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Shiga Kogen Ski Area

Shigakogen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-34-2588
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Full Day Snow Monkey and Snow Tour in the Shiga-kogen Highlands in Nagano
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“shiga kogen” (43 reviews)
“ski fields” (8 reviews)
“powder snow” (8 reviews)
Shigakogen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-34-2588
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Have been to ski in korea but this place have much better snow for ski. It is bigger and have different type of slopes. The snow feel very powdery and it was freezing cold. Bring your own food if you can as the food sold...More

Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Friendly ski lift helpers three times to the top. Very beautiful natural viewing of the pine trees, mountain terrain and snow all over! Sipping tasty and warming coffee and tea with toasted crumpets slathered with delicious locally made jams and jellies or savory tomato and...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We ate lunch at the lodge. Their katsu curry was so delicious! Then we caught the ski lift to the very top of the mountain. We relaxed at the crumpet restaurant. The crumpets and coffee were very good. The scenery was beautiful. You could see...More

Thank katfuku62
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Like most places if you get cold temp and snow it would be awesome. But bring supplies! Very limited in what you can get. The convenience store if you can find one are not convenient. The hotels will sell you beer so you just pay...More

1  Thank Preston S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were lucky to be there when it snowed 3 days out of 4! The mountain is massive; reminded us of the Canyons in SLC. There are a variety of runs from beginners to advance. The slopes are mainly quiet as it seems only locals...More

Thank nj3478
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We visited Shiga Kogen after staying in Shibu Onsen. We have two younger children, who are beginner skiers so we chose a section of the mountain appropriate for them. The drive was longer than we expected and the process to rent equipment took some time...More

Thank Elad20
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This ski area is massive! Like too big to do all the runs in 2 days. Wish I had more time here. Ideally, 3-7 days. Loads of runs to choose from for beginners, intermediate, and expert. Quite quiet here on weekdays in late January. No...More

1  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of Japan's best ski resorts. About 4 hours out of Tokyo by the Bullet train,bus then taxi or share I mini bus from Tokyo airport to your hotel door. This is Japan's largest ski area. Yes it is huge. About 80% you...More

Thank Pnicholson
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Shiga kogen resort is huge!!! Lots of different places to ski. I found the runs to VERY short compared to Canadian ski resorts and the lifts are really slow. Felt like we spent more time on the lifts than the runs. The runs have names...More

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

It's not Austria or Whistler but it is a very good skiing area. A lot of different ski slopes and great views on the surrounding. Only one thing: public transport is only once per hour.

1  Thank Harrytol
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28 July 2017|
Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
Very unlikely. If you want to ski in December in Japan, best to go up to Hokkaido.
3 May 2017|
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Response from hiromari | Reviewed this property |
important point! Please note that many hotels with the same name. Please emphasize "Shiga Kogen ski resort". Look for "Hotel Shirakabaso".
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22 February 2017|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
We rented from the Snow Can, which has several shops at various locations in Shiga Kogen. There's an email address on their website. Also, advanced booking online will get you a discount. This answer can't contain links, so... More