Always popular, Niseko is a magical place for snow-loving families with babies, toddlers, kids, and teens! For those looking for family-friendly accommodation in Niseko, there are 4 different resort areas to choose from: Annapuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu, and Hanazano. Little Steps has chatted with parents visiting and living in Niseko to round up a list of top hotels that cater to kids and families! We have included the best of luxury chalets, affordable and cheap options, ski-in/ski-out favorites, big group options, and a few secret stays as well.
For areas, the 4 resort areas run ongoing shuttle buses so it’ll be convenient no matter where you stay. You can choose from a combined ski pass (all 4 resorts) or individual passes are offered for Annapuri and Hirafu. Note, Annapuri is the hub of Kids Land, sledding, tubing, and beginner slopes.
New Properties 2019/2020:
Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono – January 20, 2020
The Pavillions Niseko Resort And Residences – 2020 Opening
Skye Niseko – Newly Opened!
Hyatt House, Niseko – Newly Opened!
Hakuvillas – Newly Opened – 6-Star Experience!
Panarama Niseko – Newly Opened!
MINISTRY OF VILLAS makes searching for a villa a pleasure, then makes the booking process painless. They understand that families (especially those traveling with groups) will need assistance in selecting the right chalet for the right aged kids, within the right budget, and in the best location. Browse their chalets online here and if you need more help in navigating, just let them know and they can help secure the right chalet for your crew. A few of their favorite properties in Niseko are below!
MINISTRY OF VILLAS Niseko, https://www.ministryofvillas.com/villa/niseko/
Popular 2-Bedroom Chalets For Families:
Ezorisu: A cool ski chalet with modern angles and authentic Japanese flavor, located minutes from Hirafu Village.
Kuma Cabin: Newly furnished inside and great value for money!
Heiwa Lodge: Hong Kong-designed chalet that rests in a peaceful forest setting on the outskirts of Hirafu. This is a very popular 2-bedroom so book early.
Popular 3-Bedroom Chalets In Niseko
Millesime - A stunning, stylish space in which to hit the slopes in Niseko with an amalgamation of vintage chic and opulent rockstar vibe.
Tokubetsu - Great views with bed options for twin or double configuration.
Yuki Uchi - Warm, cozy, and really great value!
Popular 4-Bedroom Chalets In Niseko
Latitude 42 - Classic Canadian-style chalet with tons of space!
Boheme - A stylish designer chalet with views of Mount Yotei, Apple TV and free shuttle bus to ski lifts.
Tsubaki - A stylish chalet with a fireplace in the living room, relaxing hinoki bath and kids’ bunk room with entertainment systems.
Popular Large Chalets In Niseko
Greystone - 7-bedroom huge old-world pension that has been transformed into an ultimate holiday hangout – trendy and traditional, all wrapped into one chalet.
Sugarpot- 5-bedroom stunning, modern chalet with high lofted ceilings and open-plan layouts to spend your holiday in style and comfort.
Kasetsu - 6-bedroom luxurious chalet with a media room and bunk beds, spanning three floors and sleeping up to 17 guests. Perfect for big groups!
Akatsuki - 5-bedroom stylish Alpine chalet with European appeal, featuring Mount Yotei views, a private onsen and a great location in the heart of Hirafu Village.
Large Chalets Accommodating Multiple Families / Multi-Generational
Itoku - Pair of 5-bedroom chalets with bunk rooms that can accommodate up to 24 guests
Shirokuma Chalets - They can accommodate up to 20 guests and is excellent value for money!
Yutaka Townhouses - Excellent location and family-favorite with 2 townhouses next to each other (4 bedroom).
Toshokan - A pair of townhouses with bunk beds for the kids (4-bedroom)
Jun - 6-bedroom stylish stunner close to lower Hirafu with a great kids bunk room and tons of entertaining space
Kazahana - 6-bedroom chalet which is great for traveling with pre-teens and teens (jacuzzi included).
Mukashi Mukashi - 6-bedroom gorgeous chalet with the hippest bars and restaurants at your doorstep.
Soseki - New luxurious modern chalet with a great kids bunk room, excellent location, and top views.
The most anticipated opening in Niseko is on it's way in January 2020! Park Hyatt is opening in the family-friendly area of Hanazano offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of snow, ski, and outdoor activities. Located in Hanazono, this part of Niseko is known for its views of the Annupuri ranges and Mount Yotei. Guests will find exceptional skiing, loads of kids activities (Tube Park and the new Galaxy Of Kids indoor play area), and plenty of F&B too. Click here for more information!
