Designer decadence with a touch of European charm
Voted Japan’s best ski chalet for two years running, Hakuchozan is no ordinary chalet experience. A winter home for the world’s wealthiest, this ultra-luxe, seven-bedroom sanctuary promises an exclusive 6-star Niseko experience. Decked out with a man-cave (complete with a bar and shuffleboard table); a kids’ game room; an 80-inch screen with Apple TV in the living room; a karaoke system; and BOSE sound system, Hakuchōzan is the ultimate party palace, for kids and adults alike.
Guests don’t have to think about a single thing. Private chefs prepare daily meals of your choice alongside unlimited drinks, and a butler will be at your beck and call day or night — they’ll even deliver a steaming cup of hot cocoa to you on the slopes should you desire. Nothing is too much trouble. It’s a brisk eight-minute walk to the nearest ski lift, although there’s a chauffeur on hand if you prefer to be dropped off. And outside on the patio you’ll find a Jacuzzi, BBQ and fire pit paired with magical views of Mount Yotei, towering in all its snowy splendour.
Nestled in the heart of Niseko’s Hirafu middle village, Hakuchōzan is an eight-minute walk to the nearest ski lift, or if you’d prefer to be chauffeured, it’s a speedy one-minute drive in the 10-seater van. For food, Niseko has everything, from Michelin-starred menus to quaint family-run cafés and everything in between. Highlights on the menu include traditional izakaya, sukiyaki, udon and shabu-shabu.
- With seven rooms, Hakuchozan’s luxurious lodge sleeps up to 16 guests
- A man cave kitted out with a bar and shuffleboard table
- A kids’ games room with a foosball table, Xbox One and boardgames
- A Karaoke and BOSE sound system
- Outdoor Jacuzzi with spectacular views of Mount Yotei
- Private butlers who will tend to your every whim
- Private chefs to cater to your choice of menu