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    Living Room in an Akazora Two Bedroom Akazora Apartment

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.

Studio / 1 Bedroom / 2 Bedrooms

These are modern and homely apartments right in the heart of Hirafu Village, creating a good, central base close to both the skiing and après-fun. There are 26 apartments - studios, one bedroom and two bedroom - all with well equipped kitchens if you feel like shutting Hirafu out and cooking at home. The design is typically Japanese in its uncluttered simplicity.

One and two bedroom apartments have balconies and lounge areas with some of the most comfortable sofa beds we’ve found on our travels. Downstairs, there are lockers for your ski equipment and - unusually for an apartment block - a reception desk with enthusiastic and helpful staff. Another bonus is that you’ll be near the second stop on the shuttle route, meaning you’re likely to get a seat; but it’s only a seven minute walk to the nearest lift. 

  • Dishwasher
  • Fully-fitted Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)
  • Panoramic Views
  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • Front Desk

In Central Hirafu, on busy and atmospheric Momiji Zaka Street. Some of Hirafu’s best restaurants are surrounding the block, lively bars are a snowballs’ throw away and the local supermarket is a very short walk up the road. The shuttle bus stops outside, but its as convenient to walk wherever you need to go.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 350 metres
Shuttle Bus: 5 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 5 metres
Shop(s): 40 metres

The cheapest Studio Apartments, won the ground floor and with limited views, start from about ¥18,000 (£105) per night during low season, and prices rise to circa ¥78,000 (£450) per night for a Two Bedroom, with wonderful views to Mount Yotei, during the peak periods.

Click on a floor plan below to open it in a new window:

  • Dishwasher
  • Fully-fitted Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)
  • Panoramic Views
  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • Front Desk

In Central Hirafu, on busy and atmospheric Momiji Zaka Street. Some of Hirafu’s best restaurants are surrounding the block, lively bars are a snowballs’ throw away and the local supermarket is a very short walk up the road. The shuttle bus stops outside, but its as convenient to walk wherever you need to go.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 350 metres
Shuttle Bus: 5 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 5 metres
Shop(s): 40 metres

The cheapest Studio Apartments, won the ground floor and with limited views, start from about ¥18,000 (£105) per night during low season, and prices rise to circa ¥78,000 (£450) per night for a Two Bedroom, with wonderful views to Mount Yotei, during the peak periods.

Tap on a floor plan below – once to select it, a second time to open it in a new window:

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.