(5 customer reviews)

US $314

Upper Hirafu – Apartments
1, 2, 3 Bedrooms

The Setsumon is a stylish boutique apartment building on the main road up to the ski runs.

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The Setsumon comprises 10 apartments in the beating heart of Hirafu, offering luxury wrapped in detailed timber and stone finishes creating a warm chalet feel. The Setsumon is said to encourage inochi, or future fortune, prosperity, karma and richness. The management obviously takes this goal seriously through excellent customer service.

Sleeps: 2 – 6 guests (8 Max)
Size: 45 – 155m²
Built: 2007

The Setsumon

Mt Yotei Views
Ski-Slope Views
Family/Kid Friendly
6-Hour Reception
Assigned Ski Rack
Walk to Restaurants

Walk to Cafes
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsens
Walk to Groceries
In-Room Onsen
Japanese-style bath

Guest Lounge room
In-room Laundry
On Village Shuttle Route
On Inter-resort Bus Route
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

The apartments achieve their aim of providing first class alpine accommodation through astute designer interiors, selective fit outs and chic furnishings such as plush carpets, Japanese cedar, large comfy sofas and fireplaces. The apartments have wifi/LAN broadband internet, English satellite TV services and in-room telephones. Guests have access to a DVD, book and games library. All apartments come with premium appliances including flat screen television, DVD/CD player and iPod/mp3 jack.

The Setsumon offers studios, 1,2 and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouse apartments. Studio apartments are ideal for couples or close friends and 1,2 and 3-bedroom apartments are suitable for families and groups of four to six guests. All rooms have king beds that can be split into twin beds. All apartments (except for some studios) have a private balcony with views of Mt Youtei and the ski fields.

Each apartment has the equivalent number of bathrooms to bedrooms. For aching muscles after a day on the slopes, the 1,2 and 3-bedroom apartments have a bathroom with a full size bathtub, and the penthouse apartments also have a jacuzzi with ski hill and Mt Yotei views. Some apartments have rooms with ensuites.

The Setsumon

  • Housekeeping Every 2 Nights
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Climate Control
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Ski Hill Views
  • Village Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Private Onsen Bath
  • Balcony
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Buzzer/Wireless Intercom
  • Slippers
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Business/workspace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Library
  • Books, Games available on request
  • Dining Table
  • Oven
  • IH Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Remote control blinds
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Rain Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Baths
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

* See apartment-specific additional features under each individual room listing below
* Studios & Atelier Rooms do not have Oven, Fireplace

The Setsumon
Apartment Types


At a spacious 45m² this studio apartment has it all. Situated from the 1st to 4th floors, these apartments feature 1 King size double bed or 2 Singles, depending on the arrangement you like. There is a full-feature kitchenette, dining seating for two and another sofa seating up to two guests. A flat-screen TV and DVD is there to entertain you and a nook laundry with separate washing machine and dryer mean you have everything you need for an extended stay.

2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles


A separate bedroom features either 1 King double or 2 Single beds, according to your needs. The bedroom connects onto a separate toilet and bathroom with shower and bathtub. Around the corner is a separate open-plan living area. Sofa seating seats up to five guests, and a dining table seats up to six. The full-feature kitchen has everything you need – dishwasher, over, fridge with freezer and a wide range of appliances.

2 Guests (4 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
67m² approx

Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles


Connecting studio and one bedroom apartments, this expansive apartment features two separate sleeping areas. The master bedroom, formerly studio room, includes sofa seating, a flat-screen TV and dining seating for two, as well as an en suite bathroom with shower and full-feature kitchenette. The second bedroom features expansive closet space, and is next door to the second bathroom (featuring bath tub as well as shower, and separate toilet). Each bedroom can be arranged as either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds according to your requirements.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

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


Uniquely built 2 bedroom apartments found on levels 2-4 of the building, and sprawling across a grand 126m². The master bedroom connects on to an en suite toilet with shower. The second bedroom features extensive closet space and is next door to a shared bathroom with shower and bath. An open plan living area features living room seating for six on cozy sofas, and dining table seating for eight. An expansive, full-feature kitchen provides all you need, with detergent provided by management company. A laundry nook provides washer and dryer. Extra guests can sleep on sofa bed, and on futon mattress.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

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


A gorgeous two bedroom penthouse across the top two floors of the Setsumon building. One bedrom is on the ground floor, with en suite bathroom featuring a luxurious bath and two rain shower. The upstairs master bedroom features expansive panorama views across the village and ski hills. Within the room is a designer sofa with television. An en suite bathroom features two rain showers and bath. The downstairs living area features dining seating for eight guests, spacious sofa ensemble with seating for six and a full-feature kitchen. Upstairs an expansive terrace features outdoor jacuzzi spa where you can unwind after the day’s skiing and look over the gorgeous glow of the lights of Hirafu’s ski slopes.

