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Hirao | Giant Ski Area, Shiga Kogen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture (Yudanaka shibu Onsen)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for five nights. Our room had a view of the ski hill just outside our window. The service was great, the food great, the skiing great. I rang from Nagano and informed the manager I would be on a certain bus. When we arrived at the local bus depot he was there to pick us up and transported us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one week in Feb 2015. We arrived after 40cm of snow to the hotel right on the ski slope. Efficient check in with the manager who speaks quite good English. Rooms very clean and comfortable if a bit warm. Serviced every day with clean towels and sheets. Some western visitors but more Japanese which makes for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 6 nights overall. Initially booked for 3 nights stay. As I am a non skier, the view from room watching the skiers coming down the slopes each day was entertaining. Dinner was very formal, each night rotating between Western and Japanese. Western meal was 5 courses. We enjoyed the dinners tremendously that we extended our stay for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We stayed one night for our trip in January. The hotel locates near Takamagahara Ski Area (高天ヶ原マンモススキー場). You can go to different ski area via 3 lifts which kust next to the hotel. The room is adequate for two people with two single beds. The dinner we had is western food and the food was very good as other people... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My son and I had planned to stay 5 nights at Alpenburg, and we enjoyed our stay so much, we extended one more night. We went ahead of the ski season and many of the ski fields were not fully operational, but every morning, Kodama-san and his son/manager Yoshihiro-san checked which lifts were open, and drove us to whichever ski... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed with Alpenburg for 3 days. There is indoor heater poor, sauna and indoor outdoor onsen inside the hotel. The chef cooks very nice western food. The owner and the staff can speak very well English. The owner very kind and helpful. He offer to pick us up from the bus stop and also offer us transport to ski... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed here in January 2014, it is isolated and quiet, its a good chance to relax, enjoy amazing 5 course meals and catch up on some reading. It is definitely a place the locals stay, and it is typically a Japanese Ski area. Could get a little boring for kids as the Apres Ski is limited.

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Kingscliff, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed here in February with friends for a week. Very handy having boot room and ski hire etc in the basement. Onsen indoor and out great too. Too much food, as others have said the dinners are great, and the staff in the dining room Will and Koyoba and others very helpful. And the owner (quite a character) and son... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We’re currently booked for our 5th stay at Hotel Alpenburg. In 6 trips to Japan skiing, we’ve enjoyed skiing at 6 resorts (Shiga Kogen, Nozawa Onsen, Myoko Kogen. Hakuba, Niseko and Furano). For our 7th trip to Japan, we’re only staying at Shiga Kogen / Hotel Alpenburg, for a week, on the way back to Australia. I’ve previously posted two... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We arrived late at night and went to the wrong bus stop. The Manager was very kind and came to pick us up. This set the tone for the weekend. They were very helpful at the hotel. It is an old hotel, so so hot and you could not turn teh heat down. Too hot to even sleep well. It... More 

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Address: Hirao | Giant Ski Area, Shiga Kogen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen
Number of rooms: 23
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Hotel Alpenburg Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture

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