Shizukuishi Prince Hotel



Shizukuishi Prince Hotel is a ski in ski out resort hotel in the Iwate region. It is a good sized resort with challenging courses. Kids ski FREE in Shizukuishi!! You can enjoy the CAT tours if you stay over the weekends at a reasonable cost.

The outdoor Onsen is pretty unique. There is a pond right next to it and you can see the KOI (carp) fish swimming around near you. It is a little creepy but funny at night! 

The hotel offers free shuttle bus service from JR Morioka station and Shizukuishi station to make your access easier. 

Private shower, bath, basin & toilet.
Free shuttle bus from/to train station
Gourmet Restraunt onsite
Scenic views
Ski in/ Ski out
Table & chairs in room
Western style rooms

Superior Twin (8-9th floor) accommodating up to 3 guests (Room size - 22 m2) 


Rates: from 13,700 per person per night including breakfast & dinner

Twin share
Weekdays from 13,860 yen
Saturdays & Holidays from 17,100 yen
New Years Holidays from 28,500 yen

Standard Twin accommodating up to 3 guests  (Room size - 22 m2)


Rates: from 11,700 per person per night including breakfast

Twin share
Weekdays from 11,880 yen
Saturdays & Holidays from 15,100 yen
New Years Holidays from 24,600 yen

Extras & discounts
Child (4-12) - 70 % of adult rate
Single surcharge - Please request a quote.
Kids aged 12 and under ski FREE
Early Bird Deal - Stay 5 pay 3 for bookings made before July 30th




1st February 2023

Shizukuishi was a good choice for us, great Onsen, Prince hotel with great buffet (included in the package) Japanese dinners and breakfasts. Good value money-wise. Great views from our room of Iwate.

Down side was the early closure of lifts and the base of the fast lift was not accessible directly from hotel. We declined the cat skiing as it only ran on weekends was booked out and poor value. The price has escalated more than double from what was available pre-Covid.

Many Thanks again for arranging the packages, we hope the feedback is useful. 
Your information in the emails was very good.

Richard Jasek


21st January 2023


Shizukuishi Prince hotel was the second stop on our trip after Appi Kogen.

We booked the 6 night early bird package.

It was an easy transfer from Appi. Just got the bus from Appi to Morioka and then another bus to Shizukuishi. We spent some time in Morioka shopping and then got the free 50 minute shuttle to Shizukuishi.

Everthing is a lot smaller and more personal at Shizukuishi. 

The room was a standard twin size, but had enough room for a table and chairs by the window with a great view. It had a Nespresso coffee machine which was well appreciated. Overall it was very modern and well designed. I cant remember if I chose the upgraded room or not, but it seemed quite new.

The food was pretty standard buffet for breakfast and dinner. I feel they could improve on the overall dining experince. 

Each morning you need to get the gondala up to the mountain. It takes about 5-10 minutes. This a cool experience. From there you can access the chair lifts and have one Japanese restaurant to eat at. I would reccomend to Kontatsu if you are hungry and its tasty! At the end of the day you can snowboard back to the hotel.

We had some super snowy and windy days, which kept the crowds down and the areas we wanted to go were still open. They have some ungroomed runs, but when they groom they go hard...all the way to the tress. The runs are very wide, so I think they have room to leave some ungroomed snow on the sides.

We were spoilt at Appi with the Gondala and it took us a while to adjust to geting smashed by the weather on a slow chairlift. But, after a while we got used to it and appreciated the lack of crowds.

It also had a super fun entry level snow park which my son loved.

The onsen was amazing and there seemed to be a lot of visitors who weren't snowboarding, so I think thats what they were there for.



Mid Feb 2020

We had a great time and really lucked in with the snow as it dumped from the first day we got there to within 2 days from the end when rain was predicted.

The Shizikuishi hotel was very nice, everything you need right there.

You service as usual was excellent and we really appreciate all the help you provided.

Once again thanks for everything and hope to do the same next year.






Late January 2020

The accommodation at Shizukuishi was great. 
Very comfortable, great onsen, helpful staff. 
I would definitely go back to Shizukuishi again. 

Mid January 2020

The trip was awesome, shame the snow wasn’t that great.  But saying that it was still a hundred times better than NZ and we managed some powder at Geto Kogen and Oze.

Shizukuishi Prince was a great hotel to stay at.  Ski in ski out is the best way to go. 

The ski field was good, with a lot of variety and pitch , (was hard to judge the overall experience as there wasn’t that much, blue ice for the bottom 1/3 of the mountain)  the cat skiing was ok due to the limited snow, but I can see the potential.  It’s a shame the old gondola has been removed as that would have opened up a whole lot of tree runs. This field would be great for back country skiing when there is snow. (and I hear rumours that they may be removing the other gondola)
We shot over to Iwata Kogen (which is a short taxi ride) for a day which has plenty of pitch but was hard going with hard pack ski runs. (when you go for powder and you only have powder skis, its hard work).
The onsen at the Prince is one of the best we have been to.
Would defiantly go back again and check out the other ski areas in this area.

