Tanoshii Chalet is a bright and cheerful log cabin in a peaceful part of the village that will fill your holidays with “tanoshii” (fun) memories! It’s one of the original old holiday log cabins that has been renovated to a lovely modern standard and had a fireplace and Japanese-style outdoor bath tub for soaking away the afternoons or evenings – Japan powder life style!
East Hirafu – Chalet
Tanoshii Chalet is a cute traditional mountain lodge for the quintessential Japan ski holiday.
Payment is made using the villa’s preferred currency (usually USD). The amount displayed is indicative and based on today’s exchange rate.
Sleeps: 8 guests (8 max)
Ski-in / ski-out
Mt Yotei views
Outdoor Japanese bath
Walk to restaurants
Walk to cafés/bars
On free village shuttle route
Tanoshii Chalet has been well-loved by visitors to Niseko for decades in both summer and winter after it was built by the original developer as holiday accommodation for mostly Japanese clientele. Soon after the rest of the skiing world discovered Niseko this little log cabin was quickly snapped up by a family who fell in love with skiing holidays here and decided to snap up the chalet, renovate and extend to create their very own piece of paradise.
The renovations included two things that a quintessential log cabin in the Japanese mountains needs: a fireplace and a Japanese-style bath. Beautiful constructed out of timber, this is one of the few traditional baths in this style in the village – most others are made of concrete or stone and there’s something about bathing in this circular timber bath that makes it extra special.
The rest of the house is much like a simple log cabin you may find anywhere else around the world but certainly with some modern creature comforts – a new kitchen with island bench, modern bathroom (and an extra Japanese “kit” bathroom) plus 32-inch TV and the gas fireplace. The downstairs is living and dining with lovely homely Japanese design touches, while upstairs is the bedrooms.
COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
• Mt Yotei views
• Village views
• Gas fireplace
• Outdoor bath
• Ski storage
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
• High-speed WiFi
• 32-inch TV
• Apple TV/Netflix
KITCHEN / DINING
• Dining table
• Breakfast bar
• Oven/ cooktop
• Kettle / toaster
• Cooking utensils
• Highchair (see “Extras” below)
• Western bedding
• Bunk room
• Cot (see “Extras” below)
• Bath tub
• Japanese bath
• Body soap
This bedroom is on level two and has windows on one side with views of the surrounding village. It has western bunks and ample closet space for four guests. There is a bathroom with a shower outside the room. Note: It is not highly recommended for four adults.
SETTING / ATMOSPHERE
Tanoshii Chalet is located in the peaceful hamlet of Izumikyo in East Hirafu, a longish walk or short shuttle ride from the bustling centre of town. This is mostly quiet residential streets with just a scattering of restaurants and great views of Mt Yotei and the ski hill from most parts of the area.
LIFTS / TRANSPORT
There is a stop for the free village shuttle right across the road from your front door, bringing every lift and amenity in the village within 5-10 minutes drive. The shuttle runs from 8am till the end of the day or night’s skiing and you can use it for skiing or getting to shops/restaurants etc.
RESTAURANTS / BARS
Half a dozen great restaurants are scattered around this quiet corner of town including some of Niseko’s best hidden gems restaurants. There is one bar about 5-10 minutes walk away, and 15 minutes into the heart of the village and there is more après than you will be able to visit in 10 trips!
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