ENJU

US $1,421

Middle Hirafu – Chalet
5 Bedrooms

Enju is one sexy Niseko chalet tucked away in a private little enclave in the middle of Hirafu.

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Enju epitomises ski accommodation luxury at its best, combining traditional Japanese delights such as your own onsen-style Japanese bath with Western pleasures like a genuine wood-burning open fireplace. With five ensuite bedrooms and prime Hirafu Middle Village location just five minutes’ walk from the ski lifts, it’s a hard-to-beat package.

Sleeps: 10 guests (12 max)
Size: 365m²
Built: 2009

Enju
Overview

Family/Kid Friendly
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafes
Walk to Bars

Walk to Onsens
Walk to Groceries
Onsen Style Bath
Guest Lounge room
On-Site Laundry

On Village Shuttle Route
Business/Workspace
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

Enju takes its name from the native Japanese hardwood routinely used as the centre post in traditional Japanese straw matting tatami rooms. The timber has been used extensively throughout in furniture, railings, stairs and posts. A staircase of enju and walnut rises through the centre of the home allowing in natural light throughout its three levels.

Enju is part of developer West Canada Homes’ stable and reflects their trademark quality, style and space – all 360sqm of it. Built over three levels, the chalet features oak, alder and spruce as well as the enju and walnut. The basement media room has a state-of-the-art entertainment system including complimentary high-speed internet and iPod dock.

Enju is lavishly serviced with bathrooms with all bedrooms having their own ensuites. In addition, there are two extra toilets – one on the middle level and one on the top level – and a family Japanese-style onsen bath which can fit four people, on the basement level. There is also a stand-alone laundry on this level. The expansive living area is located on the top level and flows open-plan style from kitchen through to dining and lounge with its welcoming log fireplace. The kitchen also opens to a wide balcony.

Enju
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Village Views
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Private Onsen-Style Bath
  • Private Balcony
  • Traditional Tatami room
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Business/Workspace
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Separate Media Room
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • iPod Connection
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Library
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Coffee Machine
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
BEDROOMS
  • Western Bedding
  • Japanese Bedding
  • Ensuites x 5
  • Kids bedroom
  • Walk In Wardrobe
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
BATHROOMS
  • Rain Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Bath
  • Onsen Baths
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

Enju
Rooms

BEDROOM 1

The first bedroom is on the basement level, featuring either 1 king double or 2 single beds and sleeping up to two guests. The basement bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a toilet and shower. This room connects to the downstairs media room, with a sofa suite and high end entertainment gear. The basement floor also has a dedicated laundry room, and the feature bathtub in the Japanese style (fragrant Hinoki wood included).

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower
Approx 20m²

BEDROOM 2

The second bedroom is located on the ground level and mirrors the third bedroom. This room has traditional Japanese straw mat flooring and sleeps two guests in two single futon style mattresses. These mattresses can be packed away during the day, giving each room a second use. There is an en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, and toilet.

2 Guests
2 futon beds
En suite with bath
Approx 18m²

BEDROOM 3

The third bedroom is located on the ground level, and mirrors the second. The room is in a traditional Japanese style, with straw mat flooring and room for two guests to sleep in two singles futon style mattresses. These mattresses can be packed away during the day, giving each room a second use. This room has its own en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, and toilet.

2 Guests each
2 futon beds each
En suite with bath each
Approx 18m² each

BEDROOM 4

The fourth bedroom is on the second level. Windows look out from two sides of the building with lower village views all around. Bedding can be arranged as either 1 king double or 2 single beds according to your choosing. There is ample storage and an en suite bathroom with bathtub and toilet.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath
Approx 18m²

BEDROOM 5

The fifth bedroom is on the second level, sharing the floor with an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. There is 1 king double or 2 single beds according to what you need, and also a small desk workspace to help you get your work done. A walk-in wardrobe provides storage, and the en suite bathroom faetures toilet, two faucets, a shower and bathtub.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath
Approx 35m²

Workspace
Walk-in Closet

Enju
Location

SETTING / ATMOSPHERE

Enju is situated pretty much right in the centre of Hirafu Village, just below the central traffic lights that mark the village crossroads. Just a short walk down in Hirafu Middle Village, there is hidden slip road that ducks up to a secluded street full of huge luxury chalets, where you will find Enju.

LIFTS / TRANSPORT

Enju is within five minutes’ walking distance of the ski lifts, but more importantly only two minutes from the free shuttle bus. But with the option to garage a car, all transport issues are taken care of.

RESTAURANTS / BARS

While the family-size onsen, log fireplace, and cosy luxury ambience of Enju would be hard to leave after an exhausting day, the nearby apres-ski temptations of Hirafu can prove irresistible. Just a short walk downhill is the Fridge Door Bar, Ebisutei Restaurant, and Restaurant Yo; while just a short walk up the hill is Niseko Pizza, Green Farm Café, TNSC Cheese Fondue and Crepery, Dragon Restaurant and Wine Bar and Niseko Cellars. And that’s just within the first 100m! Beyond that and your options are almost endless.

Need to Know

EXTRAS

  • Extra futon: ¥5000 pp/night
    (children 4 and under no charge)
  • Cot/highchair/gate set: ¥5000/stay
  • Baby bath tub: ¥2500/stay

STAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 14-Jan 5 / Jan 23-Feb 2)
    Shoulder: 4 (Nov 23-Dec 13 / Jan 6-22 / Feb 3- Mar 15)
    Low: 3 (up to Nov 22/ from Mar 16)
  • Check in: 3 – 8pm
  • 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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