Found in the heart of Joshinetsu National Park in Nagano Prefecture and surrounded by 2,000m high mountains, Shiga Kogen is the largest ski resort in Japan. Shiga Kogen hosted several events during the 1998 Winter Olympics and as such is home to quality runs and speedy lift access. Beloved for its fine powdery snow, extensive ski areas and decadent natural hot springs, Shinga Kogen is a sprawling winter wonderland with much to offer skiers and snowboarders alike.

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Fast Facts

Ski Season:
Mid November - early May

Opening Times:
8:30 am - 4:30pm

Terrain Grades:
41 easy runs, 26 intermediate runs, 14 advanced runs

1350m base elevation, 2307m top elevation

over 120 lifts

Ski School:
Private lessons, group classes and lessons in English are available

Cost of 1 Day Pass:

Car parks:
There are 8 parking areas in Okushiga Kogen and Yakabitai-yama

Getting There

The nearest main international airport to Shiga Kogen is Narita International Airport, located just over 250km away. Matsumoto Airport is also located close by. Book flights online

The bullet train travels from Tokyo to Nagano, which is 27km away from Shiga Kogen Resort. From Nagano Train Station you can take a private shuttle to Shiga Kogen.


Shiga Kogen has over 100 hotel facilities, including Japanese, western or semi-Japanese style rooms. Book accommodation online

Car Hire

Car hire is available in Nagano and Tokyo. During winter, snow chains for your tires are essential so be sure to also hire chains. You can book your car online to guarantee availability.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a necessity no matter where you travel overseas. When skiing or snowboarding overseas, make sure you are covered and enjoy your winter holiday with peace of mind.


Shiga Kogen hosts a range of events throughout the ski season including the Okushiga Plateau Autumn Festival and various ski competitions.

All Inclusive Packages

For an all inclusive ski holiday package including flights, tours, ski passes and more please contact a Flight Centre consultant on 133 133 or fill in the enquiry form below.

Trail Map

Download the below PDF for a detailed map of the different trails available at Shiga Kogen. On this map, green lines represent beginner trails, red are intermediate and black are advanced trails.

Shiga Kogen Trail Map [PDF]

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