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2/3 BR Luxury Condo - Perfect Location, Perfect Views, Perfect Powder...

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Kabayama - Yama Shizen West

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

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.

Yama Shizen West is a premium alpine apartment located in the heart of Hirafu village, with premium access to the slopes, shopping, traditional public baths (onsens), and the finest restaurants. Yama Shizen West offers outstanding value and comfort for your stay. 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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Geoff Kendall
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2016
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About Geoff Kendall

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

Geoff Kendall purchased this condo in 2007

Why Geoff Kendall chose Japan

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.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

2/3 BR Luxury Condo - Perfect Location, Perfect Views, Perfect Powder...
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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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Yama Shizen West

  • 5 of 5

Great location for restaurants and access to the Quad Chair, also an easy walk to the shuttle.

Real espresso coffee downstairs from 7.30am. The Apartments were in very good condition and efficiently serviced. Finally the apartments had a point blank view of the fireworks on New Years.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! Glad you enjoyed your stay. New Year's Eve is a very special time in Niseko...the "fire path" event (a line of skiers winding down the mountain holding flares) is indeed a great sight from my apartment, as are the fireworks. Come back again soon.
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Wonderful accommodations in Niseko for 1st time skiers

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Niseko and Yama Shizen West was absolutely perfect!! We loved our accommodations--the location was convenient to the ski slopes, to the shuttle, and to the restaurants and shops/rental stores in town, the building was lovely, and our apartment was comfortable, clean, just the right size, and with all of the necessities we needed. The views from the apartment are so great, too! HT Holidays did a fantastic job before and during our trip, even arranging a cake for my husband's birthday. We really enjoyed our time in Niseko and would definitely love to go back someday. Ideally we could stay at this gem again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to fill in a review. I am so glad you enjoyed staying at my place and your time in Niseko as well. I hope you do get a chance to come back and stay again soon.
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Excellent Accomodation in Niseko

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Niseko, and definitely wont be our last! Yama Shizen West is well situated to access both the slopes and restaurants, with fantastic views of the front valley. The apartment is relatively new with modern furnishings and very comfortable for our family of four. The owner was super helpful and responsive with the booking process and providing information and suggestions on what to do and expect in Niseko. The HT staff were very helpful and organised transfers from Sapporo, equipment hire, car hire and more, and were very helpful every time. If you are first timer or a returning enthusiast, I highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. So glad you enjoyed your stay in Niseko. Awesome, isn't it?! See you next season!
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Kabayama, Japan

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Kabayama in Asia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - main ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - shared - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Enjoy the traditional Japanese toilet experience!
    Bathroom 3 - guest toilet - Toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large room with small lounge, ensuite and kitchenette
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Huge King bed can be split into King singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse 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 pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • 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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