Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi-machi: Address, Shiga Kogen Reviews: 4.5/5

Shiga Kogen
4.5
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TennisTraveller13
Terranora11 contributions
Skiing in Shiga Kogen
Jan 2020
We had a great time skiing in Shiga Kogen and would highly recommend it to anyone. The resorts cater for Australians whilst maintaining their Japanese culture and feel, which sets it apart from Hakaba and Niseko.
Written 11 February 2020
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Lucy M
Perth, Australia3 contributions
Amazing ski adventure
Mar 2019 • Couples
Wide open ski runs, no queues, beautiful scenery and delicious fresh japanese food options. We skiied five to six hours each day and made new discoveries every day.
Written 5 April 2019
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Jessica W
Vergennes, VT79 contributions
World Class Resort
Jan 2019 • Couples
My husband and I visited the Shiga Kogen area in January and were impressed. The resort area is very large with great interconnectivity. The conditions in January are fabulous!
Written 6 March 2019
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TheJrTravelor
Malaysia50 contributions
Great place
Feb 2018 • Family
Not many people, you dont have to wait to use the lift, great place for skiing. View was magnificient!
Written 4 March 2018
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Robel Z
Yamanouchi-machi, Japan17 contributions
Largest Ski Area in Japan (Enough said)
Jan 2017 • Family
So many trails and so much variety. 1 pass over 50 lifts and 19 ski areas. 17 of these are interconnected so you can keep your skies on all the time. The snow quality is what surprised me the most. I expected it to be wet but it was dry, light, fluffy and most importantly, lots and lots of it. A must go to ski resort in Japan.
Written 21 September 2017
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822guyr
Whitley Bay23 contributions
Space to move
Feb 2017
The biggest ski area in Japan, plenty of runs and attractions for all abilities and some decent bars and restaurants. The snow monkeys are also close by so if you're going for more than a few days you can rest your legs with a visit here.
Written 12 July 2017
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m5clt
Charlotte, NC176 contributions
Great Powder for moderate level skiing,
Feb 2017 • Friends
spent 4 days skiing non stop for about 6-7 hours/day. First week in Feb seems like a good time as most students are studying for exams. There were few people there and we never waited for the lift.

There was also 6 or more inches of fresh powder daily. A nice place to practice powder technique and a few tree runs that were picture perfect. There are many lifts and ski area covers a very large area. Shuttles are available.

We stayed at villa alpen. It is in the quiet area and booked by a friend. There are really not many meal choices, so go with the included meals when you book a room.
If you are looking for nightlife and restaurants, I would recommend staying in Hakuba. I was told by a local, the skiing there is not as good. I happened to be skiing with someone who is 70 years old and he knows the area very well. He recommended Villa Alpen and the runs in that area because they are less crowded and the snow tended to be better.

Skiing was very economical compared to skiing in the western US and Canada.
Written 31 March 2017
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AlvinCK
165 contributions
Winter wonderland with mainly locals
Mar 2017 • Family
I have visited Niseko, Furano, Hakuba and now Shiga Kogen. First time spring skiing. There are so many slopes to enjoy it's mind boggling. Of course, it's even more fun when you can ski well. Nevertheless, not seeing the touristy crowds of those other places is already an advantage. The good news is Shiga will only attract the ski slope conquerors only, and not the night life seeking adventurers or the well heeled who need luxurious accomodations and dining. I guess the politicians here have not given in to the foreign dollar as those in Hokkaido
Written 28 March 2017
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redtraveller_8
uk117 contributions
MUST SEE SNOW MONKEYS
Dec 2016 • Solo
The monkeys were so cute, wonderful to watch the area of the main pool is not very big so can get crowded with tourists, spend over 2 hours watching taking pics. There is a small stop with toilets/gates before the pool with some lockers to lock up your food/bags. There is 30cm walk up from the main ticket booth stop where you can hire boots/crampon as the hike up hill can get slippery with ice and mud. Hotel had a shuttle to lowest café stop where I believe you can catch buses to town.
Written 20 January 2017
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Kun Kon S
34 contributions
Natural resources
Apr 2016
So beautiful this area... Should go by bike to enjoy the most otherwise u should park ur car somewhere and take a walk ;) highest place where should go
Written 23 April 2016
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