Nature, set amongst a beautiful forest setting on the outskirts of Hirafu Village, was designed to cater for visitors who just need a place to rest their heads at night. While very comfortable and modern it has a smaller kitchen and dining area than most chalets in the area, because many visitors simply don’t need one! There are so many restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets that it’s almost a shame to eat in.
Nature is located in a beautiful little “secret” valley just off the bottom of Lower Hirafu Village – if you weren’t shown the inroad you would never know it’s there! While it’s removed from the hustle and bustle of the village and feels like it’s set deep in the wilderness, it’s actually just a few minutes walk up into the village.
It’s a beautiful modern chalet that fuses traditional Japanese architecture and contemporary ski resort styling. Situated, in amongst beautiful natural woodland surrounds with a beautiful creek babbling nearby, there is plenty to make you feel like you’re in an old ski chalet in the woods of yesteryear. Solid oak wood floors and a wood fired stove with stone feature wall complete the scene indoors on the first floor.
Meanwhile there is a large comfortable couch with a wall projector in the downstairs living room if a quiet afternoon or evening in is on the menu. There’s also wireless internet in case you want to stay connected to the outside world! A drying room for your gear in the foyer is another beautiful modern twist on the old ski cabin, as is a laundry.
Nature is a two-storey cabin sleeping up to seven people comfortably. There are three spacious bedrooms: two of the bedrooms have king size double beds that can be split into two singles; and the other bedroom has three single beds – great for kids or a group of adult friends. There is just the one bathroom with a shower and a standalone toilet for convenience.
Nature is located just a couple of minutes walk up into Lower Hirafu Village.
and shuttle bus stop which can take you straight to the lifts or anywhere else in the village between 8am and 9pm. It’s about 15 minutes walk up to the lifts for those who want to make the trek. There are also several great restaurants and bars within walking distance, as well as an onsen hot spring bath!