Koa Niseko

Luxurious community development in Niseko's Higashiyama area.


TypeLand development
Building development
ServiceProject Management
AreaHigashiyama, Niseko town
(Architectural design)
(Interior Design)
(Compliance architect)
Built2019 (phase 1)
  • 8,619 m² (phase 1)
    5,246 m² (phase 2)
    13,865 m² (TOTAL)
  • 8 x 184 m² (villas)
    2 x 178 m² (villas)
    5 x 256 m² (townhouses)
    58 m² (pump room)
    3,166 m² (TOTAL phase 1)
  • 176 m
  • 10 Villas
    5 Townhouses
    Pump room
    (phase 1)
  • 20


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), Koa Niseko development comprises neatly aligned 10 villas and 5 x 2-key townhouses surrounded by many newly planted trees. Each home was designed in the finest details and represents 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 with a 2-person team, 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.

Successful negotiations with the power provider allowed the development to avoid electric poles and lines within the development for maximized views.

Main Features

  • 4 min to the ski hills by car
  • Quiet location in the core of Higashiyama area
  • Mt Yotei views
  • Higashiyama ski hills views
  • Sustainable timber structure buildings
  • Environmental friendly soft landscaping
  • Common park

Other Features

  • Varied deciduous & evergreen trees
  • Underground power
  • Water well (phase 2)
  • Private road
  • Firefighting tank & fire hydrant
  • Multiple accesses
  • Natural storm pond
  • Street lights
  • Gable roof
  • White painted cedar exterior cladding
  • Garages
  • Covered balcony with glass handrail


  • “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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