Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

Shiga Kogen

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 & the 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.



Breakfast Available
Dinner Available
Private shower, bath, basin & toilet.
Equipment rental
Gourmet Restraunt onsite
Lounge in rooms
Scenic views
TV in room
Western style rooms

East Building 5F Comfort Floor Twin Room A accommodating up to 2 guests

Western room with private ensuite 


Rates from 17,500 yen per person per night including breakfast

Twin Adult
Weekdays from 17,500 yen
Saturdays & Holidays from 36,000 yen


West Building Twin Room accommodating up to 2 guests

Western twin room with private ensuite

West Wing twin roomD Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel2 800x520

Rates from 9,300 yen per person per night including breakfast

Weekdays 15,600 yen
Saturdays & Holidays 34,100 yen

Twin Adult
Weekdays 9,300 yen
Saturdays & Holidays 18,200 yen



West Building Family Room accommodating up to 4 guests

Western quad room with private ensuite


Rates from 6,700 yen per person per night including breakfast

Weekdays 10,400 yen
Saturdays & Holidays 24,300 yen

Weekdays 7,900 yen
Saturdays & Holidays 16,900 yen

Weekdays 6,700 yen
Saturdays & Holidays 13,300 yen


South Building is also available. Please inquire.

Please note: Room cleaning at West & South buildings is once every 4 nights



Mid Jan 2020 

Yes we had a great time. This was our 5th trip to Japan. Despite the lack of snow (worst start to season in 30 years) it was still fun.
Shiga Kogan was easy to get to. We took the Shinkansen to Nagano, then the bus to the Prince Hotel which goes from right outside the Station. Dropped us off right outside the Prince West hotel.
Our twin rooms with ensuites were a big enough size for 12 days and the big wardrobe enabled us to hang our ski gear and get bags out the way. The beds were a little on the firm side. It not the most flash hotel but was clean and friendly. English was less spoken by the front reception so we had some interesting conversations a couple of times. The Japanese are so lovely though and go out of their way to help. 
Despite some of the reviews we felt the west wing was the best. It has the onsen – so you don’t need to catch a bus to get one as you do from the other wings. The ability to do laundry was great. washing and drying machines located in the onsen change rooms, male and female sides, were very busy! We took our own boards and the free lockers next to the ski entrance was great. There is rental and tuning available in the hotel, also next to the ski entrance.
We had pre-booked the buffet breakfast which was very good. Big enough selection for the 12 days. Dinner was more of an issue. We had a couple of meals in some of the restaurants attached to the main hotel. We had noodles a few nights in our rooms but the rest of the time we caught the free hotel bus to Ichinose (700m away!).  It leaves from the hotel entrance  and just loops back and forth to Ichinose and the 3 wings from about 5 pm.  In Ichinose there were a few more restaurants with good prices. Including one that did crepes! We walked to Ichinose a few times during the stay. An easy 10 min walk. There is very little there, no real shopping to speak of – a couple shops selling ski gear, quite a few restaurants and a convenience store, good for chocolate! We got our boards waxed at SnowCan ski shop in Ichinose which was a lot cheaper than the hotel price. Our son also needed to see a local doctor (GP) who works in the same building as SnowCan – this was great - saving us a long trip to Nagano and back.
The mountain attached to the 3 Prince hotel wings had some great runs and good lift structure. The free hotel lift passes were used if we wanted a quieter or half day. The snow outside the main exit was still dry lose powder when we arrived, 3 days after the last snowfall. I was very surprised as many Honshu resorts we have stayed in prior would have been hard packed within hours. The snow at Shiga was definitely drier than Myoko/Nozawa/Madarao.
The other parts of Shiga Kogan ski fields were easily accessed. We didn’t use the free bus- you can easily ski around 80% of the resorts by the interconnected runs and lifts. The electronic pass system worked great. You could buy a 4 day plus pass that was good for the rest of the season! So if we missed a few days by using our free hotel passes it didn’t matter. The lift passes were cheaper than other resorts we have boarded at in Japan. Very good value for the huge amount of terrain you have access to. The views at the top of the runs (2000 metres plus) were spectacular. (attached). You feel like you are on top of the world at Shiga.
We certainly will go back to Shiga Kogan again. Hopefully next time we will have at least an average snowfall.
Thanks Hisae for your recommendation and help, as usual it was spot on. 
Mid Jan 2018

