Chalet Ivy - luxury lodging in a great location
Chalet Ivy - luxury lodging in a great location
Ki Niseko - hotel rooms, 1-2 bed condos, ski-in ski-out
Ki Niseko - hotel rooms, 1-2 bed condos, ski-in ski-out
AYA Niseko: luxury Niseko apartments ski-inski-out
AYA Niseko: luxury Niseko apartments ski-inski-out
The Setsumon - Studio, 1, 2 & 3br deluxe apartments - 1 min walk to lifts
The Setsumon - Studio, 1, 2 & 3br deluxe apartments - 1 min walk to lifts
Silver Birch - 2 br cottages - central Hirafu
Silver Birch - 2 br cottages - central Hirafu
M Hotel - ideal for couples / 2 share - central Hirafu
M Hotel - ideal for couples / 2 share - central Hirafu
Hilton Niseko Village - ski-in/ski-out - ideal for families with littlies
Hilton Niseko Village - ski-in/ski-out - ideal for families with littlies
AYA Niseko: perfectly located luxury apartments
AYA Niseko: perfectly located luxury apartments
Ki Niseko - spacious 1 bedroom apartment
Ki Niseko - spacious 1 bedroom apartment
The Freshwater - 1 & 2 br deluxe apartments in central location
The Freshwater - 1 & 2 br deluxe apartments in central location
Sekka Annupuri Lodge - a Japanese inspired oasis - Annapuri 2 mins to lifts
Sekka Annupuri Lodge - a Japanese inspired oasis - Annapuri 2 mins to lifts
Chalet Ivy - luxury Upper Hirafu hotel
Chalet Ivy - luxury Upper Hirafu hotel
The Vale - Niseko's luxury 5 star hotel - located ski-in/out in Hirafu
The Vale - Niseko's luxury 5 star hotel - located ski-in/out in Hirafu
M-Lodge - rooms for up to 3 guests - centrally located in Hirafu
M-Lodge - rooms for up to 3 guests - centrally located in Hirafu
AYA Niseko Apartments: new for 2016-17 season
AYA Niseko Apartments: new for 2016-17 season
Chalet Ivy: luxury Niseko hotel
Chalet Ivy: luxury Niseko hotel
Freedom Inn - great for getting first tracks - located in Hanazona
Freedom Inn - great for getting first tracks - located in Hanazona
Ki Niseko has a beautiful onsen
Ki Niseko has a beautiful onsen
Hotel Niseko Alpen - perfect for families - ski-in/ski-out
Hotel Niseko Alpen - perfect for families - ski-in/ski-out
First Tracks - 2 & 3br apartments located slopeside in central Hirafu
First Tracks - 2 & 3br apartments located slopeside in central Hirafu


Niseko AccommodationNiseko accommodation options are many and varied and include pensions, lodges, apartments and hotels.

There are a couple of factors regarding the accommodation options that set Niseko Japan apart from many other Japan ski resorts. Firstly there are lodgings to suit any budget, ranging from hostels for backpackers up to luxurious hotels such as The Vale, Ki Niseko or Chalet Ivy. Secondly, there are lots of Niseko apartments and other self-catering properties, which is somewhat of a rarity in Japan because this is more of a western concept. Conversely there are negligible ryokans (Japanese hotels), and whilst there are some pensions offering simple Japanese style accommodation, sleeping on the floor in Niseko is not that common. 


You can use our accommodation search facility to narrow your search by cost per person, accommodation type, and availability.

If you can't find any suitable accommodation using the above link, here's another option for Niseko accommodation listings.

NB If you are looking to book for the Xmas to New Year period or Chinese New Year, please note that many properties sell out very early.

Which Village to Stay In?

The first decision to make regarding Niseko accommodation is which village to stay in. Decision making factors may include which ski area you want to spend most time at, and the importance of a variety of restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. If you're looking for Niseko family friendly accommodation, the proximity of the accommodation to the slopes, child care and kids' ski school, may also be important.

