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SHIGA KOGEN
  • The biggest ski resort in Japan

    Shiga Kogen is the biggest ski resort in Japan with 19 interlinked ski areas.

  • A host of 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics

    Shiga Kogen is known for being the scene of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.

  • Best quality of snow in Japan

    Shiga Kogen is renowned for its amazing powder called "crystal powder."

  • 52 different ski lifts & gondolas.

    Shiga Kogen holds a great variety of ski terrains for all levels from beginner to advance.

  • Ski resorts in highest altitude

    Shiga Kogen is the highest ski resorts in Japan with mountain ranges stretching from a height of 1340m to 2307m, offering majestic panorama view.

SHIGA KOGEN

Shiga Kogen is a vast mountainous area formed thousands of years ago and is one of the most beautifully preserved areas of Japan. The nature scenery is phenomenal with views stretching for miles. Shiga Kogen is dotted with around 70 ponds and marshes. In winter it becomes one of the largest ski areas in Japan with an astounding 21 ski resorts to explore and some of the best powder snow in the world.

AREA MAP

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ACTIVITY

  • SHIGA KOGEN: YOKOTEYAMA SUMMER SKI-LIFT

    One of the popular things to do in Shiga K…
  • [SKI/SNOWBOARD] SHIGA KOGEN - CENTRAL AREA

    The central area (also on the map in the c…
  • [SKI/SNOWBOARD] SHIGA KOGEN - YOKOTEYAMA AREA

    Yokoteyama area is on the top right of the…
  • [SKI/SNOWBOARD] SHIGA KOGEN - OKUSHIGA & YAKEBITAI AREA

    This area when looking at the map is at th…
  • SNOWSHOE WALKING

    Would you like to leisurely stroll through…
  • SNOW FUN PARK

    We have an amazing amount of snowfall in t…
  • SKI / SNOWBOARD RENTAL

    Skiing and snowboarding is incredibly fun …
  • WALL OF SNOW

    The route between Shiga Kogen and Kusatsu …
  • SNOW MOBILE IN SHIGA KOGEN

    Snow mobiles are often used in Shiga Kogen…
  • SHIGA KOGEN: HIKING THE LAKE COURSE

    This trekking course shows off the vast be…
  • SEE LAKE ONUMA-IKE

    Lake Onuma (大沼池) in the Shiga-kogen Highla…
  • EXCHANGING FOREIGN CURRENCY AT SHIGA KOGEN

    It has been made possible to exchange fore…

TOURS

  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEYS & SNOW FUN IN SHIGA KOGEN

    Highlights: Play around in the snow of th…
  • 【CUSTOMIZED SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR】

    If you have a clear-cut idea of what you w…
  • 1-DAY TOUR: SNOW MONKEY, SHIGA KOGEN NATURE, AND SHIBU VILLAGE

    Highlights: See the famous Japanese snow …
  • SUMMER PREMIUM: SNOW MONKEY, HIGHLAND CYCLE, LUXURY RYOKAN, KUSATSU ONSEN

     Highlights: Visit the Jigokudani Snow Mo…
  • WINTER PREMIUM: SNOW MONKEY, ZENKO-JI, LUXURY RYOKAN, SNOW FUN, OBUSE VISIT

    Highlights: Visit the Jigokudani Snow Mon…
  • 【START FROM SHIGA KOGEN】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…
  • 【CUSTOMIZED SHIGA KOGEN SKI/SNOWBOARD HOLIDAY】

