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Snow Crystal

Central Hirafu, Niseko, Japan
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Scout loves

  • The two-bedroom penthouse which has its own outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Central location
  • Perfect for a group of friends or family
  • The breathtaking view of Mt Yotei from the apartments located on the higher floors
  • Very helpful and efficient staff

Scout tips

  • The apartments on the 1st and 2nd floor face the car park and get glimpses of Mt Yotei
  • TV has English language channels
  • Guests at Snow Crystal can use the onsen at the Vale for half the price
  • The reception area is manned in the morning and afternoon only


Next to its sister luxury property, The Vale, Snow Crystal offers self-contained apartments that offer comfortable accommodation in a fantastic location. It is a more value-oriented option than The Vale yet it shares the same convenient location. It is just a short walk to the ski lifts, and close to the many restaurants and bars in the village of Hirafu.

Snow Crystal offers a variety of two and three bedroom apartments that are simply decorated in Ikea style furniture. All of the units feature gas fire places, a full-kitchen, and laundry facilities. Each also comes with free wi-fi and TV with English channels. All of the bedrooms can either include twin or king beds, making it ideal for groups of friends and families, although the living spaces are on the smaller side. The apartments located above the 2nd floor have fantastic views of Mt. Yotei, while those located on the 1st and 2nd floors face the car park and may feel a little less private. 

Although the apartments are self-contained, the building has a reception area manned every morning and afternoon, where you can get information about almost anything. For those arriving later in the day, self check-in is available. Snow Crystal is ideal for families who enjoy the convenience and space of having an apartment in Upper Hirafu, without all the bells and whistles (and price tag) of the large condo hotel properties.

Who should stay here

Snow Crystal is ideal for a group of friends and families who want convenience accommodation in Niseko and comfort in a simple style.

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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