Park Hyatt Niseko, Hanazono, 328-1 Aza Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, 044-0082, +81 1 36 27 1233, [email protected], https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/japan/park-hyatt-niseko-hanazono/ctsph
Hilton Niseko Village is located on the southern slopes of the famous Niseko Annupuri Mountain and inside Niseko Village. The gondola is next to the hotel and takes you up to the top of the mountain in 7 minutes. They also have a large indoor bath and a wide outdoor bath next to a pond with stunning views of Mt. Yotei. Year after year, it has been voted one of the best hotels in Niseko. There are plenty of perks for families including a playground, children's activities, children's menu, cribs, high chairs, and many restaurants to satisfy the fussiest of eaters.
Hilton Niseko Village, Higashiyama Onsen, Niseko-chō, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1592, Japan, +81 136 44 1111, website
Warm and cozy, this property is perfect for families who want their own space. Located in Niseko Village, this 200-room contemporary property is popular with parents for both the design and the convenience (ski-in ski-outaccess during winter). They also have family-friendly traditional Onsen baths making it a perfect place to chill after a day on the slopes. In the summer, there is an outdoor pool, a nature school and lots of other activities to keep you and your guests entertained.
The Green Leaf Niseko Village, Higashiyama-onsen, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 048-1592, Japan, +81 (0)136 44 3311, www.thegreenleafhotel.com/en/
Located in Hirafu town, this residence opens up on one side directly to the powder skip slopes of Ace Family Lift, where you can access the entire ski fields of Annupuri. On the other side, you can enjoy eats and drinks along the main street of Hirafuzaka. Large windows, design in Japanese traditional hues - this new property is gorgeous! The Maples Niseko offers 73 units, ranging from studio, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom & penthouses. Opened in December 2018, this is a very popular stay for Spring and Summer seasons with families. Book up!
The Maples Niseko, 204-27 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-Cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido JAPAN 044-008, Website
Heading to Niseko with kids? Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse is one of our favorites, offering families a collection of charming townhouses that mix Japanese charm with contemporary elegance. The best part? It is situated at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri in the heart of Niseko Village so getting the slopes is easy. There are eight exclusive townhouses accommodating 6 people comfortably with the space to add space for 2 additional children under the age of 12.
Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse, Higashiyama-onsen, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 048-1592, Japan, http://www.kasara.com/nisekovillage/
Hirafutei is a natural hot spring resort hotel that offers convenience and affordability for families. It is a 3-minute walk from Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu and they also offer ski storage and ski equipment rentals. This ski-in, ski-out doesn't carry the hefty price tag of other properties nearby in Hirafu.
Yumoto Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei, 044-0081 Hokkaido, Niseko, Kutchan Yamada 204, Japan, http://hirafutei.info/en/
The Vale is an uber-chic property offering one, two, and three bedroom accommodation options with ski-in, ski-out access. If you have the funds, the penthouse is a real treat! Everything oozes designer elegance and high-end finishes. There’s a great pool to splash around in and a fab little wine bar where you can meet after a day on the slopes. There’s an in-house ski shop too, perfect for some girlie shopping.
The Vale, 195-1 Aza Yamada Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun Hokkaido JAPAN 044-0081, https://thevaleniseko.com/
The Niseko Company specializes in accommodation for groups. All properties are luxurious and high-end and they use their insider knowledge to source the best for your family or group of families. Whether it’s a traditional-style chalet or something more modern, their experts will gladly advise you. Click here to check out their featured properties.
The Niseko Company, locations all over Niseko, http://thenisekocompany.com/properties
Akazora apartments are a stunning development in the heart of the village of Hirafu, Niseko. This property is all about convenience with its location only a 7-minute walk from the closest ski lift. For small groups, Akazora offers excellent options. The two-bedroom apartment has a large kitchen and dining room. The living room has breathtaking views of the mountains and countryside. Snuggle up on the sofa and watch the snow fall as you relax inside the cozy and comfortable condo. The hotel is also centrally located in Hirafu Village, just a short stroll from restaurants, convenience stores, bars, and the Grand Hirafu ski lifts.
Akazora, 170-235, Aza Yamada, Kutchan Cho, Abuta Gun, Hokkaido, Japan, https://www.mnkniseko.com/akazora. For special discounts for readers, email [email protected] with subject line "Hello I am interested in your #LILSTEPS19 special."
Ski bunnies love this ski-in, ski-out luxury resort hotel in Niseko, with doorstep access to fabled powder slopes. Nestled less than 100m from the Grand Hirafu high-speed gondola and less than 50m from the official International Ski School, Ki Niseko defines mountain luxury. Families can choose from one- or two-bedroom condominiums. Other perks for guests include a family-friendly onsen, spa, and dining options (including apres-ski options).
Ki Niseko, 183-43 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 044-0081, Japan, www.kiniseko.com
The Orchards Niseko is a community development of houses nestled between Mount Yōtei and Mount Annupuri. Located on the eastern side of Hirafu – about one kilometre along Route 343 (going towards Niseko) the chalets in this area provide convenient access to Grand Hirafu resort and other local ski areas. The Orchards provide stunning chalets great for groups in either modern or traditional style. Many come with vaulted ceilings, spacious living rooms, large kitchens and comfortable bedrooms. The views are simply breathtaking! It's just a two-minute drive from Hirafu Village and Grand Hirafu ski lifts. Similar to other MnK properties, they provide loads of perks before you arrive including turning the heating on at your home, organizing shopping, and also making sure ski rental and lift tickets are sorted for your group.
