Koa Niseko Villas

10 luxurious single dwelling in Higashiyama finished with tailored interior design.


TypeBuilding development
ServiceProject Management
AreaHigashiyama, Niseko town
(Architectural design)
(Interior Design)
(Compliance architect)
Built2019 (phase 1)
  • 2F
  • 382~593 m²
  • 178~184 m²
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 6
  • 10
  • 10


Situated a few minutes from the ski hills and based on the Danish concept of Hygge (The discovery of joy and intimacy through the appreciation of simple, fleeting moments), the 10 villas of Koa Niseko development boast cozy indoor with stunning views of Mt Yotei, an interior design tailored to the finest details, tiled bathrooms, natural oak and tile finishes and an easy to operate European gas stove fireplace. Koa Niseko villas represent the best a lifestyle property of this size can offer.

Koa Niseko was designed with the idea of creating a new community of like-minded owners; it has arguably put Higashiyama on the map and made it the newly sought after area in Niseko for ski resort property buyers.

Project managed within Hokkaido Tracks, the vision and decisiveness of the developer, as well as the competence of all project participants, allowed for the civil works and 16 buildings/ 20 units of the first phase of Koa Niseko to be designed and built in just about 2 years.

Main Features

  • 6
  • 1
  • 4 min to the ski hills by car
  • Quiet location in the core of Higashiyama
  • Mt Yotei view
  • Partial views of ski hills view
  • Sustainable timber structure
  • Low emissivity triple glazing (partial)
  • Low consumption LED lights
  • Covered balcony with glass handrail
  • Dry room
  • 2 living areas
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom
  • Laundry with separate washer & dryer
  • Owner's storage

Other Features

  • Natural oak finish doors
  • Western size European brand dishwasher
  • Built-in western size Miele oven
  • Energy efficient induction cooktop
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • European modern gas stove fireplace
  • Underfloor heating in entry, dry room, bathrooms and living/dining/kitchen
  • A/C in living/dining/kitchen and master bedroom
  • Auto-lock keypad entry
  • Designer lighting fixtures
  • 55'' Sony TVs in living
  • Wi-fi throughout the property
  • Gable roof
  • Hotel grade interior design
  • Artist artworks
  • White painted cedar exterior cladding
  • Natural oak engineering timber flooring
  • Random width natural timber ceiling finish in living
  • Floor & wall tiled bathrooms
  • Extra-wide window in living
  • Pleated screens


  • “Franck Giral worked closely with us and the consultants to execute a fully built out luxury development of 10 villas and 10 townhouses in Niseko in record time. “

    Jason Kuok
    Supernova-land HK Ltd., Founder & General Manager
  • “Franck Giral was efficient and knowledgeable in all aspects of the development and created a good rapport with the entire team. His good Japanese and English communication skills and sound technical knowledge ensured the project was delivered on time and on budget.”

    Jason Kuok
    Supernova-land HK Ltd., Founder & General Manager
  • “Franck Giral is an excellent contributing team member and highly knowledgeable professional through all project phases. We have successfully collaborated with Franck on a few projects throughout Hokkaido in the last 2 years. As an international design service, his multilingual communication and project coordination skills have greatly assisted us through the projects.”

    Craig Takahata
    ZOO, Founder & Creative Director
  • “Through the projects I have collaborated on with him, Franck Giral has always been managing them from a fair position. As a result, he contributes to building a constructive relationship between local professionals like me and the client.
    He also knows how to direct projects towards success thanks to high expertise, as well as friendly and honest character. I have no doubt that he will continue to make more projects successful.”

    Seiji Nakadate
    YK ND Studio, 1st Class Architect & CEO
  • “Franck Giral struck me not only impressed with his language abilities that allows smooth communications between the local team and the client, but also with his deep understanding and knowledge of the Japanese construction and development regulations. This plays an invaluable role when it comes to transform the client’s requests into realistic plans.”

    Seiji Nakadate
    YK ND Studio, 1st Class Architect & CEO

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