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SNOW REPORT JANUARY 2020: WHERE’S THE BEST SNOW IN NAGANO THIS WINTER?It’s no secret that the snowfall in Nagano this winter is much less than usual. Unusually warm weather patterns have led to higher than normal temperatures and as a result, lower snowfall. Many sk...
WHERE TO STAY IN SHIGA KOGEN: ICHINOSE, OKUSHIGA OR SUN VALLEY?Shiga Kogen, the largest and highest ski resort in Japan, accommodates 18 interconnected ski areas, each located at an altitude of 1,500 to 2,300 meters. Shiga Kogen is nestled in the north-eastern al...
WINTER-ONLY SHUTTLE SERVICE: YOU CAN NOW JOIN OUR AWARD-WINNING 1-DAY SNOW MONKEY TOUR FROM HAKUBA!Recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan with a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, guests based in Hakuba this winter will be able to join our most popular tour through use of o...
COMBINING SNOW MONKEY RESORTS SKI PACKAGES & PRIVATE CHARTERS: RECOMMENDED MULTI-RESORT SKI TOURS IN NAGANO!As recently featured, Shiga Kogen is not just Nagano’s but also Japan’s largest and highest ski resort. With 79 ski runs serviced by 51 chairlifts and gondolas, Shiga offers the largest expanse of...
GET MORE OUT OF YOUR WINTER ADVENTURE IN JAPAN: PRIVATE CHARTERS TO, FROM & BETWEEN ANY NAGANO SKI RESORT!Host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Nagano is home to more than 70 independent and blessed with some of the best powder in the world. Whether you are visiting Nagano for the first time or are a seas...
MULTIDAY SKI PACKAGES AT SHIGA KOGEN: NAGANO’S BIGGEST, BEST & NEXT MUST-DO SKI RESORT!Nestled high above the Snow Monkey Park within the beautiful surrounding of Joshinestu Kogen National Park, there is a ski resort which is Nagano’s sleeping giant and the next big destination for ...
SNOW MONKEY RESORTS WINTER TOURS & CHARTERS! START PLANNING YOUR NAGANO SKI & SNOWBOARD ADVENTURE FOR WINTER 2019/20!Winter is never far away – or at least never out of mind – here in Nagano. With the past winter having come late but then refusing to call it quits, and ultimately blessing us with a massive amoun...
NAGANO SKI RESORTS INFO – WHICH ARE THE HIGHEST SKI RESORTS IN JAPAN?Japan's winters are legendary. A combination of big mountains and some of the world's deepest, driest powder make Japan a favorite destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world. With t...
NAGANO SKI RESORTS INFO – WHICH ARE THE LONGEST SKI RUNS IN NAGANO?As host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, Nagano's winter credentials speak for themselves. Blessed with some of the best powder in the world, stunning mountain ranges and more than 30 independent resorts,...
9 Things To Do In Nagano This WinterWe are now officially into winter and while the snow is a little late this year, sooner or later it will begin to fall in abundance. Most famous as a winter destination, Nagano has so much to offe...
SHIGA KOGEN’S CENTRAL AREA: A RESORT WITHIN A RESORT!As Japan’s largest ski resort, Shiga Kogen offers an expansive area of terrain to explore and some of the most beautiful powder landscapes to carve and slash your way through each winter. At an im...
SHIGA KOGEN: EXPLORE JAPAN’S LARGEST MOUNTAIN RESORT ON “SKI SAFARI”Consisting of 18 ski areas - some large, some small - Shiga Kogen is Japan's largest mountain resort spread through the peaks and gullies of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park. The expansive resort is...
SHIGA KOGEN: NAGANO’S BIGGEST & BEST SKI RESORT!With more than 30 independent ski resorts, Nagano spoils winter visitors with choice! Among those resorts, Shiga Kogen is not only Nagano's biggest area of interconnected ski fields, but it also tops ...
SHIGA KOGEN: BIGGER, HIGHER, BETTER!With winter fast approaching it's time to get serious and decide where you're headed! The big question for many people coming to Japan is which region best fits their needs - Nagano or Hokkaido? Both ...
SHIGA KOGEN: SKIING IN NAGANO VS HOKKAIDOUnless you're flush with cash and time and can afford to be here for an extended period during winter, skiers and snowboarders headed to Japan are faced with one big decision before they even get here...
SHIGA KOGEN: 79 COURSES, 51 CHAIRLIFTS/GONDOLAS & 18 SKI AREAS COVERED BY 1 COMMON TICKETThere are many reasons to choose Japan for your winter sports holiday. Numerous resorts, reliable snow conditions including world-class powder, friendly locals, great food, all the cultural trimmings,...
SKI SEASON JAPAN 2018/19: JAPAN’S LARGEST SKI RESORT – SHIGA KOGENWhile the sun is shining here in Yamanouchi and we head towards another hot summer, we can’t help but turn our minds to the coming winter and another highly anticipated snow season in Japan... and we ...
RECOMMENDED NAGANO SKI RESORTSNagano Prefecture is home to the majority of Japan’s highest mountain peaks and an abundance of snow. Just ask the locals, they’ll tell you the snow here is world class! As host of t...
1998 NAGANO OLYMPICS: SKI RESORTSWith the recent completion of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and upcoming XII Paralympic Winter Games in Pyongyang, South Korea, there is understandable interest in celebrating the 20 the anniversary ...
SHIGA KOGEN: INFO ABOUT SKIING/SNOWBOARDINGAs the largest ski resort in Japan, Shiga Kogen lies in the north of Nagano, a region known for hosting the 1998 Winter Olympics. Comprised of 18 ski areas, the resort has varying terrain and slop...
COMPARING SKI RESORTS IN JAPANSkiing or snowboarding in Japan is a lot of fun. One reason is the great quality of snow, another is the incredibly high level of service, and last but not least is that a one-day ski pass in most are...
SHIGA KOGEN SKI RESORTS – INTRODUCTIONDo you love to ski or snowboard? Then Shiga Kogen (or Shiga) is where you need to go. The fact that the Highlands were the stage for the 1998 Winter Olympics is already testament to the quality of sno...