Perfect apartment! At first we thought it was a bit far, but they have a mini bus shuttle that brings you the slopes in the morning (every half hour between 8 and 10:30) and brings you back to the apartment in the afternoon (every half hour between 14:30 and 14:30) with your equipment. The building has an elevator, gear room and dry room. The apartment (2 East) is fantastic, with quality finish furniture and fixtures, dimmable spot lights, gas fireplace, dishwasher, heater floors, apple TV, etc. Lots of closet space along the hallway and a great onsen (Japanese bathtub) with double doors to a balcony. View of Mount Yōteik from the living room. There are several nice local restaurants around 3-5 min walking from the apartment. And the walk to the main street is not far 10/15min (without gear), slippery though as it is uphill. The team was super nice and helpful. Great job Tim, Jack and the rest! We had a great time and would love to come back some day. Arigato!…
The owner informed us that they are unable to accommodate us only 2 week before check-in date. We booked the place and paid in full 2 month earlier. We have to panicky look for others place to stay with only 2 week left. And that is very hard to find a decent place.
This luxurious apartment complex (only four and a penthouse) would have to be one of the finest in Hirafu. Located the quiet Lower Village it was only a 10 minute walk to the main intersection but, if walking is not for you, the apartments have a small bus with a driver who will pick up and drop off for your chosen ski lifts at prearranged times. It was only 300m walk from Onsen Yukoro where we would soak in the hot thermal springs under the falling snow. The apartment was clean and well appointed with a drying room for our ski gear and great security. Our family of 5 was very comfortable and could easily have accommodated other guest.
4 adults 2 kids 5 nights! near apt are some great little restaurants and bars in the lower village which is lovely. Driver service with friendly staff or bus to slopes. The staff were exceptional and the overall service was superb. Definitely going again.
Me, my husband and my 2 young kids stayed at this place in Jan 16 and are amaze by the design and comfort of this place. At first I am a bit worried about the location as it's not in the upper hirafu but the hotel has 'call them anytime' shuttle service that can bring us to and from the ski place and restaurant so the travelling is not a problem at all. Their concierge service is so amazing as I have literally email Hiromi 100 times to get her organized everything (yes! everything from restaurant, lift pass, rental, ski instructors etc) for me. If you want to stay in a stylist accommodation with your kids then this a place for you!