4 Guests (6 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
126m² + 50m² Terrace

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


Three Bedroom apartment stretching across two levels, located across 2-4th floors of the Setsumon building. Each bedroom features an en suite bathroom. The master bedroom is on the upper level, accessible by staircase. It features its own kitchenette, dining seating for two and a sofa, coffee table and flat-screen TV as well as a private balcony. Additional bedrooms have extensive storage space and access to balconies. Each bedroom can sleep up to 2 guests in either 1 King Double or 2 Single Beds. The expansive downstairs living area features an expansive sofa lounge suite, dining seating for 8 guests and an extensive full-feature kitchen. A laundry nook features separate washer and dryer machines. Extra guests can be accommodated on a foldable sofa bed, and also on futon beds.

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


Stretching across two levels, the Setsumon penthouse features three en suite bedrooms, three bathrooms and a gorgeous open terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi spa bath with views of the ski hill. An open-plan living area features designer furniture – a sofa suite with seating for six, and dining table seating eight. A flat-screen TV inset into a wood-panel wall also features a feature gas fireplace, surrounded by panorama views of the Upper Village and the ski slopes.

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

The Setsumon

Setting / Atmosphere

The Setsumon apartments are right in the heart of the charming resort village of Hirafu, with stunning views of alpine vistas, yet only moments from all the action.

Lifts / Transport

The apartments are only a minute’s walk to the lifts and next door to a premium ski hire shop. The Welcome Center transport hub is a 5 minute walk uphill. This is also the place to catch free village shuttles and inter-village shuttles.

Restaurants / Bars

While all apartments are fully self-contained, numerous restaurants serving authentic Japanese or Western-Japanese-infused cuisine can be found within one to five minutes’ walk.u to all the best spots.

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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5 reviews for THE SETSUMON

  1. Avatar for Sara


    Comfortable living with a modern design but not super contemporary. Great value apartments for Niseko. And the studios are actually pretty large in size.

  2. Avatar for Chris Hastings

    Chris Hastings (verified owner)

    Nice place. Friendly staff and a good location. Room was well furnished and comfortable. Access to our room was odd (up and elevator, then through a series of doors, and then down flight of stairs) and we would have liked more amenities for the price but otherwise a good experience.

  3. Avatar for VibrantAurora


    Our family booked the 1 Bedroom Alpine Deluxe Apartment for 4 days in a recent ski trip. The serviced apartment is beautiful, clean, comfortable, comes with full kitchen, spacious living/dining room and within 3 mins walking distance to the Family ski lift. This room can accommodate 5 adults comfortably and they provided tatami besides the Queen bed in the master room.

    Restaurants and shops are all around. They provide assistance for airport transfers, bookings for ski lessons, ski gears rental (that is just next door), restaurants booking and free transfer from Hirafu Welcome Centre (that is just a short walk up the slope but just not conducive to drag our luggage in the snow). It is a little pricey compared to others around them but the overall experience is worth it. After all, it is our first time in Hokkaido and we wanted a memorable visit.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 31 March 2018

    Stayed in March 2018

  4. Avatar for Ricardo S

    Ricardo S

    We got a studio for me, my wife and our little baby son with only 9 months (yup, was kind of crazy to go there with him lol) and it was a very nice stay of four nights.

    The studio was big enough for us, quite warm and had new/well maintained furnitures and appliances. Also every apartment has a closet in front of elevator to store wet/ice boots and jackets.

    It has a great location (not ski in ski out): 2min walk down to a convenience store, 3min up to a bigger grocery store (where you can find “fancy goods” like wine and cheese) and 4-5min to the nearest lift. A lot of restaurants nearby.

    They also offered a private shuttle (after I asked) from Chitose airport but we went by bus-shuttle because it was 5x cheaper. And we got late checkout (a couple of hours) for free.

    Con: internet connection was very slow for watch streaming like Netflix.

    Tripadvisor Reviiewed on 4 March 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

  5. Avatar for Rah5051


    The room was great and had amazing views over Hirafu. The hot tub in the penthouse made it well worth it. It felt very private, but yet still had great service. With only a 2 minute walk to the lifts, we will definitely be staying here next year!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 29 January 2018

    Stayed in January 2018

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