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    La Neige Higashikan

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

From the outside La Neige Higashikan might just resemble the house of your dreams, perfectly framed by the snow-dusted branches of Wadano forest. Inside it’s just the same – effortlessly managing to be supremely luxurious yet homely at the same time; and to say the staff are obliging would be an understatement.  

There are 22 peaceful rooms within the main house – most with lovely views, sumptuous décor and jet tubs or Jacuzzis. There’s a decadent French/Italian restaurant with a vast wine cellar, and you’re not too far out of the village if you want to explore other, more Japanese, options.

In the woodland surrounding the main building they have a few rooms in cabins and a self-contained chalet. Akin to the type of log-cabins you would find in Lapland - inside  and out - there are two bedrooms, a living room, and a sunny bathroom. 

It’s five minutes to the Sakka ski lifts in Happo, but you can ski right to the end of the driveway when you’re done, and make your way to the house for afternoon tea. The shuttle bus picks up from the same spot. 

  • Bath Tub
  • Drying Room
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ski Lockers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

Happo One ski resort is a short five minute walk away and a shuttle bus service is also available to the other local ski resorts.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 200 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 500 metres
Train Station: 3 kilometres

This is one of the more upmarket hotels, in which there are a wide range of options. The cheapest hotel rooms are from about ¥34,000 (£195) per room per night during the lowest season, rising to circa ¥63,000 (£365) for a Junior Suite, with Jazuzzi, during the peak periods. The Log Cottages, based on four guests, range from ¥63,000 (£365) a night, to ¥68,000 (£394). We can also include dinner in the rates, if you choose.

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  • Bath Tub
  • Drying Room
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ski Lockers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

Happo One ski resort is a short five minute walk away and a shuttle bus service is also available to the other local ski resorts.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 200 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 500 metres
Train Station: 3 kilometres

This is one of the more upmarket hotels, in which there are a wide range of options. The cheapest hotel rooms are from about ¥34,000 (£195) per room per night during the lowest season, rising to circa ¥63,000 (£365) for a Junior Suite, with Jazuzzi, during the peak periods. The Log Cottages, based on four guests, range from ¥63,000 (£365) a night, to ¥68,000 (£394). We can also include dinner in the rates, if you choose.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.