Chalet Shiga

Shiga Kogen, Nagano

Chalet Shiga is located within a minute walk to Ichinose Diamond Area and Ichinose Family Area.

We are very proud of our food that is carefully cooked with our home grown vegetables and rice.

There is a bar with a 100 inch schreen TV. The bar offers 5 types of draft beer and also the local
beer brewed in Shiga Kogen.

  • free internet
  • English speaking staff
  • drying room
  • laundry
  • mountain shuttle bus
  • restaurant & bar
  • equipment rental
  • communal bathroom
  • discounted lift passes
  • check in: 13:00 / check out: 10:00

Western Twin Room accommodating 1 - 2 guests

The room has two single beds, bathroom, TV and telephone 

Rates from 8,200 yen per person per night including breakfast

Weekdays10,600 yen9,400 yen8,800 yen8,200 yen
Holidays11,700 yen10,600 yen10,000 yen9,400 yen

Holidays - 28/12-3/1, 6/1-8/1, 10/2-12/2


Combination Room accommodating 1 - 4 guests

Rates from 8,700 yen per person per night including breakfast

Per person per nightSingleTwinTripleQuad
weekdays11,000 yen9,900 yen9,300 yen8,700 yen
holidays12,000 yen11,000 yen10,500 yen9,900 yen

Holidays - 28/12-3/1, 6/1-8/1, 10/2-12/2


Japanese Tatami Room accommodating up to 4 guests

The room has two single beds, tatami space with futon beds, bathroom, TV and telephone

Rates from 7,900 yen per person per night including breakfast.

Weekdays10,200 yen9,000 yen8,450 yen7,900 yen
Holidays11,350 yen10,200 yen9,650 yen9,000 yen

Holidays - 28/12-3/1, 6/1-8/1, 10/2-12/2

Extra charges & discountsRate
Child (7-12)20 % discount off pp/pn rate
Child (3-6)50 % discount off pp/pn rate
Infant1,080 yen p/n when the bed is shared with parent
Long stay discount of 5 days or moreStay 5 and receive 10 % discount from the 6th night
March bookings10 - 15 % discount


  • closest chairlift - Diamond Quad - 150 m
  • mountain shuttle bus - Ichinose Ski-jyo - 100 m
  • rental shop & ski school - 100 m




Late Feb 2017

The Chalet Shiga was very good value for money however we unfortunately got very sick with influenza on arriving at Shiga Kogen – probably from the flight over as they say it takes about a week to affect you and we had a week at Hakuba before heading to Shiga.  I skied for only 2 hours out of a planned 4 days skiing.  The rest of the family were not quite as sick and got a day or two in skiing.

The rooms were good (I know as I spent most of my time in it) and the onsen was great.  Service at the hotel was also great as was the Tapas Bar downstairs.  Ski storage room was great for storage and plenty of seating to get yourself organised.The ski hire shop across the road was a bit dodgy in the quality of equipment they were giving out (this was a general feeling from our whole group) – not sure where else we could have gone but next time I would source elsewhere.

Would recommend and stay there again

Greg LEE



Early Feb 2017

Chalet Shiga was exactly what we had hoped for and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We will most likely return next year.We enjoyed good clean rooms and amenities and a  good breakfast. We loved having an Onsen each day after a hard day’s skiing. The staff were helpful and friendly and a number spoke good English. We found the heated ski locker room a bonus. The hotel is opposite a ski lift which made access easy  and we could ski back to the front door each day. Discount lift tickets were available at the reception desk.Our only minor problem was finding a restaurant in town for our evening meal as several were closed, particularly on weekends. The restaurants that were open were generally booked out. We experienced this last year as well and were told that it was because there were several school groups visiting. I can’t understand why it is necessary to close restaurants and miss out on the trade. It actually became a bit of a joke with other guests and a race to find a meal.

Peter, Barbara and Michael.
Mid January 2017

We had the most fantastic time at Chalet Shiga, the service was brilliant, our rooms perfect, just wished we could have stayed for twice as long.

Early January 2017

Great time in Japan. 

Snow was light on in Appi and Zao which was a shame but it bucketed in Shiga.Loved Chalet Shiga. 

The owners are fantastic.Rooms are spotless, big, spacious, front rooms have amazing views of the slopes and in a great spot. Good little izakaya 20m away and in the chalet they have a fantastic simple restaurant which was amazing -local beers, wine and good home cooked food. Breakfast really good. Straight across the road to a ski lifGreat variety of slopes  -had a terrific 4 days. Highly recommend Chalet Shiga to everyone -families, couples.

Heaps of snow.

