Stay one night in a chalet and you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again

Until recently booking a chalet was a rather exhausting ordeal. It would sometimes take days to get hold of the owner / chalet manager, only to find out it isn’t available for the dates requested! Ministry of Chalets makes the booking process as simple, fast and convenient as booking a hotel online. Here’s how to book the perfect chalet for your next holiday in 3 easy steps.


Search by date or simply browse our range of chalets and make a note of the ones that inspire you. Think of all the things that are important to you to make your holiday special. If you have a special event coming up or just need a few ideas have a look at our ‘Be Inspired‘ section.

Aside from the basics – choosing a destination and number of guests – you will want to consider other factors. Making sure the chalet you are looking at has the right number of bedrooms and is within budget. You can search by location (if you know which part of Japan you prefer), by the number of bedrooms you require and specify what features your chalet must have. Read the property description and list of features to make sure that the property has everything you are looking for.

Our team personally inspect the chalets on our website to make sure they offer a certain level of services, the chalet actually appears the same as the images online and basically you know you are getting exactly what you pay for. We also handle the communication and our staff speak English and the local languages so there is no miscommunication which can happen when booking a chalet online and overseas.


Book the villa you want online or tell us what you want and we’ll find the perfect chalet for you. Most villas have real-time availability and some allow you to book instantly. If this option is not available for the chalet you want, tell us what you are looking for and our chalet specialists will check for you.

We will reply to you within 24 hours regarding property questions. You can even call us and we can answer any additional questions you may have and organise other services you require. Our chalet specialists know each property well and can help you choose the one that best matches your requirements. If your choice is not available, we will suggest alternatives.

Our rates are the same as if you go direct however you can be assured that everything will run smoothly for your holiday. Plus we offer a secure online payment. People shop around but keep in mind to talk to us as our prices will never be beaten!


Once we have verified availability with the chalet and you are sure of your choice we will send you an invoice, which outlines all the inclusions of your chalet and any other important information about the chalet you’ve chosen. Our chalets require a deposit at the time of booking (50% of the total) and payment of the balance 60 days prior to your arrival. We have two payment options available: you can pay with any major credit card through PayPal; which is a secure credit card online payment method or via International bank transfer.

After payment is received our concierge team will confirm your reservation and ensure everything is ready for your arrival. All of the chalets include return airport transfers for guests arriving and departing on the same flights (minimum 4 night stay required), Wi-Fi and housekeeping staff. Breakfast daily is included for some chalets and for the full chalet inclusions please check the individual chalet profile.

In addition to arranging complimentary airport transfers, we will be happy to organise any special services required. For example we can help plan, transportation to and around your chalet, a personal chef, babysitter, children’s equipment, entertainment, restaurant bookings and other ‘must haves’ during your stay.