KUMA CABIN

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

US $500

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
2 Bedrooms

Kuma Cabin is a cool and comfortable little chalet set in metres of fluffy powder.

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Kuma Cabin is a mellow little hideaway located in the heart of Lower Hirafu Village. One of Hirafu’s original old ski holiday houses, it’s had a Western-style renovation bringing it up to a comfortable modern standard. With its central location it’s a very pleasant place to spend a Hirafu holiday for those who just want to ski/board and sleep, or for those who want to ski, onsen, eat, drink and repeat.

Sleeps:  4 guests (6 max)
Size: 50m²
Built: 1980s

Kuma Cabin
Overview

Mt Yotei Views
On Village Shuttle Route
Family Friendly

Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen

Free Parking On Premises
Free Bus/Train Pick-Up/Dropoff

Kuma Cabin Living and Dining Area | Lower Hirafu

What makes Kuma Cabin so special is its location – it’s perfect for those that want laidback hideaway with easy access to all that Hirafu Village offers. It’s located on the border of the lower village so it has views looking out into the surrounding forest.

However it’s just a minute’s walk from the free village shuttle that can take you to all lifts and anywhere else in the entire village within a few minutes. And it’s just an easy five minute flat stroll to the local onsen hot spring baths, as well as a half a dozen excellent little bars and restaurants. See – perfect!

Kuma Cabin has an open-plan first floor with a new kitchen, large fixed wooden dining table with four stools, and lounge suite with TV, DVD and Apple TV with Netflix.

The cabin is ideally suited for 4 people, with 4 beds, 4 stools at the kitchen bench, and comfortable seating for 4 on the lounge room sofa. More than 4 adults and it can get a little congested with people moving around in the kitchen and bathroom. But if you’ve got small kids or are with close friends or family and don’t mind living at close quarters, there’s an extra sofa bed and room for an extra futon to be laid out on the floor to sleep 6 in total.

A car parking space is cleared alongside the house allowing you to rent a car to access other local ski resorts or explore the region.

Kuma Cabin
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Housekeeping every 7 days
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Forest Views
  • Village Views
  • Iphone/Ipad Charger
  • In-Room Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Business/workspace
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 32-inch TV
  • DVD Player
  • Apple TV
  • Free Netflix
  • Books
  • Games
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar on arrival
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (limited)
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Highchair (see “Extras” below)
BEDROOMS
  • Western Bedding
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cot (see “Extras” below)
BATHROOMS
  • Japanese Style Bath
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer

Kuma Cabin
Rooms

BEDROOM 1
Kuma Cabin Bedroom with Wooden Floor | Lower Hirafu

The downstairs bedroom is Japanese-size (fairly compact!) but can accommodate 2 guests in one queen size double bed, or two single beds. There is a large cupboard for hanging clothes and storing luggage.

2 Guests
1 Queen Double or 2 Singles
7m² Approx

BEDROOM 2

Open-plan loft sleeping two people in a double or two single beds, plus one extra on a sofa bed and another on a futon mattress. Nicknamed the “Yotei Suite”, this upstairs bedroom has a beautiful view of Mt Yotei when the clouds part.

2 Guests (4 max)
1 Queen Double or 2 Single Beds
14m² Approx
(Extra guests +¥5000pp/night on 1 sofa bed + 1 futon)

Kuma Cabin
Location

SETTING / ATMOSPHERE

Kuma Cabin is located overlooking the forest in the snowbound lower village. A further 200m down the street is the the lower village’s only onsen hot spring baths – the beautiful Yukoro Onsen with snow-covered outdoor rock bath. It’s a very easy and peaceful walk down there for couples and families.

LIFTS / TRANSPORT

The bus stop for the free Hirafu and Hanazono shuttle buses is just 50m or one minute’s walk from the house. The shuttle bus will whip you up to the slopes in about five minutes give or take, depending on how many stops it has to do on the way up.

RESTAURANTS / BARS

There are a dozen or so excellent restaurants and cool bars in the lower village, and just a few minutes walk up the hill into the middle village and you’ve got a dozen more. The free shuttle runs until 9pm at night so it can also whisk you to any other bar, restaurant or shop in the greater Hirafu area. It’s truly a great little spot.

Need to Know

  • Extra futon/bedding: ¥5000 pp/night
  • Baby Cot: No extra cost (please request)
  • Highchair: No extra cost (please request)
  • Children aged 6+ count towards occupancy
  • Min stay: 3 nights throughout season
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 10am
  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include Government tax and services (other websites add this on at the end of the booking)
  • Rates quoted in JPY Japanese Yen
  • 50% deposit due at time of 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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6 reviews for KUMA CABIN

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean

    You ain’t cool unless you stay at Kuma Cabin while in Niseko. The team at Powderlife made our trip so easy and comfortable. The cabin was cozy and roomy enough for my girl and I, plus our other friend to all hang out, keep on top of emails and stream Netflix- with the blazing fast internet – and walking distance to everything you need within the Hirafu area. Walk to ski lifts and crawl home from the adult beverage venues and excellent eateries. Don’t forget to hit up an onsen for the best night sleep and baby soft skin. Anything you need, Powderlife made sure we had access to it. Perfect English spoken by the team so there was zero communication misunderstandings. Can’t wait to come back next year. Thanks, Powerderlife and Ministry of Villas for making this such a memorable experience.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alberto

    We had a great time in Kuma Cabin! It was warm, cozy and quiet. Perfect location, fast Wi-Fi and plenty of space made our stay truly unforgettable!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tini

    Just return from an amazing trip! This is my first trip to Japan and staying at Kuma Cabin make me feel that I’m at home. I fall in love with this property.
    The location is amazing. The property is located close to the shuttle bus waiting point. It also still close to plenty of bars and restaurants.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nila Powderlife

    I have stayed a couple times at Kuma Cabin and really love the homey feeling of this property. The free bus shuttle is located less than 1 minute walking distance from the property which can drive you to the central of town. There are a few bars and restaurants close by which you can enjoy during the stay in Niseko. Will definitely stay here again for my next trip to Niseko!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sara

    I love having the opportunity to stay in the properties on Powderlife. I have stayed at Kuma Cabin so many times as I’m in Niseko every March and love the location. Kuma Cabin is perfect for 2 couples or a small group of friends. It has everything you could possibly need while in Hirafu. It’s walking distance to the free shuttle which makes it easy to get around. Or a 10 minute walk up to the town which is filled with great shops, restaurants, bars and endless equipment hire shops ;) Plus there is an amazing onsen right around the corner. The Wi-Fi is super fast and Kuma Cabin has an Apple TV! Each room can be set up as a king bed or two singles beds. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can either cook at home on the gas stove or eat out. Highly recommend a stay here.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Moran

    Our stay at at Kuma Cabin was awesome. Great location in lower Hirafu close to the shuttle bus stop. So many amazing restaurants and bars close by! The cabin was perfect for 2 couples with enough room. Kris was very helpful to us during our stay and I would definitely recommend a stay at Kuma. Thanks to Ministry of Villas for a hassle free trip.

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