Really loved your service and help making this a great holiday. 


Mid Feb 2019

Shizukuishi is a great place to base oneself, particularly if you have a car so as to access other Northern Tohoku areas.
The Prince Hotel was very comfortable. The room was a good size and having the Premium Room was a bonus as the large windows and view out towards the mountains was great. The room was made up and cleaned every day to a high standard. The beds were very comfortable and the room clean with fairly modern facilities. There was a small table and lounge area and plenty of room for storage of gear.
The dining was a pleasant surprise with the buffet dinner and breakfast offering a huge variety of dishes. Having said that, the menu did not change at all throughout the 5 nights we were there but as I mentioned, so much variety, it wasn’t an issue. Soft drinks and deserts were also included.
The location is fantastic right at the foot of Shizukuishi Ski Resort and one could pretty much ski back to the front door of the Hotel.
All other facilities were great including the reception and people working there. This was the 1st time in a Prince Hotel and we were very pleased, despite the massive size of this Hotel, it didn’t feel busy or crowded. 
Overall, very good value, particularly as 2 days lift passes were included.
Thanks again!
Regards, Rob.




Ealy January 2019

Our stay was amazing! From start to finish, we had a blast!

The free hotel shuttle bus picked us up and dropped us off at Morioka station and was very easy to find.
The staff were absolutely lovely and helped us with everything we needed, from hiring our snow gear to storing our luggage and organizing the bus shuttle.
The room was beautiful and so clean and had an amazing view of the snowy slopes.
The only problem we had, was finding some medication for sore muscles after a long day of skiing but that wasn't a major issue.
The snow was like nothing I've experienced before, it was my partners first time seeing snow and he will have very high expectations after visiting Japan.
We loved every moment and can't thank you enough for all your help :) 
Kind regards,

closest chairlift - Prince Chairlift & Ropeway 
closest train station - JR Shizukuishi (20 minutes) OR JR Morioka (40 minutes)

Free scheduled shuttle bus is available from both JR Shizukuishi and Morioka, which we can help book in advance.

Shizukuishi boasts a combination of beautiful natural views of Mt. Iwate, long exciting trails, and superb quality snow thanks to the cold, dry air that blows down from the north. The 13 scenic trails take full advantage of the natural terrain to provide plenty of variety, with the longest trail stretching to a thigh burning 4,500m.  It is a good sized resort with challenging courses.  You can enjoy the CAT tours if you stay over the weekends at a reasonable cost.

Kids ski FREE in Shizukuishi!!

Shizukuishi is located in the Iwate region. The closest bullet train station is Shizukuishi which is about 2 hours 30 minutes from Tokyo. Then it is only 20 minutes by bus or taxi from Shizukuishi to Shizukuishi Ski Resort. Not many bullet trains stop at Shizukuishi station. So the 2nd closet station is Morioka. It is 40 minutes from Morioka to Shizukuishi Ski Resort. Shizukuishi Prince Hotel offers free scheduled shuttle service either from Shizukuishi or Morioka. 

We reccomend staying at the Shizukuishi Prince Hotel, which is a ski in ski out resort hotel in the Iwate region. The outdoor Onsen is pretty unique and there is a pond right next to it and you can see the KOI (carp) fish swimming around near you. It is a little creepy but funny at night! As mentioned, the hotel offers free shuttle bus service from JR Morioka station and Shizukuishi station to make your access easier. 



5 nights accommodation at Shizukuishi Prince Hotel Superior Twin Room (higher level and refurnished)
Daily breakfast
Daily dinner
4 day shizukuishi lift pass including night skiing
1 x complimentary run of Snow CAT tour (Applicable between Jan 2nd 2023 - Feb 29th 2024)

Early bird bonus included
2 nights FREE accommodation in the superior twin room, 2 day lift pass & 1 snow cat tour

Excluded dates 
Excluding the dates between 30th Dec, 2023 - 1st Jan, 2024

Booking deadline
Bookings needs to be made before 31st August, 2023.

Request a quote for these packages or your own custom package.


Shizukuishi Prince Hotel & Ski Resort is located northern part of the main island. The closest major train station is JR Shizukuishi which is about 2 hours and 30 minutes by Akita Shinkansen (bullet train “Komachi”) from Tokyo. The hotel runs free scheduled bus to/from the JR Shizukuishi station (20 minutes) .

The hotel also has free scheduled shuttle to/from JR Morioka station (50 minutes) in a capital of Iwate Prefecture.

Shizukuishi is famous for its stunning view of the Mt. Iwate (2,038 m), the highest mountain in Iwate prefecture. The resort has 11 superbly maintained trails. The best thing for powder skiers & boarders would be the CAT tour with a trail with the elevation of 4,500 metres! 

The CAT tour is run on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 and costs only 3,000 yen per person / ride. (The info is based on 2018 winter)


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