The Orchards Niseko, Aza Kabayama, 48-52, Kutchan cho, Abuta gun, Hokkaido, Japan 044-0078, https://www.mnkniseko.com/the-orchards-niseko. For special discounts for readers, email [email protected] with subject line "Hello I am interested in your #LILSTEPS19 special."
Located next to the ski slopes, this private apartment block is where you need to stay if you like the finer things in life. Options for stays include one-bedroom, studio, 1.5 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3-bedroom options. They also have natural Onsen hot springs, spa, massage, gym, yoga studio, art gallery, kids' club, and ski school access. Sitting at the base of Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort, AYA Niseko boasts ski-in, ski-out and direct access to the newly upgraded Ace Family lifts.
MNK Resorts And Accommodation is made up of Country Resort, The Orchards, Akazora, and Long-Term Stays. Country Resort offers beautiful traditional wooden chalets ranging from compact 2 bedroom chalets to spacious 5 bedroom chalets making it the perfect retreat for large groups. Each one is unique and offers something different. The resort also has a fabulous snow park where kids can enjoy non-stop fun. In addition to organizing skiing-related activities, the park can also assist in organizing dog sledding and trips to the winter petting zoo.
Country Resort, Kabayama 30-149, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, http://mnkniseko.com/the-chalets-at-country-resort.
Niseko Grand Resort is popular with families looking for a bit of culture in their stay. You'll actually have the best of both worlds here with rooms coming in either Western-style or Japanese-style, and the restaurant buffet serving both Western and Japanese food options. Relax in one of their awesome hot springs at the end of the day. This hotel is only a 5-minute drive from Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort.
Niseko Grand Hotel, Hokkaido, Niseko, Niseko 412, Japan, https://niseko-grand.com/en/
This is a beautiful, resort-style hotel that has everything your clan needs. With only 17 rooms, it’s an intimate place to stay. It’s 3 minutes to the ski resort by car and they also offer a shuttle bus service to and from the Annupuri Ski Area during the winter months. They also serve breakfast and dinner to guests. All meals are served in a traditional Japanese-style using the best and freshest ingredients. Make sure you check out the hot spring too-- one of the best outdoor onsens in the area!
Yugokorotei, 438, Niseko, Niseko-Cho, Abuta-Gun, Hokkaido 048-1511, Japan, www.niseko-annupurionsen.com/en/
Located at the foot of Mt. Yotei, this is a beautiful Japanese-style hotel. Each room has Japanese beds, a welcoming living area and all the mod cons you could need. With only 25 rooms, it’s a lovely small hotel for families. Relax with a treatment at the hot springs spa before heading out for the evening. The hotel is located in a remote area, but pickups from the nearby Annupuri ski area can be arranged.
Moku No Sho, 393 Niseko Niseko Cho Abuta Gun Hokkaido Japan, www.mokunosho.com/en/
More Accommodation Options:
Izumikyo Rental Cottage, http://www.nisekoizumikyo.com
Hotel Niseko Alpine, http://www.grand-hirafu.jp/winter/en/hotel/
Suiboku Apartments, http://suibokuhirafu.com/
Gondola Chalets, https://gondolachalets.com/
Alpen Ridge, http://alpenridge.com/
More Chalet Booking Companies:
Zekkei Travel, https://www.zekkeicollection.com/en/category/travel/
Powder Bryne, https://www.powderbyrne.com
For families looking for a specialized kid- and teen-focused ski company that offers turnkey holiday planning for organizing everything you need at a high level - Powder Byrne rocks. You just need to contact them with your requirements and let them put together the itinerary which will include recommending accommodation (all their hotels, chalets and private properties are handpicked), to providing in-resort services (including babysitting) to award-winning ski programmes for children and adults.
Zekkei Travel offers a gorgeous variety of curated chalets in Niseko. A few of our faves? Chalet Tsubaki features a roomy kids’ bunk room with a play area to keep the little ones busy. The villa is located in a quiet spot in the main Hirafu village and is part of the free shuttle bus route. Chalet Ori is an impressive party pad to wow your guests. The zen gardens and terraces are great for meditating, listening to music, reading, and unwinding. After a long day on the slopes, children can chill in the sun-lit bunk playroom, located far from the spacious living and dining lounge where the grownups can hang til late. At 5360 sq ft and 7 bedrooms, this is one of the few meta chalets in the village.
Chalet Tsubaki, www.zekkeicollection.com/en/property/tsubaki/
Chalet Ori, www.zekkeicollection.com/en/property/ori/