Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen is by far the largest ski resort in Japan, in the heart of the Jōshinetsu Kogen National Park, with 21 interlinked resorts all on one ticket.  Famous for its grand scale, amazing panoramic views and snow quantity, Shiga Kogen is the ultimate destination for the keen skier or snowboarder who is looking for a resort offering an amazing diversity of natural terrain.  Shiga Kogen also boasts one of the longest seasons in Japan due to its higher elevation.  Hotels, ranging from budget to first class are scattered throughout the different resorts, much of which are ski-in/ski-out or just a short walk to the slopes.

Gateway City              Tokyo 271km

Why Shiga Kogen

  • The largest ski area in Japan.  Many resorts are interlinked giving a European feel to skiing
  • The combination of the altitude and abundant snowfall each season makes for some great light dry snow
  • Use a down day to visit the Snow Monkeys.  These clever little creatures play in the local hot pools to stave of the chilly winter temperatures

Shiga Kogen Mountain Statistics

Summit 2305m
Base 1340m
Vertical 965m
Acres 4097
Lifts 56
Runs 179
Average Snowfall 1200cm
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 20%

Additional Accommodation

Hotel Mount Shiga, Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel South Wing