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Shiga Kogen

1108 Asahimachi, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #11 of 46 Attractions in Nagano
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Sports
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
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Nagano, Japan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Shiga is a very popular ski area but the drive over the pass is stunning. Don't forget to onsen in Kusatsu, one of the most famous areas for onsen.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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129 reviews 129 reviews
64 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A great place to tour/drive/hike around in the autumn with majestic views and magnificent autumn colors.

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Canberra
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139 reviews 139 reviews
17 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed a week here and skied all runs. Some have bans on snowboards. Nil nightlife. And I mean nil nightlife. Hardly even a shop in the area.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Not quite sure where to start. We have been to many other places in japan to ski. Shiga was the quietest in terms of atmosphere, seems all jumbled together and has been run down since the Olympics in 1998. Shuttles run between ski villages but they are not regular, sometimes being 2 hours between pick ups. Free from about 8-5... More

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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Largest ski resort in Japan. Well interconnected mountains. Lots of pistes and off pistes. Great scenery. Convenient chairs. Fantastic snow. Wonderful people. Best place to go in Japan's main island Honshu for a start. Needs a trying 6-hour transfer from Narita airport. And accommodation at either Prince West & East Wings are very cramped, dated & uncomfortable.

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NSW Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is our first time skiing in Japan and we loved the experience. The ShigaKogen area is picturesque with beautiful views from so many places. We enjoyed the challenge of travelling from one ski area to the next and travelled for the 8 days we were there. It was fun moving between the different areas, but once mastered some of... More

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful place to ski. So many runs never had to wait longer than 2mins for a lift. Plenty of snow even in December. Only problem was no ATM nearby, & most places didn't take cards for transactions either. Nearest ATM is about a half hr trip down the mountain on the shuttle bus which was free. The shuttle bus runs... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
67 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Most people think of going to Shiga Kogen in winter ... but it's definitely worth the trip in Autumn! Nowhere near the crowds that gather at Nikko and Kyoto. The autumn colours are brilliant! You will definitely need a few days to fully enjoy the area. Going by car, at your own leisure is best!

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Nagano
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Great combination of skiing and wilderness. I love skiing down the runs through the forest.

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Perth, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I've skied in Hakuba, Nozawa and Neisko in hokkaido and Shiga Kogen comes out tops for skiing. So many areas to ski that you wouldn't do the same ones with 5 days. Fantastic for beginners and intermediates in terms of the number of slopes. Lots of beautiful, tree lined green runs. Just come been there over the holiday weekend and... More

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