This turned out to be a great spot to stay with my kids. We chose shiga as there is no nightlife as such, so no drunken Australians like many other Japanese ski resorts. ( I am an Aussie so think I can say this)
The bathhouse (onsen type) is great and quite traditional. We had a meal package and it is certainly worthwhile, however can be repetitive. At shiga there are few restaurants, dinner at this chalet was entirely japanese authentic. They cater for large groups of Japanese and westerners are few in number at this chalet.
We ran into another western couple who were not entirely happy, but gathered this was probably something to do with their high expectations and attitude.
One of our rooms was a real gem, a traditional tatami mat room overlooking the ichinose family ski field. We fought each other for nights in this room (407). This chalet has true ski in out from the front door.
The Teppa bar downstairs is also very good for a quiet drink, it's one of the few bars shiga and of course they serve the local shiga beers.
I would recommend this chalet to those who have kids and want a close to traditional stay. Be warned that few staff speak English, so at least try a few Japanese words.More
- Free Wifi