Recommended Hotels in Shiga Kogen

Recommended Hotels in Shiga Kogen


As Japan’s largest ski resort, there is plenty of accommodation to choose from in Shiga Kogen, Snow Monkey Resorts is happy to partner with and recommend the following hotels:

Hotarutei provides.



Deep within the resort, the Okushiga ski fields are known for their long runs and reliable powder. Hotel Grand Phenix is found at the base of the Okushiga ski runs and as such, offers guests the convenience and outright fun of ski-in/ski-out accommodation nearby the gondola station in one of the Shiga’s best ski fields. From the wooden balustrades of the hotel’s exterior to the warmth and comfort of the spacious lounge, Grand Phenix’s European inspiration is evident from the moment you set eyes of the charming façade. The hotel’s design means access to the ski runs could not be easier, with direct access via the outdoor area at the rear leading to secure ski/snowboard storage and a dry room in the heart of the hotel.

Hotel Grand Phenix offers guests a choice of seven room types including both Western and Japanese-style amenities. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms – including shower and bath – and spacious floor plans, allowing guests to unpack, relax and unwind in comfort. The hotel prides itself on its fine-dining meal service, with its two restaurants serving Japanese, Italian and Chinese menus. Economy, Special and Premium meal plans can be included in accommodation packages providing guests with an unmatched culinary experience while staying in Shiga Kogen.


Hotel Grand Phenix also offers guests the choice of mens and womens mineral baths (for the exclusive use of hotel guests) including open air pools and heated indoor pool for mixed use. The fourth floor ‘onsen’-style mineral baths offer outstanding views of the surrounding landscape through panoramic windows. The perfect relaxation at the end of a day on the mountain.

HOTEL SUNNY SHIGA / Takamagahara


Located in Takamagahara, Hotel Sunny Shiga offers both convenience and comfort – a hotel known for its excellent location and friendly atmosphere. With the chairlifts of the central ski fields only a short walk from the hotel, guests have easy access to the entire resort. Being based at Hotel Sunny Shiga means you start and end your day in one of the resort’s most convenient areas and avoid having to backtrack from one end of the resort to the other. From the hotel it is also an easy stroll to several restaurants and bars.

A range of room types – including Western, Japanese and mixed style rooms – are suitable for groups of all sizes. From solo travelers to couples and families, and larger groups including friends or tours, Hotel Sunny Shiga’s rooms cater to anyone looking for a good ski hotel in the middle of the action. The hotel’s meal service – including breakfast and dinner – is known for its generous portions and quality of the food. Guests have the option of including meals in their accommodation package, something they never regret given the hotel’s reputation for feeding their guests very well indeed.


The generous breakfast is particularly appealing given the limited morning options available in Shiga Kogen. The hotel’s buffet service includes both Western and Japanese food to get your day off to the perfect start – an essential ingredient to any big day out on the mountain. At the end of a long day nothing feels better – or reminds you that you are in Japan more – than soaking in the steaming ‘onsen’-style bath – the perfect refuge in which to unwind and relax at the end of the day.

Only a 20-minute bus ride away from Shiga Kogen, the Kanbayashi area offers accommodation that guests can enjoy skiing, onsen, and even the Snow Monkey Park.


Let Hotarutei’s 2 luxury private villas be your home away from home. They are ideally suited for families or groups of up to 6 guests to get away and unwind in comfort. Guests are sure to unwind and relax in the private open-air bath, indulge in the ‘kaiseki’ (multi-course) meal service at the restaurant, and even wake up to an in-room Western or Japanese-style breakfast. With the Snow Monkey Park within walking distance and other popular tourist destinations like Shiga Kogen Ski Resort and Shibu Onsen Town easily accessible, the villas serve as the perfect base for your adventures.

Welcome to your home away from home. Each villa is complete with a furnished kitchenette, 2 Western-style bedrooms, living room, bathrooms, washing machine, shower, and a private hot spring.


Hotarutei takes great pride in providing luxurious ‘kaiseki’ (traditional multi course) meals with local ingredients and fresh fish from the Sea of Japan. Dinner is served in the restaurant adjacent to the villas in a historic farmhouse which originally served as the residence of wealthy farmers renovated with a modern touch. Breakfast is your choice of Western or Japanese-style through the comfort of in-room dining also featuring local, seasonal produce. Guests are certain to enjoy both the food and the atmosphere

Recommended Hotels in Shiga Kogen