Set in the quiet, treed area of Kabayama, Yorokobi Lodge takes the ski lodge concept, something that’s synonymous with any ski field around the world, fuses it with Japanese minimalism and finishes it off with a healthy helping of modern contemporary design cues. Located less than 1.3km from the centre of Hirafu, the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offers the convenience of being so close to the village centre and at the same time being able to retreat into idyllic tranquillity.

Brought to life by Fukushima Construction in 2017, the signature design touches of KplusK Architects & Associates are immediately apparent upon viewing the visually-striking home. Inside, the spacious living, dining and fully equipped western-style kitchen areas cleverly flow into each other on the second floor, punctuated by a large window taking up one wall. The feature list is rounded off by covered car-parking and ski storage. Yorokobi presents the perfect combination of value, convenience, comfort, and privacy.