(2 customer reviews)

From US $951 /night

Hirafu, Niseko – 5 Bedrooms

Shin Shin is a one of a kind log-cabin-meets-chalet, offering warm alpine ambiance for up to 14 guests.

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Shin Shin is a masterfully built log house located on the scenic outer edge of Hirafu Village in Niseko, Japan. Built by a local Japanese craftsman from logs floated down the river, the chalet was built without using a single bolt. The tongue and groove construction allows the chalet to expand with Niseko’s extreme weather. The chalet has the warm and cosy feel of an alpine home, with a stone fireplace and a statement Japanese bathtub to warm you up after a day in the snow. The five-bedroom chalet features two bunk bedrooms, creating the perfect setup for families. Shin Shin offers easy access to the ski lifts and restaurants waiting in the heart of the village, with the ski shuttle stop just a few metres away.


  • Centralised heating
  • Kitchen
  • Nespresso machine
  • Private onsen
  • Satellite TV
  • Apple TV
  • DVD player
  • Free Wi-FI Access
  • Safety box
  • Laundry
  • Ski room
  • Parking


  • Property manager
  • Housekeeping
  • Towels / linen
  • Toiletries
  • Airport transfer assistance
  • Welcome Centre Transfers (on arrival & departure)


  • Extra bed (not available)
  • Cots available on request
  • Nespresso capsules
  • Firewood
  • Ski / snowboard rental
  • Ski / snowboard lessons
  • Lift passes
  • Car rentals
  • Airport Transfers

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Shin Shin Living

Shin Shin was originally designed for two families and the warm and welcoming ambiance and two bunk bedrooms certainly make for a comfortable stay in Niseko. The most striking feature is the winding stairway leading down to the chalet – though the serene mountainside views come in as a close second.

Living Room

The living room centres around a traditional stone fireplace, with plush leather sofas arranged into two seating areas offering the perfect place to relax with the family after a day spent out in the snow. The walls are lined with shelves stocked with ample books. There is also a TV room on the same floor with the bunk rooms, with satellite channels, a DVD player and Apple TV to keep the whole group entertained.

Dining Room

The dining room adjoins the living room through an open doorframe, with a sturdy timber table seating up to 20 guests at a time. The dining area is adjoined by a kitchen that’s fully equipped for preparing home cooked meals, with crockery provided for 20 guests. There’s also an espresso machine for the coffee lovers!


Shin Shin Bedrooms

Shin Shin has five bedrooms. One room has a queen-sized bed and two rooms have split beds which can be set up as a king-sized bed or two single beds as needed. The two remaining rooms have two sets of bunk beds each. During shoulder seasons, the two bunk bedrooms can be closed off to accommodate six guests in three bedrooms

Bedroom 1

The first bedroom is located on the first lower ground floor. This room has a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and shower.

2 Guests
1 Queen Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Bedroom 2

The second bedroom is located on the same floor with bedrooms 1 and 3. The room has a split bed (one king or two singles) and there is bathroom with a shower and a a separate toilet on the same floor.

2 Guests
1 King Bed or 2 Singles
Shared Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 3
Shin Shin Bedroom with Lamps | Hirafu, Niseko

Located on the same floor with bedrooms 1 and 2, the third bedroom comes with a split bed (one king or two singles). There is a separate shower and toilet on the same floor.

2 Guests
1 King Bed or 2 Singles
Shared Bathroom (Shower)

Bedroom 4

The fourth bedroom is a bunk room located on the first level. The room has two sets of bunk beds and a shared bathroom close by – this bathroom houses the chalet’s Japanese bathtub.

4 Guests
2 Bunk Beds
Shared Bathroom (Bath + Shower)

Bedroom 5

The fifth bedroom is another bunk room located on the first level. The room has two sets of bunk beds and a shared bathroom close by – this bathroom houses the chalet’s Japanese bathtub.

4 Guests
2 Bunk Beds
Shared Bathroom (Bath + Shower)


Shin Shin Layout

Shin Shin is a five-bedroom chalet that’s built over three floors. The entrance level houses the living and dining areas. One floor below, there are three bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom and two which share a bathroom between them. One floor below, there are two bunk bedrooms and a standalone bathroom with a Japanese bathtub. This floor also houses the chalet’s TV room.


Shin Shin Staff

Your stay is made enjoyable by the professional staff who have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly hospitality.

Property Manager

The chalet’s experienced and knowledgeable manager is responsible for the overall operation of the chalet. The property manager will oversee and coordinate the staff and property and assist you during your stay.


Our chalets in Japan often have housekeeping 1 – 2 times per week depending on the property. Each chalet will have their own cleaning schedule.


Shin Shin Location

The chalet is located in Lower Hirafu Niseko in Niseko, Japan. The chalet is beautifully built on the edge of a scenic valley, offering a serene setting looking out to nature and still close to the action. It’s a brisk 10-minute walk to the ski lifts, but with the ski shuttle stop just 50 metres away, reaching the slopes is made easy. You can take the shuttle bus to the centre of village to enjoy the restaurants or explore the cosy izakayas hidden closer by in the lower village.


Shin Shin Bookings

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Need to Know

  • Min stay: Low/Saver Season: 7 nights, Shoulder/Peak/Powder Season: 7 nights
  • Our rates include Government tax and services. Other websites add this on at the end of the booking!
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  • A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
  • Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
  • Check-in time: 3pm – Check-out time: 10am
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2 reviews for SHIN SHIN

  1. Avatar for Pia


    Shin Shin is such a great chalet with so much character!

    The chalet looks unique on the outside and feels so warm and cosy on the inside, you can’t help but admire the craftsmanship that went into building this property. There’s 5 bedrooms but room for up to 14 guests as two rooms have two sets of bunk beds each. Everything is so well thought out – the dining room can also seat 20 people and there’s enough crockery for 20 guests, too.

  2. Avatar for Sara


    In a way you feel like you are in a log cabin but with the comforts of a modern chalet.

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