Nupuri Cottage Exterior with Snow | Lower Hirafu
Nupuri Cottage Kitchen Living and Dining Area | Lower Hirafu
Nupuri Cottage Kitchen and Dining Area | Lower Hirafu
Nupuri Cottage Kitchen and Dining Area Top View | Lower Hirafu
Nupuri Cottage King Size Bed | Lower Hirafu
Nupuri Cottage Bedroom with Windows | Lower Hirafu
Nupuri Cottage Bathroom with Bathtub | Lower Hirafu
Nupuri Cottage Outdoor Snow | Lower Hirafu
Nupuri Cottage Outdoor Bulb | Lower Hirafu


(1 customer review)

US $362 US $253

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
2 Bedrooms

Nupuri Cottage is cute and cosy log cabin outside, and modern boutique ski chalet inside.

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This cute log cabin could be straight out of the European or North America alps from the outside, but on the inside it’s sharp, modern chic. Half buried in snow in the winter, it’s a magical place to stay for those who want a traditional alpine experience, with all the comforts of home. Adding to its charm is that it’s located in quiet Hirafu Lower Village which is home to several of the best semi-secret restaurants. Not only that, it’s just 50m from one of the best izakaya restaurants (Rin – book early) and one of the best indoor/outdoor onsen hot springs (Yukoro).

Sleeps: 4 guests (6 max)
Size: 99m²
Built: 1990s

Nupuri Cottage

Family/Kid Friendly
Gas Fireplace
Walk to Restaurant

Walk to Cafe
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen

On Free Village Shuttle Route

Although it looks brand new on the inside, it is in fact a renovated log cabin. It’s very neat, tidy and cosy on the inside with all modern features and fittings. Nupuri Cottage has one twin bedroom on the lower level, with an open loft upstairs that can sleep a couple or four kids/friends. In total it sleeps four + two extra – ¥5,000 per person/per night.

The master bedroom doesn’t have an ensuite, but the one shared bathroom is, like the rest of the place, immaculate and modern with shower, bath and bar heater to keep you warm on that dash from the shower to the towel.

This isn’t a huge place and might be cramped with six adults, but the clever design makes it more spacious than it should be. The kitchen along the back wall is situated next to a small dining table, with an adjoining lounge area.

Nupuri Cottage

  • Welcome Centre Pick-Up/Drop-off
  • Housekeeping every 3 Nights
  • Clean / Linen Change Every 5 Nights
  • Central Gas Heater
  • Standing Fan
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Village Views
  • Balcony / Verandah
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Slippers
  • Washing Machine
  • Ski Storage in Basement
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LAN Cable Internet
  • 32-inch Widescreen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dining Table
  • Oven
  • IH Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Coffee Dripper
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

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The master bedroom is situated towards the back of the cottage, with its own closet space, bedside tables and windows looking out onto the Lower Village. The bathroom is next door with shower, bath and separate toilet to service the lodge. Bedding can be one double bed or two singles depending on your needs. Individual bar heater keeps this room warm separate from the rest of the cottage.

2 Guests
1 Double or 2 Singles


The second bedroom is on the loft level, where yo uhave the choice between 1 double or 2 single beds. Extra bedding can be arranged here for up to 2 more people. The loft features floors, a small shelving unit and views over through the Lower Village towards Mt Yotei.

2 Guests (4 max)
1 Double or 2 Singles

Nupuri Cottage


Nupuri Cottage is located in the centre of quiet and quaint Lower Hirafu Village – a true rural Japanese ski resort setting. While Nupuri Cottage is low set, it enjoys glimpses up towards the ski fields for the early morning powder check, and up towards Mt Yotei out the back – cloud cover permitting!


It’s a long walk to the lifts but not impossible if you want to warm up your legs before you start. The chalet is about half way between two free shuttle bus stops, each about a 50m walk away.


As mentioned above, Nupuri Cottage is located right near some of the great little Japanese restaurants hidden away in the lower village. It’s also within walking distance of several lower village bars, including the iconic “Fridge Door Bar”. Before 8.30pm you can catch the free shuttle to any restaurant/bar in the village. But stay out late and you might have a walk/slip/slide back down to the lower village later in the evening.

Need to Know


  • Extra futon: ¥6000pp/night
  • Baby Cot: ¥5000/stay
  • Highchairs available on request (limited stock)


  • Minimum nights:
    Peak/High: 5 (Dec 16 – Feb 29)
    Low: 3 (up to Dec 15 / from Mar 1)
  • Check in: 3pm
  • 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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1 review for NUPURI COTTAGE

  1. Avatar for KDURRANT

    KDURRANT (verified owner)

    A very cosy cottage within Lower Hirafu, and away from the crowds. I would recommend Nupuri Cottage to others looking for a base for a nice ski vacation.

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