Millesime Exterior | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Living Area with View | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Living Area | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Living Area with TV and View | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Up Stairs Kitchen and Dining Area | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Kitchen with Fridge | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Kitchen with Utensils | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Way to Up Stairs | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Bedroom with Wooden Floor | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Twin Bedroom and Balcony | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Twin Bedroom | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Painting | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Twin Bedroom with Carpet | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Twin Bedroom and Bathroom | Lower Hirafu
Millesime En-Suite Bathroom with Bathtub | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Living Area with TV | Lower Hirafu
Millesime Entrance | Lower Hirafu


(3 customer reviews)

US $509 US $458

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
3 Bedrooms

Millésime is one of the most avant garde and out there chalets in Niseko.

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Millésime is a vogue new chalet which pushes the boundaries of chalet development in Niseko. With a super-contemporary staggered block form as viewed from the outside, the interior is a modern-retro furnished spectacle. Millésime – for those like us who needed translation – is the French word for vintage. Read on to find out the reason for the name.

Sleeps: 6 guests (6 max)
Size: 174m²
Built: 2016


Mt Yotei views
English-speaking staff
Family friendly
All en suite bedrooms

Drying room
Ski storage
Walk to restaurants and cafés
Walk to bars
Walk to onsens

Walk to groceries
On free village shuttle route
Guest ski lift shuttle
Parking space

Millésime is so named for the meticulously curated and individually selected Timothy Oulton furniture, artwork and fittings. Oulton was born into an antique family business, and when he took over the reins he repositioned it to reproduce antique-inspired furniture using traditional handcraftsmanship – albeit design to fit in with modern architecture and needs.

This chalet isn’t like anything else in Niseko. Almost all of the chalets and condominiums built in Niseko over the past 10 years are furnished with largely modern furniture and décor. Millésime will appeal to people who are inspired by design and architecture that pushes the boundaries and dares to create something out of the ordinary.

The top building block of the three is the living and dining space – built high and oriented to take in the view of picturesque volcano Mt Yotei through a huge picture frame window almost the entire size of the south facing wall. There is also a powder room on this floor alongside a staircase spiraling to the lower levels. Two bedrooms occupy the whole of the middle floor, both with ensuite bathrooms. The third bedroom is in the concrete ground floor block, also with ensuite bathroom.



• Private entrance
• Air conditioning
• Mt Yotei views

• Forest views
• Village views
• Balcony

• Ski storage
• Drying room
• Washing machine and clothes dryer


• High-speed WiFi

• Apple TV

• Streaming media service


• Dining table
• Oven
• Cooktop
• Microwave
• Fridge

• Kettle
• Toaster
• Coffee/tea/milk/sugar on arrival
• Rice cooker
• Cutlery/plates

• Cooking utensils
• Dishwashing liquid
• Dishwasher
• Dishwasher detergent
• Highchair (see “Extras” below)


• Western bedding

• En suites x 3

• Cot (see “Extras” below)


• Rain shower
• Bath tub

• Japanese washlet toilet
• Towels

• Body soap, shampoo and conditioner
• Hair dryer



The master bedroom is on the second floor, featuring en suite bathroom with feature bathtub, own closet space and views of Mt Yotei framed by the forests of Lower Hirafu.

2 guests
1 double
En suite with bath


The second bedroom is on the first floor neighbouring the Master Bedroom. Features en suite toilet and shower, either one King Double or two Single beds, individual closet space and a private access terrace balcony.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower


Third bedroom is on the basement floor next to the entrance and car port. Choose between one King Single or two Single beds. Features own storage space, en suite shower and bathroom and window facing Mt Yotei.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower



Millésime is located in a charming little valley just alongside the Hirafu Lower Village, just 500m from the Ace Family Lift. Its secluded setting means it enjoys a pristine natural atmosphere with babbling creek nearby, while enjoying all the amenity and convenience of being in the village. Just a short walk up an undercover flight of stairs takes you to the ring road circling Hirafu, from where you can catch the free village shuttle bus to the lifts or any restaurant or shop in the village.


The free local village shuttle stop is 1 minute’s uphill walk from Millésime. If you want to beat the rush, a 500 metre or a 15-minute walk from the property will get you to the closest lift, the Family Quad. Alternatively, hiring a rental car is made convenient with a covered car port. Another option for getting around if you’re not confident in driving in snow, just give the property management a call, to arrange a shuttle to and from the ski lifts once a day.


There are also a dozen or more bars and restaurants within an easy walk, including a rustic little izakaya called Ebisutei, and the world-famous Fridge Door bar – where you have to crouch down to pass through the 1m-high bar fridge door to get inside. So Japanese and so illustrative of the quirky Niseko attraction. Jump on the shuttle bus which runs until last lifts at 9pm and you can access any other restaurant in the village – Hirafu is your oyster!

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.

Millésime Virtual Tour


3 reviews for MILLÉSIME

  1. Avatar for Pia


    Wow – what a cool and unique chalet! The chalet looks so edgy on the outside and it definitely has a decor to match. The top-floor living room has huge windows framed by union jack curtains, with a plush leather lounge paired with a huge chandelier. Besides the cool design, Millesime has all the mod cons you could ask for, including a well-sized ski room, laundry room and Apple TV.

  2. Avatar for Sara


    I love the style of the living room. The floor-to-ceiling glass is really stunning, the furniture funky, and we both agreed that the lounge was the most comfortable one in Hirafu. We have stayed at many properties now and this soft leather corner lounge is perfect. The kitchen is great and has everything one needs. Lovely cutlery, glasses, non-stick pans and accessories. We both love the design, the views and the build quality. As a passive house the temperature is perfect in every room and it’s so very, very quiet.
    Highly recommend the property! I would stay again and will be telling everyone about this hidden gem.

  3. Avatar for Nigel Venning

    Nigel Venning

    A great visit to Millesime, which is an excellent chalet. Well appointed and equipped. Convenient for the buses and the Lower/Middle Hirafu village, restaurants and shops.
    We were well looked after by Powderlife also …
    Throughly recommend Powderlife and Chalet Millessime for future Niseko visits.

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