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Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Yakebitaiyama, Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0497 , Japan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
56 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to argue with the location of the hotel: right at the base of the main gondola to Shiga Kogen. Otherwise, this is a massive, 80s-era, Japanese style hotel: everything looks and feels ~30 years old, the beds are pretty tiny and the rooms are not very comfortable, and the food is fairly abysmal. To be honest, you don't... More

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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Prince Hotel East in January 2013 for 14 days when they received a higher than average snowfall. We love to ski all day long, but at this time, on some of the days it was just too cold ,and too much powder snow falling throughout the day to maintain visibility and safety for our children, so... More

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Innisfail, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We've stayed at the Prince East Wing twice now. The ski in/ski out is fantastic! Gondola right at the back door. Yes it's a little tired and dated but we are out skiing all day and don't need fancy new decorations! The beds are super comfy and the toiletries etc provided are great. Each evening we took the Prince shuttle... More

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Shanghai, China
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

There are two ways for me to review this hotel, one as a skier and the other as a non-skier. Unfortunately, I was unable to ski this season due to a bad knee, however, I can review it as both as my husband skied this trip. We came here for a retreat for my husband's office, so we didn't pay... More

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at the West wing of the Prince Hotel. As far as location goes, it's fairly good. There is a chair-lift just a stone's throw (literally) from the hotel. There is also a great Japanese restaurant right next to the hotel (also right near the chair-lift) and there aren't many food options in Shiga Kogen so it's nice to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed at the Prince East and loved the convenience of ski in ski out straight onto the gondola. The hotel is very comfortable though perhaps a little tired. The foyer is practical, the ski lockers and small ski hire shop are in one corner, the reception desk and lounge ( the only place wi fi is available) is in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stayed for 6 nights in west wing Prince Hotel. Great rates after signing up to the free Prince hotel club. Best location from all Prince hotels. Closest to Ichinose. Only Prince wing with an onsen. Pricey to eat, dinner 4000 yen for buffet. We bought cereal in Nagano and had that for breakfast and ate on mountain for lunch. About... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

HOTEL We stayed at Prince East for 10 nights and loved the ski in/ski out. Rooms were clean, good size (East) but onsen is over at West wing. Lockers immed adjacent to exit with gondola 25m or chair lift 50m from exit. Reception staff not overly helpful but other staff incredibly kind and generous. Learn a smattering of conversational Japanese/get... More

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I just finished my family ski trip last week in Shiga Kogen and staying in the Prince Hotel West Wing for 6 nights, this is the first time of my 4.5 years old son's ski trip, Prince West Wing is my good choice, as the Restaurant (breakfast & dinner is buffet) & Hot Spring are in the same block and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We have just had a really excellent 4 nights at Prince Hotel East Wing. It is set up as a skiers hotel with excellent ski in ski out. This is our third trip to Japan but first to Shigakogen and we are greatly impressed. The staff are outstanding and as helpful as language barriers enable them to be. East Wing... More

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Address: Yakebitaiyama, Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0497 , Japan
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Prince Hotel Chubu
Yamanouchi-Machi Prince Hotel
Prince Hotel Yamanouchi Machi
Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture

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Taken as a whole, the Shiga Kogen region is quite possibly the largest ski and snowboard resort area in the world. The area is located to the northeast of Nagano City, about 40 minutes out. The Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel is located at the base of the excellent Yakebitaiyama resort and has a variety of different plans and packages for skiers of all levels. The most popular is the "All-in-1 Pack," which includes breakfast and a one-day lift ticket. The resort hotel has a total of 690 comfortable rooms in three separate wings (100 in the East Wing, 240 in the South Wing and 350 in the West Wing). All provide easy access to the lifts and slopes. ... more   less 
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