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3 BR (or 2 BR) Luxury Condo - Perfect Location, Perfect Views, Perfect Powder...

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2/3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

*** 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award ***

Yama Shizen West is a premium alpine apartment located in the heart of Hirafu village in Niseko, Japan. It has easy access to the slopes, shopping, traditional public baths (onsens), and the finest restaurants. Yama Shizen West offers outstanding value and comfort. Combining contemporary architecture and designer interiors with the quality and detail of Japanese construction, Yama Shizen provides the very best in alpine accommodation, at one of the most exciting ski holiday destinations in the world.

* On the very doorstep to some of the best powder in the world

* Fully furnished, designer interiors providing luxurious retreats

* Exclusive village location

* High level of detail and Japanese craftsmanship

* Spectacular views through large picture windows to the ski fields; maximum natural light

* FREE concierge service to book restaurants, tours, transfers, anything you need!

* FREE ski valet at Gondola,

* Drying areas, Secure ski storage and under cover parking in the building

* FREE Wi-Fi and Satellite TV in English

* Iron and ironing Board, Hairdryer and all modern appliances

Niseko is located on the North island of Hokkaido, Japan - near the international airport of Sapporo. It was originally a thermal spring spa resort known only to the local Japanese, but was eventually discovered by outsiders looking for the perfect snow experience. Niseko is now famous around the world for its exceptional powder snow. From December to April each year the resort is covered in a blanket of up to 15 metres of pristine powder snow. There are over 50 kms (30 miles) of groomed slopes across four linked resorts: Hirafu, Hanazono, An'nupuri and Higashiyama.

Niseko is now one of the fastest growing ski resorts in the world, and at the heart of Niseko is Hirafu, the best appointed village in the area. With its unique Japanese character and mix of international influences, Hirafu offers an experience not found anywhere else in the world. English is widely spoken unlike many other Japanese ski resorts where communication can be difficult.

Fabulous food, fascinating culture and fantastic snow. Go ahead and do something fabulous this year – SKI NISEKO!

During the rest of the year (May-November), Niseko is well known for outdoor pursuits like golf, white water rafting, fly fishing, road cycling, mountain biking, and hiking. With its mild temperatures, Niseko provides the perfect escape from the humid summer experienced by many Asian cities. With its wealth of activities, delectable seasonal produce, renowned hot springs and breathtaking scenic beauty, Niseko offers an exceptional destination year round. Niseko has it all.

More Details

Geoff Kendall
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Geoff Kendall

I am in my 50's and live in Australia.

Geoff Kendall purchased this condo in 2007

Why Geoff Kendall chose Kabayama

I bought this apartment in Japan to take advantage of the amazing powder snow during the Australian Summer period (Dec-April) and because I really enjoy the Japanese cultural experience - especially the food! My teenage daughter also loves it so much she took up Japanese at school.

What makes this condo unique

Apart from the snow sports, there is nothing more enjoyable than soaking in a traditional Japanese onsen (natural thermal hot pools) followed by a traditional Japanese meal of sushi, teriyaki, yakitori, etc... The views of Mt. Youtei (an extinct volcano similar in size and shape to Mt Fuji) are spectacular.


Kabayama Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - main ensuite - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Enjoy the traditional Japanese toilet experience!
    Bathroom 3 - guest toilet - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large room with small lounge, ensuite and kitchenette
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Huge King bed can be split into King singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Huge King Bed can be split into King singles
  • King size beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Everything you need for a fabulous holiday in Niseko, complete with the best Powder snow on the Planet!


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(23 traveler reviews)

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3 BR (or 2 BR) Luxury Condo - Perfect Location, Perfect Views, Perfect Powder...
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Beautifully appointed accommodation, in a central location, with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a 1 week family ski holiday in Niseko and had the best time ever!

Staying in #502 Yama Shizen West meant we were in the heart of the village with everything (shops, restaurants, shops, onsens and ski lifts) only a 100m walk from your front door.

#502 Yama Shizen West is a very spacious and comfortable 3 bed apartment with all of the modern comforts of home (Apple TV & WiFi) and uninterrupted views of the ski slopes from your living area.

Niseko Central (building managers) added the "cherry on top" by making restaurant and transport bookings, arranging babysitters and providing free ski gear storage at the Gondola centre. What more could you ask for??

We will most definitely be going back and recommending #502 Yama Shizen West to all of our friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Ski holiday two families with 4 kids

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean, comfortable and very practical.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ken. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Amazing amounts of the fluffy white stuff this season so hope you took full advantage of it! Come back again soon.
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Great Location, Perfect Powder, & Superb Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

A short walk to the gondola and absolutely breathtaking views of the mountain! Close to all the great restaurants and onsens! Geoff was easy to work with and gave great restaurant recommendations, him paired with the top notch service from the concierge (Niseko Central) we were totally take care of and had everything we could possibly need! The complimentary ski valet was incredible, we left our boots and skis at the gondola and never had to haul anything around. The beds were comfortable, there was plenty of room, and we had everything we needed and more. Yama Shizen was worth every penny and I highly recommend this condo to anyone who is looking for a prime ski vacation. Niseko is an incredible place!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Sara. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Niseko as it is a very special place. I hope you get a chance to come back again soon.
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Absolute perfection! Amazing views, location and fabulous HT service

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Yama Shizen was flawless. We were a very short walk to everywhere - food, bars, onsens and of course, the slopes! The apartment was clean and the service from the HT team was very very helpful. They helped us organise transfers and restaurant bookings before our arrival, as well as providing some great recommendations. The apartment was very spacious. We were in Niseko for a girls getaway but the apartment would also be suitable for couples and families. The views of the mountain from our window were a highlight - from the large windows in the living room you probably have the best view in town. I would definitely stay there if I went back to Niseko. Thanks HT Holidays!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Geoff was extremely easy to deal with and the concierge for HT Holidays was as well. Helped take care of everything from airport transfers to lift tickets to a day trip to Rusutsu. Niseko is a phenomenal place that us Americans are just now hearing about. Highly recommend this place for location to the lifts in village. It is hard to get both in Niseko but this unit at Yama Shizen checks all of the boxes. Assemble your crew and send it!

Thanks Geoff!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you got to experience everything that Niseko has to offer. You hit the ideal combo of deep fresh powder and blue skies to highlight the beauty of Mt Youtei. Come on back any time!
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superb location and amenity

  • 5 of 5

awesome location for restaurants

walk to the gondola via shortcut- 4 mins

valet ski/boot minding at the godola base

very comfortable apartment with concierge service

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at my apartment in Niseko. I have booked the week you asked for next season, so I look forward to welcoming you again!
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
New Chitose (Sapporo)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
In Summer
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
In the building!
Nearest Ski
250 Metres
Car: not necessary

Niseko is the centre of powder snow skiing in the Northern Winter (Dec to April). In addition to the many skiing options there are fabulous restaurants, onsens (thermal hot pools) and bars - plenty to see and do. It is also a beautiful area to visit in Spring, Summer and Autumn/Fall if you like stunning rural scenery, golf, cycling, fly fishing, white water rafting. Plenty of local festivals to choose from.




Additional information about rental rates

Extra person above 6 $50

Property cannot be held off market until payment of deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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