How to get to Shiga Kogen from Tokyo? If you want an amazing skiing holiday in Japan, Shiga kogen is the place to go! It has Japan's highest ski slopes, and the best snow quality, plus 1998 Nagano Olympics history, Shiga Kogen is where foreign skiers should choose. It is actually part of a Japanese national park, and snow is super soft and fine. There are a lot of terrain and runs on offer with the most of the ski resorts connected and can be skied on an all-mountain pass. if you are tried then there is always the shuttle bus and ski lifts. Fantastic tree runs and pistes, great variety of easy to hard and is good for all levels of skiing and boarding.
If you are lucky, even can see snow monkeys in sun valley which was a highlight. The whole ski resort is made of 18 different areas, once the sun sets, you can also enjoy the night skiing, it's a fun way to finish out the evening. There are many hotels to choose from in this area. Please note, most of places only accept cash so make sure you have plenty before you go. Lift tickets prices as of 2019, adult: USD45/full day, child: USD25/ full day, free up to four years old.
It is very convenient if you travel from Tokyo to Shiga Kogen, one Shinkansen bullet train ride and one local bus ride, and you will be there! From Osaka or Kyoto, it just takes one extra train on the Tokaido Line, transferring from either Tokyo or Nagoya.Tokyo Station-New Hokuriku Line (1.5 hours) -JR Nagano Station-East Exit-Nagaden Direct Bus or West Exit-Bus Stop #23–Shiga Kogen
Access information from Niigata or Kanazawa To/from Niigata: about 190 km and about 3-hour drive To/from Kanazawa: About 250 km and about 3.5-hour drive
Private Limousine/Chauffeur Service If you are arriving to major airports like Narita Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, private transfer is the most convenient option. Our drivers will wait for you at the airport terminals or the hotel you stay, and escort you to the Shiga Kogen Ski Resort. We are happy to offer you the best price.
What to See Around Nagano Jigokudani Monkey Park: In the Valley of Yokoyu River of the Nagano, there is a unique attraction, Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. Established in 1964, the Jigokudani has been known as the place to see Japanese wild monkeys bathing in the hot springs. These wild monkeys come down from the mountains to bathe. They tend to spend a lot of time in the baths between December and March to protect themselves against the cold weather conditions. Opening Hours: 8:30-17:00 (April to October), 9:00-16:00 (November to March) Address: 381-0401 Nagano, Shimotakai District, Yamanochi, Hirao
Kusatsu Onsen: Kusatsu Onsen is one of Japan's great hot springs. It is situated at an altitude of 1250 meters above sea level in the mountains, the high quality hot spring water has an acidic PH of about 2 to 3, and said to cure illness. This place always gives visitors a very special feeling, not only because of the onsens gushing in the middle of the street, but also because of the large number of traditional ryokans nearby.There are also many souvenir shops everywhere. anyway, it would be a great experience to come here once. Please note, the foot bath on the street must be tried.
Narita Airport to Shiga Kogen Ski Resort
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