Whether you spent the day hiking up Mount Annupuri’s endless trails, sliding down Niseko’s powder-covered slopes, or sauntering along Hirafu village’s quiet roads, we can’t think of a better home to return to than the luxurious four-bedroom Gouka Chalet.
‘Gouka’ means gorgeous in Japanese which – considering the awesome vistas from anywhere in this spacious chalet – somehow sounds like an understatement. Combining a typically Japanese taste for modern simplicity with elegant design, Gouka Chalet is a remarkable choice for a family or a group of friends looking for a stylish rental home, centrally located in Hirafu’s middle village.
Comfortably sleeping eight people, the chalet comprises of two generous ensuite master bedrooms and two guest bedrooms that share a separate bathroom with a bathtub. Each room can be set up for singles or for couples.
Gouka Chalet’s charming lounge area with relaxing leather sofas and nostalgic fireplace, along with its open-plan kitchen and large dining table, provide a great meeting space for catching up with loved ones on the day’s earlier outside adventures.
Fitted with a high-quality Bose sound system, flat-screen TV, DVD player and a variety of board games, there’s enough entertainment to please everyone during a cosy night-in.
For less homely après-ski options, simply head to one of Hirafu’s many bars or restaurants, most of which are only minutes away from the chalet.
Gouka Chalet’s excellent amenities, central location, and warm interior provide a lovely home for outdoor enthusiasts, both in winter and in summer.
This chalet features:
- Spacious and bright living area with comfortable lounge area
- Two large master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Two guest bedrooms sharing a separate bathroom with shower and bathtub
- Very spacious open-plan kitchen
- Dining table that seats eight people
- Flat-screen TV and Bose speakers
- Charming gas and stone fireplace
- Secure dry room for skis and other outdoor equipment
- On-call driver to and from Hirafu village locations and Grand Hirafu ski gondola
- Two ensuite master bedrooms on the first and second floor
- Two guest rooms on the second floor with a shared bathroom
- All bedrooms feature king-size beds which can be split into twin beds
- Sleeps up to 8 guests
Hirafu village, Niseko, Japan.
8 people (2 master king/twin bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms; 2 guest bedrooms with king/twin beds sharing a separate bathroom).
Spacious and bright living areas; large open-plan kitchen with ample worktop; dining table for 8; floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views.
Greeter upon check-in (8am to 8pm). Additional staff (eg spa therapist and babysitter) available on request for an additional charge.
Gouka Chalet is self-catering. A private chef may be booked in advance for a unique in-house dining experience, or a hamper can be ordered for delivery (upon guest account). Please visit Niseko Gourmet for further information.
WiFi broadband internet access.
Flat-screen TV (Satellite/Cable); Bose speaker; DVD player.
Gouka 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 cost applies).
Gouka 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, only during the winter season, for local journeys to and from the Grand Hirafu ski gondola and locations within Hirafu village.
Dishwasher; secure dry room; barbecue (extra).
140sqm (chalet). 170sqm (total).