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SHIGA KOGEN
  • Skiing and snowboarding

    The Shiga-kogen Highlands are known for holding the Nagano Winter Olympics in 1998.

  • 71 lifts

    With beginner courses up to advanced courses there is something for everyone.

  • Shiga-kogen Highlands in summer/autumn

    During the summer/autumn time many visitors come to the Shiga-kogen Highlands for hiking.

  • Forest hikes

    Forests more your thing? There are many trails going to lakes through beautiful forest areas.

  • UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Reserve

    Enjoy this beautiful reserve in the Japanese highlands!

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 scenery is phenomenal and the views are breathtaking. It is dotted with around 70 ponds and marshes and 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 in the world.

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ACTIVITY

  • HIKING NEAR THE SNOW MONKEY PARK

    So you’re visiting the monkeys durin…
  • SNOWSHOE WALKING

    Would you like to see the winter landscape…
  • SNOW FUN AT SHIGA-KOGEN

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

    Skiing and snowboarding is incredibly fun …
  • SHIGA KOGEN SKI AREA

    With plenty of wide terrain for beginners …
  • OKUSHIGA KOGEN AREA

    Located at the very back of the Shiga High…
  • WALL OF SNOW

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

    The snow mobile is often used in this heav…
  • HASUIKE AREA

    This is where the first ski area was estab…
  • YOKOTEYAMA AREA

    Yokoteyama is famous for its 360 panoramic…
  • GIANT SKI RESORT AREA

    The starting point of this area is also th…
  • YAKEBITAIYAMA SKI AREA

    This area has some of the best quality sno…
  • RIVER FISHING

    Learn to catch these beautiful Japanese mo…
  • NATURE SIGHTSEEING COURSE

    Hike from Hasuike pond to Kidoike pond, th…
  • LAKE TREKKING COURSE

    This trekking course shows off the vast be…
  • ANCIENT TREKKNG COURSE

    This course takes you along the ancient tr…
  • LAKE ONUMA-IKE

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

    It has been made possible to exchange fore…

TOURS

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

    Highlights: Play around in the snow of th…
  • 1-DAY PRIVATE SKI TOUR IN SHIGA-KOGEN HIGHLANDS

    Highlights Private tour with private vehi…

EVENT

  • SNOW MONKEY BEER LIVE

    Middle of March

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

    Every year the Shigakogen Highland…
  • SHIGAKOGEN TRAIL RUN

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

    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

    Hotel Grand Phenix Okushiga, located in…
  • SHIGA KANKO HOTEL

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

    Our family run hotel is located in Ichi…
  • 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

    Located at the center of Shiga Kogen(hi…
  • 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

  • COMPARING SKI RESORTS IN JAPAN

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

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  • THE REASON WHY SHIGA-KOGEN’S SNOW QUALITY IS SO GOOD

    When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, ...
  • WINTER IS COMING: SNOW MONKEY VERSION

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

      Watching the reds, oranges a...
  • Shiga-kogen Highlands – Introduction

    On the basis of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosp...
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