Sugarpot Dining Area with Crockery | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot Outdoor Area with Snow | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot Kitchen Area | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot Modular Kitchen | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot Bathroom with Bathtub | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot En-Suite Bathroom with Bathtub | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot Bunk Beds | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot Double Beds | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot King Size Bed | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot Living Area | Lower Hirafu
Sugarpot Bedroom with Lamp | Lower Hirafu


(1 customer review)

US $949 US $664

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
5 Bedrooms

Sugarpot is a big old chalet, beautifully renovated to a modern Niseko ski-holiday standard.

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This big old ski chalet will provide your family or group of friends with a holiday full of memories. Its high ceilings, big open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas, and basement media room all offer the opportunity to spend time in style and comfort with your family and friends after a day on the mountain.

Sleeps: 12 guests (14 max)
Size: 276m²
Built: 2008


Mt Yotei Views
Family/Kid Friendly
Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants

Walk to Cafe
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen

On Free Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking

This is one of an increasing number of older style places that have been renovated to a high standard inside, essentially breathing new life into a basic old mountain chalet. It’s places like this that typify the original quirky architecture that gives Hirafu so much charm and character.

The open-plan kitchen, dining, living area is one of the nice features of the house that makes for a really social holiday experience. While mums (or dads) are cooking, kids can be playing cards on the dining table while others relax and talk in the lounge. Most of the rooms have views of Mt Yotei, with others overlooking the quaint snow-covered streets.

The furnishing and fittings throughout are modern, as is the open-plan design. The basement media room has a 40-inch HD TV, cable TV and DVD, and the house comes with wireless high-speed internet, washer and dryer. Sugarpot has five bedrooms and can sleep 12 + 2 people (extras ¥Y5,000 per person/per night for duration of booking). There are two twin/double rooms, one double-double or quad single, and two rooms with one single bunk, each sleeping two people. There are no en suites but there are three bathrooms in the chalet, two with showers.


  • Rubbish Collection every 3 Nights
  • Major Clean every 4 Nights (for 7+ night stay)
  • Private Entrance
  • Gas Heaters
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Village Views
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Separate Media Room
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Dining Table
  • Oven
  • Gas Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Bunk Beds
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom



Laid out either as one Double bed or two Singles, whichever suits your group. Connects onto a private toilet.

2 Guests
1 Double or 2 Singles


The second bedroom offers either 2 single beds or 1 double and sleeps up to 2 guests. A small window looks out onto Lower Hirafu Village.

2 Guests
1 Double or 2 Singles


The third bedroom can sleep up to 4 guests in either 4 Single beds, 2 Doubles, or 1 Double and 2 Singles – whatever works best for your group. An extended window looks out onto Lower Hirafu.

4 Guests
2 Doubles, 1 Double and 2 Singles or 4 Singles


The fourth bedroom is on the second floor, and features 1 bunk bed that can sleep up to 2 guests. Windows look up down over the Lower Village.

2 Guests
1 Bunk Bed (sleeps 2)


The fifth bedroom is on the first floor, next door to the opel-plan living space. One bunk bed sleeps up to 2 guests, there is a shared toilet and separate bath & shower just next door.

2 Guests
1 Bunk Bed (sleeps 2)



Sugarpot is located on the upper border of Lower Hirafu Village – it’s almost the Middle Village. The streets here are quiet and buried in metres of powder snow, while shuttles make it super convenient.


The chalet is quite a walk from the lifts, but possible if you’re really keen for a walk. Most people will take a short stroll to a nearby free shuttle bus stop and wait a few minutes to be whisked to the lift of their choice.


For the bigger kids, one night or several will no doubt be spent sipping cocktails at Gyu+ – the uber-cool Fridge Door Bar which is a snowball’s throw away. There’s also several great small restaurants nearby for a quiet meal or two.

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.


1 review for SUGARPOT

  1. Avatar for Emily


    Sugarpot is a beautiful property and was a great size for our group of 9 people, very spacious!
    It is in a convenient Middle Hirafu location, close to everything by a short walk, the shuttle up to the Gondola is 2 minutes away, and the Onsen is basically across the road which was a big plus after a big day on the slopes.
    Our only suggestion would be that the bins get emptied more often or to have spare bin liners available in the house, as with a big group, comes a lot of rubbish.
    The process with Ministry of Villas for booking and Pre-arrival was smooth and easy, and they very promptly responded to any enquiries.
    We would definitely recommend both this property and Ministry of Villas, and would definitely stay again with Ministry of Villas help

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