Niseko Hirafu Accommodation Hirafu is the most popular village to stay in. The ski area at Hirafu has something for everyone and is centrally located to enable easy access to the other ski areas and great night skiing. The Hirafu Village is the main heartbeat of Niseko with lots of restaurants, a very active nightlife and lots of shops.

Hirafu is further divided into various sub-villages. The Hirafu Upper Village is closest to the ski area, whilst Hirafu Lower Village is the area below the main highway (343). The new Hirafu East village is not within easy walking distance of the central action, and Hirafu South is also best accessed via shuttle service. View our Google Map to get a feel for the various accommodation locations.

Hirafu Niseko Ski-in / Ski-out Accommodation
Hirafu Village has limited ski-in / ski-out accommodation and it generally comes at a premium price. There are a few larger hotels, apartments and a chalet with ski to access from the Family run (e.g. AYA Niseko, Chalet Murasaki). Ki Niseko is ski-in ski-out to the Hirafu Gondola area.

The Vale Luxury Ski In Ski Out Hotel Niseko The Vale Niseko (5 star)
Ski-in/out located at the base of the Family pair lift in the heart of Hirafu, next door to kids ski school. Luxurious hotel rooms & apartments. Natural thermal onsen, heated pool, bar & restaurant.
Ki Niseko - % star ski-in ski-out Niseko Hirafu Ki Niseko (4 star)
Ski-in/out located near the base of the Hirafu Gondola at the top of the village. Hotel rooms, 1, & 2 bedroom condos (for up to 5 guests) and a penthouse for up to 12 guests. Indoor & outdoor hot springs, sauna, plunge pools & much more..
Niseko Snow Crystal Apartments Snow Crystal Apartments (3.5 star)
Almost ski-in/ski-out close to kids' ski school & central Hirafu. Western-style 2 & 3 br apartments for 5 - 7 guests. Deluxe fully-equipped kitchens, open plan living, great views, free wifi, in apartment laundry & more..

Located right at the base of the Family Run (a beginner run), the location doesn’t get any better at Niseko. AYA Niseko is completely ski-in ski-out, and the deluxe apartment configurations include studios, 1.5, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms.

In the same area opposite the Ace Family chair lift and the beginner run, Chalet Murasaki consists of an incredibly large 6 bedroom chalet (accommodating up to 14 guests) and a 2 bedroom apartment. These can be booked separately or booked together to form an 8 bedroom house for up to 18 guests. 

Just tucked in behind the properties alongside the Ace Family Run is Absolute Niseko ($$), providing simple accommodation in a range of rooms with shared bathroom.

Almost ski-in ski-out to the Ace Family Run is the Niseko Park Hotel ($$) which has western and Japanese rooms (which is somewhat unique in Niseko) where you sleep on the tatami floor. There is also a small onsen onsite.

Next door is the Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafu-tei, which is pretty much ski-in ski-out or for beginners, just a couple of minutes walk to the Family Run. The hotel provides a very Japanese experience (which is rare in Niseko) with Japanese rooms (sleeping on the floor) and western/Japanese combo rooms, and some rooms have a private onsen. There is also a lovely public onsen on-site for guests, including an open air bath.

At the top of the village is the deluxe Hotel Niseko Alpen which has western/Japanese combo rooms, western rooms, and upscale renovated suites. The hotel features an onsen, large swimming pool, and child care on-site.
Upper Hirafu Village (5-10 minutes walk to lifts)
Whilst there is limited ski in / ski out accommodation in Niseko, there is a more substantial selection of accommodations within a 5 minute walk from the slopes. The most popular area is the upper Hirafu zone which has easy access to the slopes and a plethora of restaurants & bars.

