US $774

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
4 Bedrooms

Joyce is a spacious alpine chalet with a wood-burning fireplace to create the perfect winter atmosphere.

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Joyce Chalet is best summarised as “spacious Canadian-style luxury meets Japanese powder snow at its best”. Built over two floors, perhaps its most outstanding feature is one that absolutely epitomises winter comfort and warmth – a genuine wood-burning stone fireplace.

Sleeps: 8 guests (10 max)
Size: 179m²
Built: 2010


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

Walk to Cafe
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen
Guest Lounge room

On-Site Laundry
On Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

As expected of North American styling, Joyce guests can experience uncrowded comfort and the indulgences of unstinting generosity in design. Best of all, they can gaze out the windows and enjoy unobstructed views of wooded snow fields and Mt Yotei. With four sizable bedrooms, an island kitchen with best-brand appliances, high-beamed ceilings, hardwood floors and a separate drying room, Joyce is the archetypical welcoming ski lodge, especially suitable for families or a convivial group. With high-speed wireless internet and state-of-the-art home entertainment system the scene is set for the perfect ski field holiday.

Joyce sleeps eight people in 4 bedrooms, three at ground floor level and the fourth on the top floor. Two bedrooms – the upper level and one on the lower level – have en suites and the lower floor has an additional bathroom and separate toilet. The upper-level contemporary kitchen is equipped with top appliances, plus an island bench that is both a work space and a place to sit, eat or chat with the cook. It adjoins the dining area, with a table that will comfortably seat eight, which follows through to the luxuriously comfortable lounge rooms with its log fire beckoning for end-of-day relaxing get-togethers.

An abundance of windows, framed in rich timber, bring the outdoor snowscape and spectacular presence of Mt Yotei right into the living areas of the chalet. Indeed the lucky master bedroom occupants can lie in bed and feast on the panorama. Leading from the dining room is a generous balcony – excellent for additional viewing (and for using as an open-air refrigerator!)


  • Daily Rubbish Collection
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Centralised Heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Forest Views
  • Village Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • IH Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Coffee Machine
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar on arrival
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Ensuites x 2
  • Walk In Wardrobe
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Bedside Tables
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom



Located on the first of two levels, the first bedroom sleeps two guests in either one king double or two single beds. The room has windows on two sides, a closet for storage, and an en-suite bathroom with bath and toilet.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath


Next door to the first bedroom, bedroom 2 is a similar size, with bedding for two guests in either one king double or two single beds. There are windows on two sides and closet space, as well as ample floor space. This room has no en-suite bathroom, but across the hall there is a shared bathroom with shower, as well as a separate toilet that services the whole floor.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles


The third bedroom is nearest the entrance on the ground floor and looks out towards the front of the building. Two guests can sleep here in either one king double or two single beds; there are nightstands and a closet with storage space. There is a shared toilet just next door, and a shared bathroom with shower just around the corner.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles


The fourth bedroom is the only one on the second level, sharing the floor with the open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas. This is the master bedroom, with a separate walk-in closet for storage, and an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. Windows look out towards Mt Yotei on two sides of the building, and two guests sleep in either one king double or two single beds.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En Suite with bath
Approx 19m²



Joyce is perfectly situated in Lower Hirafu with easy access to the village and excellent views of Mt Yotei. A predominantly southern aspect allows in maximum sunlight on days when the snow clouds part.


Being just a couple of minutes’ walk to the shuttle bus gives Joyce easy access to the ski lifts while many key amenities are within walking distance.


While dragging oneself away from the welcoming warmth of the log fire may be an impediment guests who wish to venture out to restaurants and bars will find many nearby either on foot or by shuttle (up to 9 pm). The Yukoro Onsen hot spring bath is also just a short walk away.

Need to Know


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


  • 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


  • 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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