ABOUT Shiga Kogen
- Shiga Kogen (Nagano) is the highest and largest interconnected resort in Japan, providing endless terrain for all abilities
- If you book early, Shiga is one of the best value ski destinations, with ski-in ski-out accommodation for a fraction of the price
- Nightlife is limited in Shiga, with a handful restaurants and bars, most of which are located in the hotels
Shiga Kogen AccommodationShiga Kogen is home to some great hotels offering everything you need. View our favourite properties here.
Ski PackagesFully customisable Shiga Kogen packages including accommodation, flights, lift passes, lessons and more.
day toursIf you want to take a rest day while in Shiga Kogen here are some ideas to keep you busy.
Shiga Kogen DiningShiga Kogen is limited in terms of nightlife but there are still some great dining options throughout the area.
How to get to
Shiga KogenYou have a few different options for getting to Shiga Kogen from Tokyo and other cities. Check out which option is best for you.
Shiga Kogen Trail MapsShiga Kogen is a huge ski resort with 18 interconnected ski areas. Find out what each area has to offer with our resort guides and trail maps.
Shiga Kogen School
Group ToursLooking to plan an overseas school tour to Shiga Kogen? Let us do the organisation for you with our team of experienced school travel specialists.
Featured Shiga Kogen Articles
Mountainwatch Guide to Myoko – Japan’s Powder Capital and Second Stop on The Golden Snowmads Tour
Myoko is regarded as the powder capital of Japan for good reason – 15 metres average annual snowfall means there are a lot days like this. Photo: Grant Gunderson Mountainwatch | Joe Stanco After visiting Minakami and Tenjinda [...]
First Snow Has Fallen and Resorts are Open!
As the mountains across the Northern Hemisphere are starting to disappear under a blanket of snow, ski enthusiasts around the world are starting to dust off their gear, in preparation for those first powder turns! In Japan, Niseko [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s November Update
Niseko and Mt Yotei after this week’s snowfalls cleared. Photo: 360niseko Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper First North America, then Europe, and now Japan is on the map after the first proper snowstorm of the season came through [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – What We Can Expect in an El Nino Year
Drew Jolowicz finding deep powder at Appi Kogen, northern Honshu, in Feb 2020 a season that experienced a moderate to strong El Niño. Photo: Dylan Robinson Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Here we go folks, another Japanese snow [...]
Embrace the Myoko Magic: A Safe, Fun, and Enlightening Backcountry Adventure
Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the winter wonderland of Myoko, Japan. Our daily backcountry tours are more than just adventure; they’re about prioritising your safety, ensuring you have a blast, and [...]
Mountainwatch Travel’s Guide to Myoko Kogen
There are so many Japanese resorts to choose from and Myoko Kogen has got to be one of our favourites. Joe Stanco, owner and operator of Joey’s Myoko, has been living in Myoko for a few winters now. As well as owning his rental [...]
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