Chalet Ivy Chalet Ivy  (4.5 star)
Luxury hotel located just a few mins walk to slopes & to many restaurants & bars. Spacious and beautifully appointed hotel rooms, 1-2 BR suites, and penthouse. Fine dining restaurant, onsen, ski concierge and high levels of service & more.....
The Setsumon Apartments The Setsumon  (3.5 star)
Stylish studio, 1, 2 & 3 br apartments for 3 - 8 guests located just a few minutes walk to the slopes and right among the action of Hirafu village. Deluxe kitchens, open plan living, satellite TV channels, free wifi and parking & more.....
Shiki Niseko | Luxury Apartments Shiki Niseko (4 star)
Deluxe 1, 2 & 3 br apartments for 2 - 7 guests located 7 minutes walk to the Ace Family lift & 0-5 mins walk to dozens of restaurants. Deluxe kitchens, lovely open plan living spaces, English TV channels, free wifi & more.....
Owashi Lodge Owashi Lodge (2 star)
Backpacker style accommodation located a few mins walk to lifts in the upper-Hirafu village. Newly renovated rooms, some with double bunks, nice communal areas and games room.....

The Gondola Chalets are very well located, only 1 minute walk from the Hirafu Gondola and ski school. Gondola Chalets are stylish 4 and 5 bedroom apartments catering for up to 9 and 12 guests respectively.

Landmark View is very conveniently located only 2 minutes walk from the Hirafu Gondola, offering deluxe 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Yama Shizen offers contemporary and deluxe Niseko apartments (studios, 1 -3 bedrooms). Yamashizen is very well located in the main nucleus of Upper Hirafu, and only a 4 minute walk from the Hirafu Gondola.

Youtei Tracks is a 4 star apartment complex with studios and 1 -3 bedrooms.

Lower Hirafu Village (within 5 minutes shuttle, 10 mins walk to lifts)
The shuttle service around Hirafu Village is extensive with bus stops approximately every hundred metres, so no matter where you stay in the village, you'll be within a couple of minutes walk from a shuttle bus stop. Generally the lifts are only 3 to 10 minutes shuttle from most lodging. Here are a few options...

Muse Niseko ($$$$) consists of 8 luxury apartments in a central location on the boundary of upper and lower Hirafu village. The beautifully appointed apartments range in size from studios to 4 bedroom apartments.

Aspect Niseko ($$$$) offers 2 and 3 bedroom premium apartments with beautifully appointed and spacious living areas.

Loft Niseko ($$$$) is a boutique property, offering spacious contemporary 3 bedroom apartments and a dedicated concierge service. 

M-Hotel | Niseko Hotel Accommodation M-Hotel (4 star)
Ideal for 1-2 people. Great location, choice of king/twin rooms or suites with kitchenette & sitting area. All rooms have private ensuites, TV, fridge & microwave. The hotel has a gym, coin laundry and a buffet breakfast is included...
Akazora | Niseko Deluxe Apartments Akazora Apartments (4 star)
Akazora apartments are 4-star, studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments (for 2 to 6 guests) located in lower Hirafu among some of Niseko's best restaurants with direct access to the shuttle bus and only 10 minutes walk to the slopes....
M Lodge Niseko Accommodation M Lodge (2.5 Star)
Great central location only 5 mins walk to nearest lift. Japanese style lodge/hotel with single, twin and double rooms western and Japanese style rooms. Rooms have a fridge and TV....
Chalets at Country Resort | Niseko Group Accommodation Chalets at Country Resort (4 star)
Located a short ride via a free shuttle service, these 34 modern 1 to 5 bedroom chalets are perfect for larger groups & families (up to 12 guests). Includes free wifi, free resort shuttle & English speaking concierge...

Niseko Village Accommodation Niseko Village (not to be confused with Hirafu village) has direct access to the Niseko United ski fields via the Higashiyama gondola. There is also an English ski school at the base of the lift (literally at the front door of the Hilton Niseko).

There are several restaurants and bars in the Hilton Niseko and other properties around the area. If you want the vibrant nightlife of Hirafu, it’s about 10-15 minutes away via the Niseko United bus (until 11:30pm), the Hilton Niseko Village shuttle bus (which operates until the wee hours), or a taxi. If a very vibrant nightlife is high on your priority list, this is probably not the area for you. Most people who stay in this village enjoy the tranquility and also the quick access to the back bowls.

