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Address: 1108 Asahimachi, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 262864621
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Great ski school for tourist to Japan

Family loved our week stay in Shiga Kogen. It was made special by our ski experience with Shiga International ski school. The instructors were very experienced and passionate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Family loved our week stay in Shiga Kogen. It was made special by our ski experience with Shiga International ski school. The instructors were very experienced and passionate. They were able to relate to different skill levels and coach the family effectively.

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Bellingham, Washington
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256 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Spend the night in a Ryokan and enjoy sampling from 9 additional public onsens. Don't miss #2 - HOT HOT HOT. The sake brewery is a treat, too.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Loved Shiga Kogen. I went for my birthday and the slopes were beautiful. It was my third time there and it's so good that it's the only place I've skied in Japan. My family and I love going there. Especially to Villa Alpen. The captain and staff is great, delicious food, and quick access to the slopes. It is located... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In late-February to late-March I had 3 great powder days (>30cm). Runs are quite varied, ranging from intermediate steeps to moguls to cat trails to tree runs. I recommend the Ichinose area and Yakebitaiyama Gondola #1 if you want longer runs. Unfortunately, runs were quite short. Even though the mountain is largely interlinked, traversing across consisted of riding for 25%... More 

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6 Thank drg003
Melbourne
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212 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There a few few ski boguns here at Shiga...even dare I say an older crowd. This is because there is not a village as such and no night life. You really need to book accomodation with dinner included in the tarif. On the other hand lots of intermediate runs and good ski touring. Can ski from Oku Shiga ( no... More 

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2 Thank MargaretPowell
Nagano, Japan
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 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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Thank W F
Bangkok, Thailand
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212 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 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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Jindabyne, Australia
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170 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

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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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

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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10 Thank wangy14
Singapore
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62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 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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