The Drift Niseko

Land subdivision of 14 large plots with onsen and underground power a a short walk from the ski hills


TypeLand development
Well development (onsen)
ServiceProject Management
AreaKabayama, Kutchan town, Niseko
  • 14
  • 20,931 m²
  • 702~2,092 m²
  • 284 m
  • 800 m (onsen)


This estate was developed by the company behind Skye Niseko, ski-in ski-out resort hotel situated closest to the ski hills in Hirafu.

Situated in the nearest outskirts of Hirafu, this development was designed in collaboration with the local civil engineer and builder to offer large residential plots with views of the adjoining creek and Mt Yotei.

To maximize the views and preserve the natural environment, all the power were engineered to be underground; the onsen water supplied to each residential plot an exclusive benefit to this estate that is now restricted.

Franck Giral managed the project until his departure from Hokkaido Tracks in July 2020 after to the completion of all the technical design and the construction works start.

Main Features

  • 10 min walk to the ski hills
  • Surrounded by birch trees
  • Mt Yotei view
  • Forest views
  • Creek views
  • Katsura trees along the road
  • Forest buffers on each plot
  • Local rocks' retaining walls
  • Onsen supplied to each plot
  • Underground power
  • Washed concrete sidewalk pavement
  • No electric boxes in front of buildings
  • Street lights
  • Partial road heating
  • Underground & dam storm ponds
  • Fire hydrant