Shiga Kogen: Paddle Boading

Shiga Kogen: Paddle Boading

Nagano is blessed with beauty and a wealth of natural features for visitors to enjoy. Located within easy reach of both JR Nagano Station or JR Yudanaka Station, the mountains of Shiga Kogen are best known for their world-class snow conditions, but outside of winter are also popular destinations for hiking and most recently, paddle-boarding!

Lake Biwa is one of several stunning freshwater lakes within the central highlands, famous for its beauty and clarity of water. Shigakogen Mountain Discovery operates guided paddle-board tours on Lake Biwa for visitors wanting to actively enjoy the beauty of the mountains and lake with the ease of a paddle-board.

Shigakogen Mountain Discovery is located at the shore of the lake. Look for the wooden chalet renting boards and paddles. Whether you’re experienced or someone completely new to the sport, paddle-boarding is fun and perfect activity to make the most of Nagano’s beauty in the summer season.



09:00 or 13:00

May - October

Adult (13+) : JPY6000 & Children (6-12): JPY4000

From Yudanaka Station, take the Nagaden bus bound for Shiga Kogen (Hasuike/Okushiga Kogen/Shirane Kazan) and get off at Sun Valley bus stop. From the bus stop, walk down to Biwa Lake (approximately 3 minutes).