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    Powder Cottage

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.

Quaint is the word. This two level stand-alone cottage is in the very heart of Hirafu village, and offers cozy open plan living with well equipped self catering facilities. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two of them with additional loft space where we can put a futon to accommodate additional guests. Powder Cottage is an affordable option for small groups or families, with the option one bedroom being closed off for even smaller groups - effectively making it an even more affordable two bedroom cottage.

We feel strangely affectionate towards Powder Cottage, perhaps better summed up in recent feedback; "our little cottage was great - everything we needed and the village right on our doorstep. Others went home to their fancy palaces, but we loved our cosy little home away from home". Enough said. 

  • Bath Tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Room
  • DVD Player
  • Fully-fitted Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

In a convenient Middle Hirafu village location, the property is surrounded by the shops, bars and restaurants. But, rather pleasantly, just set back a bit. To walk to the nearest lift would only take 5 minutes, but the shuttle bus stop is also just around the corner.

Distances to:

Restaurants and Bars: 10 metres
Shuttle Bus: 10 metres
Ski Lifts: 280 metres
Shop(s): 30 metres

One of the more affordable self-contained options in town. A good price for accommodation which wants for nothing, whilst not luxurious. An indicative per night cost for the cottage during low season would be circa ¥24,000 (£140) with only four guests staying (i.e. one bedroom closed off), rising to circa ¥57,000 (£300) per night for the whole cottage during the peak periods.

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

  • Bath Tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Room
  • DVD Player
  • Fully-fitted Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

In a convenient Middle Hirafu village location, the property is surrounded by the shops, bars and restaurants. But, rather pleasantly, just set back a bit. To walk to the nearest lift would only take 5 minutes, but the shuttle bus stop is also just around the corner.

Distances to:

Restaurants and Bars: 10 metres
Shuttle Bus: 10 metres
Ski Lifts: 280 metres
Shop(s): 30 metres

One of the more affordable self-contained options in town. A good price for accommodation which wants for nothing, whilst not luxurious. An indicative per night cost for the cottage during low season would be circa ¥24,000 (£140) with only four guests staying (i.e. one bedroom closed off), rising to circa ¥57,000 (£300) per night for the whole cottage 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.