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East Hirafu – Lodge
Private Rooms

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Alpine Central offers guests a unique Japanese Lodge experience with friendly Japanese and English speaking staff.

Alpine Central is one of Niseko’s finest B&B lodges, offering a relaxed atmosphere with a charming alpine feel. The cosy lodge is located in the Izumikyo 2 area of Hirafu, and offers private rooms with two to five single beds in each.

Sleeps: 2 – 5 guests (5 max)
Size: 10 – 15m²
Built: 1980s

Alpine Central

Mt Yotei Views
Family/Kid Friendly
Live-in Lodge Managers
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants

Walk to Cafe
Breakfast Included
Japanese-style bath
Guest Lounge room

On Village Shuttle Route
Guest Local Shuttle
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

Alpine Central Dining Area | Izumikyo 2

The property has plenty of communal living areas on both floors of the lodge, offering plenty of space to kick back and relax after a big day on the mountain. It’s also the perfect spot to meet new friends and potential riding buddies! If you want to watch a movie there’s a TV with English-language satellite and a DVD. To ensure you can keep in touch with friends and family back home the lodge has wireless internet connection throughout.

There’s a coin-operated laundry with washing machines and clothes dryers, secure internal ski and snowboard storage and a large drying room for your clothing and boots. There’s also a traditional Japanese-style Hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood bath tub so you can soak away your aches and pains after a long day of powder hunting.

Room rates include a hearty Western-style breakfast to start off each day, with a selection of freshly baked bread, eggs, granola, tea, coffee, and fruit juice. All towels and linen are provided during your stay.

Alpine Central

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Village Views
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Traditional Tatami room
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (limited)
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Western Bedding
  • Japanese Bedding
  • Loft Beds
  • Closets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Hangers
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Style Baths
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

Alpine Central


Up to two guests sleep separately in single beds. Depending on the room, the management will allocate either a bunk bed room, a room with two standalone single beds or two Japanese futons on soft tatami straw mat floors. Each room comes with some storage space, and individual air conditioning units. Shared bathrooms include toiletries and hairdryers.

2 Guests
2 Singles
Shared Bathroom
10m² approx


Three single beds sleep up to three guests with either western bedding or Japanese style futon mattresses. Each room contains a TV, telephone, toiletries, and en suite bathroom with shower and bath. The room also has an individual air conditioning unit.

3 Guests
3 Singles
En Suite with Bath
13m² approx


Featuring four single beds for up to four guests. Some rooms have four single western beds, others have two western beds and two futon mattresses on traditional Japanese straw tatami flooring. Some rooms feature a loft area. Bathroom facilities are shared across the lodge. Storage space, a television and air conditioning unit are included in the room.

4 Guests
4 Singles
Shared Bathroom


Alpine Central Bedroom View | Izumikyo 2

This room sleeps up to 5 guests on a mix of Japanese and Western bedding. A loft section also includes a futon mattress and sleeping space for the fifth guest.

A TV and air conditioning unit is included in the room, and en suite shower and bath are also available.

5 Guests
5 Singles
En Suite Bath & Shower

Alpine Central

Setting / Atmosphere

Alpine Central has 10 guest rooms, including two twin rooms with ensuite, three triple-share rooms with ensuite, two quad-share rooms with ensuite as well as two twin and one quad share room with shared bathrooms.

Lifts / Transport

Alpine Central is located in the Izumikyo 2 area in East Hirafu Village. It’s a little way out of the main part of the village and it will take you at least 20 minutes to walk in. The good news is that the free village shuttle bus stops right outside the front door, and will have you up to the lifts in about 5 minutes!

Restaurants / Bars

There is a popular café right near the lodge which serves great fresh sandwiches and tasty cakes. There is also a bakery and two Japanese restaurants within walking distance. If you want to head in to the main part of the village for dinner or drinks you can catch the shuttle bus up the road, but keep in mind that the shuttle stops at 9pm so if you’re having a late one, you will need to either catch a taxi or take a long walk home (at least it’s downhill!).

Need to Know

  • No extra bedding available
  • Children aged 5 and under free without bedding
  • Breakfast Included between 21 Dec – 28 Feb only
  • Min stay: Low/Shoulder Season: 3 nights, Powder/Peak Season: 5 nights
  • Non-smoking
  • 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 check with us and we can confirm.

3 reviews for ALPINE CENTRAL

  1. Avatar for happywanderingHC


    My husband and I stayed at Alpine Central for two nights. Both Rhys and Jenna were incredible hosts. They responded to our emails promptly and were incredibly helpful and patient with our two young children (age 6 and age 2).

    While this is essentially a place perfect for your travellers and couples we felt comfortable here with the children and they certainly enjoyed chatting to everyone!

    Rooms are basic and the bathroom was tiny in the room we had but for the price and for only two nights it was great. We could have happily stayed longer.

    Location is great for Hirafu, the free shuttle bus near by has you in central Hirafu in less than 10 minutes.

    Breakfast is simple but tasty, scrambled eggs, toast and a variety of cereals. What more would you want?!

    Tripadvisor Reviewed 27 March 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

  2. Avatar for brosepp


    We are happy about our stay at Alpine Central. The hosts made our Stay very comfortable. The place is very accessible by Bus and within a 15min walk from the Centre. The place offers Cosy romms and has a great Living room to share with other Visitors.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed 24 February 2018

    Stayed February 2018

  3. Avatar for hinds1993


    Absolute ripper accommodation! The whole staff, Jenna, Rhys and Andi, are all absolute legends and are always up for a chat! They pick you up and drop you off at your bus and put on an unreal brekky every morning! The rooms are fantastic, free wi fi, hot water, and an excellent drying room. Alpine is also just around the corner from a bus stop where the free shuttle bus stops to take you to the slopes. Would highly recommend! :)

    Tripadvisor Reviewed 18 February 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

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