Roku brings the best of modern Niseko to a peaceful, snowbound setting just outside the hustle and bustle of Hirafu – the ultimate combination of luxury, privacy and convenience. Built in 2018, these apartments feature the best of the mod-cons and clever ski resort accommodation design of anywhere in the village but due to its location just outside the ski resort, they’re easier on the budget.
West Hirafu – Apartments
1, 2 Bedrooms
Roku is a cool modern boutique apartment block on the outskirts of Hirafu.
Payment is made using the villa’s preferred currency (usually USD). The amount displayed is indicative and based on today’s exchange rate.
Sleeps: 2-4 guests (5 max)
Walk to restaurants
Walk to cafés/bar
On inter-resort bus route
One parking space
There are seven different apartments in the building – five 2-bedrooms and two 1-bedrooms. They have open living spaces and large picture windows to capture the beautiful snowy surrounds from the warmth inside. The modern kitchens are compact but fully-featured to allow you to prepare solid meals – they come with oven and microwave, as well as dishwasher, rice cooker and coffee machine.
Comfortable lounges in the living area alongside the kitchen dining allow you to enjoy electronic entertainment to relax back into the evenings. Wide-screen TV with Apple TV and on-demand English TV. The large picture windows make this a beautiful space for any type of relaxation, it’s even a great place to read a book (or Powderlife magazine!) or browse on a tablet. Of course the property has free WiFi internet.
Every apartment type including the one-bedrooms comes with a laundry space with washer and dryer. There is also a communal ski room on the ground floor just alongside the entrance, so after you return you can put your kit straight in there before entering your apartment unencumbered.
COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
- Welcome Centre pick up/drop off
- Complimentary guest shuttle
- Ski storage
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
- Free Wi-Fi
- Wide-screen TV
- Apple TV/Netflix
KITCHEN / DINING
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Rice cooker
- Cutlery + plates
- Cooking utensils
- Western bedding
- En suite (1-bedroom)
- Closets with hangers
- Body soap
The two-bedroom apartments don’t have any true en suite rooms, but the bathroom is right outside both bedrooms. The bathroom has a bath and the toilet is in a standalone washcloset room. A fifth guest can sleep on a futon mattress in the living room.
4 guests (5 max)
Bedroom 1: 1 double or 2 singles
Bedroom 2: 1 double or 2 singles
SETTING / ATMOSPHERE
Roku is set in a peaceful village just alongside the main Hirafu village. It’s known for being a quiet and peaceful area surrounded by forest to give you the full winter wonderland retreat feel.
LIFTS / TRANSPORT
It’s 1.2km from the centre of Hirafu Village, which is a long walk but a very quick shuttle ride – which you can order free of charge with this property any time between 8am and 7.30pm.
RESTAURANTS / BARS
This isn’t really a wine and dine hotspot, but there are several nice restaurants, cafes and a bar within walking distance of the Roku. Check Lupicia and Elements in Always Niseko hotel.
Need to Know
- Extra futon/bedding: ¥5000 pp/night
(not charged for children 6 years and under)
- Cot/highchair set: ¥5000/stay
- Special discount: 10% off for 10+ nights
- Minimum nights:
Peak: 5 (Dec 21-Jan 5 / Jan 25-Feb 1)
Shoulder: 4 (Dec 14-20 / Jan 6-24 / Feb 2-29)
Low: 2 (up to Dec 13 / from Mar 1)
- Check-in time: 4pm
- 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