Hotel Shirakabaso

Shiga Kogen, Nagano

Hotel Shirakabaso is located in the largest ski resort in Japan, Shiga Kogen. The nearest ski run and
the gondola station are only a three-minute walk from the hotel. The nearest bus stop, Hasuike is less
than a minute walk.

They have onsen baths, rotenburos (outdoor baths) and communal baths that can be used by each
group privately. Free internet is available in the shop. Free wireless internet connection is provided in
each room.

The wild snow monkeys at Jigokudai Yaen Koen Park are famous for their hilarious winter visits to hot
springs. It is about 25 minutes by bus.

  • wireless internet connection in some of the rooms and the lobby
  • free internet
  • free pick up & drop off at Hasuike bus stop
  • English speaking staff
  • drying room
  • laundry
  • mountain shuttle bus
  • rental equipment
  • onsen
  • communal bath
  • ski & snowboard lessons
  • small convenience store
  • check in 15:00 / check out 10:00

Tatami Room Standard accommodating 1 - 3 guests

Futon beds for up to 3 guests, basin, toilet, television and telephone

Rates from 11,598 yen per person per night including breakfast and dinner, twin share



Deluxe Tatami Room accommodating 2-5 guests

Futon beds for up to 5 guests, private bathroom, television and telephone

Rates from 14,190 yen per person per night including breakfast and dinner, twin share



Western Twin Room accommodating 1-3 guests

Two single beds and an extra bed, bathroom, television and telephone

Rates : from 11,300 yen per person per night including breakfast & dinner, twin share. 


Extra charges & discounts 
additional child (6-11)30 % discount off per person per night rate (incl b & d)
additional child (0-5)50 % discount off per person per night rate (incl b & d)


  • closest chairlift - Maruike lift - 200 m
  • bus stop - Hasuike Bus Terminal - 80 m
  • train station - Nagano - 40 km
  • convenience store - 13 km
  • rental shop & ski school - 200 m




Hotel Shirakabaso


Late December 2013 

"We have booked hotel  Shirakabaso trough Japan Snow Accommodation. All our inquiries about hotel  were answered by the staff very promptly.

The staff also provided us with some hints and tips that were very handy for us while we were arranging entire trip to Japan. Thanks to the staff from Japan Snow Accommodation for our trip to go so smooth.

Hotel Shirakabaso is a hotel that can cater for everyone. For someone who just wants to relax or for a family.

As soon as we entered hotel we felt welcome. The staff were so comforting and helpful. 

The rooms were cosy  and were able to  accommodate four of us and made us feel comfortable.  

After a long day of skiing we would come to the room and go to the hotel's communal bath (despite our room had en-suite with the bath). It was a great cultural experience  The bath also  had all necessities to make this experience very relaxing. 

The hotel's outdoor onsen is one not to be missed and it  was spectacular, just feeling the cold of the snow but also the heat from the pool and just the piece and quiet made it a lot more relaxing. 

After the onsen we would go to have dinner. This was a one of the things we were looking forward to every day. At first it isn't much but they just keep bringing more and more delicious food. By the end of dinner all four of us would be full as there was so much variety. The breakfast in the morning was very similar and would give us lots of energy for the day. 

The hotel has skiing gear for rentals as well as some stuff for little kids. 

Hotel's location is also very convenient for exploring Shiga Kogen by ski or by shuttle bus.

Overall the hotel is very cosy. The manager and staff are fantastic and helpful. Service were great and  the food was delicious.  We would definitely recommend this hotel for its hospitality and facilities and great cultural experience.

Family of 4 with 2 grown up kids from Australia travelled in December 2013"



Late January 2014. 

"We were back to Hong Kong yesterday!  We have a very pleasant stay at Hotel Shirakabaso!

They provided a high standard of service, rooms are nice and big, breakfast and dinner are delicious, rental equipment are new, very heartfelt services in every details.  

My husband was hurt during skiing, Sato san sent him to the medical centre which is 30mins away from the hotel and took care of him very well.  Really appreciated!


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Mountain Statistics

Height 1600 m   % Snowboarders 60
Max snow last year         cm   % Skiers 40
No. of runs 11   % Beginner runs 53
No. of chairlifts 8   % Intermediate runs 27
Snow park no   % Advanced runs 20
Childcare no      

Resorts close by Shiga Kogen Giant
Closest train station Yudanaka - 30 minutes by car
Closest bus staion Sunvalley - 3 minutes walk, Hasuike - 5 minutes walk, Maruike - 2 minutes walk 
Closest town Yudanaka Onsen, Shibu Onsen
Closest major city Nagano-city
Closest international airport Narita International Airport
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