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Shigakogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-34-2588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable conditions. Wide open runs. something for everybody. No lift linesWe travelled in January 2017 but I was unable to select that option. I'm sure its good every year though.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny day so spent the afternoon exploring the area, went up on the chair lift to the restaurant at the top of the mountain & had a lovely lunch. We then spend an hour or so following...More

Thank Elena B
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

It was our first skiing experience and we didnt take any lessons! Even then we were able to ski on the lower flatter slopes peaceully with the gear rented from the ski resort. Amazing place πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

3  Thank TheFilmyCouple
Reviewed April 17, 2018

As an intermediate skier, I loved the runs, the view, and the retro gondolas. The price for a resort of that size is reasonable and there are multiple ski rental shops (look at their closing time because the one at Hasuike closes at 5 pm.)...More

5  Thank RachidR7
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Shiga Kogan is a vast network of resorts. Ski somewhere different every day for a two weeks and you will never get bored. Probably my favourite resort in Japan. Negatives: limited nightlife/ restsurants/bars. Snowboarders will note a lack of park areas (but who cares?) Thousands...More

4  Thank deemacvee
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

great snow and no ques at the lifts. all a bit dated but still going..... catering is non-existant, bring your own sandwich...

2  Thank SSchaerrer
Reviewed March 1, 2018

enjoyed the ski resort but wished they had magic carpets like in Nozawa Onsen. Even though there were few restaurants, our Hotel Kodama included breakfast and dinner in the costs and that proved to be a boon for us. The roads are snowed under and...More

2  Thank DLkkkhee
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Seeing the snow monkeys at the bottom of the Hoppo slope was a highlight here. They all seemed to hang out in that one area. Eventually we saw more monkeys in the parking lot for Hasuike. The resort is huge, the largest in Japan. Lifts...More

2  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

I loved the experience with my coach Rune because he took me everywhere in the entire ski resort and had gone to the highest ski lift in Japan. I liked this ski school because if it was just me, this might not be true but...More

2  Thank Jiajiaxiang
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Hello we visited the area with a 7-9 years old kids . We did 3 -4 areas for snowboarding beginners. Gondola 2 Yakebitaiyama site all the way up great snow long trail great views with some flat spot but doable. Restaurant for students up stairs...More

2  Thank Stroumpfette
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Hi, We, family with 2 toddlers age 3&6 yers, will be travelling to Japan by early Dec and planning to visit Nagano area for the snow monkey resort, onsen & hoping to get snow sightseeing/ activity if we are lucky with the snow. We are currently searching for a Snow resort which open by early Dec (our trip to Nagano will be 8-12 Dec). We are not planning to do ski but would love to get a cable car/ gondola for sightseeing or visit nice restaurant on top of mountain. 1) Will Shiga Kogen Snow Resort be open already on those dates? At the web they mention pre-open from Nov 18, just want to make sure. 2) If yes, can a non skiing tourists purchase cable car/ gondola ticket for highland sightseeing? 3) Is there any sledding/ kids snow park and can we also rent the sled? 4) How to access from Shibu Onsen? 5) Any recommended restaurants at the mountain? Much appreciated for any feedback!
August 7, 2018|
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Response from deemacvee | Reviewed this property |
I think 1 day at Shubu Onsen is enough. Nozawa Onsen village is lovely. I recommend 2 nights there. Also a bit to see at Nagano. The Zenkoji temple and Obuse. Nagano is a good base to explose from. A really good resource is... More
Caroline W
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Jason H | Reviewed this property |
hi caroline yea, its a little painful to travel from yudanaka with rental skis everyday. I doubt there are storage areas for your equipment but I could suggest : 1) staying in Shiga itself 2) renting the equipment from the... More
Ly N
December 26, 2017|
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Response from Jason H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ly Just posted my review but was actually there in Jan 2017. I hear the snow is good right now but you could check on these 2 websites.. unfortunately trip advisor will not allow me to include the address. but if you... More