With a nod to the Alps, Akatsuki Chalet is European in styling and finish, implemented with the exceptional quality of Japanese tradesmen. Natural materials are featured throughout, including wide plank oak floors imported from Belgium, as well as wood recycled from local onsens (hot springs). The rougher timber surfaces are contrasted with contemporary accents of concrete and glass, and sumptuous furnishings.

Akatsuki has 5 fully ensuited bedrooms, including a bunk room with sofa area where the kids can truly be kids. Located on the Hirafu Middle Village bluff, the site selected with the stunning views in mind. Facing east, the chalet catches the sun rising over Mt. Yotei, and indeed “Akatsuki” means “dawn” in Japanese.

The living room is on the top floor under a vaulted ceiling which frames the Mt. Yotei views, and oversized balcony provides maximum enjoyment for BBQ in the summer months. A generous spa bath large enough for a family is the place to unwind sore muscles at the end of a long day on the mountain.