Koa House

2 phase design condo-hotel in the heart of Furano with onsen


TypeBuilding development
Land development
ServiceProject Management
AreaFurano, Hokkaido
(Architectural design)
(Interior Design)
(Compliance architect)
BuiltWaiting construction start
  • BF + 8F
  • 7,109 m²
  • 6,472 m² (phase 1)
  • 2 phases
  • 64 (phase 1)


Situated a short stroll from Furano ski slopes, against the backdrop of a tall evergreen trees Koa House is the second project in Japan from the developer behind the land and building development Koa Niseko in Niseko’s Higashiyama area and was designed with a similar concept.

This condo-hotel veers toward the hotel side, with a spacious and exquisitely designed lounge/ lobby with fireplace and catering café and boats a mix of studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units, some 2 key, with ski lockers and owner’s storage.

Koa House is the only development that proposes genuine natural onsen with indoor and outdoor baths with rock garden and private bathtubs for select apartments.

This project was led by Franck Giral until his departure from Hokkaido Tracks, along with another project manager, after he provided additional project management services for the project until the agreement with the builder. He also provided separate consulting services regarding the strata registration.

The project has obtained a onsen drilling approval, development approval and building approval.

Main Features

  • 2 min walk to the ski slopes
  • Against the backdrop of an evergreen tree forest
  • Partial views of ski hills view
  • Long lasting concrete structure
  • Low emissivity double glazing
  • Low consumption LED lights
  • Indoor/outdoor Male/ female + private onsen baths
  • Spacious lounge/ lobby
  • Café corner
  • Exterior deck terrace
  • Road fronting retail space
  • Owner's storage
  • Ski locker room
  • Porte cochère
  • Covered balconies with steel handrail
  • Laundry room
  • 2 elevators
  • Development Approval
  • Building Approval

Other Features

  • Western size European brand dishwasher (partial)
  • Built-in Western brand oven (partial)
  • Energy efficient Western brand induction cooktop (partial)
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • European brand gas fireplace in lounge
  • Partial road heating
  • A/C
  • Designer lighting fixtures
  • Wi-fi throughout the building
  • Flat roof terrace
  • Hotel grade interior design
  • Winter garden windows in lounge
  • Artworks
  • Natural timber flooring in apartments
  • Floor & wall tiled bathrooms
  • Blackout & shade curtains

Project Partners


  • “This comprehensive two-phase condo hotel onsen project situated in Furano has been fully designed and priced with all approvals in place ready for commencement.

    Franck Giral played a pivotal role along side the consultants and our team to work efficiently and tirelessly to secure all building and development approvals and ensure that our tender drawings were properly coordinated and executed.”

    Jason Kuok
    Supernova-land HK Ltd., Founder & General Manager
  • “Post tender, Franck Giral was instrumental in the value engineering process and in assisting us in the final selection of builder. Moreover, his understanding of onsen developments was invaluable in assisting us to secure the relevant approvals and to execute the drilling of our well.”

    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