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Get to know the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

Shiga Kogen is both the largest interconnected resort and highest resort in all of Japan, meaning there’s so much terrain to explore. In total there are 18 connected resorts. The area comprises a wide variety of terrain across the different ski areas with something for all abilities, however off-piste is limited here compared to other resorts. Shiga Kogen is one of the best value ski destinations if you book early too.

Take advantage of arguably the best early bird deals going around by staying at the Prince Hotel. Booking early through us will see you benefit with a stay 7 pay 4 discount, and secondly you also receive 3 free days on Mt Yakebitai for all guests.

Mount Yakebitai Stats

The Prince Hotel is more than just a singular hotel, it is comprised of 3x separate buildings (West, South, and East) which all differ to ensure there is something to suit every traveller. The common theme with the 3x buildings is they all offer ski in/out convenience at the base of Mt Yakebitai, fantastic Japanese hospitality, plus clean and comfortable lodging.

The three wings are freestanding buildings with approximately 1km in between each, so a shuttle bus runs at regular intervals throughout the day and early evening to provide transport between the wings. The Prince Hotel also offers an evening shuttle service to and from Ichinose village. It is also super easy to take a gondola or chair lift up the mountain and ski down to the respective buildings during the day so you can try somewhere different for lunch each day.

Staying at any of the Wings will see guests enjoy a fantastic daily buffet breakfast with a plethora of tasty options available. There is a huge variety offering both Japanese and Western cuisine.

Buffet Breakfast in the West Wing

Across all 3x buildings you have a wide range of eatery options. There’s a combined 9 restaurants to explore offering a healthy variety of cuisine. Each building has their own main Dining Room where you’ll enjoy your buffet breakfasts, and is also in use for lunches and dinners. Arguably the most popular restaurant is Shishi Chinese Restaurant, just outside of the West Wing.

Which building/wing to stay in comes down to your preferences and budget.

West Wing

Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel – West Wing

The West Wing offers a variety of room configurations. This option is best suited to families due to their Family Room offerings, and hotel amenities. The West Wing is also the only wing to offer a hot spring in the building. Guests from the other buildings can also enjoy the hot springs from 5pm to 10pm on weekdays.

Conveniently located slope side of the hotel is the Family Snow Park with a 70m snow escalator. Guests can enjoy some great activities such as tobogganing, snow bikes, and more.

The West Wing is located furthest from the East Building, closer to Ichinose.

South Wing

Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel – South Wing

Located in between the West and East Wings, the South Wing offers super convenience get to the peak of Mt Yakebitai with the connecting gondola attached.

The South Wing is the more budget friendly option and overall the more basic hotel out of the 3. The rooms are all twin share bedding, with some triple options which consist of a sofa bed as the 3rd person sleeping arrangement.

East Wing

Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel – East Wing

The East Wing is next to the South Wing, furthest from the West Building. This is the most luxurious of the respective Wings.

The rooms are spacious, and tastefully decorated with modern finishings. The East Wing offers Standard Twin Rooms, and more luxurious Twin Rooms on the 5th floor which offer stunning elevated views of Mt Yakebitai. There is also a Suite available on the top floor for added comfort.

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