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A Look at Shiga Kogen!

This video, titled "Shigakogen PV 2019," released by the "Shiga Kogen Cableway Association," is an introductory video of the Shiga Kogen Ski Resort in Nagano Prefecture.
Shiga Kogen is a plateau in the central area of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park, located in Yamanochi, Shimotakai, Nagano and has an elevation of more than 2,000 meters.
It is known as one of the largest ski resort areas in Japan and has also been designated as UNESCO Eco Park.

Shiga Kogen Ski Resort was also the first ski resort in Japan to have a ski lift installed.
After that, a new pulse gondola, snowboard slopes, and a snow park were installed, and it became a Mecca for winter sports in the Chubu region.

A Look at the Shiga Kogen Ski Resort Featured in the Video

At the Shiga Kogen Ski Resort, there are 18 courses. They are as follows:

・Sun Valley Ski Area [Video 0:03]
・Maruike Ski Area [Video 0:07]
・Hasuike Ski Area [Video 0:10]
・Giant Ski Area [Video 0:14]
・Ichinose Family Ski Area [Video 0:17]
・Ichinose Diamond Ski Area [Video 0:21]
・Ichinose Yamanokami Ski Area [Video 0:25]
・Takamagahara Mammoth Ski Area [Video 0:29]
・Higashidateyama Ski Area [Video 0:33]
・Nishidateyama Ski Area [Video 0:36]
・Hoppo Bunadaira Ski Area [Video 0:40]
・Tannenomori Okojo Ski Area [Video 0:44]
・Terakoya Ski Area [Video 0:47]
・Okushiga Ski Area [Video 0:51]
・Yakebitaiyama Ski Area (Yakebitaiyama) [Video 0:55]
・Kumanoyu Ski Area [Video 0:59]
・Yokoteyama Ski Area [Video 1:03]
・Shibutoge Ski Area [Video 1:06]

Sightseeing at Shiga Kogen During Summer and Autumn

Image of Jigokudani Hot Springs
Photo:Jigokudani Hot Springs

Shiga Kogen is great not only for winter, as shown in the video, but also for hiking/trekking during spring and summer and in autumn when the leaves change color.
There are mountain trails, promenades, and campgrounds so you can enjoy relaxing activities in the great outdoors.

At Shiga Kogen, you'll see natural phenomena related to volcanoes, weather, and water conditions, such as the Jigokudani Hot Springs at Shibutoge which has been designated a national natural monument, or the branches of the deciduous broad-leaf trees that are prone to the formation of rime.
Shiga Kogen is also getting attention as a habitat for animals such as stoats, Asian black bears, Japanese serow, and golden eagles, as well as plants such as beech and oak trees.

At Shiga Kogen, there's also the Prince Hotel and other charming onsen (hot springs) to enjoy. Here we'll list a few of them.

・Kumanoyu Onsen
・Kidoike Onsen
・Kumanoyu Hotaru Onsen
・Shigayama Onsen
・Takamagahara Onsen
・Makuiwa Onsen
・Maruike/Hasuike Onsen

Summary of Shiga Kogen

Image of Shiga Kogen
Photo:Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen is an attractive tourist spot where you can enjoy different scenery in every season.

Shiga Kogen Ski Resort also has a ski school and equipment rental plans, so even beginners can easily try out to the slopes.
We recommend checking directions and price information beforehand and also checking the snowfall using the live cameras as well.

【Official Website】Shiga Kogen Ski Resort

Written By
Nov. 26, 2021
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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