Shiga Kogen consists of 19 ski resorts, making it the largest skiing area in Japan. Located in Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, it boasts a wide variety of terrains for an exciting, fun-filled ski or snowboard experience. For a change of pace, visit the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park, which has more than 200 Japanese Macaques that often bathe in the hot springs. Also nearby making for excellent day trips are Nagano City’s Zenkoji temple and Matsushiro Kaizu castle. Don’t miss out on Chimaki, rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo, which the region is famous for. A winter adventure full of beautiful slopes and exciting cultural and nature-filled activities awaits at Shiga Kogen.
By public transportation
From Nagano Station, take a bus for 1 hour and 10 minutes to Shiga Kogen.
Address: Shiga-Kogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai County, Nagano Prefecture
Airport: Matsumoto Airport