Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

Shiga Kogen, Nagano

2018-2019 Early bird deal available for bookings made before 31/08/2018

  • "Stay 7 Pay 4" and receive conplimentary 3 day Yakebitaiyama area lift pass
  • "Stay 4 Pay 3" and receive complimentary 1 day Yakebitaiyama area lift pass

*Excluding dates: 29/12 - 1/2, 12/1-13/1, 9/2-10/2
*Apply to all room types in Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

Welcome to Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel. The view of a grand natural spectacle from 2,000 meters
above sea level that spreads out before you,
and snow quality that you won't forget.

We are a snow resort that can cater to every need of the skier. The three Prince Hotels await your
arrival at the foot of Shiga Kogen Yakebitaiyama Ski Area, where, starting with the Olympic Course
opened when the 1998 Winter Olympics were held, a variety of courses let you enjoy skiing to the full.

We offer a varitey of accommodation options. The East Building, where the spacious rooms all look out
over the ski slopes & t
he West Building, a reasonably-priced wing where self-service is the order
of the day and families or groups have plenty of room to relax.

East Wing Twin Room accommodating up to 3 guests

Eastern room with private ensuite

Rates from 12,300 yen per person per night including breakfast 

Rates for 3 or more nightsWeekdays29/12-2/1, 12/1-13/1, 9/2-10/2
Single29,800 yen58,800 yen
Twin Adult18,360 yen30,800 yen
Triple Adult12,300 yen21,500 yen
Triple Child9,810 yen20,900 yen
7 nights early bird packagefrom 67,680 yen per person twin share 
Inclusiondaily breakfast & 3 day Yakebitaiyama area pass
For bookings made before31/08/2018

*Excluding dates: 29/12 - 2/1, 12/1-13/1, 9/2-10/2

West Wing Twin Room accommodating up to 2 guests

Western twin room with private ensuite

Rates from 9,500 yen per person per night including breakfast

Rates for 3 or more nightsWeekdays29/12-2/1, 12/1-13/1, 9/2-10/2
Single15,800 yen32,900 yen
Twin Adult9,500 yen17,600 yen
7 nights early bird packagefrom 38,880 yen per person twin share 
Inclusiondaily breakfast & 3 day Yakebitaiyama area pass
For bookings made before31/08/2018

*Excluding dates: 29/12 - 2/1, 12/1-13/1, 9/2-10/2


West Wing Family Room accommodating up to 4 guests

Western quad room with private ensuite

Rates from 6,900 yen per person per night including breakfast

 Weekdays29/12-2/1, 12/1-13/1, 9/2-10/2
Adult Triple8,250 yen16,500 yen
Child Triple6,900 yen15,900 yen
Adult Quad6,900 yen12,900 yen
Child Quad5,500 yen12,500 yen

South Wing is also available. Please inquire.


  • closest chairlift - Yakebitaiyama Gondola - 0 m
  • bus stop - Prince Hotel - 0 m
  • train station - Nagano - 60 km
  • restaurants & bars - at the hotel
  • childcare - West Wing
  • rental shop & ski school - at the hotel


Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel


Mid February 2014  

Shiga was wonderful.  We had forgotten just how good it is.  Plenty of variety, good facilities and great snow.

Prince west was very good.  It’s location is excellent.  Long, enjoyable runs right on our doorstep.  We like to get out early and enjoy the snow while it is still in pristine condition.  Prince was perfect for this.

We couldn’t fault the rooms, staff were friendly and helpful.  The bed and breakfast rate was excellent value.   View from our twin room was wonderful (attached photo).  We particularly enjoyed the breakfast arrangement.  Everything from traditional Japanese to cooked western to fruit and yoghurt.

Only negative comment was the dinner arrangement.  Dinner in the hotel was expensive (4,000 yen pp fixed price), and didn’t look that inviting.  We had dinner next door at the Chinese restaurant or walked into Ichinose.  The walk only took about 10 minutes and was actually quite enjoyable.

We certainly plan to return, and will probably stay at Prince West again.  I will be in touch later in the year to get things organised.    I have already recommended the hotel to a couple of people.

Thank you for all your help and advice with the holiday, we are already looking forward to next year’s trip.

One Happy Family


January 2014

We had a another terrific holiday skiing in Japan- we all enjoyed it very much.

Shiga Kogen and Nozawa are, as you will be aware, very different and so there were mixed opinions within the family as to which place was best.

Some of us enjoyed Shiga Kogen best as the quality of the snow was great (we had some lovely powder snow while we were there) and there was good access to a large range of different ski areas.  

The rooms at the Prince Hotel (East) were comfortable and had a wonderful view onto the slopes and the hotel is absolutely ski in- ski out. The reception staff spoke reasonable english and were very helpful. The lack of internet in the rooms meant that all the guests congregated in the lobby, which was not particularly comfortable or atmospheric, to get wifi access in the late afternoon/evening, at which time the internet became painfully slow.

The hotel food was very nice but very expensive, particularly given that we were travelling with children.  The isolation of the hotel meant that there was no other place nearby to visit easily.  We were lucky to have a hire car which meant that we could drive to Ichinose for dinner, but it would have been very frustrating (& expensive!) had we not been able to do so as (inter-resort buses did not seem very frequent).

The main criticism of Prince Hotel would be the lack of apres ski activites (no café for a snack, no nice communal gathering area, no easy access to internet).  For this reason, if I were staying for any length of time at Shiga Kogen without transport, I might consider accommodation in one of the village resorts.

So, in my view, Shiga Kogen was best for the skiing, and Nozawa was best for the all-round experience. Thank you for your assistance in finding suitable accommodation for us. 

I have attached a few of photographs of our  two are of my son in the powder at Shiga Kogen.

Julia Jago

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Mountain Statistics

Height 2000 m   % Snowboarders 80
Max snow last year     cm   % Skiers 20
No. of runs 17   % Beginner runs 20
No. of chairlifts 8   % Intermediate runs 40
Snow park yes   % Advanced runs 40
Childcare yes      

Resorts close by Okushiga Kogen, Ichinose Yamanokami
Closest train station Yudanaka - 60 minutes by car
Closest bus staion Yakebitaiyama Gondla, Prince Hotel - 3 minutes walk 
Closest town Yudanaka Onsen, Shibu Onsen
Closest major city Nagano-city
Closest international airport Narita International Airport
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