SHIGA KOGEN

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Season: late Nov to early May
Number of courses: 93
Number of lifts: 57
Longest course: 3.4 km

Sprawling throughout the stunningly beautiful Joshinetsu Kogen National Park is Shiga Kogen, Japan’s largest ski resort with 19 interlinked ski areas, one lift ticket allows you to ride on all of the lifts, gondolas, and ropeways. It would take days to experience them all. It also offers some of the best snow conditions and scenic terrain to be found anywhere. With your lift pass, you can take the Shiga Kogen shuttle bus running between the interconnected slopes as well.
There’s more, come and see the world-famous SNOW MONKEY at the foot of Shiga Kogen. The wild monkeys that come to bathe in the hot springs.

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Accommodations

*All prices are based on twin share 7nights accommodation and 6 day lift pass otherwise stated.

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Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

from $1,169 per person Nestled in the foothills of Shiga Kogen Yakebitai Mountain Ski Area, Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel accommodation caters to various budgets with rooms ranging from moderate to deluxe.

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Hotel Khuls

Hotel Khuls

from $1,159 per person Hotel Khuls is a moderately priced hotel with excellent facilities and has ski in ski out access, over the family ski run at Ichinose village. Japanese and western rooms available.

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VILLA ICHINOSE

VILLA ICHINOSE

from $1,034 per person Western twin rooms with toilet and bath; Japanese style tatami rooms with toilet, communal bath. Located in central “Ichinose” village, 2-3 minutes on foot to the “ Ichinose Family Ski Area”. Dining room, ski/snowboard lockers, drying room,laundry, equipment rental, Convenience shop, restaurant, free internet connection, free WiFi in lobby.

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Yudanaka View Hotel (Biyu no yado)

Yudanaka View Hotel

*from $110 per person per night* A modern style of traditional Japanese hot spring ryokan, with spectacular views. It offers private open-air baths filled with natural hot spring water straight from the source from the top floor. Come and enjoy the new and improved Biyu no Yado. The hotel has also recently began offering opportunities to try on Kimonos. Guests can participate in a Japanese tea ceremony, make soba noodles and enjoy a Taiko Drum show. This hotel offers a free ride to Yudanaka Station and Snow Monkey Park.

Access information

From Tokyo

By Train via Nagano

Take the JR Nagano Bullet train from Tokyo to Nagano (90 minutes) and then an express bus from Nagano to Shiga Kogen. Travelling time approx. 80 minutes.

By direct highway bus from Narita Airport

During winter, one round trip per day is operating between Narita Airport and Shiga Kogen. The one way trip takes about six hours.

Private Transfer is also available between Shiga Kogen and various resorts and towns in Nagano/Myoko Kogen, Haneda Airport, Narita Airport and Down town Tokyo.

Please note that the price fluctuates with the exchange rate and is subject to change and availability.