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    Silver Birches in the upper village.

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.

Silver Birch cottages are comfortable, and plenty homey with a log cabin feel. Central to everything in Hirafu, these cottages offer the utmost in convenience, with a fully equipped kitchens, dining area and lounge, guests will have all the comforts of home. With their distinctive timber and log construction, there's nothing Japanese about them - more Canadian?

Each cottage has two bedrooms downstairs with single beds in each; however half of them have a single bed plus a bunk, making the room capable of sleeping three. Therefore some cottages have accommodation for only four, whereas others can just about fit five.

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

The cottages are perfectly located in the heart of Upper Hirafu village only seconds walk to restaurants, bars and a two minute walk down the hill to the local supermarket. The shuttle bus stop is within two minutes walk and the lifts are only a five minute flat walk.

Silver Birch cottages offer outstanding value, considering the location. Indicative costs for these Two Bedroom Cottages range from about ¥22,000 (£125) per night during the lowest season, rising to circa ¥47,000 (£265) per night during peak periods for one of the five bed cottages.

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

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

The cottages are perfectly located in the heart of Upper Hirafu village only seconds walk to restaurants, bars and a two minute walk down the hill to the local supermarket. The shuttle bus stop is within two minutes walk and the lifts are only a five minute flat walk.

Silver Birch cottages offer outstanding value, considering the location. Indicative costs for these Two Bedroom Cottages range from about ¥22,000 (£125) per night during the lowest season, rising to circa ¥47,000 (£265) per night during peak periods for one of the five bed cottages.

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.