#GOTOTRAVEL: Shiga Kogen – Everything You Need To Know About Japan’s Largest Ski Resort & ‘Go To Travel’ Deals for Winter 2020/21!
  • #GOTOTRAVEL: Shiga Kogen – Everything You Need To Know About Japan’s Largest Ski Resort & ‘Go To Travel’ Deals for Winter 2020/21!


    Just over an hour from Nagano Station, Shiga Kogen is Japan’s largest and highest ski resort offering over 600 hectares of terrain spread across eighteen ski areas. Covered by an all-mountain pass, Shiga is equally well-known for the reliability of its snow and length of its season – the longest of any resort in Nagano.


    Our ‘Shiga Kogen Ski Resort’ page includes everything you need to know about Japan’s largest resort including a breakdowns of ski areas and runs, statistic and highlights, 2020/21 ticket prices, rental and ski school info, facilities for families and children, accommodation and transport information.


    For residents of Japan, our ski and snowboard packages for winter 2020/21 can be booked now! – including big savings of 35% to 50% through ‘Go To Travel’. Standard packages include accommodation, transport and lift passes with the option of including rental, lessons, tours, and more!


    To keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Nagano this winter, make sure to like and follow us on: FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM.

    ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign

    As our recent blog outlined, foreign residents and Japanese citizens are currently eligible for big savings under the national ‘Go To Travel’ campaign – discounts of 35% to 50% off you travel costs!


    For full details regarding what’s involved and what’s on offer, see our ‘#SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?’ blog article or head straight to our ‘What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign’ page.

    For complete overview of current deals available to foreign residents, please refer to our ‘Travel Japan: Offers & Deals’ page.


    We hope this page is helpful in understanding what you’re entitled to and helping you explore and discover more in Nagano and Central Japan.


    Many shinkansen fares including the Hokuriku Shinkansen running from Tokyo to Nagano (and onto Kanazawa) are also heavily discounted – up to 50% of the regular price! Another reason to get planning and book your trip to Nagano.


    Our ‘Discount Shinkansen Tickets: How to Buy Online’ page includes a step-by-step English guide for buying discounted tickets online, while our ‘JR East Welcome Pass 2020’ page has everything you need to know – including how and where to buy – the newly announced 3-day travel pass for foreign passport-holders!


    This information is provided as part of our ‘Clean Green & Healthy’ campaign, allowing you to plan and book your future travel to Japan with peace of mind.


    Blessed with some of Japan’s most pristine and beautiful natural landscapes, Central Japan is the perfect place to escape the congestion of the city and the worries of daily life, and get back to your true nature – and with winter just round the corner, Nagano offers Japan’s best skiing and snowboarding within easy access of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and beyond! We hope to see you here in Nagano this winter!

    Snow Monkey Resorts: Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator

    When planning and booking your trip to Shiga Kogen, it’s important that you can do so with confidence that your intended destinations will be both enjoyable and safe.


    As Nagano’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator, we offer a range of services including group tours, private tours and private charters to help you get the most out of your time in the region.


    We can arrange transport to and from any destination in the region, with a customised itinerary to suit your travel needs, packaged together with accommodation, ski passes or whatever you might need!


    Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from any destination including Shiga Kogen or any of Nagano’s fantastic ski resorts.


    Vehicles are fitted with a protective screen – separating the driver from passenger and luggage area – and our drivers wear protective masks, allowing you to move between your destinations in comfort and safety.


    We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!

    Why choose us?

    Awarded a 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano and Central Japan.

    Got a question about visiting Shiga Kogen this winter? Contact us and let’s get planning together!