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    Living room in a Freshwater Apartments

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 / 3 Bedrooms

The 11 apartments inside this stone and timber building located at one end of Hirafu’s main street are uniformly well-furnished, with Japanese design touches such as rich, quality silks, and large windows for plenty of natural light. Perhaps not as 'stylish' as some alternatives, but all the more homely for it. Indeed, these are amongst our favourite apartments in Niseko.

There is a choice between studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, some of which have views over Mount Yotei and the ski slopes. The studios have more basic kitchens and shared laundry facilities, whereas one and two bedroom apartments offer well equipped kitchens with Miele appliances, washing machines and the added benefit of one bathroom per bedroom as well as private balconies. The three bedroom Penthouse apartments are more luxurious; one even has its own private Jacuzzi.

The Freshwater has a prime position for enjoying all that Hirafu has to offer, and offers a ski shuttle which collects you right from the door. Popular apartments with many loyal guests returning year after year. You can understand why.

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

In Middle Hirafu village, at one of the main street. You could walk to the nearest chairlift in about five minutes, but The Freshwater also has its own daily shuttle service up to the Gondola. In the opinion of one guest, this made Freshwater “almost as good as ski-in, ski-out”. You are far enough away from restaurants and bars to be undisturbed but close enough to feel involved.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 350 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 100 metres
Shop(s): 80 metres

There are a selection of Studios, One, Two & Three Bedroom Apartments - all priced individually. An indicative per night cost for a Studio apartment during low season would be circa ¥16,000 (£95), which is remarkable value!.....rising to circa ¥132,000 (£765) per night during the peak periods for a Three Bedroom Penthouse. On the whole, The Freshwater is priced very sharply and represents excellent value for money.

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

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

In Middle Hirafu village, at one of the main street. You could walk to the nearest chairlift in about five minutes, but The Freshwater also has its own daily shuttle service up to the Gondola. In the opinion of one guest, this made Freshwater “almost as good as ski-in, ski-out”. You are far enough away from restaurants and bars to be undisturbed but close enough to feel involved.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 350 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 100 metres
Shop(s): 80 metres

There are a selection of Studios, One, Two & Three Bedroom Apartments - all priced individually. An indicative per night cost for a Studio apartment during low season would be circa ¥16,000 (£95), which is remarkable value!.....rising to circa ¥132,000 (£765) per night during the peak periods for a Three Bedroom Penthouse. On the whole, The Freshwater is priced very sharply and represents excellent value for money.

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.