Akari Luxury Niseko

Trip Type: 
Self Contained
Max numbers: 
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Luxury 5 Bedroom Ski Chalet
Private Retreat in a secluded setting
a few minutes drive to Niseko Hirafu ski lifts
On demand driver (Winter only)
Designed by renowned Japanese architect Kazuhiro Ishide

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Akari Niseko is one of the most luxurious and impressive ski chalets in the area, with magnificent views of Mount Yotei and room to accommodate groups of up to 10 people.  Designed by renowned Japanese architect, Kazuhiro Ishide, Akari is a beautiful choice for Niseko snow holiday accommodation.  

This stunning 5 bedroom house has 2 large luxurious en-suite bedrooms on the first floor and 2 luxurious en-suite bedrooms and a beautiful Kyoto style Japanese room on the ground floor.  The chalet interior is warm and spacious, featuring high ceilings and large floor to ceiling windows overlooking fields of snow and stunning Mount Yotei.  The open living/dining area is characterized by a double-sided stone eco-fire place with Japanese oak flooring throughout.  

Bedding Configuration:
Master bedroom:  King
Second Bedroom:  King
2 x Guest Rooms:  Twin or Queen
Japanese style room:  Futons 

Akari is one of the very few luxury houses in Niseko that has a secluded setting yet is still within a few minutes drive of the Niseko Hirafu ski lifts.  The chalet comes with your own 'on demand' driver for all Winter stays.  For families with children, Akari in Niseko is the perfect retreat. It has a large private garden for playing in the snow, whilst inside there are toys and games with plenty of space for the little ones to have fun. 


Chalet Features

  • Two spacious en-suite master bedrooms on the 2nd floor
  • Two en-suite bedrooms on the 1st floor
  • A traditional style Japanese room which can be used as an extra bedroom or entertainment area
  • Ski storage/drying room
  • Private garage with ample parking space
  • Open plan Kitchen-Dining-Lounge area with in floor heating
  • Fully equipped western kitchen
  • Luxurious modern furnishings
  • Full laundry facilities
  • Complimentary high-speed internet wifi
  • Double sided stone eco-fireplace
  • Selection of books and DVDs

Snow Conditions



Niseko Ski Resort:
Has four main ski areas - Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, and Hanazono, and from November to April a prevailing wind blows in from the Russian mainland blanketing the region in deep powder snow. The weather patterns that form over west Hokkaido and the Sea of Japan cause snow to fall regularly in this region and that is why this area has some of the island’s highest snowfall. The numerous ski runs - over 48km in total - can accommodate skiers of any level, from beginner to professional. With wide open runs, gladed areas, groomed and off-piste slopes, not to mention the adventure of the backcountry - Niseko has something for everyone. 

1/  Niseko HANAZONO 
At HANAZONO you'll find powder, piste, pipe and parks! A variety of courses including dedicated learning areas for beginners, terrain parks, FIS half pipe and the superb tree runs of Strawberry Fields. HANAZONO 308 Centre has a great Apres Ski atmosphere.

2/  Niseko Grand Hirafu
With the largest area of the 4 resorts, Grand Hirafu boasts an unforgettable powder snow experience. A wide range of facilities, shops and restaurants are located at the base of the mountain.

3/  Niseko Village 
Incredible off-piste powder skiing with The Green Leaf Niseko Village and Hilton Niseko Village at its base! Niseko Village offers some of the best and longest skiing and snowboarding trails. Scenic courses lead through beautiful natural forests... a top pick for families.

4/  Niseko Annupuri
Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities can enjoy fresh powder snow or perfectly groomed runs.  Niseko Annupuri has fantastic views from the slopes and a well-designed base area featuring natural onsens.

Niseko All Mountain Lift Pass:
Visitors who purchase this pass can make use of all of the area’s 38 lifts and easily explore all four areas. The longest run that Niseko offers is a challenging 5.6km. The thing that attracts so many people to Niseko is the quality of the snow which, because it has a moisture content of only 8%, is extremely light and dry and makes for wonderful skiing. It is not uncommon to experience a minimum of knee-deep powder. Additionally, the resort stretches far around the mountain, providing extremely favorable light conditions from morning to dusk; then, when the sun sets, night skiing courses are well-lit for many hours. Visitors to the area in winter are not confined to skiing and snowboarding.  Ask World Snowfaris about Heli-skiing, Cat-skiing, Snowcat Tours, Snow Mobiling, Sled Adventures, Crosscountry Skiing, Snow Shoeing and more...

Optimum Conditions: 

For those hunting deep powder days, pick January/February every time!  Frequent fresh snowfall can be expected every few days and the temperatures are consistently cold keeping the snow in great condition.  Try to book 12 months out for top pick of January availability!  

For those after bluebird days and slightly warmer temperatures then pick March for sure.  Amazing powder can still be expected.  

April is a good time for family holidays with kids learning to ski or snowboard.  The sun is out to play and you're not rugged up in so many layers. 

Mid to late December can still bring powder days, however its hit and miss... as with April, it's a great time to avoid the crowds and enjoy the trails even though some off-piste areas may not be open.