar for Sara


    Stunning properties, just off the main road where you’ll find an array of restaurants, boutiques and the lifts are just minutes away.

  2. Avatar for Zack C

    Zack C

    We stayed here not knowing what to expect but I couldn’t have been more happier with how everything went. Our apartment was very cozy with a fireplace and comfortable living area. The staff was amazing! Cliff the concierge made sure we had a ride everywhere we went. They even carried our equipment to the lifts! Sam helped us out as well driving all the way Hanazono even for just one run then returning our equipment for us afterwards. Anna was also very helpful and sweet. We have come to niseko once a year for the past three years and this was by far my favorite place so far. Will definitely be back.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 16 February 2017

    Stayed in February 2017

  3. Avatar for Angeline T

    Angeline T

    This was our first visit to Niseko and Kozue made it an experience to remember. Prior to our arrival to departing niseko, everything was organised and we were well taken care off.

    Cliff was so helpful in every aspect from taking us (and our skis) right to the lift and picking us from any location throughout the day. When it was out of hours, we could call upon the Vale to handle our transportation. Anna and Sam also stood out as they were so helpful and friendly. They help organise ski lessons, restaurant bookings, airport transfers and lift passes.

    One small minor negative was that there was no safe in the room but we were allowed to keep valuables with the reception.

    All in all, it was a fantastic stay (made by the team) and we would definitely be back!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 16 February 2017

    Stayed in February 2017

  4. Avatar for Anubha S

    Anubha S

    Our first trip to Niseko and Kozue was truly magical. Staff were amazing, so helpful, and friendly .The property itself was the perfect haven and base from which to explore. Recommend it in a heartbeat for anyone wanting a memorable and exquisite experience. Worth every penny and then some –

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 11 February 2016

    Stayed in February 2016

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