Ajisai - The garden

Niseko Experience

The locale

Chalet Ajisai is perfectly located on a quiet road in Hirafu’s middle village – close to some of the area’s best eateries, including the Green Farm Café and Rosso Rosso Steak for casual lunch, or Kamimura for Michelin-star fine dining.

Don’t let heavy snowfall deter you from having a good time. Many of Hirafu’s pavements are heated which means you’ll be able to reach your destination ‘slip and slide’-free. There’s an excellent range of evening entertainment venues in the village, from the quirky Bar Gyu with its exceptional range of rare Japanese whiskies, to live music and late-night DJ sets at Wild Bill’s.

After a long day in the great outdoors, there’s no better way to relax than by visiting one of the many thermal spas or ‘onsen’. Chalet Ajisai is close to Hotel Hirafutei Onsen and Hotel Alpen Onsen – both renowned for their beautiful facilities and excellent rejuvenation treatments. 

Chalet Ajisai is a fifteen-minute walk or a short drive from the Grand Hirafu ski gondola which gives you access to some of the area’s steepest slopes and also caters well to beginners. Simply call one of our on-call drivers to drive you there in the morning and pick you up again in the afternoon.

  • Steak Rosso Rosso Restaurant
    0.12 km
  • Bar Gyu+
    0.30 km
  • Hirafu Intersection
    0.40 km
  • Kamimura Michelin Star Resto
    0.50 km
  • Hirafutei Hotel Onsen
    0.60 km
  • Alpen Hotel Onsen
    0.80 km
  • Grand Hirafu Gondola
    1 km
  • Niseko Village Golf Course
    6 km
  • Mt. Yotei Makkari Entrance
    8 km
  • Lake Toya
    45 km
  • Otaru City
    60 km
  • Sapporo City
    90 km
Niseko - Japan

How to get there

Getting to Niseko is easy with daily direct flights to New Chitose Airport from Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Beijing.

Rental cars are available at the airport all year round from a number of suppliers, and it is a scenic two hour drive to Niseko. 

If not comfortable driving, we recommend a private transfer for groups. A convenient airport coach transfer is the best way to travel. Please contact our reservations department with your flight details to book airport transfers or rental cars.

Alternatively, you can travel worry-free on JR Rail from CTS (New Chitose Airport) via Sapporo, with a quick transfer at Otaru, to Kutchan JR Station. Trains are always on time and leave approximately every 90 minutes.

If coming from Tokyo, you can experience the famous Shinkansen (bullet train), which travels up to 320km an hour and hurtles through an undersea tunnel that connects the main island of Honshu with Hokkaido. Travel time is around 4 hours to Hakodate where you can connect to a regional train up to JR Kutchan (3.5 hours).

Ajisai - Hallway

Guest Experience

  • January 25th, 2020 - January 31st, 2020

    We really love this place! Andrew’s team are very very helpful ! For sure we will coming back!

    Yan L, United States
  • January 15th, 2020 - January 21st, 2020

    Very nice staff, helpful. Transfer and shuttle was prefect,always come very soon. Chalet is clean, we can found everything in kitchen. We enjoyed the stay, will come again!

    Linshi W, China
  • January 2nd, 2020 - January 11th, 2020

    Tom and Alice from Elite Havens were legends! The whole experience with Elite Havens made our time in Niseko that much better. Ajisai is epic! Andrew and the whole team at Elite Homes were amazing to deal with from start to finish. The entire check-in process was very simple. Our driver was waiting where the bus dropped us off at The Grand Hirafu Welcome Centre and took up right to our front door. The free shuttle service team were amazing and very attentive throughout our entire stay. The house was very clean and the design was fantastic and suited our group of six people very well. Cooking and cleaning facilities were great. Apple TV was very useful on some nights where we decided to stay in. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Thanks for a great stay and making our entire experience all that much better!

    Joel, Scott, Nick, Jake and Seb, Australia
  • December 24th, 2019 - January 2nd, 2020

    Andrew and crew were very friendly and attentive! House is super clean and everything we need was there. Lovely restaurant is literally just around corner, great location! Definitely coming back!!

    Tomoko H, Hong Kong
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