Undoubtedly Asia’s most exclusive Alpine address, the One Happo residence has been garnering steady media interest since it was completed in 2011. One recent magazine featuring the One Happo residence on its front cover called it ‘The zenith of world-class ski accommodation.’ We would have to agree. The One Happo residence is located an easy 2,5 hours from central Tokyo and has exceptional views over the Happoone Olympic slopes. With a privileged location overlooking the main resort gondola, sleek design and cutting-edge home automation, One Happo goes above and beyond your ‘average’ world-class home. There is a wow-factor at every turn: the floor-to-ceiling feature glass wine room, the transparent fireplace, bang and olufsen plasma screens and control4 home technology system, the glass top pool table…and, of course, that incredible mountain panaromic view. From the sleek marble cocktail bar to the teppanyaki counter and infra-red heated viewing deck….every element has been selected to create maximum comfort with absolutely no expense spared. En-suited bedrooms offer views of either the mountain or the beautiful secluded Wadano forest. However, in spite of all the luxuries of the tasteful interior, the real star of the show remains the panoramic view of the mountains directly ahead. The owners’ goal of building a house that puts the majesty of it’s natural surrounds centre-stage has certainly been achieved with the immense glass windows and generous deck framing the mountain scenery to dramatic effect. Direct access to Olympic slopes simply does not get more appealing than this. The fact that you are within easy walking distance of the charming Happo village with all the amenities this brings is a welcome bonus. This property features a cutting-edge home automation system, with one recent magazine article dubbing it an ‘Alpine James Bond fantasy made real’. ipads are located discreetly throughout the property, used to control lighting or access the extensive on-demand movie library. Dim the lights with a finger swipe; command a 3D plasma TV to descend from the ceiling at the touch of a button or call up thousands of songs or movies, from any corner of the house, to create just the right mood for your guests. A state-of-the-art security system offers peace of mind to owners using One Happo as a holiday home, even allowing for an sms alerts to be sent to you whenever anyone enters the house. This also allows for easy management of the property, should you choose to take advantage of it as a rental opportunity. This is a mountain retreat that even non-skiers will love. The huge gymnasium, far-infra red sauna and onsen offer something for everyone. The gym is obscenely well equipped: 16 of the latest Technogym equipment, plus the recently released PowerPlate pro-6. Nowhere else will you find an 8 person onsen with these mountain vistas and guaranteed privacy. Western red cedar infuses the chalet with a cosy mountain warmth. Stainless steel, marble and extravagant use of glass lend a minimal style. This is Alpine luxury done the Japanese way.