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Shiga Kogen

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

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Good ski touring and cruising interlinked resorts...no village night life

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
MargaretPowell
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Melbourne
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174 reviews 174 reviews
88 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
70 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
28 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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