We stayed at Gondola Apartments for a total of 8 days and felt that we were extremely lucky for choosing the property. Being our first time at Happo 1, we found that there are limited self contained accommodation that are truly near the chair lifts. There are many that claim to be 50m/100m but that’s from a bird’s eye view, maps don’t show a ridge that cuts some of the properties from the chairlifts. Gondola Apartments is literally right in front of the Shirikaba lift and 1min walk to the Gondola.
We have 3 kids and we all were very comfortable in the 2 bedroom. Kids were aged 8, 6 and 2.5 and all slept in one room (extra bedding required for the little guy). Kitchen is on the smallish side but functional. There is also a nice gas fireplace and a WDTV box full of movies.
If you are used to Niseko, Happo 1 is slightly different in that a lot of things are more spread out. There are great restaurants that are walking distance and Daniel from Gondola Apartments... Plus