KOKORO

US $1,373

East Hirafu – Chalet
5 Bedrooms

Kokoro’s rich wood interiors, roaring fireplace and stunning views make it a luxurious Niseko retreat.

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Kokoro gets alpine living right – from rich wood and stone textures inside and out, to a roaring feature fireplace and floor-to-ceiling views. This new five-bedroom chalet in secluded Izumikyo 2 makes a great home base for exploring the slopes in Niseko, and beyond.

Sleeps: 12 guests (14 max)
Size: 362m²
Built: 2016

Kokoro
Overview

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

Walk to Cafe
Open-Plan Lounge
On-site Laundry
Billiards Table

On Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers
Car Rental Included

Kokoro means “Heart” in Japanese, and this lodge does everything right to win yours. It is gorgeous and modern, with all the trimmings. Wood and stone finishes inside and out create a natural, earthy feel that matches the gorgeous natural setting. In the bedrooms, the styling is simple and clean, with dark polished wood highlighting window frames and ceiling beams.

Meanwhile, in the open-plan living spaces, there are rough-hewn stone walls and polished wood finishes on floor and ceiling. A feature gas fireplace creates a connecting window between the spacious lounge area and entrance hall. The chalet has three floors, two of them above ground. The lower floor has all the functional spaces – an indoor garage, dry room, ski storage area and laundry. There is one bedroom on this lower level and a spacious dedicated media room with its own entertainment setup and a billiards table.

The street entrance is on the middle floor, as is the open-plan living area. There is a full-featured kitchen and dining space, with walk-in pantry and balcony barbecue giving you all you need to create some culinary delights. The top level houses four more bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom.

Kokoro
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Daily Rubbish Collection
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Forest Views
  • Village Views
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Iphone/Ipad Charger
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Dedicated Media Room
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • Bluetooth Streaming
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Billiards Table
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • 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
BEDROOMS
  • Western Bedding
  • Bunk Beds
  • Ensuites x 5
  • Kids bedroom
  • Walk In Wardrobe
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
BATHROOMS
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

Kokoro
Rooms

BEDROOM 1

Located on the lower level, the first bedroom can be found at the back of the dedicated media and games room, downstairs from the main living area. Two guests can stay in either one king double or two single beds, according to needs. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower. This is a good space for independent-minded guests who want a bit of extra privacy from the main group, also good for older children that might enjoy staying up late in the games room while the rest of the house sleeps upstairs.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower
14m²

BEDROOM 2

Located on the top level, the second bedroom sleeps up to two guests in either one king double or two single beds, arranged to suit your needs. There is closet space, bedside tables and even a small desk area. Just outside the door to the bedroom is an additional storage closet. This room has its own en-suite bathroom with a washstand, toilet and shower each.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En-suite with Shower
15.5m²

BEDROOM 3

Located on the top level, the third bedroom is a mirror image of the second. Each can sleep up to two guests in either one king double or two single beds, arranged to suit your needs. There is closet space, bedside tables and even a small desk area. Just outside the door into this bedroom is an additional storage closet. Attached is a private en-suite bathroom with a washstand, toilet and shower each.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En-suite with Shower
15.5m²

BEDROOM 4

The fourth bedroom is on the top level, and although especially kid-friendly, adults can comfortably sleep here too. Up to four can sleep in four bunk beds, with each bed being single size. There is a storage closet in the room, and room to play as well. En-suite is a bathroom with bathtub and shower, and a separate en-suite toilet, so that four guests can use the room comfortably.

4 Guests
2 bunk beds (sleeps 4)
En suite with bath
22.5m²

BEDROOM 5 – MASTER BEDROOM

The master bedroom is the grandest, located next door to the kids’ bedroom on the top level of the building. With two guests sleeping in either one king double or two single beds. There is a walk-in closet to store everything you need, windows with views across two sides of the building, and an en-suite bathroom with toilet, shower and bathtub – which also features views of the village.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath
21.7m²

Kokoro
Location

SETTING / ATMOSPHERE

Izumikyo 2 is a peaceful, secluded area full of pensions, log houses and chalets, about a 20-minute walk from central Hirafu. Unlike crowded Hirafu Village, this area allows for plenty of space between buildings. The views are of an idyllic winter landscape.

LIFTS / TRANSPORT

If there is a driver in your group, the chalet management will provide a free rental vehicle for the duration of your stay. Otherwise, there is a free village shuttle running through this village within three minutes’ walk to Kokoro which will whisk you up the lifts in about five minutes.

RESTAURANTS / BARS

You’ll need to go into the village to access the real hub of Hirafu, but this tranquil area of town also has some of its own hidden gems. Don’t miss Niseko’s traditional speciality soup curry at Tsubara Tsubara, and the sandwiches are delicious at Graubunden, which also serves hot breakfasts and coffees!

Need to Know

EXTRAS

  • Car included for rentals Dec 14-Mar 15 (international driver permit required)
  • 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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