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Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen

Winter in Shiga Kogen

Experience Japan's Largest Ski Resort

Key features

  • Mountain Resort
  • Ski Resort
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Tours
  • Snow Monkeys
  • Tours

Public Transport

Nagano Station80 min drive
Yudanaka Station30 min drive

Nearby Attractions

Jigokudani Monkey Park25 min drive
Nozawa Onsen60 min drive
Hakuba150 min drive

Winter in Shiga Kogen

Experience Japan's Largest Ski Resort

Key features

  • Mountain Resort
  • Ski Resort
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Tours
  • Snow Monkeys
  • Tours
Located a short distance from the Jigokdani Monkey Park, Shiga Kogen can lay claim to being Japan’s largest and highest ski resort. Spread between five mountain peaks, Shiga offers visitors an unparalleled expanse of interconnected terrain with free shuttle buses running around the resort to the few areas that are not connected. Nestled in the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, the resort is less developed than the nearby resorts of Nozawa Onsen and Hakuba, and as such, retains an authentic Japanese character. When coupled with its reputation for the most reliable snow and longest season in Nagano, Shiga Kogen is slowly but surely coming to the attention of international visitors.
The resort is comprised of 18 ski areas – some large, some small – spread over more than 600 hectares of terrain and offering more than 80km of ski runs. Shiga Kogen’s higher altitude means it receives snow earlier than nearby resorts and keeps it for longer, blessing the resort with the longest season and best spring skiing in Nagano. Ideally suited to skiers, Shiga offers plenty to snowboarders with winter activities including snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more.

Needless to say, as the nearest ski resort to the Jigokudani Monkey Park, including a visit to the park while in Shiga Kogen is well-worth planning for. A little more than an hours drive from Nagano Station, Shiga Kogen is the perfect mountain destination for visitors wanting an uncrowded, expansive resort where the focus is well and truly on the daytime action on the slopes rather than the nighttime action in the village.

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  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
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  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen
  • Winter in Shiga Kogen

Recommended Highlights from Snow Monkey Resorts

Shiga Kogen: Japan’s Largest Ski Resort

Shiga Kogen: Japan’s Largest Ski Resort

The nearest resort to the Jigokudani Monkey, Shiga Kogen is also Japan’s largest.

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Longest Season & Best Powder in Nagano

Longest Season & Best Powder in Nagano

Covered by an all-mountain pass, Shiga Kogen has a lot going for it.

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Winter Activities in Shiga Kogen

Winter Activities in Shiga Kogen

Outstanding skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and more!

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Ski Packages in Shiga Kogen

Ski Packages in Shiga Kogen

Snow Monkey Resorts is proud to partner with hotels in Shiga Kogen to offer convenient ski packages at Japan’s largest resort.

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How to Get to Shiga Kogen

How to Get to Shiga Kogen

Just over an hours drive from Nagano Station, Shiga Kogen is readily accessible from Tokyo and its airports.

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Recommended Hotels in Shiga Kogen

Recommended Hotels in Shiga Kogen

Spread throughout the resort, Shiga offers visitors a range of accommodation options.

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Winter Tours in Shiga Kogen & Nagano

Winter Tours in Shiga Kogen & Nagano

As Nagano’s No.1 tour provider, we are happy to provide the following group tours each winter.

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Book a Private Tour or Charter to Shiga Kogen

Book a Private Tour or Charter to Shiga Kogen

We can provide private tours or charters, including any destination of your choice and between any ski resort in Nagano.

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Nearby Recommendations & Ski Resorts

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Meet the hot spring-loving monkeys

Readily accessible from Shiga Kogen, the monkeys are a must see in winter.

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Yudanaka & Shibu Onsen

Yudanaka & Shibu Onsen

Historic hot spring towns nearby Shiga

Home to numerous guesthouses, most of which have in-house hot springs, the resort can be reached using the public bus from Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen.

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Hotaru-tei

Hotaru-tei

Enjoy great food neaby the monkey park

Within walking distance of the monkey park, Hotaru-tei is known for its outstanding lunch service.

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Japanese Dining GOEN

Japanese Dining GOEN

Great food in a casual atmopshere

Take advantage of the winter shuttle bus from Shiga Kogen and enjoy a meal at GOEN!

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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Great resort with a lively village

Under an hour from Shiga Kogen get ready for great powder and lots of fun!

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Hakuba Ski Resorts

Hakuba Ski Resorts

Nagano's most international ski resorts

Approximately 2.5 hours drive from Shiga Kogen, Hakuba is popular for many reasons.

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Monzen Terrrace Enya

Monzen Terrrace Enya

Great food & English-speaking staff

Enjoy Enya's warming winter menu, nearby Zenko-ji Temple.

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Zenko-ji Temple

Zenko-ji Temple

The spiritual heart of Nagano

As one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan, Zenko-ji hosts several festivals each winter.

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Amenities

80 Ski Courses
600ha+ Terrain
50+ Chairlifts & Gondolas
Accommodation
Restaurants
Cafes & Bars
Public Transport

Access

Public Transport

Nagano Station80 min drive
Yudanaka Station30 min drive

Nearby Attractions

Jigokudani Monkey Park25 min drive
Nozawa Onsen60 min drive
Hakuba150 min drive