US $812

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
4 Bedrooms

Latitude 42 is a spacious luxury chalet inspired by Niseko’s distance north of the equator.

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Latitude 42 blends the sumptuousness of European ski resort comfort with a Japanese setting and the warmth of abundant use of local timbers. Apart from its substantial size at 198sqm, this property is distinguished by its emphasis on craftsmanship with creative use of laminated beams and posts and quality joinery.

Sleeps: 9 guests (11 max)
Size: 198m²
Built: 2008

Latitude 42

Mt Yotei Views
Family/Kid Friendly
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

Latitude 42 is Niseko’s latitude north of the Equator, which it shares with notable United States cities including Buffalo, Boston and Detroit, the Pyrenees principality of Andorra, and a southern hemisphere opposite number, Hobart, the capital of the Australian state of Tasmania. It is a West Canada Homes property and features their trademark quality and use of timber finishes.

The predominant timber used in Latitude 42 is karamatsu, a native Japanese larch common in plantations in Hokkaido. A stand-out feature is the exposed laminated beams and posts used as decorative wall finishes above the stone fireplace and in bedrooms. Other timbers used include alder for doors and maple for floors.

Entrance to the chalet is through a traditional Japanese sunken “genkan” room, from which the dry room can be accessed to despatch with wet snow gear before entering the house proper. Latitude 42 has a sizable kitchen fully fitted with quality appliances and an island bench providing extra workspace and counter eating options. The kitchen continues through to the dining and lounge area with its soaring ceilings and welcoming stone fireplace. The entertainment system with DVD/CD player, large flat-screen TV and high speed internet ensure snug and enjoyable nights in.

Latitude 42

  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 8 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Village Views
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • Surround Sound System
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • IH Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Ensuites x 3
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

Latitude 42


The master bedroom is on the lower floor, connecting onto the kitchen and living space and also to its own en suite bathroom. The bathroom has a separate toilet with two entrances – one to the living area and one to the en suite bedroom of the master suite. There is seating with two chairs and a small table. Bedding can be between either 1 king double bed, or 2 single beds. Gorgeous wood panels set a warm, cozy alpine atmosphere.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath


The second bedroom sleeps up to two guests and has an en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub. A separate toilet opens both into the en suite bathroom, and into the landing area on the second floor. Bedding can be arranged as either 1 King Double bed, or as 2 Single beds. There is ample storage and windows looking out onto Hirafu Village.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath


The third bedroom has 3 single beds sharing 2 bedside tables between them. Two of these can be pushed together to make a King Double bed. There is a sizeable closet and windows on two sides of the building. The master bedroom is next door and the nearest bathroom is the toilet that opens up onto the landing.

3 guests
1 double and 1 single, or 3 singles


The fourth bedroom is on the second level, and features either one king double bed or two single beds, arrangements can be made according to your needs. The room connects to a bathroom with shower and toilet, making the third en suite. Just outside is the landing looking over the expansive living room with feature windows facing Mt Yotei. A private balcony is connected to this room.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower

Latitude 42


Latitude 42 is located in Lower Hirafu Village and enjoys stunning views of Mt Yotei. Just around the corner are a host of secret entertainment spots, but on the whole the lower village is a quieter, more secluded part of town.


Latitude 42’s Lower Village location puts it within reasonable walking distance of the ski lifts. If you’re not up to the uphill stroll, with a shuttle bus stop nearby there’s a ready-made easy option.


The chalet is fortunate to be within easy walking distance of several excellent restaurants and a few little bars in the lower village. A walk up through Middle Hirafu Village opens your options up to a dozen more, and up into the Upper Village and you blow out to dozens of options.

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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