Minutes away from some of the finest skiing in the world, Abymi and Tsubaki are identical sister chalets in the lower part of Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan.
Positioned in the lower village area of Hirafu, Abymi features dual entrances with access via the garage / dry-room or the main entry. The genkan (entry room) is fully underfloor heated and there is a traditional style rock garden and water feature adding to the grandeur of the entry.
The modern, zen-inspired residences strike a perfect balance between the tranquility of traditional Japanese living and contemporary luxury.
An impressive wooden staircase leads to the upper level and brings guests out in the hallway to the left is a spacious kitchen/living/dining area that is surrounded by floor to ceiling glazing.
This level also has access to two balconies. The kitchen features a generous island bench with individual lighting and includes a sink and is complemented by a stainless steel covered bench-top containing a gas burning cook-top overhead cabinets and window-side seating for 3.
The dining area includes a table with seating for 8 and is directly accessed from both the kitchen and lounge area. The lounge has a giant fabric covered lounge on 3 sides, a gas burning fireplace with stone surround and floor to ceiling glazing.
There is also a fire place that naturally adds warmth and an emotional ambiance to the room.
Enjoying uninterrupted stunning views of Mt. Yotei and Hirafu ski area, the chalet welcomes guests with a lofty atrium, which ideally provides ample natural light to complements a beautiful decorative Japanese rock garden.
Cathedral ceilings take the cozy décor, which features an extensive use of timber, to new heights while highlighting authentic Japanese architecture in style.
The master ensuite bathroom comes with a Hinoki timber Japanese bath, keeping some heavenly home spa goodness easily accessible.