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Hachiko - Dining area setting
Hachiko - Contemporary kitchen design
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Hachiko - Contemporary design
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Hachiko - Living area setting

Hachiko Chalet

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Sleeps 6 Adults

Explore the alpine wonders of Niseko, be it through skiing, golfing, white water rafting, or even while on the lookout for culinary revelations for which Hokkaido is famous, with the three-bedroom Hachiko Chalet as your chic base.

Due to its rare corner site, stunning views of Mount Yotei can be enjoyed through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Hachiko Chalet is always bathed in natural light, making it a bright cheerful space during the day and a cosy hideout after sunset.

Built in 2018, the chalet is spread across three levels, affording guests space and privacy. The interiors are alpine chic with a spacious living area and a fully equipped kitchen.

Despite its central location, an on-call driver is also available to ferry guests within Hirafu village. Hirafu Gondola is only one kilometre away, and there are many fine Japanese eateries and bars nearby.

With its strategic location and excellent amenities, Hachiko Chalet is a stylish space, perfectly situated to soak up the Niseko experience all year round.

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This haven includes

Ski Shuttle ServiceNiseko GourmetElite ConciergeGrocery starter packFree Wifi

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Close to bars and restaurants
Great views
Dry Room

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Centrally located in Lower Hirafu, Hachiko Chalet enjoys proximity to the bustle of the village yet is tucked way in a peaceful street.

Take advantage of its location and explore some of Niseko’s best bars and restaurants on foot - the famed ‘fridge door’ Bar Gyu is a mere 300 metres away, and off-the-beaten-path izakayas such as Yui and Kougetsu are 700 metres away.

A little further uphill, The Barn by Odin, Bar Moon and the magnificent and ever-popular Ezo Seafoods await, but do seek assistance from our concierge to make reservations.

The Grand Hirafu Gondola Station is 1.6 kilometres or a seven-minutes drive, with our on-call driver service available daily from 8am - 6pm.

Once at the base of Mount Annupuri, ski slopes ranging from expert to beginner are easily accessible, along with a wide selection of excellent ski schools, snow activities and mountain restaurants.

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All year-round

While there are definite highlights of each season, some activities remain not to be missed year round.

  • For that perfect Niseko night out, we recommend popping into Bar Gyu and enjoying one of their delicious craft cocktails, grooving to old-school jazz records. Next, make your way to izakaya Kougetsu for a delectable meal of seasonal Hokkaido favourites such as raw oysters, baked local cheese, zangi – boneless fried chicken, popular in Niseko and local sake. Finish up with some raucous fun at Wild Bill’s – where the party kicks off at 10pm.
  • The Niseko area is one of Hokkaido’s top destinations for health and wellness, thanks to its lush natural surroundings and abundance of volcanic hot springs. Hotel Niseko Alpen’s onsen is a popular choice thanks to its stunning mountain views, 25-metre pool and high-tech infrared stone sauna. 
  • Kiyoe Gallery in Hirafu displays work by local artists inspired by the Hokkaido landscape, while Somoza Gallery in Hanazono is housed in a historical 150-year old kominka  - Japanese folk house, and showcases the owner’s personal collection of artwork and artefacts. The gallery is also home to a doma, where exquisite Italian-Japanese meals are served and seats at the Chef’s Table are coveted. Local museums such as the architecturally striking Shu Ogawara Museum of Art in nearby Kutchan – an ode to one of Hokkaido’s most famous painters, and the Kutchan Natural History Museum next door, host compelling exhibitions tied to the area.
  • The Nikka Yoichi Distillery is a popular place to visit and learn the workings of the world-renowned whisky’s first distillery, opened in 1934. Some use it as a halfway point to Otaru, the quaint harbour city known for is well-preserved canals, café culture, glassworks, music boxes and street side stalls plying amazing seafood. For something more urban, Sapporo City is abuzz 24/7. Japan’s fifth largest city is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, ramen and great beer, as well as the annual snow festival in February featuring art and sculptures made of snow and ice, including snow slides.


