US $724

Middle Hirafu – Chalet
4 Bedrooms

Karamatsu is a beautiful, modern alpine chalet with traditional Japanese features.

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Karamatsu embodies the sleek simplicity of Japanese design in a sophisticated chalet that guarantees guests’ comfort and convenience. Well-located in Middle Hirafu Village, the two-storey, stand-alone chalet features a striking black and wheat-coloured décor and Japanese accents with shoji paper screen doors and Japanese paper lamps.

Sleeps: 8 guests (10 max)
Size: 146m²
Built: 2006


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

Walk to Onsens
Walk to Groceries
Guest Lounge room

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

Karamatsu is the local name for the Japanese larch tree which is native to the northern regions of the middle island, Honshu, and seen in extensive plantations on the island of Hokkaido, home to Niseko. It’s the only deciduous conifer native to Japan and in autumn the mountains of Hokkaido turn to gold as the karamatsu pins yellow and fall.

While adopting an outward sturdy Japanese besso – or holiday villa – appearance, Karamatsu is unstinting in luxury and sophistication with top quality fittings and furnishings. Judicious use of lamps combines with voguish, concealed ceiling and down-lights to create a warm and inviting ambience. Entertainment is on tap with a wide-screen TV and DVD system and high-speed internet connection.

The sizeable living areas are located on the lower floor with the gourmet kitchen, featuring an island work and eating bench, separating the cosy dining and living areas. The living room flows onto a wide terrace. A dedicated laundry can be accessed from the kitchen. Karamatsu has abundant expansive windows throughout its 146sqm of floor space, welcoming in lots of natural light and allowing guests to enjoy the pleasure of the outdoor snowscape.


  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Village Views
  • Balcony
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Iphone/Ipad Charger
  • In-Room Safe
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Business/workspace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Separate Media Room
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Ensuites x 2
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Study Desk
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Baths
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom



The first bedroom is on the ground level. Two guests sleep on 1 queen bed in this room, and the en suite bathroom features toilet and shower. There is ample storage and the laundry is nearby, as is the open plan dining, living and kitchen on the ground floor.

2 guests
1 queen
En suite with shower
Approx 22m²


The second bedroom mirrors the third. It is located on the second level and sleeps two guests in either one king double or two single beds. Both rooms are near a shared bathroom with toilet, shower and bathtub. In the hall is a small games corner, with bean bags and separate television and entertainment facilities.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
Approx 18m²


The third bedroom is a mirror image of the third. Both are located on the second level. This room sleeps two guests in either one king double or two single beds and connects to the second-floor balcony.This room is near a shared bathroom with toilet, show, r and bathtub. In the hall is a small games corner, with bean bags and separate television and entertainment facilities.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
Approx 18m²


The grandest bedroom, the fourth bedroom is on the second floor. Two guests sleep in either 1 king double or 2 single beds. There is ample storage, a spacious desk / study space, and flat screen TV pointing towards the bed so you can enjoy TV in bed. The en suite bathroom features toilet and shower.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower
Approx 35m²



Karamatsu is located right in the accessible Middle Hirafu Village surrounded by other lowrise quality chalets giving guests a genuine snowy ski village atmosphere.


Karamatsu is about 10-minutes’ walk from the ski lifts but with the free shuttle bus stop almost at the doorstep you can be there in no time. A parking spot available to the guests allows the option of a car to take care of all transport issues.


The chalet is in one of the best possible locations for accessing the top spots of Niseko’s non-ski non-snowboarding attractions. A number of restaurants and bars are close by as is the must-visit Yukoro Onsen hot spring bath. Seicomart convenience store is about 5 minutes’ walk and Lawson a few minutes extra.

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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