Hachiko is great for families with teenagers and young adults, but if you have a younger one in tow, there’s plenty for children to do in the winter wonderland as well. The chalet is perfect for families and equipment including a baby cot or high chair can be arranged on request. Each of the double beds can be split into twin beds, and there’s an option to add one futon to accommodate a child.
The layout of the villa allows for plenty of quality time on the upper level, over delicious meals or lounging on the sofa while channel surfing on the Apple TV. The bedrooms, being on the lower floors, offer serene cocoons for a quiet moment or nap time.
Niseko presents a myriad of activities for children of every age. Most snow schools offer group or private ski lessons for children older than three, and some include half or full-day daycare as well.
In the winter, Hanazono Tube Park is a favourite with kids – there’s even a magic carpet to take them and their tubes back uphill.
The popular EdVenture programmes run exciting activities for children aged between 5 and 14 in the winter, and children of all levels in the summer. Trusted teachers and mentors lead the kids through a host of creative, nature-based activities throughout the day, and they even pick them up from your chalet in Hirafu in the mornings, and cook them lunch from a box of locally-sourced ingredients which changes daily.
In summer, Pure at Niseko Village is great for tree trekking, zip-lining, rail sliding and even horse riding, perfect activities to enjoy the lush alpine greenery.
For days when parents might just want a breather and a good cup of coffee, there’s an indoor climbing gym and play area in Jojo’s at the Niseko Adventure Centre, or you could head to Mandriano and the nearby Milk Kobo for some delicious choux puffs, pizza and play.