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Yama Shizen

Upper Hirafu, Niseko, Japan
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Scout loves

  • The penthouses have great views and outdoor Jacuzzis.
  • Guests can store ski equipment at storage facilities that are right on the slopes by the gondola. Storage facilities include heated boot racks.
  • In-resort services (such as babysitting, wine delivery and etc) can be easily organized via the concierge. 

Scout tips

  • Some of the apartments do not have views – instead they look across a plaza at other apartments.
  • Arrival and departure shuttles from key transit hubs can be arranged.


Yama Shizen is a modern apartment complex located in Upper Hirafu. It’s in a peaceful part of the village, yet close enough to all the great bars and restaurants that are on offer. Better still, it’s a mostly flat, 5-10 minute walk to either the Ace Quad chairlift or the Hirafu gondola station, where as a guest of Yama Shizen you’ll have access to free ski storage services. So there’s no need to lug your boots and skis around, or catch a transfer bus.

There are two buildings that make up the Yama Shizen complex – with the very straightforward classifications of ‘East’ and ‘West’. Both have the same layouts and room configurations, ranging from studios to palatial penthouses complete with Jacuzzis on the balconies.

The apartments are well equipped with modern furnishings, laundries, LCD satellite TVs and DVD players, plus they all have balconies. The bedrooms are furnished with split king beds, making them suitable for groups of friends, children or couples.

At the opposite end of the spectrum are the studios, which are more like hotel rooms. They’re small – just 24sqm to be exact – and include a bit of lounge space plus a simple kitchenette with a bar fridge, toaster and microwave. However they’re perfectly adequate for a couple who are planning to spend most evenings dining out.

The one, two and three bedroom apartments have full kitchens and living areas.

Who should stay here

Yama Shizen would be perfect for those wanting a good quality self catered apartment in a great location. Fine for groups, families or couples.

Scout Customer Reviews

We loved Yama Shizen - good clean facilities, apartment was huge which was what we needed with 2 teenagers and location was perfect close to supermarket and restaurants. We loved that we could do the check in process in our rooms once we arrived and not have to stand around reception area with suitcases and the second day bin collection and mid week clean was wonderful to have. Melissa, Scout Customer 2019

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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