Welcome to Shiga Kogen. Untold adventures and rare natural beauty await you. Whether smashing world class Japanese powder, foraging wild vegetables, summiting panoramic peaks or gazing at painting-like Autumn colors, you are going to love your trip here. We want to make it enjoyable, comfortable and easy by providing you the information you need and providing assistance when you need us. To access our travel agency's bilingual support services and expert local advice on the Shiga Kogen and Nagano area, please contact us. This is your guide to the hotels, ski resorts and activities that make Shiga Kogen so fantastic. See you soon.

Partner Hotels

Takimoto タキモト

Aspen Shiga アスペン志賀

Hotel Heights ホテルハイツ

about us

Shiga Kogen Guide is a travel agency and ground operator owned and operated by Nagano Prefecture natives Daniel Moore and Seiji Kobayashi. We have over 30 years of combined experience in the Japanese travel industry. We provide information on hotels, restaurants, skiing, activities and transportation in the Shiga Kogen Area to make your stay comfortable and easy. E-mail us if you are thinking about a trip to Japan.

Why Shiga Kogen Guide? When booking with us, you get access to our extensive local knowledge, network of contacts/guides and bilingual e-mail support when planning your trip. Local hotels typically do not speak English and online booking sites cannot provide our level of service.

  • E-mail support info@shiga-kogenguide.com
  • Phone support during working hours 080-8835-8160 (+81 80-8835-8160 from outside Japan)

Our Services

  • Hotel Reservations
  • Bilingual E-mail Support
  • Transportation
  • Guiding
  • Travel Consultation


Ski & Snowboard

  • Mt. Higashidate

  • Takamagahara

  • Ichinose/Teragoya

  • Sun Valley/Maruike

  • Hasuike/Giant

  • Nishidate/Bunadaira

  • Okushiga/Yakebitaiyama

  • Kidoike/Kumanoyu

  • Mt. Yokote

  • Shibutoge

Other Activities

  • Snow Monkeys

  • Hike

  • Snowshoe

  • Snowmobile

  • Japanese Culture

  • Drive

  • Stand-up Paddle Board

  • Fish

  • Canyoneer

  • Camp


From Tokyo:

  • Hokuriku Shinkansen to Nagano Station (90 min). Nagano Dentetsu Line to Yudanaka Station (40 min on rapid train). Hotel pickup from Yudanaka Station or bus transfer to Hasuike Bus Station (30 min).

From Nagoya:

  • Chuo Line to Nagano Station (180 min). Same as above.



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