Glasshouse Night View | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Fireplace | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Kitchen Area | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Jacuzzi | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Up Stairs | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Seating Area | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Bedroom with Outdoor View | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse His and Hers Bathroom with Outdoor View | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Bathtub | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Bedroom with Table Lamps | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Twin Bedroom with TV | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Bedroom with Mirrors | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Bunk Beds with TV | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse His and Hers Bathroom | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Bathroom | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Drying Room with Seating Area | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Drying Room | Lower Hirafu
Glasshouse Outdoor Night View | Lower Hirafu


(1 customer review)

US $1,789 US $1,438

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
5 Bedrooms

The Glasshouse is a beautifully crafted dream home built for winters entertaining in the snow.

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Glasshouse is a true luxury designer chalet, in a spectacular cliff-side location on the lower-most boundary of the Hirafu Lower Village – with nothing between the cliff edge and the towering peak of Mt Yotei. It’s dubbed Glasshouse for the floor-to-ceiling windows encasing the top floor living and dining area and inviting the outside in, but there’s a whole lot more to this chalet than just views.

Sleeps: 10 guests (12 max)


Mt Yotei Views
Family/Kid Friendly
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants

Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen
Japanese-style bath
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Business/Conference Centre

Guest Lounge room
Onsite Laundry
Private Ski Lift Shuttle
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

Glasshouse was built as the Niseko dream home of Australian Simon Robinson, the man who essentially kicked off the modern Niseko development boom. After building dozens of chalets and a handful of condominium apartment buildings in the mid-2000s, he set about building his own place in the snow. Himself a restaurateur, Robinson wanted a place where he could cook and entertain guests amidst the snowbound landscape he now calls home.

Having grown up on the beaches of Sydney, he wanted Glasshouse to inspire the same lively holiday atmosphere as beach houses back home, but with Japanese design features and construction to handle the harsh winter environment. Black industrial steel and concrete, often seen in modern Japanese architecture, meet warm exposed timber beams and floors reminiscent of ancient Japanese castles and shrines. Beautifully scented and textured hinoki (Japanese cypress) timber in the upstairs bathroom is a luxurious touch. Oh, and it has an outdoor hot tub – boom!

All bedrooms are on the lower level. There are four bathrooms: one ensuite adjoining the master bedroom, two shared bathrooms downstairs, and one upstairs, adjoining the hot tub. The kitchen was designed by a chef, for a chef. Needless to say it has all the latest appliances for the finest cooking, and is well laid out for ease of cooking. A bar with chairs alongside allows guests to keep the chef company while food is being prepared. The views here are second to none. The house was built with its broadest side facing Mt Yotei, and deliberately on the cliff edge ensuring the views are unobstructed.


  • Housekeeping Every 2 Nights
  • Stay Clean/Linen Change Every 5 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Forest Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Hottub/Jacuzzi
  • Private Onsen Bath
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Iphone/Ipad Charger
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Study/Work Space
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVDs, Books & Games on request
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • Gas Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar on arrival
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Bunk Beds
  • Ensuites
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Baths
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer



The master bedroom is located on the first floor, and features either 1 king double or 2 single beds, sleeping up to 2 guests. En-suite is a master bathroom with two sinks, toilet and separate bathtub. The room opens up onto a private terrace on the end of the building, and windows look over views of the forest and Mt Yotei across two sides of the building. Just outside is a separate study desk / workspace.

2 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles
En Suite with bath
35m² approx


The second bedroom next door to the Master Bedroom. It is the smallest bedroom, and sleeps two guests in one king double bed. There is a closet space, a small working desk and a window that looks over the first floor terrace and towards Mt Yotei. The shared bathroom is next door with toilet, shower and bathtub.

2 Guests
1 King Double
Approx 15m²


The third bedroom mirrors the second, with a shared bathroom (with shower and bathtub) between them. There is bedding for two guests, and as it is a little larger than the second bedroom this room offers flexible bedding in either 1 king double or 2 singles. The room has storage closets and a small work desk, and windows look out over the upstairs terrace towards Mt Yotei.

2 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles
Approx 18m²


The fourth bedroom neighbours the children’s bunk room. Two guests sleep in either one king double bed or two single beds. The room is more spacious than the second and third bedrooms. A small desk and chair, and closet space, is available. Windows look out over the downstairs terrace and towards Mt Yotei.

2 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles
Approx 20m²


The fifth bedroom is perfect for children and features 1 bunk bed that can sleep up to two on single sized beds. There is closet space and windows looking out over the forests of Lower Hirafu Village. A shared bathroom is just across the hall, and features toilet, bath and shower.

2 Guests
1 Bunk Bed (sleeps 2)
Approx 18m²



Glasshouse is located on the peaceful, snowbound lower end of Hirafu Lower Village. If you’re after peace and quiet and exposure to the natural surrounds and views of Mt Yotei looming above you, you will find it here.


Glasshouse is a long walk up through the lower and middle villages to the ski lifts for those who want to warm up their legs. If you want to save your energy for the mountain, there is a free shuttle bus stop just a few minutes’ walk away.


Within a five to 10-minute walk from Glasshouse there are a half a dozen great restaurants and a few bars scattered around the lower village. The rest of the villages extensive dining options are just a few minutes concierge or taxi ride away.

Need to Know


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


  • Minimum nights stay: 5
  • 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 contact us before booking.

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1 review for GLASSHOUSE

  1. Avatar for Sara


    The views are stunning of Mt Yotei! All of the bedrooms are on the first floor and upstairs in the living and dining room with kitchen. Plus the very cool indoor Jacuzzi. There is also another Jacuzzi downstairs but this time outside overlooking the snow and forest below. The property comes with a cool bunk room for kids and has a ski valet during your stay to access the lifts with ease.

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