Shin Shin Living Area with Fireplace | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Outdoor Area with Bridge | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Exterior | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Living Area with Fireplace | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Living Area with Wooden Floor | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Living Area with Hanging Lights | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Kitchen and Dining Area with Wooden Floor | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Lounge Area with TV and Study Table | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Bedroom with Seating Area | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Spacious Bedroom with Carpet | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Bathroom with Bathtub and Lamps | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Bunk Beds with Hanging Area | Lower Hirafu
Shin Shin Bathroom with Windows | Lower Hirafu


(2 customer reviews)

US $977 US $674

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
5 Bedrooms

Shin Shin is a unique log-house chalet that adds a twist to traditional mountain cabins.

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Shin Shin is like an traditional ski resort log cabin on steroids. This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom chalet is set over three floors and can accommodate up to 14 people in modern comfort. With adults’ lounge off the living area, kids lounge downstairs and two bunk bed rooms, it’s ideally set up for large groups or multiple families.

Sleeps: 14 guests (14 max)

Shin Shin

Mt Yotei views
Ski slope views
Family Friendly
Media room
Kids retreat

Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafés
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen

Onsen-style Bath
Wood-burning Fireplace
Drying Room
On Village Shuttle Route

Shin Shin Bathroom with Windows | Lower Hirafu

The house was built in the mid-2000s so it’s still quite modern and certainly achieves the luxury log cabin atmosphere with high ceilings and massive bold exposed log beams. In keeping with its locale, there is plenty of traditional local styling making this a rustic and very Japanese-feeling chalet.

The top storey, which is also the entrance level off the street above, has a huge living area with several couches around a stone fireplace, and a dining table that can cater for up to 14 people. The kitchen comes with everything needed for basic cooking needs, including dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine which will no doubt get a work out. The ski drying room is also located up here so you can dump everything as you walk in.

Down to the second level and here there are three double bedrooms, a toilet and an extra drying room which will come in handy if you’ve got a lot of guests staying; and down on the bottom level is another two bedrooms, a study, the main bathroom and the kids play room/media room with a big flatscreen TV and DVD player. The property has satellite TV and wireless internet to keep everyone entertained.

Shin Shin

  • Individual room heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Ski Storage / Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 42-inch TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Dining Table
  • Oven / Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cutlery / Plates
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Bunk Beds
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Onsen-style Bath
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer

Shin Shin


The two master bedrooms are located on the second level. The first master features a queen size bed, en suite bathroom with shower and expansive storage space.

2 guests
1 double
En suite with shower


The two master bedrooms are located on the second level. The second master bedroom features a king double bed that can be split into two singles on your request. An en suite bathroom features shower and toilet.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower

Shin Shin Bedroom with Side Lamps | Lower Hirafu

The third bedroom is a double bedroom on the second level, with either king double or two single beds. Please let us know what bedding configuration you require. There is a shared toilet on the floor near this bathroom.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles


The third bedroom is on the first level, with two bunk beds sleeping up to 4 people. The feature bathroom is on this floor, as well as a second lounge room and media/entertainment room. The bathroom features expansive stone onsen style bath.

4 guests
2 bunks


The fourth bedroom neighbours the third, with 2 bunk beds sleeping up to 4 people. The feature bathroom is on this floor, as well as a second lounge room and media/entertainment room. The bathroom features expansive stone onsen style bath.

4 guests
2 bunks

Shin Shin


Shin Shin’s location is something really special. It’s set in a valley off the bottom of the Lower Hirafu amidst a peaceful natural setting. However thanks to some clever thinking, it features a huge staggered stair case from the house up into the main village and right onto the free shuttle bus stop.


Rather than walking 10-minutes up and out of the valley and then onto the lifts you can be up the front steps, on a bus and on the first lift in under five minutes! The free village loop shuttle stop is 20m from the top of the steps and can take you not only to the lifts, but close to any bar, restaurant or shop in the village.


There are also several great restaurants, bars and an onsen within two to five minutes walk from the house. For starters, take the walk up the bridge, turn left and izakaya restaurants Ebisutei and Nagomi are right there. Turn left and keep your eyes peeled for the incredible Restaurant Yo.

Need to Know


  • Extra guests not permitted
  • Nespresso capsules available on request for additional cost


  • Minimum nights: 7 (Nov – April)
    Shorter stays may be accepted on request
  • 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.


2 reviews for SHIN SHIN

  1. Avatar for Jude Kellett

    Jude Kellett

    We have been to NISEKO many times and this year we stayed at Shin Shin.
    What a wonderful Chalet with everything superbly appointed from the 2 large living areas, to 5 large bedrooms, a amazing onsen bath, toasty drying and ski room, the best kitchen stocked with every utensil imaginable and a huge welcoming dining table that seats 14 people that hosts a fantastic dinner party or casual meal.
    Shin Shin is a hidden treasure that positions herself above the Escarpment and where village bus is at your door stop or if you have a car you can leave it at the front door.
    Restaurants and cool bars everywhere around Shin Shin.

  2. Avatar for Sara


    Amazing! We inspected and were blown away with our cool this chalet is. One of the originals in Hirafu and still one of the favourites. Shin Shin is located next to the number 8 free shuttle bus stop just down from Gyu Bar, the much loved bard with the fridge door.
    It’s the perfect property for large groups!

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