Project Type: Hotels/Resorts

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Closest to Mt. Niseko-Annupuri and ski lifts, the “Mountain” tower sits at the apex of the Tellus Hirafu resort, with panoramic views of the forest and illuminated ski fields of Niseko Grand Hirafu, together with views to Mt. Yotei, the alpine ranges behind Kutchan and the dramatic skyline of Mt. Nukkibetsu and Lake Toya.  In this setting the Mountain tower is a proud landmark celebrating arrival to the resort.  The rugged beauty of Niseko’s volcanic geography, together with the bold and ever-changing colors and textures of nature’s alpine wonders inspire Mountain’s interior design motif.


Nestled between the Mountain and Forest towers, on a cliff leading down to the Osawa River which courses through the site and comes closest at this point, “River” overlooks a bend in this beautiful alpine stream as it rushes past the resort below. This picturesque setting is enhanced by the sound of rushing water, whose tempo and volume changes with the seasons. The effervescent sparkle of reflected light off rippled, clear water is captured in the distinctive building façade treatment, and further referenced in River’s interior material patterns and lighting.


Perched on the edge of a heavily wooded cliff overlooking the forested river valley below, “Forest” tower enjoys a 270-degree panorama of spectacular mountain and farmland views, including Mt. Yotei and the illuminated Grand Hirafu ski fields of Mt. Niseko Annupuri.  Surrounded by Silver Birch trees with characteristic shades of grey, green and silver, with shifting patterns of light and shadow, “Forest” identifies with this pure beauty through thoughtful architectural planning and interior design, engaging with and enhancing the site’s unspoiled natural beauty and endless charm.


Niseko, Hokkaido

Tellus Hirafu