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Chalet Ivy

Upper Hirafu, Niseko, Japan
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  • The rooms are beautifully designed with soft, natural colors.
  • From the higher rooms you will be able to see views of either the slopes or the mountain.
  • There is an onsite ski concierge with rentals.
  • The hotel includes indoor and outdoor onsens.
  • Some rooms come with their own private onsens.
  • The hotel is not totally Westernized – there are enough Japanese touches to make you feel like you’re in Japan. 

Scout tips

  • All of the rooms have only king single beds (no doubles, queens or kings). The suites can have king beds.
  • The hotel's restaurant Hirafuzaka is a relaxed isakaya style restaurant
  • The hotel’s own shuttle van will take you around the village, including pick ups and drop offs at the ski lifts.
  • Breakfast is included in the room rate.
  • Massages can be arranged in your own room.


If you are heading to Niseko for a relaxing and luxurious ski holiday but want to have a few more Japanese touches than most of Niseko's westernised hotels, then you should definitely consider staying at the Chalet Ivy.

Built in 2012, Chalet Ivy looks like a standard hotel from the outside – almost like something out of the Mediterranean. This hotel is not what we’d describe as a ‘chalet’, and there’s nary a sprig of ‘ivy’ to be seen. But the moment you walk through the front door, the décor works to create an ambience that’s peaceful and pleasant.  

The décor could be described as ‘Japanese contemporary alpine’ – with a lot of pale wood and neutral tones. This tasteful and luxurious look continues through the lobby and into the rooms, which are generously proportioned. The suite rooms all have a living area that’s separated from the bedroom and the bedrooms mostly feature king beds or split king beds. They also include a small kitchenette, although you would struggle to cook a large meal as they just have a microwave and sink. Some suites also boast a private onsen for added luxury.

The apartments on the upper levels have fantastic views – some that, on a fine day, allow you to see all the way to Mount Yōtei. (Please note that the Superior and Junior suite rooms are on the second and third floors, which means their views are obstructed by other buildings).

Chalet Ivy offers many excellent services and facilities that other properties in Niseko don’t. These services include shuttle vans, ski rentals, indoor and outdoor onsens, and a 24 hour concierge. The small lobby lounge also has some comfortable couches around an open fire, where guests can enjoy some delicious mulled wine on the house.

The service here is professional and efficient, with a mix of Japanese and Western staff.

Who should stay here

Couples who are looking for Japanese influences, luxury and full-service facilities in a highly convenient location.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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