Kawasemi Residence Outdoor Area | Lower Hirafu


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US $547 US $492

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
4 Bedrooms

Kawasemi Residence is a stylish, contemporary chalet in the exclusive Escarpment Estate.

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Kawasemi Residence is a simply stunning new luxury 4-bedroom powder snow chalet in one of Hirafu’s most prestigious precincts. Clinging to the side of a steep embankment, the house is designed to capture the panoramic views of Mt Yotei and the surrounding countryside, while providing warmth and luxurious comfort inside.

Sleeps: 8 Guests (9 max)
Size: 257m²
Built: 2014

Kawasemi Residence

Mt Yotei views
Ski slope views
English-speaking staff
Family friendly
Work space

Gas fireplace
Ski storage
Walk to restaurants
Walk to cafés
Walk to bars
Walk to onsens

Walk to groceries
On inter-resort bus route
On free village shuttle route
Parking space

Kawasemi Residence is one of a handful of the first homes to be built on The Escarpment Estate – a master-planned subdivision off the bottom of Hirafu Lower Village. Where the Lower Village ends, the Escarpment starts, dropping steeply off to a valley and river below. Between here and Mt Yotei, there is nothing but snow-covered rice fields and pristine wilderness.

Kawasemi Residence sleeps eight people in 4 bedrooms (two of them en suites,) each room has individually controlled heating. Three bedrooms are on the lower entry level, while upstairs is the master bedroom as well as the living and dining areas. The style and quality of the bathrooms is worth noting – soft black stone tiling and dark wooden cabinetry pay homage to the natural surrounds, while white sinks and baths offer a bright contrast matching the snow outside.

The chalet comes with all luxury furniture and fittings, including an eco-smart fireplace. The kitchen makes preparing simple meals easy, with all necessary cooking utensils and appliances provided, including dishwasher and microwave. There is also an eight-person dining table. In case you get bored of gazing out at the snow and the mountains, the entertainment system is well set up for quality audio visual experience, with large LCD television, theatre sound system, satellite channels and Apple TV.

Kawasemi Residence

  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Forest Views
  • Balcony
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dining Table
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Kids bedroom
  • Walk In Wardrobe
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer

Kawasemi Residence


The first master bedroom is on the second floor and features ample closet space, en suite shower and bath and a private access terrace.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath

Kawasemi Residence Bedroom | Lower Hirafu

The second master is on the ground floor adjoining the kitchen and living room. Features en suite toilet and separate en suite bathroom, as well as a walk-in closet and feature floor to ceiling windows facing the majestic Mt Yotei.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath

Kawasemi Residence Bedroom Two | Lower Hirafu

Third bedroom is on the first floor near separate toilet and bathroom and laundry facilities.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles

Placeholder Bedroom Image

The fourth bedroom looks out towards Mt Yotei and the forests of Hirafu’s Escarpment. Features own closet space, nearby separate toilet and bathrooms and first floor terrace.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles

Kawasemi Residence


Kawasemi Residence is in the Escarpment Estate area, at the very bottom of Hirafu Lower Village. With buried powerlines and surrounded by forest, creeks and rice fields, it feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the village just above.


To get to the ski lifts it’s a pretty long walk, and only recommended for the super fit – you will need your energy on the mountain! Either walk 10-minutes to the free village shuttle which can take you to the gondola or any lift in Hirafu, or consider arranging a car.


To get up into the lower village you need to walk up a set of stairs up to the top of the escarpment. From here it’s just an easy five minute’s walk to a half a dozen bars and restaurants, an onsen hot spring bath, and a bus stop for the free village shuttle, which can take you around village.

Need to Know


  • Extra futon/bedding: ¥5000 pp/night
    (not charged for children 6 years and under)
  • Cot/highchair set: ¥5000/stay
  • Special discount: 10% off for 10+ nights


  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 21-Jan 5 / Jan 25-Feb 1)
    Shoulder: 4 (Dec 14-20 / Jan 6-24 / Feb 2-29)
    Low: 2 (up to Dec 13 / from Mar 1)
  • Check-in time: 4pm
  • 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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    Kawasemi Residence is in the Escarpment Estate area, at the very bottom of Hirafu Lower Village. With buried powerlines and surrounded by forest, creeks and rice fields, it feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the village just above.

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