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US $1,755

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
6 Bedrooms

Zekkei is a magnificent chalet set over three floors in an exclusive location on the Lower Hirafu cliff edge.

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Zekkei was one of the first big luxury chalets in Niseko. Built in 2008 it’s still well in its prime, with three bold levels of luxury and 6 large bedrooms – all with ensuites. It’s perched on the cliff that bounds the bottom end of Hirafu Lower Village. From here there’s nothing but rice fields and forest between you and an incredible full-frame view of Mt Yotei. Set down the end of a small snow covered street it’s got a very secluded peaceful feel.

Sleeps: 15 guests (15 max)
Size: 364m²
Built: 2007


Mt Yotei views
Ski-Slope views
Family friendly
Walk to restaurants
Walk to café

Walk to bars
Walk to onsen
Japanese-style bath
Guest lounge room
On-site laundry

Short walk to village shuttle
Free parking
Welcome Centre transfers
Car included with property

Zekkei was the first private home in Niseko to feature full environmentally friendly geothermal heating. The chalet was the first built in Niseko by international resort property developer Zekkei Properties. Zekkei also boasts chalets in Thailand, Hawaii and China and has gone on to build two more properties in Niseko with another major project underway – Elevation, a super luxury ski-in/ski-out gated community in the forest below the Hirafu high-speed gondola.

Built by Niseko-based company West Canada Homes, Zekkei is characterised by huge Canadian-style wood beams and high ceilings. The living area has floor-to-ceiling windows that capture the morning sunlight and invite the views of the snowbound volcanic landscape inside. A huge dining table handmade from Siberian elm is a great place to eat and drink in the evenings, before retiring to the adjacent living room which features three huge lounges, a wall-mounted TV and marble fireplace. There is also another media room with flatscreen TV and DVD.

The bathrooms feature beautiful mosaic tilework with rain head showers and three Hinoki (Japanese elm) wood baths that give off a beautiful alpine scent. There is also a ski drying room and laundry, as well as a heated six-car garage and comes with one 4WD van during the winter for guest’s use. Zekkei features 6 bedrooms in total, with five adult bedrooms and one children’s room with bunk beds. All bedrooms have ensuites and big comfortable beds. The master bedroom upstairs has a Japanese style hinoki bath in the room right next to the window looking towards Mt Yotei.


  • Daily Rubbish Collection
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Air Conditioning
  • Centralised Heating
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Forest Views
  • Village Views
  • Marble Gas Fireplace
  • Private Onsen-Style Bath
  • Balcony Terrace
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Business/workspace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Separate Media Room
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Library
  • Game & Book Library
  • Playstation 3, XBox 360
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Coffee Machine
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar on arrival
  • Rice Cooker
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Bunk Beds
  • Ensuites x 6
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
    • Hangers
    • Alarm Clock
  • Rain Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Hinoki Baths
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom



The first bedroom is located on the basement level. The bed can be arranged as either 1 king double or 2 single beds. There is a closet with ample storage space, and doors leading out onto a balcony looking over the forests of Lower Hirafu. The ensuite bathroom features a bath and toilet. The bedroom is secluded, hidden behind the expansive downstairs media room – a perfect place for those that want a little independence from the rest of the group.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath
Approx 18m²


The second bedroom is located on the basement floor, next door to the media room and laundry space. One double bed can sleep up to two guests. There is a closet storage space, an ensuite bathroom with shower, and views across Lower Hirafu Village.

2 Guests
1 double
En suite with bath
Approx 17m²


The third bedroom is the only one located on the ground floor, the second level of the building. This room shares the floor with an expansive living space, entrance, ski storage and the undercover garage. This bedroom sleeps two guests in either 1 king double or 2 single beds. Ensuite is a bathroom with toilet and shower.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower
Approx 16m²


The fourth bedroom is located on the third level of the building. This is one of the master bedrooms, with a split bed that can be arranged as 1 king double or 2 single beds to sleep two guests. There is a closet, a seating suite, an ensuite bathroom with a hinoki wood bathtub and a separate toilet.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with bath
Approx 25m²


The fifth bedroom is on the third level, next to the fourth. This room is great for the kids, with 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed sleeping two guests. Ensuite is a bathroom with bathtub, and windows look out towards Lower Hirafu Village.

2 Guests
1 single and 1 bunk (sleeps 2)
En suite with bath
Approx 20m²


The grandest room in the house, the sixth bedroom is located on the third level, sharing the floor with the fourth and fifth bedroom. This room features either 1 king double or 2 single beds according to your needs. Ensuite is a bathroom with shower and two washstands. This room has the grandest views, looking towards Mt Yotei from windows angled on 3 sides of the room. At the far end of the room is a Japanese style bath with fragrant hinoki wood.

2 Guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with hinoki bath
Approx 25m²



Zekkei is located at the bottom of Hirafu Lower Village. It’s a quiet location with lots of beautiful properties and snowy vistas around.


It’s a long walk up to the centre of the village and the ski lifts, but a short two-minute drive or shuttle bus trip.


There are several great restaurants and bars within a five-minute stroll from Zekkei, as well as Yukoro Onsen outdoor hot spring baths which are definitely worth at least one visit.

Need to Know


  • Car included for rentals Dec 14-Mar 15 (international driver permit required)
  • Extra futon: ¥5000 pp/night
    (children 4 and under no charge)
  • Cot/highchair/gate set: ¥5000/stay
  • Baby bath tub: ¥2500/stay


  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 14-Jan 5 / Jan 23-Feb 2)
    Shoulder: 4 (Nov 23-Dec 13 / Jan 6-22 / Feb 3- Mar 15)
    Low: 3 (up to Nov 22 / from Mar 16)
  • Check in: 3 – 8pm
  • 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.

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1 review for ZEKKEI

  1. Avatar for Elev8John


    Where do I start? This was our first visit to Japan and for most of us first skiing experience. We searched the internet and Tripadvisor for suitable lodge accommodation for a group of eight. We wanted a room and en suite for each person, but communal kitchen living room for evening lounging together. . A tough call in Niseko we found. But!…we found Zekkei at a price that was comparable to 8 separate rooms in a hotel. The pictures on the web site and Tripadvisor show all and more than what Zekkei has to offer. The management were simply friendly and did everything we asked them to do in double quick time. When we all walked in the front door, our mouths dropped in awe of this place. Ski room, garage with a supplied 8 seater van for our use, central under floor heating, entertainment room, lounge room with views to die for, bedrooms and bathrooms that are 5 star class, kitchen with everything you can ever wish for present and accounted, clean, polished, wood floors, BBQ….the list simply goes on and on! Zekkei made our stay so pleasurable we simply didnt need or want to go out to bars we had more than we could hope for right there under our feet! The whole day on magnificent ski slopes then back home yes home! to Zekkei!
    One tip is to order online grocers from niseko-gourmet, they delivered and stored away in the refrigerator and cupboards for our arrival which wasnt until 11 PM in the evening. We did have a slight hiccup on arrival with no keys to let us all in. But a call to emergency after hours had a staff person retrieve the garage door access code before the frost bite got us all. A minor over sight considering the service we received from the management. They organised our lift passes, and made sure we wanted for nothing. Zekkei is the place to have that luxury experience with family or friends.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 16 March 2015

    Stayed in March 2015

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