Hilton Hotel | Niseko Village Hilton Niseko Village Hotel (4 Star)
Superb ski-in ski-out location at Niseko Village with deluxe hotel rooms (for 1 - 4 guests). Right next to English speaking ski school, on-site hot springs, day spa, gymnasium, multiple restaurants & a bar within the hotel plus more..
Green Leaf Niseko (4 Star)
Ski-in ski-out location at Niseko Village offering hotel rooms & suites for up to 3 guests. Suites have a kitchenette & separate living area. Hotel features indoor & outdoor hot springs, day spa, restaurant, bar/lounge area with fireplace...
Freeride Niseko 
Located in Niseko Village approx 5 mins walk to the nearest lift & 20 metres from the nearest shuttle bus stop. If you are on a budget & looking for a cozy lodge-style accommodation this could be ideal. Twin & bunk rooms& on site restaurant.

Also located in Niseko Village, Kasara Niseko Village ($$$$) is an exceptional 3 bedroom townhouse with 3 bathrooms.

Between the Niseko Village and Hirafu is the Kabayama Village. Located here is the stylish Always Niseko Hotel ($$), offering good value accommodation.

Annupuri Accommodation Annupuri is away from the crowds and is popular with die-hard powder hounds who want to get fresh tracks in the Annupuri bowls. When it dumps, lift access to Annupuri ski area can be cut off from the rest of Niseko United meaning you and a few people get to enjoy the freshies all to yourselves. Whilst there are a few nearby restaurants & bars, Annupuri is not big on nightlife. The village here is lovely with various cabins and chalets and a couple of hotels. Most of the accommodations in Annupuri have their own restaurants and bars to cater for their guests.

Sekka Annupuri Lodge Sekka Annupuri Lodge (3 star)
Luxury lodge style accommodation with Japanese architectural influence. Rooms to cater for 1 - 3 guests. Includes continental breakfast. Almost ski-in/ski-out only a few minutes walk to lifts
Annupuri Lodge The Annupuri Lodge (3 star)
A fun & great value boutique lodge located just 2-min walk from the slopes. Ski-in to the lodge. Private rooms (2-5 guests) as well as dorm rooms. Stays include daily big breakfast, wifi, lounge, bar and more..

Hanazono Lodgings Hanazono is also suited to those wanting a peaceful setting away from the hub-bub of Hirafu. Hanazono also suits powder hounds who want to get to the tree skiing in Hanazono before everyone else. Accommodation options in the Hanozono area are limited to a few chalets. One property worth checking out is the Freedom Inn which is run by westerners and has a mix of western rooms and Japanese style tatami rooms, and is located only a short walk to the Hanazono lifts.

Freedom Inn | Hanazona Niseko Hotel Niseko Freedom Inn   (3 Star)
Walk to lifts & restaurants. Daily B/fast included. Western style rooms as well as Japanese Tatami style rooms. Free shuttle. Get Hanazono freshies every day before everyone else...

Moiwa Accommodation

Another location which is becoming very popular due to the lower crowds is near the base area at Moiwa Ski Resort. Advanced riders with avalanche safety gear can access the Niseko Hirafu lifts via a traverse to/from Moiwa. There is also a regular shuttle service to/from Moiwa to Annupuri and Niseko Hirafu.

One Niseko Resort Towers is the most popular hotel due to its close proximity to the Moiwa slopes.

One Niseko Hotel Moiwa One Niseko Resort Towers Moiwa (3 star)
Offers a variety of studio rooms & suites of varying standards for up to 5 guests. Features kitchenettes, large picture window & separate seating areas, free WIFI & SatTV. There is an on-site restaurant, bar, hot springs & more...
Moiwa Lodge Moiwa Lodge (2 star)
If a social rustic lodge is more your style this might be the one for you. Slope-side location with private & dorm rooms plus stand-alone cabins. Games room, 4 common lounge areas, restaurant, bar, free wifi & car parking & more...

