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Address: 1108 Asahimachi, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding

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What a special place!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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Belconnen, Australia
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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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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 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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Nagano, Japan
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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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Address: 1108 Asahimachi, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Nagano

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