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Shiga Kogen Ski Area

Shigakogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 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” (48 reviews)
“night life” (8 reviews)
“powder snow” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Shigakogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 269-34-2588
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"shiga kogen"
in 48 reviews
"night life"
in 8 reviews
"powder snow"
in 10 reviews
"shuttle bus"
in 11 reviews
"great snow"
in 12 reviews
"snow quality"
in 7 reviews
"school kids"
in 3 reviews
"huge area"
in 3 reviews
"sun valley"
in 6 reviews
"prince hotel"
in 5 reviews
"some tlc"
in 2 reviews
"european resorts"
in 2 reviews
"piste maps"
in 2 reviews
"intermediate riders"
in 2 reviews
"fantastic area"
in 2 reviews
"non existent"
in 4 reviews
"japanese food"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 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

1  Thank Rachid R
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Reviewed 29 March 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

1  Thank deemacvee
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Reviewed 24 March 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...

1  Thank SSchaerrer
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Reviewed 2 March 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

1  Thank DLkkkhee
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Reviewed 22 February 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

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 20 February 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

1  Thank Jiajiaxiang
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Reviewed 20 February 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

Thank Stroumpfette
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Yes, the ski areas of Shiga Kogen cut through a lot of forest with lots of lifts and gondolas and, yes, it snows a lot and the snow is of fantastic quality. BUT: All that wonderful snow is groomed to death like you would absolutely...More

1  Thank Finke
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Whilst the variety of the runs is limited the skiable terrain is huge and the lifts are plentiful and the queues minimal except on weekends and even then only at a few choke points. Lift operators are super professional and helpful and are an example...More

Thank traveldoc76
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful ski resort. The powder snow is perfect. It is huge and you have many places where you can ski. After ski, you go to the onsen to relax. I loved it!

1  Thank 752monica
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Caroline W
23 January 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
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Ly N
26 December 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
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crashgate
28 July 2017|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
Very unlikely. If you want to ski in December in Japan, best to go up to Hokkaido.
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