 Mid Jan 2016

We travelled as a family of 7 to Japan and stayed at Chalet Shiga for 4 nights in January. We had the most memorable time here. The accommodation was great. We had 3 of the tatami mat rooms and as requested had 3 fantastic rooms next to each other. They were very clean and comfortable, and we all loved the robes and slippers provided. 

Mr Sato was so helpful and was always eager to explain buses and help with timetables, especially when we were trying to make the trip to the snow monkey park. All the staff were lovely, polite and helpful.

The Chalet is in the best location and we just walked across the road to a couple of chair lifts. The skiing was also fantastic and once again all the staff were so friendly and polite.

We definitely plan to return as soon as we can make it. The whole experience in the snow was made so enjoyable by the great service provided by Japan Snow accommodation especially Hisae, and by all the people at Chalet Shiga.

Late January 2015 

The Shiga leg of the trip was excellent.  Lots of snow, Hide and his wife were superb hosts, the accommodation on the snow worked really well.    I cannot comment on how good the snow was, how short the lift queues were and how easy it was to get around (with our limited Japanese).  We loved the Chalet Shiga and the owners (Hide and Hideyo (?) were beautiful people.  If you had an email for them please send to me so I can thank them properly.  I did not realise how much his family is a part of the local history.

We also caught a bus on several days to travel to nearby ski fields– many you can easily ski to and from!  The view from the Bakery on a clear day was impossible to describe!  Highly recommended.  

Some travellers may be potentially unsure of the lack of western “things” but they should not be worried, the experience is a pleasure and everyone local is so friendly that language barriers and new foods are simply part of the fun!

I attach a number of photos for you to use as you wish.

The small trouble we had was the small number of restaurants to eat at but we managed to find enough to keep us full and happy for a week!  

Thank again for your help in finding great accom, brilliant snow and a wonderful Japanese holiday.  We have been to ski in Japan 5 times and each time is an incredible holiday and cultural experience.

Many thanks again

The Bradbury family (Sydney Australia).

Mid January 2014 

"Many thanks to Hisae for arranging an excellent ski holiday in Shiga Kogen.

She was able to answer all our questions about travel, transfers,
money etc Would have no hesitation in recommending Japan Snow
Accommodation to other skiers."

Thanks again for your help.

We will be in touch about our next trip to Japan.



"The trip was a blast! I have no complaints at all about the stay.

It was well-kept and the rooms were very large, plus it had a bar downstairs which was quite nice.

One suggestion I do have is to try and find a more detailed map of the some of the bars, restaurants and shops within maybe a 20 minute walking distance. We ended up doing our own exploring, but it would have been nice to have more of an idea of what is around us since we are more or less limited to what's available up in the mountain. 

Thank you for your great service and a wonderful holiday!

From Mallory Bergen



"First, the staff at Chalet Shiga was extremely friendly and helpful" - Ming

They had our dinner ready, even though we arrived late and past their dining hours. They walked to the lifts with us to make sure our lift passes worked properly.

Second, we enjoyed the spaciousness of the tatami rooms.

Third, the location was great, right across from the lifts.

Needs improvement: The breakfast...while they offered both the traditional Japanese-style and the Western-style breakfast, the overall options left us pining for properly cooked eggs and good-for-you items (fresh fruit, whole wheat bread, muesli, yoghurt...).

Honourable mention to Hisae Cameron for being super helpful and patient with us!"

By Ming



"WE were very happy with the our stay at the Chalet Shiga" - Bernie

The tatami rooms are very spacious,warm and housekeeping was great.

The food was nice and always ready. Eggs where cold in the morning, as everything was also ready when we came.

Staff where all very nice and helpful, and if we would have worried enough about it and said something, I'm sure they would have cooked them, when we arrived for breakfast.

The internet was fast and sometimes worked in the room also.

The location is perfect, you can ski in and out.

We would stay there again anytime. Thank you"

By Bernie


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Mountain Statistics

Height 2066 m   % Snowboarders 57
Max snow last year         cm   % Skiers 43
No. of runs 16   % Beginner runs 52
No. of chairlifts 19   % Intermediate runs 45
Snow park no   % Advanced runs  3
Childcare yes (Takamagahara)      

Resorts close by Yakebitaiyama, Higashitateyama
Closest train station Yudanaka - 60 minutes by car
Closest bus staion Ichinose Ski-jo mae, Ichinose, Takamigahara
Closest town Yudanaka Onsen, Shibu Onsen
Closest major city Nagano-city
Closest international airport Narita International Airport
Ichinose-Yamanokami, Ichinose Diamond
Ichinose-Family, Tanne-no-mori-okojo, Takamagahara-Mammoth


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