SUIBOKU

US $900

Upper Hirafu Village – Apartments
2, 3 Bedrooms

Edgy city style meets modern Japanese chic in the sumptuously designed Suiboku building.

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Suiboku exemplifies how far Niseko ski pads have progressed from the days of log cabins and fire places. These loft apartments exude a raw industrial aesthetic warmed by unpretentious materials dressed with Japanese chic accents. Right in the heart of Hirafu with snow dumping outside, Suiboku takes you to a whole new world.

Sleeps: 4 – 6 guests (7 max)
Size: 136 – 155m²
Built: 2009

Suiboku
Overview

Mt Yotei views
English-speaking staff
Front desk
Concierge
Family friendly
Japanese-style bath

Gas fireplace
Ski storage
In-house restaurant
In-house bar
Walk to restaurants
Walk to cafés/bars

Walk to onsens
Walk to groceries
Individual laundries
On free village shuttle route
Guest local shuttle
Guest ski lift shuttle

Suiboku refers to the palette of greys in traditional Japanese ink, which can be found throughout the apartments. Along the walls of the living areas are deep, ceiling-high shelves adorned with various traditional and contemporary sculptures, vases and unique books.

Within the living areas, fixed concrete kitchen/dining tables step into sunken lounges, surrounded by daybeds dressed with faux fur throw rugs and pillows. The setting is completed by framed views of a snow-covered Mt Yotei – the same view enjoyed by the 2m x 2m Japanese ofuro-style baths in the penthouse. It’s quite simply a stunning set up (read more about the developers here).

The apartments are complemented with gas fireplaces, books, magazines, games including Jenga, Scrabble, Monopoly and chess, customised house CDs, DVDs, iPod, wired broadband. The kitchens meet the dining areas with the long, central concrete dining tables. They include top-of-the-range appliances such as Nespresso coffee machines, Gaggenau ovens, and Meile dishwashers.

Suiboku
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Elevator
  • Centralised heating
  • Mt Yotei views
  • Ski hill views
  • Village views
  • Gas fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Traditional tatami room
  • Ski storage
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron/board
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Wide-screen TV
  • Apple TV with Netflix
  • DVD player
  • iPad
  • Books/games
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Dining table
  • Oven
  • Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso machine
  • Complimentary Nespresso pods
  • Rice cooker
  • Cutlery/plates
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher detergent
BEDROOMS
  • Western bedding
  • Japanese bedding
  • En suites x 1 or 2
  • Kids bedroom (tatami room)
  • Closets
  • Hangers
BATHROOMS
  • Rain showers
  • Bath tubs
  • Japanese style baths
  • Towels
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner

Suiboku Apartments Types

Two Bedroom Apartment

Lofts 2 & 3: Set over two floors, the bedrooms are on level two, living on level 3. Includes all amenities listed in “Features” above. Master bedroom with en suite (with shower); plus another bathroom (with bath). See floorplan.

4 guests (5 max)
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
136m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 double
Bedroom 2: 1 double or 2 singles

Three Bedroom Apartment

Loft 1 & Loft 4 (level 2), Loft 5 & 6 (level 3). Includes all amenities listed in “Features” above. Master bedroom with en suite (with shower) with glass wall separating it from the bedroom; Bedroom 2 with two-way en suite (with bath) which opens to hallway to share with guests in Tatami room 3. See floorplan.

6 guests (7 max)
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
140m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 double
Bedroom 2: 1 double or 2 singles
Tatami room 3: 1 to 3 futon mattresses on floor

Three Bedroom Penthouse

Loft 9 & 10: Loft 9 mirrors layout of Loft 10. Each set over two levels, the living is on level 5, bedrooms on level 6. Includes all amenities listed in “Features” above. Master bedroom with en suite (with bath); Bedroom 2 and Tatami room 3 share a bathroom (with shower). See floorplan.

6 guests (7 max)
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
155m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 double
Bedroom 2: 1 double or 2 singles
Tatami room 3: 1 to 3 futon mattresses on floor

Suiboku
Location

SETTING / ATMOSPHERE

Suiboku is located halfway up Hirafu-Zaka Street – the main street of Niseko which leads up to the base of the ski runs and down to the central crossroads marking the centre of town. Suiboku is about as central as the centre of Hirafu gets. It’s not exactly a quiet corner of town, so if you’re looking for seclusion, maybe look somewhere else. If you’re looking to float above the heart of the action, this is it.

LIFTS / TRANSPORT

A short walk down behind the building which might take two or three minutes will have you straight onto the Ace Family Run, with the high-speed Ace Family Quad servicing it. Intermediate and advanced skiers can use this lift to make their way higher up the mountain. Or another option is to walk straight from Suiboku to the main lift five minutes up the hill, or 30 seconds by shuttle bus.

RESTAURANTS / BARS

At a quick guess, there are probably 50 fantastic restaurants and bars within five minutes walk from Suiboku. Best of all, one of Niseko’s most popular restaurants A-Bu-Cha 2 is the ground floor tenant! If you want to eat here, be sure to book ahead. Michelin-star Kamimura is a flat 200m away – a finer dining experience we highly recommend which you can book three months in advance here.

Need to Know

EXTRAS

  • Extra futon: ¥5000 pp/night
  • Extra bunk: ¥5000 pp/night

STAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 22 – Feb 16)
    Other: 3 (up to Dec 21 / from Feb 17)
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am

PAYMENT DETAILS

  • 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 contact us before booking.

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