    Nagano is home to some amazing ski resorts…

EVENT

  • SNOW MONKEY BEER LIVE

    Middle of March

    If you love beer and dancing then …
  • SHIGA KOGEN EXTREME TRAIL RUN

    Every year Shiga Kogen is the scen…
  • SHIGA KOGEN TRAIL RUN

    Do you like to run or engage in tr…
  • DAIJA FESTIVAL + MISS SHIGA KOGEN

    Third weekend of August

    The Daija Festival is a three-day …

HOTELS

  • OKUSHIGA KOGEN HOTEL

    Okushiga Kogen is situated on the very …
  • HOTEL GRAND PHENIX OKUSHIGA

    If you’re a snow sports lover, st…
  • SHIGA KANKO HOTEL

    Shiga Kanko Hotel is a western-style ho…
  • CHALET SHIGA

    This family-run hotel is located in Ich…
  • SHIGA LAKE HOTEL

    Our hotel is villa-style resort hotel l…
  • HOTEL IWASUGE

    Our hotel is next to Higashidateyama Go…
  • HOTEL SHIRAKABASO

    Hotel Shirakabaso is proud of our clean…
  • SPORTS HOTEL SILVER SHIGA

    Our hotel is family-run cozy hotel. It’…
  • HOTEL TAKIMOTO

    Only a two minute walk away from the Ta…
  • SHIGANOYU HOTEL

    It takes only 20 min from the snow monk…
  • HOTEL KHULS SHIGAKOGEN

    Located zero min away from Ichinose Fam…
  • SHIGA SKYLAND HOTEL

    One of the greatest winter resorts; Shi…
  • HOTEL SHIGA SUN VALLEY

    Open the door, the gelaende is right th…
  • BIWAIKE HOTEL

    The Hotel is at the entrance of ShigaKo…
  • SHIGA GRAND HOTEL

    Located at a very convenient place whic…
  • HOTEL SUNNY SHIGA

    It is located in the mountain directly …
  • SUZURIKAWA HOTEL

    We have an Onsen with hot spring water …
  • DIAMOND SHIGA

    Diamond Shiga has two houses. White hou…
  • HOTEL SANRAKU

    The center of the ShigaKogen Ichinose. …
  • SHIGA KOGEN AREA

    The Shiga Kogen Highlands was the stage…

RESTAURANTS

  • GREEN PEPPER

    Green Pepper is part of Hotel Sunny…

BLOG

  • HOW TO GET TO SHIGA KOGEN BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

    If you'd like to go to Shiga Kogen, Japan'...
  • SHIGA KOGEN: LAKE HIKING COURSE

    Shiga Kogen has a great number of hiking c...
  • SHIGA KOGEN: WHAT TO DO IN SUMMER

    The Shiga Kogen Highlands are most know kn...
  • SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN THE SNOW MONKEY AREA

    Even though this region is called the Snow...
  • SHIGA KOGEN: SKIING IN SPRING

    Skiing season in Japan usually ends around...
  • SKI AREAS OF SHIGA KOGEN: YOKOTEYAMA AREA (3/3)

    Shiga Kogen is the biggest ski resort in J...
  • SKI AREAS OF SHIGA KOGEN: OKUSHIGA & YAKEBITAI AREA (2/3)

    Shiga Kogen is the biggest ski resort in J...
  • SKI AREAS OF SHIGA KOGEN: CENTRAL AREA (1/3)

    Shiga Kogen is the biggest ski resort in J...
  • COMPARING SKI RESORTS IN JAPAN

    Skiing or snowboarding in Japan is a lot o...
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN TAKING A BREAK FROM SKIING/SNOW BOARDING

    When coming to the Shiga Kogen, participat...
  • THE REASON WHY SHIGA KOGEN’S SNOW QUALITY IS SO GOOD

    When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, ...
  • SHIGA KOGEN SKI RESORTS – INTRODUCTION

    Do you love to ski or snowboard? Then Shig...
  • WINTER IS COMING: SNOW MONKEY VERSION

    Autumn is only just starting, but here in ...
  • AUTUMN IN JAPAN

      Watching the reds, oranges a...
  • SHIGA KOGEN – INTRODUCTION

    On the basis of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosp...
  • THINGS TO DO AROUND JIGOKUDANI MONKEY PARK

    Welcome to Snow Monkey Resorts in Nagano, ...
  • WHAT IS SNOW MONKEY RESORTS ?

    “Snow Monkey Resorts” refers to numerous r...