Having been recognised as one of the world’s snowiest ski resorts by the World Ski Awards, Niseko enjoys an average of 15 metres of snow annually, and that, combined with the Japanese onsen tradition, delicious cuisine and rich culture makes it one of the most sought-after winter experiences in the world. Here are some tips to make the most of your stay in the white season.

  • With the Hirafu Gondola merely one kilometre away, we recommend you sign up with a snow school on your first morning, or book a private mountain orientation to learn the lay of the land and figure out the best runs to suit your skill level. Our concierge team can recommend a selection of services to suit your needs. Don’t forget to try night skiing - Grand Hirafu has four lifts open after dark, and floodlit runs to enable you to experience that magical terrain after dark.
  • Fun for the whole family, snow rafting and snowmobiling offer unique ways to experience the champagne powder of Niseko.
  • Guided snowshoe tours are highly recommended as they offer an entirely different perspective of the mountain. As you trek deeper into the forest, you will gradually be immersed in a still and serene winter wonderland, an experience that is sure to leave you inspired.
  • There’s nothing quite like stepping into a traditional Japanese log cabin, straight off the slopes for a lunch of piping hot katsu curry and udon at Boyoso. Further up the mountain on the Niseko Village side, The Lookout Café offers a more modern dining environment where you can fuel up before making your way downhill.
  • The Hanazono Tube Park has a dedicated area for snow tubing – an activity which spells delight for kids and adults alike. Best of all, a magic carpet takes you from the bottom of the tube run right to the top.


Summer in Niseko brings a myriad of alpine activities to make the most of the lush mountain surroundings, fresh air and warmer weather. The rivers swell, the flowers bloom and fruit ripen inviting you to go out and revel in the season’s intoxicating embrace. These are some recommendations for you when you visit during the warmer months.

  • A wonderful way to see how the region blossoms in the summertime, take a ride on the Summer Gondola, which will ascend 820 metres above sea level, unveiling a spectacular panorama that stretches beyond Mount Yotel. Hikers and cyclists can disembark here to make their way down the mountain through a myriad of trails.
  • With three delightful golf courses in the Niseko area, summers are a golfer’s delight if you’re looking to practice your strokes. The 18-hole, Arnold Palmer designed Niseko Golf Course is beautiful, running through a forest of white birches and pines. We also highly recommend the Niseko Village Golf Course at the Hilton Niseko Village, where views of Mount Yotei astound. Hanazono Golf Course undulates over a scenic hilly landscape, making it both challenging and breathtaking.
  • As the snow melts, the waters swell and rise in the beautiful Shiribetsu River, bringing forth the thrills of white water rafting for all levels of adventure seekers. We recommend doing this popular activity with an experienced guide.
  • Within the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the vistas at Lake Toya are truly magical, and our favourite way to traverse it is via stand-up paddleboarding, a mesmerising way to see this picturesque lake which is reputed to have the clearest waters in Japan.
  • Lush alpine landscapes, comfortable weather and smooth roads are perfect biking conditions, which is why the area regularly hosts Japan’s largest cycling race – the ‘Tour de Hokkaido’.
  • We can highly recommend hiring a scooter and riding through the vast flower and farmlands. There are also many farmers’ markets where you can stop, sample and purchase some of the delicious fresh local produce.
  • Niseko is home to many traditional festivals year-round and we love Jaga Matsuri – the Potato Festival in nearby Kutchan town, the Niko-Niko Festival at Niseko Village and the Niseko Fireworks Festival.


Shake off the stress of holiday planning. Let the Elite Concierge take care of all your bookings and arrangements, from transport, tours and restaurant reservations, to any special requests for your arrival. We’re here to make your holiday experience extraordinary.

