Always Niseko Yotei Sanchou Suite with Sofa | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Exterior Evening | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Exterior Day Time | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Front Entrance | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Reception | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Level 2 Landing | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Entertainment Room | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Funky Interior | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Elements Onsite Restaurant and Bar | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Yotei Sanchou Suite | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Yotei Sanchou Suite Bathroom | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Hirafu Yuuki King Room | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Bedroom with Twin Beds | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Bedroom with Lobby | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Wardrobe | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Walk-In Wardrobe | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Bathroom | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Hirafu Yuuki and Yotei Fuu Bathroom | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Yotei Zen King Room | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Study Table | Outer Hirafu
Always Niseko Yotei Zen Bathroom | Outer Hirafu


(4 customer reviews)

US $160 US $133

West Hirafu – Hotel
1 bedroom

Always Niseko offers a stylish and affordable hotel to rest between on-and-off-mountain activities.

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Always Niseko is a recently built hotel located on the outskirts of Hirafu, just a 10-minute walk or 2-minute shuttle ride to the centre of Hirafu Village and the lifts. Always Niseko is great for people who want a stylish and affordable place to rest their heads in between enjoying the best skiing and après on offer in Japan.

Sleeps: 2 – 4 guests (4 max)
Size: 22 – 43m²
Built: 2016

Always Niseko

Mt Yotei Views
Ski Hill Views
24-Hour Reception
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Onsite Restaurant
Onsite Cafe

Onsite Cafe
Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafes
Walk to Bars
Breakfast Included
Dinner Available

Japanese-style bath
Coin Laundry
On Inter-resort Bus Route
Guest Local Shuttle
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

The hotel was designed with all seasons in mind, but of course with a particular focus on winter. Throughout winter there is a free shuttle bus running guests to and from the ski lifts and the centre of Hirafu Village. There is a dedicated ski storage area on the ground floor meaning you don’t have to bring your powder-covered skis into your room.

There are 104 rooms in the hotel which enjoys a range of different views – some up to the ski hill (which is beautifully lit up in the evenings for night skiing), some with views up to the magnificent conic volcano peak of Mt Yotei, and others simply enjoying the tranquil views of the surrounding powder-laden countryside all around.

The hotel has a café and bar which is a lovely place to unwind and socialise with fellow guests after a day on the slopes. Free WiFi internet is available in common areas and rooms. Assistance is available 24-hours with the reception onsite. Pay-per-use washing machines are available onsite.

Always Niseko

  • Housekeeping Every 2 Nights
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Centralised Heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Ski Hill Views
  • Forest Views
  • Iphone/Ipad Charger
  • In-Room Safe
  • Ski Storage
  • Business/workspace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Netflix Available
  • USB Charging Ports
  • Mini Fridge
  • Western Bedding
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
  • Rain Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Baths
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer

Always Niseko
Rooms Types


The Zen rooms are sleek, modern, and comfortable apartments located on the ground floor. Either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds, bedside tables with USB charging ports, a laptop table with desk lamp and LCD TV are all available in your room. Windows look out towards the road and forests of Kabayama. Storage space and closets with hangers are available, and a shower, toilet and bathroom are all en suite.

2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(No extra guests allowed)


Located across the 2nd to 4th floors with alpine views towards both the Haru no Taki mountain area and Grand Hirafu, these apartments faeture a similar layout to the Zen apartments with nicer views. Either 1 King Double or 2 Single Beds can sleep up to 2 guests, and a stylish table panel features seating and laptop space, as well as a flat-screen TV with Netflix built in. An en suite bathroom features shower and toilet.

2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1 bath: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
(No extra guests allowed)


For extra space and comfort, the Yotei Suite rooms feature sofa seating and coffee table as well as two spacious Queen size beds in the main apartment area. An en suite bathroom faetures shower and bath tub in the Japanese fashion, and a separate toilet area for convenient access. There is ample closet space, a stylish apartment-length wooden table with a chair for study or laptop use, and windows look over the forests of Kabayama towards Mt Yotei.

4 Guests (4 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom

Bedroom 1 : 2 Queen Beds
(No extra guests permitted)

Always Niseko

Setting / Atmosphere

Always Niseko is located just 1km from the centre of Hirafu and the Ace Family Lift, in the Kabayama area. There are lots of gorgeous wood log houses and Japanese pensions in the area, as well as a few little hidden cafes and izakayas, but mostly it is away from the noise and bustle of Hirafu.

Lifts / Transport

It can be walked in about 10-15 minutes, but most may prefer to catch a taxi or the free hotel shuttle – especially if you have kids and/or your in boots with all your gear. The Always Niseko crew runs regular shuttles to and from the lifts to get you there and back.

Restaurants / Bars

There are a couple of small restaurants and cafes within five minutes or so walk. Gentem Snowboards has a small cafe just across the road, Green Saso sells delicious green tea, and La Villa Lupicia is a five minute stroll away from Hirafu. Or head into Hirafu for your choice of all the restaurants and bars and several onsen.

Need to Know


  • Extra bedding: ¥7000 pp/night
  • Cot/highchair set: ¥5000/night


  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 22-Jan 4 / Jan 23-Feb 2)
    Shoulder/Low: 3
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • 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

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please check with us and we can confirm.

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4 reviews for ALWAYS NISEKO

  1. Avatar for Ryllee


    It was my first time in niseko and I had starting looking ard accommodations a little late when I chanced upon always niseko. It was good value for money given the close proximity to the slopes. Although not exactly at the hirafu slopes, it was still within walking distance if you do not wish to wait for the shuttle. The hotel staff were v nice and accommodating and I really enjoyed my stay. Would definitely consider staying there nx time:)

    Tripadvisor Reviewed 27 March, 2018

    Stayed in March 2018

  2. Avatar for Brett Stainlay

    Brett Stainlay

    Not the closest to Hirafu lifts but the half hourly free shuttle from the resort is amazing, otherwise 10 mins walk.
    Great spacious rooms, nice big bathroom, good bed.
    It’s cheaper than the closer hotels and suited us perfectly, the included breakfast was very good.
    They drove us to Kutchan station for cheaper than a taxi.
    Would highly recommend.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed 27 March 2018

    Travelled in March 2018

  3. Avatar for dcloo


    Wow, this place exceeded my expectations. Rooms were bright and modern, comfortable and cosy. There was lots of storage area on the shelves to put your ski stuff. Beds were warm and perfect after long days on the slope. Television had Netflix for you to chill in. Elements had decent food and great drinks. Breakfast was the same daily, but was rather filling and had plenty of options. And most importantly, the shuttle was perfectly on time and we were always a stone throw away from where we wanted to go. Staff would even prepare an extra shuttle if the bus was full. They also had rental skis for beginners. If you’re an intermediate to advanced boarder or skier, get your skis from somewhere else.

    Housekeeping could have been better. I wished they restocked toiletries daily (ie toothbrush, shavers) and bed linens every two days. But overall, great stay. Staff was fantastic too. We made friends with several of them, and they provided great recommendations. Highly recommend and will be back again.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed 26 February 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

  4. Avatar for Kristine O

    Kristine O

    My sister and I stayed here for a week of snowboarding. The hotel is new and our room was big by Japanese standards. We stayed on the ground floor, which was noisy at times with people and doors and banging, but we had a pleasant stay nonetheless. Friendly and helpful staff. We had a lovely time and will definitely come back!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed 27 March 2018

    Stayed in March 2018

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