Shiga Kogen Maruike Snow Activity Park

Shiga Kogen Maruike Snow Activity Park

Located in the Maruike ski fields – some of the earliest ski areas you come to when arriving in Shiga Kogen Ski Resort – the Maruike Snow Activity Park is one of two dedicated play areas popular with families and children in the resort – the other being the Yakebitaiyama Family Snow Park. Maruike is a scenic and easily accessible area of the resort, making it the ideal setting for children and their families to enjoy the gentle slopes away from skiers and snowboarders.

The activity area is fenced-off allowing visitors to use a range of gear including sleds and tubes in safety. It is important to note that while referred to as a ‘kids park’, adults including those without children are also welcome to enter and enjoy the activity area but are always asked to be mindful of families. For guests wanting to enjoy the snow at the Maruike Snow Activity Park, our 1-Day Snow Monkeys & Snow Fun in Shiga Kogen Tour combines a morning of fun in Maruike, followed by lunch and early afternoon visit to the monkey park. For hotel listings in the resort, please see our ‘Shiga Kogen Area’ hotel page.



10:00 to 15:30

Late-December to mid-March


Approximately a 30-minute drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park (depending on weather and road conditions)

From Nagano Station, take the Nagaden Express Bus to Shiga Kogen and disembark at the Maruike bus stop - 70 minutes / JPY1800. Alternatively, take the limited express Nagano Dentetsu Railway from Nagano Station to Yudanaka Station - 45 minutes / JPY1290. Once at Yudanaka, switch to the local bus service to Shiga Kogen and disembark at Maruike

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