Quick facts

Hirafu Village, Niseko, Japan.
6 people (3 bedrooms with king beds that can be configured as twins; ensuite master bedroom, two bedrooms sharing a spacious bathroom).
Living Areas
Living and dining area; open-plan kitchen; dining table seating six and breakfast bar with four stools.
An on-call driver (winter season only). Additional staff such as spa therapist and babysitter are available upon request at extra cost.
Hachiko Chalet is self-catering. A welcome pack of breakfast supplies is included. A private chef may be booked in advance for a unique in-house dining experience, or a decadent hamper can be ordered for delivery (extra charge). Please visit Niseko Gourmet for further information.
WiFi broadband internet access.
50-inch Apple TV in the living room; 42-inch Apple TV in each bedroom; iPod dock.
For Families
Hachiko Chalet is an excellent choice for families with children. Fun-filled activities such as tea ceremony demonstrations, sushi making lessons and traditional drumming lessons may be booked in advance. 
Treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out in the chalet by professional beauty therapists (extra charge applies). Transport can be arranged to recommended onsen within Hirafu.
Hachiko Chalet is centrally located in Hirafu village, a short walk from a wide selection of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. An on-call driver is available from 8am to 6pm, during the winter season, for convenient shuttle services within Hirafu village.
Additional Facilities
Car parking; drying area for equipment storage; barbecue (extra); dishwasher; washing machine; central heating.
Property Area
165.3sqm (chalet).
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The layout

This chalet features

  • Open-plan living and dining areas with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Contemporary show kitchen with a breakfast bar, at one end of the living space
  • A comfortable lounge with a 50-inch Apple TV at the other end, and a six-seater dining table dominating the centre of the room
  • Secure drying room for skis and outdoor equipment
  • Laundry room
  • Private balcony overlooking the mountain scenery

The rooms

Hachiko Chalet bedroom

Master bedroom

  • Situated at entry level
  • Ensuite bathroom with a shower
  • Equipped with a 42-inch Apple TV
  • King-size beds (convertible to twin beds)

Guest bedrooms

  • Two bedrooms in the basement
  • King-size beds (convertible to twin beds)
  • Shared bathroom with bathtub and shower
  • Each with a 42-inch Apple TV


We are familiar with the draw of Hokkaido’s produce – from fresh seafood, to succulent Wagyu beef and Makkari herb-scented pork, sweet vegetables and perfectly ripened fruit. Thus, Hachiko’s kitchen is well equipped with cookware and crockery, burners, a barbecue and an oven to make the most of this bounty. And when all that entertaining is done, there’s a dishwasher to help with the dishes.

Another option is to have a world-class meal cooked for you. Niseko Gourmet has a stellar reputation for providing memorable meals cooked in-house – their highly trained chefs excel in Japanese omakase, sukiyaki, sushi and soba meals. You could also choose to have them deliver gourmet meals to your chalet instead.

Right on your doorstep, Hirafu Village is home to Niseko’s best restaurants and bars, some with global influences (and recognition), from the world-class Kamimura, to chic Kumo and authentic Japanese izakayas such as Kougetsu and Yui. Australian-owned Ezo Seafoods is hard to get into but worth the effort, and on extremely chilly nights, shabu-shabu at Sessa or Genghis Khan at Bang-Bang are sure to satiate.

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The place was exactly as advertised - stylish, convenient, well equipped and no faults. Everything was in working order. The Elite Havens staff were excellent - communication was swift and accurate, transport shuttle service was quick and convenient, and everyone we engaged with were very courteous and helpful. Thanks very much Andrew and the Elite Havens team!

31-Jan-2020 - 06-Feb-2020 Calvin S
United States

The house is just beautiful and cosy. Very convenient location. Andrew always stayed in contact with us. The staff work at the house were very professional. Made our stay super easy.

19-Jan-2020 - 29-Jan-2020 Mei-Hsien L
Hong Kong

Thank you for everything and all of the help with organizing of our trip to Niseko. The accommodation was perfect and the location was great. We will definitely be back.

16-Dec-2019 - 20-Dec-2019 Adam W

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