Chalet Kitsutsuki

Kitsutsuki (meaning woodpecker in Japanese) is a Japanese take on the Alpine chalet style, with a cleaner, sharper aesthetic. The double-height main living area is vast, its sloping wood ceilings and minimalistic style make it appear even more spacious. The enormous windows which frame the magical, snowy landscape, dotted with hauntingly beautiful Japanese white birch trees, though, provide a real "wow" factor to this chalet in Niseko.

Kitsutsuki is an excellent base for exploring all that this popular ski region has to offer. The wide, open, gentle slopes above Annupuri make it especially well suited to beginners and families with young children. Green runs have comforting names such as 'Junior', 'Family' and 'Paradise'. Annupuri has its own ski school or you can organise lessons through your concierge. There's plenty for experts and powderhounds too - in fact, this area offers some of the best snow in the world.

Within just a few minutes from this chalet in Niseko are some of the best restaurants in the region, including the best sushi and the best soba noodles.

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Kitsutsuki is a magnificent, Alpine-style chalet in the heart of Japan’s Niseko ski region. It is located in the tranquil village of Annupuri, one of four linked resorts, and just a few minutes’ transfer from the Annupuri gondola. There are several excellent restaurants, cafés and bars just a short walk away from this luxury Club Home in Niseko.
  • Classic Collection
  • Owned property
  • 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 10
  • Transfer: From New Chitose Airport - 150 minutes
  • Great For: Mountains / Skiing


  • Dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views
  • Spectacular fireplace
  • Traditional onsen, or Japanese hot spring tub and sauna within the property
  • Games room featuring billiards table
  • Open plan dining and kitchen area
  • Fully equipped modern kitchen
  • Four en-suite bedrooms, sleeping up to ten people
  • A selection of toiletries
  • Chalet Host and Driver
  • Audio-visual equipment, including Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod music system and PlayStation 4 game console
  • Tablet, printer and Wi-Fi access
  • In-house catering and cleaning staff available



Japan's Niseko ski region owes its success to a combination of geology, geography and the jet stream which produce some of the world's best skiing conditions, with snow-sure slopes between November and May. Add unfailingly polite lift operators, high-quality mountain restaurants and mountain-side lavatories with heated seats, no less, and it's no wonder the region is becoming increasingly popular with Western skiers.

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