Wake Up Smiling

Your place in the sun. By yourself or with your family. Some place to eat, be merry and have fun. A quiet corner to think and get away from it all. A place that is warm, comfortable and full of adventure. A place to challenge yourself and extend your reach. This it that place.

Furano. A city in the prefecture of Hokkaido, Japan. Known worldwide as a top tourist destination and famous for its lavender fields. Its summer season is full of colour, fragrant flowers and sunshine. In winter, it is the ultimate destination for powder hounds with multiple groomed runs catering to skiers of every level.


Colourful Furano

Although flower viewing and the eating of “soft cream” (local ice cream that comes in amazing flavours!) are the most popular activities in the summer, the region around Furano also offers up a dizzying array of outdoor activities such as rafting, canoeing, hiking and cycling. The Sorachi river and the stunning Daisetsuzan mountain range serve as a dramatic backdrop and canvas for all manner of adventures.

Dotted with working farms and wineries, the area is flush with superior dairy products, fresh food produce and an ever improving collection of wines.

Summer Activities

Golf | Fishing | Horse Riding | Cycling | Paragliding | Canoeing | Kayaking | Rafting | Trekking


Exciting Kitanomine

The village of Kitanomine is the iconic and main support village of the “Furano Ski Area” which is divided into two ski zones - the Kitanomine Zone and the Furano Zone. Sitting as a suburb to the main city of Furano, it has hosted 10 FIS World Cup Ski events and 2 FIS World Cup Snowboard events.

With magical powder snow, known as being the lightest and driest in Japan, starting from late November to May, the ski experience is second to none. With a yearly average snowfall of 9m, the weather conditions are generally stable with frequent bluebird days.

Winter Activities

Skiing | Snowboarding | Snowmobiling | Onsen Hotspings | Tubing | Sledding | Snow Shoe Trekking | Ice Fishing

Central Location

Ideally located in the centre of Kitanomine, Kaku Place is just steps from Route 800, the main east-west artery running the length of Kitanomine village. Within walking distance to the main Kitanomine gondola, it is also only a 10 minute walk across the Sorachi River to Furano city centre.

  • Ski Resort Facts
  • Ski Zones: 2
  • Ski Lifts: 9
  • Ski Trails: 24
  • Operation: End of November - Beginning of May

  • Getting Here
  • By car from New Chitose Airport: 2 hours
  • By bus from New Chitose Airport: 2.5 hours
  • By JR Train from SAPPORO to FURANO: 2 hours
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" About the Designer "



“...Rather than imposing our own designs unilaterally, we think of clients as equal partners in the process of discussing requests and problems, which are then resolved through design and planning. While the end product of this process is a physical structure, we think of our fundamental role as designing human-to-human and human-to-environment relationships. Our goal is to create architecture whose meaning and purpose is derived through ongoing communication with clients.”

Project Concept

"Conceptualised as a stone marker in the majestic mountains surrounding Furano, Kaku Place exudes a simple yet strong presence. Based on a cubical structure, the exterior architecture is articulated to reflect the individual dwelling units, showcasing activity both internally and externally."

"Designed and constructed with concrete, brick and wood, these materials have a long history of manufacture and use in Hokkaido. They are brought together at important junctions of the building to highlight their strength, warmth and beauty. The comfortable and uncluttered interior spaces provide excellent functionality whilst showcasing large window views of the beautiful, organic and ever-changing scenery of Furano."

Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier

Project Overview

  • Land Size: 823 sqm
  • Apartment Units: 16
  • Carpark: 8-10 outdoor spaces
  • Owner's Storage: 1 per unit
  • Owner's Locker: 1 per unit
  • Ownership: Freehold
  • Developer: MHL Tate GK
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January 2021

Managed by Professionals

Hokkaido Tracks provides a sales and marketing team to maximise holiday rental income, and a guest service team to provide in-resort services for guests. For more information regarding the Management Scheme, please contact Hokkaido Tracks

Freehold Ownership

There are no restrictions regarding real estate ownership of both land and buildings in Japan. Regardless of visa status, foreigners may purchase property. All title of the land and/or property is freehold.

Prime Location

Ideally located in the centre of Kitanomine, Kaku Place is just steps from Route 800, the main east-west artery running the length of Kitanomine village. Within walking distance to the main Kitanomine gondola, it is also only a 10 minute walk across the Sorachi River to Furano city centre.

" Property Management "


As Niseko’s first foreign developer, Hokkaido Tracks has been at the leading edge of the real estate market since 2003. At that time, when a few adventurous foreign skiers were discovering the joys Niseko had to offer, Hokkaido Tracks broke the mould by developing and managing the first western-styled accommodation in Hirafu.

Over a decade later Hokkaido Tracks continues to be at the forefront of building and managing iconic, contemporary housing and condominiums, but has expanded to areas beyond Niseko. It gives us great pleasure to be able to introduce Hokkaido Tracks and their high standard of asset management services to clients in Furano.

Their success is largely attributed to the philosophy of putting owners first. Hokkaido Tracks offers a transparent property management solution. Drawing on 16 years of experience in Niseko, they provide a flexible, owner-focused service for luxury homes and accommodation.

Whether it’s your private hideaway home, or a rental investment, they’ll take care of you and your asset.

Hokkaido Tracks

Unit Plans

Ground Floor

Rooms: 2 bedrooms

Area: 72.78 sqm

Private garden

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2nd-4th Floor

Rooms: 1-2 bedrooms

Area: 42.77 sqm | 64.08 sqm

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5th Floor (Top)

Rooms: 3 bedrooms

Area: 98.18 sqm | 99.63 sqm

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Project Details


  • Roof: Concrete
  • Windows: PVC aluminum and timber with doubleglazing
  • External Walls: Concrete, block walls, brick, Hokkaido cedar
  • Lobby Finishes: Tile / wallpaper


  • Flooring: Wood / tile / carpet
  • Internal Walls Wallpaper / paint / concrete finish
  • Ceiling: Paint
  • Entry Door: Solid core wood
  • Internal Doors: Hollow core wood
  • Bathroom: Tile
  • Kitchen: Wood / tile
  • Air-conditioning: Living & dining rooms / ceiling fans in bedrooms
  • Heating System: Panel heaters / gas boiler
  • Lighting: Mainly LED
  • Utilities: Water / electricity / telephone / internet / gas

The Developer

Metropoly Holdings Limited is a real estate development, investment and asset management firm in Asia that delivers sustainable commercial returns and positive social outcomes across a spectrum of attractive real estate classes in strategic locations across the world.

Metropoly’s current real estate portfolio includes investments in more than 1,600,000 sqm of floor area in China and Japan, primarily in specialized logistics/light industrial, and integrated real estate developments. We create capital appreciation opportunities through repositioning, restructuring, project development and improved asset management. Our in-house real estate management and advisory services are mobilized across multiple sectors and geographies, including frontier markets. This enables Metropoly to generate value at every stage of an asset’s life cycle, wherever the location.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Metropoly has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and representatives in Japan and Seoul.

Metropoly Holdings Limited


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Email: sales@hokkaidotracks.com



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