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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 25 April 2016

An aging hotel that feels like the 90s era it was built in. Small rooms with modest accommodations, but conveniently located for skiing, which is the point, right? Definitely not a splurge, this hotel did the trick, but wasn't something to write home about.

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Prince hotel has three buildings (West, South and East) and we stayed in the South Wing, which offers a convenient and direct access to the Gondola 2 of the Yakebitaiyama ski resort. The hotel clearly shows signs of aging but they managed to keep it in good shape. The rooms are small, within the Japanese average size, but still...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Location is the main thing on the slopes, walk out access to lifts but other than that its a little far from everything. Basically there is a restaurant and a simple bar at the hotel, food is expensive and average. Overall if you just want to ski its not a bad place if you want to experience some other restaurants...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Excellent hotel for skiers, although places fairly limited and expensive unless you take a bus to nearby towns. Bus services efficient and punctual. Staff and service staff incredibly helpful and efficient. Ski slopes and snow walking easily accessible from the hotel. If you are not skier it might be a little boring but do go for the snow walks.

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Nice soft powder snow, good mix of routes, not really for beginners, good cosy restaurants in nearby town. Go see the snow monkey's nearby. Not as crowded as the US or France ski resorts. Ski in ski out resort. Budget around 200 per night.

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Prince hotel west Accessibility: The express bus to the hotel takes 84 min from Nagano station and is tricky to find. The return trip to the station took about 2 hours. There is a free ski shuttle bus that runs through the Shiga Kogen area, but it runs infrequently (every 30-90 minutes depending on your pickup point and destination). Accommodations:...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We stayed in the south building. The rooms are of a good quality if a little small.It is well located at the bottom of a major gondola on the resort which made getting onto the scopes easy in the mornings. The food is quite expensive although the evening buffet is extensive. There is a smaller bar style restaurant with not...

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Reviewed 25 February 2016

OK, coming from Colorado, why would you go skiing in Japan? Well, why not, if you're already here and it's high season. Trust me, Vail has nothing to worry about. The skiing is pretty easy (toughest run is a Colorado blue-black), though the scenery is great. But this hotel? OMG. Built in the 1960s and never renovated. The buffet breakfast...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We stayed at Prince East in January 2016. My wife and I found the room quite roomy, clean and comfortable, with a terrific view over the slopes. The wet room was great with a deep bath for soothing tired muscles. The staff were very helpful and efficient. This hotel really suits skiers/boarders with ski hire and locker room right in...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Rooms were adequate, comfortable and clean, with the stand-out feature (and possibly reason for the high cost) being the picture window filling the end wall and looking straight out onto the snow. Great to sit and watch the snow falling and people skiing past. The noise of snow grooming machines each morning before sunrise may have provided an excellent alarm...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taken as a whole, the Shiga Kogen region is quite possibly the largest ski and snowboard resort area in the world. The area is located to the northeast of Nagano City, about 40 minutes out. The Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel is located at the base of the excellent Yakebitaiyama resort and has a variety of different plans and packages for skiers of all levels. The most popular is the "All-in-1 Pack," which includes breakfast and a one-day lift ticket. The resort hotel has a total of 690 comfortable rooms in three separate wings (100 in the East Wing, 240 in the South Wing and 350 in the West Wing). All provide easy access to the lifts and slopes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

Address: Yakebitaiyama, Shiga Kogen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0497, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi
Price Range: $100 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 690
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Chubu
Yamanouchi-Machi Prince Hotel
Prince Hotel Yamanouchi Machi
Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi
#5 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi
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“South rooms are fine for couples, may be too small for families”
 of 5 bubbles Eveob, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles RichSp, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get a room close to the dining room end (and stairs/lift to lobby)as the corridor is quite long”
 of 5 bubbles graemem877, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look out onto the snow”
 of 5 bubbles TonyfromNewtown, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“East wing offers WIFI. Better to be at lift end of building.Hotel has 5 floors, we stayed on 4th, Views are good from all floors.”
  • East wing view from room
  • Toilet is separate in East wing rooms
  • Basin is separate in East wing rooms
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  • Evening view from East wing room
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 of 5 bubbles DeedsW, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
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