Yotei Cottage Living and Dining Area with Wooden Floor | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Exterior | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Dining Area with Wooden Floor | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Kitchen and Dining Area | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Bedroom with Wooden Floor | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Twin Bedroom | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Bedroom with Twin Beds | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Bedroom with Carpet | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Bathroom with Bathtubs | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Drying Room | Lower Hirafu
Yotei Cottage Dining Area | Lower Hirafu


(1 customer review)

US $221 US $187

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
2 Bedroom

Yotei Cottage is fun and funky little cottage with a framed view of the Mt Yotei volcano.

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Yotei Cottage ain’t pretty, but if you’re more into personality than looks, you’ll fall in love the minute you step through the front door. This quirky old building has a small lounge room and very basic kitchen on the ground level, with a mezzanine second level half way up the stairs with a double bed plonked right there. Up the next flight of stairs and you’re into a loft bedroom with three beds and an awesome view of Mt Yotei.

Sleeps: 5 guests (5 max)
Built: 1989

Yotei Cottage

Family/Kid Friendly
Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafe
Walk to Bars

Walk to Onsen
Guest Lounge room

On Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

Yotei Cottage Twin Bedroom | Lower Hirafu

This place is ideal for the unpretentious tourists who just want to ski and enjoy the cultural delights of Japan. There are half a dozen great restaurants and bars within a five minute walk from Yotei Cottage, as well as an onsen hot spring bath just a minute’s walk away.

There is a basic Japanese style kit bath and shower in the house, but you may not even need to use it – the experience and feeling of showering and soaking in the onsen will soothe your aching muscles and leave you wanting to come back for more. The onsen has indoor and outdoor, male and female baths. At just Y600 a visit and so close you might bathe here more than at the house!

Yotei Cottage doesn’t really have any bedrooms so to speak – it’s all open plan with no walls or doors separating the rooms. There is a bathroom right alongside where the double bed is so at a stretch you could call this an ensuite bathroom :) So long as you’re not strangers this place is a great budget option. Families and groups of powder hounds will love it and it will make for a holiday to remember.

Yotei Cottage

  • Housekeeping Every 2 Nights
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Gas Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Village Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Slippers
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • CD Player
  • Bean Bags
  • Dining Table
  • Gas Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar on arrival
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Baths
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

Yotei Cottage


The master bedroom is on the second floor, with a loft area sharing ceiling space with the living area below. Guests can choose between one king double or two single beds can be arranged, according to need. A sizeable wardrobe and extra floor space, with the house’s only bathroom connecting to this room, make it the most convenient room.

2 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles
En suite with bath
Approx 22m²


On the loft floor, the second “bedroom” is counted as a loft with a part of the floor space connected with the second floor bedroom. There are 3 single beds here, and floor to ceiling windows on this floor give the most expansive views across lower Hirafu Village, as well as Mt Yotei.

3 Guests
3 Single Beds
Approx 18m²

Yotei Cottage


Yotei Cottage is located in the heart of Lower Hirafu Village, which is a mix of houses, apartments and pensions. It is a quieter part of the village and the main action is a little further uphill, but in exchange you get snow-covered vistas and cozy hidden gem restaurants.


It’s probably a 15-minute walk uphill to the lifts, but your best bet is to jump on the shuttle and be up there in five minutes. The shuttle bus stops right across the road. Or if you rent a car, there’s parking space on site for you. Perfect!


One of the best restaurants in the village, Izakaya Rin, is just 50m walk from the house. If you want to eat here you will probably need to book in advance. Another great restaurant Yo is also nearby, and again you will need to book in advance. The famous Fridge Door Bar is also a short walk.

Need to Know


  • Extra bedding: ¥4000 pp/night (minimum charge 3 nights)
  • Baby cot: ¥5000/booking
  • Child gate: ¥2500/booking
  • Highchair: free on request (limited)
  • Grocery packs available


  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
    (5 nights on special offers)
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 10am
  • Airport transfers and lift passes must be booked with this property


  • 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 YOTEI COTTAGE

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    Justin (verified owner)

    The cottage was wonderful to stay in. Fully furnished and perfectly equipped for all our needs. The cost for the quality of the property made us feel like we really got a deal and the location in the village was adequate for our needs.

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