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    living room, The Glass House

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.

Tucked away discretely and exuding exclusivity, The Glass House is Lower Hirafu's 'ichiban' (best) chalet. It  is rather remarkable and our photos really don't do it justice. To raise a glass, contemplating uninterrupted views of Mount Yotei whilst relaxing in your outdoor deck is, well.... special. And we haven't yet mentioned the outdoor jacuzzi and traditional Japanese wooden bath.

Walking up the stairs to then first set your eyes on the open plan living space upstairs is a jaw-dropping moment and one you'll enjoy every night. It doesn't wear off. There are five bedrooms downstairs, including one with bunks for the kids. Indeed, for such a stylish space it's also remarkably child friendly, perhaps a reflection of the owners personal circumstance.

We can't imagine anyone not being happy here; those looking to enjoy a classic iconic architectural and style statement; those looking for a cozy family  home away from home; those  looking for seclusion; or those simply seeking a wow!

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

In the Lower Hirafu village - down the bottom of the hill and very well secluded. You are well away from….everything. However, don’t despair - the lower village does have pleasant low-key restaurants and a few bars and, more importantly, your dedicated concierge is on hand for pick-ups and drop offs every single day from 8am to 8pm. Rest assured, you will want for nothing.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 800 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 400 metres

An indicative per night cost for this large chalet during the lowest season would be circa ¥119,000 (£660), rising to circa ¥335,000 (£1,850) per night during the peak periods, with a full concierge service included.

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

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

In the Lower Hirafu village - down the bottom of the hill and very well secluded. You are well away from….everything. However, don’t despair - the lower village does have pleasant low-key restaurants and a few bars and, more importantly, your dedicated concierge is on hand for pick-ups and drop offs every single day from 8am to 8pm. Rest assured, you will want for nothing.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 800 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 400 metres

An indicative per night cost for this large chalet during the lowest season would be circa ¥119,000 (£660), rising to circa ¥335,000 (£1,850) per night during the peak periods, with a full concierge service included.

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.