Another very successful trip this year. Our two families of 5 are hooked on Japan and we always try somewhere different if we can. 
We really loved Shiga Kogen and the variety of runs spread over the resorts. Each resort has quite different runs and it is a good combination of wide groomers, challenging bumps and some pretty cool tree skiing. The snow was as good as we have seen in Japan, probably the best in our six trips there. The extra altitude certainly makes it al lot colder but the advantage is that the snow stays in excellent condition.
The All Mountain Pass is such a bonus in Shiga Kogen. Linking all the resorts by the lifts or shuttle bus it gives you tremendous flexibility to do something different each day. 
We stayed one week at the Prince Hotel East Wing and then another week at the Prince Hotel west Wing. We were not expecting too much as everything we read said how old and tired the hotels were and how tiny the rooms are. Well, we were actually quite pleasantly surprised. Yes old and tired and tiny rooms but it was fine. Everything clean, very helpful staff, Pretty good in Room Wi Fi. We felt the South Wing was much better than the West Wing. A bit more intimate with a much better restaurant area.
Rooms were far nicer as well. Not luxury at all but very comfortable.
The location just close to ichinose was a bonus and gave some good dining options other than the Hotel which is very overpriced for meals. Get the packages with meals included.
As usual Japan Snow Accommodation were excellent. Hisae always organises everything well and never any issues. We would recommend them happily.
Here are a few snaps of Shiga Kogen. Beautiful place.
As a another quick tip, if you are staying in Tokyo, Shinjuku is a seriously good suburb to stay in. Busy, exactly how you picture Tokyo to be but with superb dining, great shopping,
close to lots of sights and transport to everywhere else from the sprawling Shinjuku station.
Ben van Dorsselaer

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




  • 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 is one of the largest ski resorts in Japan. There are 18 ski areas consisting of 51 chairlifts & gondolas. You can ski across the whole mountains or catch the mountain shuttle bus.
The most popular area for the accommodations would be the Ichinose area where there are several restaurant options to dine out. The Yakebitaiyama area has three Prince Hotels. The Okushiga Kogen area is nice and quiet and have high class hotels.
Shiga Kogen is located in the Nagano region. It is about 90 minutes from Tokyo to Nagano station by Shinkansen (bullet train) and another 90 minutes by Nagaden Express bus from Nagano station to Shiga Kogen. You also have an option to catch the direct airport shuttle to your accommodation. We can help you planning the best way to transfer to Shiga Kogen from the airport or anywhere in Japan.


2022 Bookings NOW OPEN! No deposit payment required until return travel to Japan is approved.

Stay 7 nights & get 3 nights FREE accommodaiton & FREE 3 day Yakebitaiyama lift pass

Stay 6 nights & get 2 nights FREE accommodation & FREE 2 day Yakebitaiyama lift pass

Stay 4 nights & get 1 night FREE accommodation & FREE 1 day Yakebitaiyama lift pass 



2022 EARLY BIRD PACKAGES - Book before the end of August 2021!

Option 1 - Seven nights
 early bird package - from 46,920 yen per person twin share

  • 7 nights accommodation at Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel West Building twin share
  • Full Buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary 3 day Yakebitaiyama lift pass


Option 2 - Four nights early bird package - from 28,500 yen per person twin share

  • 4 nights accommodation at Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel West Building twin share
  • Full Buffet breakfast 
  • Complimentary 1 day Yakebitaiyama lift pass


Option 3 - Customize your package

  • choose your lengh of stay
  • choose your number of guests
  • choose your accommodation

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Shiga Kogen is the largest snow resort in Japan which is located in Nagano. There are 18 connected ski resorts. It is about 100 minutes from Tokyo to Nagano by bullet train. Then there is a bus from Nagano station to Shiga Kogen. It is about 100 minutes to Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel.

This area is also popular for Snow Monkey watching.


Shiga Kogen is made up of 19 ski areas covered by one lift pass. There are approximately 80 trails offering a large variety of terrain for any type of skiers and snowboarders. There is also a free shuttle bus service for lift ticket holders that transports guests around the region. Thanks to Shiga Kogen’s high-altitude, which rises to over 2,000m, the area receives large quantities of dry powder snow.

The largest individual ski area is Yakebitaiyama, which has 14 trails, including a long 2,500m trail. 

There are 3 Shiga Kogen Prince Hotels (East, South and West buildings) at the base of Yakebitaiyama. The hotels are all ski in ski out! The free shuttle bus is run between the hotels and there is also night time shuttle bus which you can use to go to Ichinose area where you can dine out.


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