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Where is good area to stay in Hirafu?

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Where is good area to stay in Hirafu?

Lower village
Pros: Cheaper rates, close to Yukoro hot spring, walking distance to the main shopping and dining area, smaller buildings creating a more intimate feel
Cons: Uphill to get to the lifts so most take the free shuttle bus to get there, but often walk back as it is downhill

Near family ace lift
Pros: Easy walking distance to main shopping and dining area, ski in ski out or easy walking distance to lifts
Cons: Rates are most expensive in the village, family ace lift can get a bit congested in the morning

Near Hirafu Gondola
Pros: 100-200 meter walk to the all new 8 seater gondola and day center. Rates more reasonable than accommodation near family ace lift but still expensive
Cons: Bit of a hike to the main shopping and dining area in town, about a 5-7 minute walk (400-500 meter walk). You could take the shuttle bus but stops at 9pm

Above the Seicomart and between the family ace lift and the gondola 
Pros: Easy walking distance to main shopping and dining area. Some properties are easy walking distance to the family ace lift, some are not so close 
Cons: More expensive than lower village accommodation

Izumikyo Areas 
Pros: Cheaper rates than most other areas in the village. Quiet and peaceful area. 
Cons: Izumikyo 2 is 1km to the main shopping and dining area in the main village. You can take the free shuttle bus during the day but it stops at 9pm.

 

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