Sakura Ski House Rusutsu

2 Beds
2 Baths
452 sqm


Sakura Ski House Rusutsu

The Quintessential Hokkaido Ski House!!!

Located literally walking distance to the ski lifts, approximately 5-10mins walk, owning this house will enable you to experience first-tracks in some of the world’s best powder snow every single day (of winter)!!!

Technically the house is also possible to ski back in to, and if you can’t manage to get all the way to the front door – you will certainly be able to get super close!

In addition to the proximity of the ski fields, Sakura house is also walking distance to all the delights Rusutsu Resort has to offer, such as, shops, restaurants, bars, hot springs, bakery, swimming pool and the amusement park during the summer months.

There are also a number of great little, independent local Izakaya restaurants and bars even closer than the Resort, literally only a few minutes’ walk down the road.


Consisting of 3 separate plots, the property occupies a total of 452sqm:

  • Plot 36-74: 221sqm
  • Plot 36-300: 18sqm
  • Plot 36-79: 213 sqm

The house itself is very spacious for its size. Spanning 98.3sqm, the current owners opted for more living space and entertaining space, with 2 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets. There is also 2 owner-storage rooms, and a very sizable laundry and dry room area for hanging and drying all manner of ski gear and equipment. 

With a large garden at the front of the property, to the south, the house not only gets a lot of natural sunlight and warmth during winter, but also has protected views across mature Silver Birch trees which also act as natural shade to keep the house from getting too hot during summer months.

Having such a large garden with mature and beautiful trees, is not only rare with houses in this area, but also means in addition to protected views and privacy, the property also has great potential for further development, with plenty of space to add a BBQ area, garage and or additional outbuildings for all sorts of uses from kids ‘treehouse’, traditional Japanese ‘tea-house’, or storage for summer and winter activities like snow-mobiles, kayaks, bikes and the like.


Sakura Ski House was built and completed in June 2014 and has served the current owners very well over the years, providing them with the ideal winter-wonderland during the winter-season, as well as stunning green-season holidays during summer and shoulder season months.

The property netted approximately ¥3.3m JPY in 2023.

So not only does the house function perfectly as a family holiday-home, it’s also a smart investment play with healthy historical returns and a solid bookings base, averaging 100-120 nights per year on average, securing a consistently strong financial performance. 

Happy Holidays & Cash in the Bank!!!

The property holds a short-term hotel license enabling booking through AirBnB and other platforms such as

Fully managed by a local and experienced management company located close to the property.

The fact the property is currently approved for, and holds, the necessary and required hotel license is critically important if buying as an investment property.

Retrofitting a property to meet regulations is both time consuming and demanding.

As such, this house is not only the ideal family ski and holiday home, but also a well-performing rental property with a strong following and historical performance credentials.

The Perfect ‘Plug & Play’ Property!!!

AirBnB credentials:

  • Listed since mid-2014
  • Rated 4.87 out of 5.00
  • Over 100 reviews
  • “Guest favorite” property status
  • “Super-host” status

Airbnb Page Link – click here

Property Key Features:

  • 2 bedrooms with max. 5 single beds
  • 2 showers adjacent to bedrooms
  • Heated bathtub
  • 2-3 parking spaces
  • Bright living room combined with a fully equipped kitchen
  • 2 storage rooms
  • 2 large storage wardrobes
  • Ski gear & Washing room
  • Fireplace
  • Terrace (deck fully renovated in Summer 2023)
  • Panoramic windows (energy efficient 2-glazed)
  • Garden with elements of landscape design (rocks, pathways)
  • Covered entrance porch
  • Protected views thanks to large land plots
  • TV / Phone / Internet / Washing machine / Fridge / Dishwasher / Induction burners / Toaster / Stove / Rice cooker / Coffee machine / Ski boot dryer
  • Fire alarm, extinguishers and exit signs


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*Please note boundary markers on the featured photos are indicative only


  • Land Size:
    452 sqm
  • Building Size:
    98.3 sqm
  • Land Area:
    136.5 Tsubo
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