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The Glasshouse

Niseko, Japan  ·  Sleeps 10+2
What we love

Like your dream home. Upside-down living is wonderfully communal and social - bedrooms downstairs and then huge open-plan upstairs space means everyone gathers and no-one is isolated. Perfect for families and groups of friends who want to be together.

Toby Galtress


With a dramatic and exclusive cliff-side location in the lower-most regions of Hirafu Village, The Glasshouse is an extraordinary modern chalet which enjoys unobstructed views to the towering volcanic peak of Mount Yōtei. The clue is really in the name – striking floor-to-ceiling windows encase the entire top floor living, kitchen and dining area, inviting you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking snowcapped mountain views.

Originally built for Australian celebrity chef Simon Robinson, this stunning private residence embraces Niseko’s signature design ethic – a heady mix of concrete, wood & glass. It is unapologetically modern in every sense. However, first and foremost Simon wanted a space in which to cook, entertain and, most importantly, call ‘home’ – mission very much accomplished. The open-plan living space fills the entire upper level, central to which is a huge kitchen…with a bar alongside which allows guests to keep the chef company whilst food is being prepared. Other features worth highlighting include an outdoor hot tub, as well as a traditional wooden Japanese outdoor bath, ski storage, BBQ grill and laundry facilities. There are five bedrooms, including one bunk room, meaning The Glasshouse can comfortably sleep 10 people (12 at a push), making it perfect for two families to share or for a large group of friends.

Located in lower Hirafu the Glasshouse is in a very private, exclusive and quiet cul-de-sac. It is a decent walk up the hill to the restaurants and bars, as well as to the public shuttle, although a private concierge will arrange on demand shuttles to any local amenity – ski lifts, restaurants, bars and convenience stores - from dawn until dusk.


  • Plasma LCD Screen Television / DVD Player
  • TV/DVD in Kids Room
  • Surround sound audio and connections for Apple devices
  • Cable TV with English language channels & state-of-the-art entertainment system
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Housekeeping every two days, with mid-clean every seven nights
  • Quick dry secure boot room


  • Distance to piste: 500 metres.
  • Distance to lifts: 500 metres.
  • Distance to resort centre: 300 metres.


Winter 2021/22 Pricing

Each holiday is tailor-made, prices are dependent on your individual itinerary. Please call us on +44 1993 899 420 or send us an email inspire@oxfordski.com

The booking price is fixed in GBP, other currencies will vary subject to exchange rates/conditions.

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  • Complimentary shuttle runs to the ski lifts and back

Summer Availability

This property is unavailable to rent during the summer. However, we do have many luxury chalets and lodges that are available to book - contact one of our consultants on +44 1993 899 420 or send us an enquiry.

Oxford Private Travel

Our 'summery sister' Oxford Private Travel are experts at all things 'non-ski'. Specialising in luxury villas, hotels, private islands and yacht charters, do give the team a call to experience the high levels of customer care that Oxford Ski Company has become renowned for, when planning all of your other holidays as well. Featuring many European summer destinations, as well as long-haul and winter sun, they would be delighted to suggest holidays to match your individual requirements.

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What makes us different?


We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 22 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.


Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.


Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.


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