Moiwa/Konbu Onsen also has a couple of very nice traditional Japanese Ryokans (hotels) with beautiful onsens. Properties in this area include Hotel Kanronomori, Niseko Konbu Onsen Tsuruga Mokunosho, and Koikawa Onsen Ryokan

Accommodation within 10 - 15 mins driveThere are a number of properties located within an easy 10 - 15 minute drive including down-town Kutchan. If you are looking to save a few dollars and you have your own transport, this could be the ideal solution for you....

Karimpani Niseko Fujiyama | Niseko Hostel Karimpani Niseko Fujiyama (1 star)
HI accredited youth hostel with capacity of 25 located 15 min free shuttle to Niseko Annupuri ski area. Simple dorm accommodation, free wifi, ski storage, rentals & lifts passes available on site...

Niseko Map

Price Legend$ - Budget
$$ - Moderate
$$$ - Deluxe
$$$$ - Premium
$$$$$ - Opulent

Niseko InfoWhere to Stay with Kids
When to Visit Niseko

Niseko Hotels The Vale Niseko ($$$-$$$$$)
Chalet Ivy ($$$-$$$$$)
Hilton Niseko Village ($$$-$$$$)
Hotel Niseko Alpen ($$$-$$$$)
Ki Niseko ($$$$)
M Hotel ($$$)
Niseko Park Hotel ($$)
Niseko Prince Hotel ($$$)
Always Niseko ($$)

Niseko ApartmentsAspect ($$$$) 4-10
AYA Niseko ($$$$-$$$$$): 2-9
Yama Shizen ($$$-$$$$): 2-7
Snow Crystal ($$$-$$$$): 5-7
Akazora ($$$): 2-6
Fubuki ($$$): 6
Gondola Chalets ($$$): 9-12
Hana and Jo ($$): 5
Kizuna ($$$-$$$$): 2-6
Landmark View ($$$-$$$$): 5-7
Loft ($$$$): 6
Mountainside Palace ($$$): 5
Muse Niseko ($$$$): 2-9
Setsugetsu ($$$): 2-9
Setsumon ($$$-$$$$): 3-8
Shiki Niseko ($$$): 2-7
Suiboku ($$$$-$$$$$): 5-11
The Freshwater ($$$): 2-8

Deep Tracks: 3-5
Powder Tracks: 2-8
First Tracks: 5-7
Youtei Tracks ($$$$): 2-7
Yasuragi ($$$-$$$$): 4-7

Niseko Backpackers Absolute Niseko ($-$$)
Hirafu Backpacker ($-$$)
Karimpani Niseko Fujiyama
Moorea Lodge ($-$$)
MY Ecolodge ($-$$)
Owashi Lodge ($-$$)
The Lodge Moiwa 834

Lodges Absolute Niseko ($-$$)
M-Lodge ($$-$$$)
Moorea Lodge ($-$$)
Freedom Inn Hotel ($$)
Gouka Lodge Bondi ($-$$)
Kimamaya Boutique Hotel ($$$)

Japanese Ryokans

Koikawa Onsen Ryokan ($$$)
Tsuruga Mokunosho ($$$$)
Zaborin ($$$$$)

Japanese PensionsGrandpapa Lodge ($$)
Lodge Koropokkuru ($$)
Pension New White Bear ($$-$$$)

Houses/Cottages Chalet Murasaki ($$$$): 18
Chalets at Country Resort: 12
Cisco Moon Chalet: 16
Forest Estate ($$$): 7
Ginsetsu ($$): 7
Greystone ($$): 18
Gustav Hideaway ($$$$): 12
Heritage ($$$): 10
Jurin Cottage ($$): 9
Kasara Niseko Village ($$$$): 8
Kawasemi ($$$$): 9
Kazahana Chalet ($$$$): 13
Koho ($$$): 8
Nupuri ($$): 6
Peak ($$$): 8
Powderhound Lodge ($$): 12
Silver Birch ($$-$$$): 5
Sugarpot ($$): 12

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