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Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen is situated in the heart of the Joshinetsu Kogen National Park and is by far the largest ski resort in Japan, with 21 interlinked resorts all on one lift ticket!  Shiga covers a huge area and offers a great diversity of natural terrain.  Famous for its grand scale, amazing panoramic views and snow quantity, Shiga Kogen is the ultimate destination for the keen skier or snowboarder.  Shiga Kogen also boasts one of the longest seasons in Japan due to its higher elevation.  Shiga Kogen accommodation is spread out around many “villages” and most of the accommodation is ski-in/ski-out or located very close to the slopes.

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 54
Runs 179
Average Snowfall 1200cm
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 50%
Advanced 20%

Shiga Kogen Accommodation

Gateway City Tokyo 271km

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