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Lower Hirafu – Chalet
3 Bedrooms

Zangetsu is comfortable and stylish, with carefully considered interiors and fantastic perks built in.

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Gorgeous, luxurious, designer styled chalet with all the latest fixtures at your fingertips. Newly built in 2016, Zangetsu is a stand-alone luxury chalet with a wood fireplace, a sauna, the latest entertainment features with Apple TV and gaming consoles included. Divine!

Sleeps: 6 guests (6 max)
Size: 130m²
Built: 2016


Mt Yotei Views
Ski-Slope Views
Family/Kid Friendly
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants

Walk to Cafe
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen
Japanese-style bath
Guest Lounge room

On-Site Laundry
On Village Shuttle Route
Private Ski Lift Shuttle
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers
Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip

Zangetsu Balcony View | Lower Hirafu

Zangetsu is a newly built house in Lower Hirafu. “Zangetsu” means “morning moon” in Japanese – a fittingly poetic title for a thoughtfully designed alpine hideaway.

There are delightful wood and stone finishes inside and out, standing out most in the expansive second floor living space. Dark wood beams highlight white walls and ceilings to evoke a rustic wood log cabin feel. These beams are mirrored outside on the large open terrace. Inside there is wooden furniture everywhere, even little wood highlights and rich stone panelling in the bathrooms.

Zangetsu features three bedrooms on the downstairs floor and two bathrooms – one of them en suite. A wood log fireplace is the big feature in the living room, inset in rough-hewn stone. Next to that, cozy leather sofas surround a flat-screen TV with all the latest entertainment – PlayStation, Netflix and Apple TV.

A full-feature kitchen with two expansive counter tops means all your culinary skills can come to the fore, with seats enough for six guests.

Best of all, your own private sauna with digital temperature control panel is just downstairs, meaning you can melt away all the sores and strains of a full day in Niseko’s deep powder.


  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Forest Views
  • Village Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Japanese Style Bath
  • Sauna
  • Balcony
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Iphone/Ipad Charger
  • In-Room Safe
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Business/workspace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • Apple TV
  • Netflix
  • Apple TV
  • Netflix
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • IH Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Baths
  • Sauna
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer



The first bedroom is on the first floor, with long tall windows bringing light into the room. There is an expansive en suite bathroom with dark tile and stone finishings. There is a wash basin and toilet, as well as a shower and bathtub behind a separate door.

2 Guests
1 King Double
En suite with bath
Approx 25m²


A little smaller than the first bedroom, the second features 1 double bed, some storage space, bedside tables and elongated windows bringing in light. Nearby on the same floor is a shared bathroom with shower and separate toilet.

2 Guests
1 King Double
Shared bathroom w shower
Approx 18m²


The third bedroom has two single beds with a bedside table in between them. An elongated window lets light into the room, and there is a storage closet in this room as well as a panel heater with hanging hooks. A shared bathroom with shower and separate toilet is nearby.

2 Guests
2 Singles
Shared bathroom w shower
Approx 18m²



Zangetsu is hidden away in the windy streets of Lower Hirafu Village. There are a few neat little restaurants and bars tucked away in this end of town, but by and large it is a quieter, more secluded and private place to situate yourself.


There is a shuttle stop nearby so you can get yourself to the hill first thing – otherwise it is a good 15 minute walk uphill. The management provides a weekly shopping trip to all staying guests to the grocery stores in Kutchan town so you can get your essentials and beat the queues at Hirafu’s convenience stores.


Not only is Yukoro Onsen (a favourite local hot spring) just a short stroll down the street, but so are a lot of deceptively famous restuarants. Japanese Izakaya Rin is just around the corner, local’s favourite Koharu-ya is a short stroll towards the onsen and beyond that, Ebsitei and Nagomi Izakayas also serve delicious Japanese style cuisine.

Need to Know

  • Extra futon/bedding not available
  • Baby Cot, Highchair on request
  • Children aged 6+ count as adults
  • Children aged 5 and under count as guests, no extra cost if bedding not required
  • Min stay: 4 nights throughout season
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 10am
  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include Government tax and services (other websites add this on at the end of the booking)
  • Rates quoted in JPY Japanese Yen
  • 50% deposit due at time of 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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