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Mountainside Palace

Central Hirafu, Niseko, Japan
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Scout loves

  • Central Hirafu Location
  • Great value, comfortable apartments
  • Bedding can be either Double or Single in each room. Some have bunks in the 2nd bedroom.

Scout tips

  • The furnishings and fixtures may feel a little outdated to some
  • The Deluxe apartments have Mt Yotei Views
  • Due to its central location, some of the apartments may get a lot of late night noise
  • All of the apartments have internal laundry facilities


Mountainside Palace (otherwise known as MSP) is the perfect pad for those that want to be right in the heart of the action at the Niseko Ski Resort without paying for extra luxuries they won’t need.

Located on the main street of Hirafu they are a stone’s throw from all the restaurants and bars of both upper and lower Hirafu, while only being a 5-minute flat walk from the Ace Family Pair chairlift and ski slopes. It’s also right next to the shuttle stop if you want to go to Hanazono, Niseko Village, Annupuri or Kutchan.

All of the apartments at Mountainside Palace are two-bedroom/two-bathroom with private balconies. They are decorated with simple, yet inoffensive Japanese 90s style of fixtures and furnishings (those with more masculine taste may be put off by the floral bed spreads and pale pink curtains). The kitchens are small but certainly adequate.

The two bedroom deluxe apartments have Mt Yotei Views and are a bit smaller while those in the premium category are larger but have village views and possibly glimpses of the Niseko ski slopes.

There aren’t many other facilities in the building, with just a ski storage room and drying room available for guests to use. There is not reception or concierge.

Who should stay here

Mountainside Palace is perfect for families or groups of friends not wanting to pay through the roof for overly luxurious apartment, yet have a comfortable and convenient base in central Hirafu.

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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