Shiga Kogen Snow Trip – January 28-30, 2022

Join us in Shiga Kogen for a fun weekend of skiing, snowboarding, and sightseeing with old and new friends

3 days


  • Ski at one of the biggest ski resorts in Japan!
  • Experience some of the best powder of the season!
  • A chance to see world-famous snow monkeys soaking in a hot spring, and drink the local craft beer!


Japan Travel takes you to Shiga Kogen, one of Japan's largest ski resorts, and home to the snow monkeys that soak themselves in a hot spring for the winter! 



The hotel is centrally located in Nagano's Shiga Kogen area - the largest ski resort in Japan! The Jigokudani Monkey Park is less than 5 km away from the hotel and makes for an excellent optional activity on Sunday!

Book the tour: Please click  HERE to fill out the form with all the necessary information. Once we receive the form, we will send you a payment link where you can pay for the trip via credit card. The form works if you have a Google (Gmail) account. If not, please email us directly at <> and we will collect all the information via email.

Trip Itinerary:

Friday (Jan 28)
19:40 Meet in Shinjuku  
20:00 Departure for Shiga Kogen
Short service area stops along the way
Around 00:30 Arrival in Shiga Kogen 
Check-in at the hotel
Organize rental wear / have a drink in the lobby or get some rest.

Saturday (Jan 29)
7:30 Breakfast /Gear up
8:30 - 17:00 Ski/snowboarding 
At leisure: Enjoy the hotel’s large sento (bath), relax at the hotel
18:00 Dinner 
19:30 Apres-ski party

Sunday (Jan 30)
7:30 Breakfast/Gear up
8:30 - 15:00 Ski/snowboarding  or
8:30 - 14:00 Optional Snow Monkeys Trip
At leisure: hot shower, hotel’s large sento (bath)
16:00 Departure from hotel in Shiga Kogen
Service area stops along the way
~20:45 Arrival in Shinjuku 

Important information

Included in price

  • Bus transfer from/to Shinjuku
  • Two-night stay at hotel in Shiga Kogen (with 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner)
  • Saturday lift pass
  • Travel insurance
  • Consumption tax

Not included

  • Lunch

Tour price: 32,000 yen per person


  • Extra day lift pass : 5,600 yen
  • 2-day Skis + Poles + Boots Set Rental : 4,000 yen 
  • 2-day Snowboard + Boots Set Rental : 4,000 yen
  • 2-day Ski Jacket/Pants Set Rental : 4,000 yen 
  • 2-day Gloves Rental : 800 yen
  • 2-day Goggles Rental : 800 yen 
  • 2-day Helmet Rental : 1,200 yen 
  • 2-day Ski/Snowboard boots JPN 29.5 cm and above : 3,000 yen
  • Private room for 2 people (3,000yen/person for 2 nights) *Limited availability please book early.
  • Private room for 3 people (2,000yen/person for 2 nights) *Limited availability please book early.
  • Snow monkeys tour (transportation, entrance fee, guide included) on Sunday, Jan 30 : 2,500 yen  
  • Massage 30 mins : 4,000 yen
  • Massage 60 mins : 6,500 yen

Other important information:

  • Free beginner ski/snowboard lessons on Saturday, Jan 29,  from 9:30 am until 12 pm
    • Lift pass not required to join this. However, if you're a fast learner and want to ride the chairlifts, "ride tickets" can be purchased on site for about 300-350 yen per ride. On average, beginners only take the chairlifts 4-5 times the entire weekend.
  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances
  • Own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) is a MUST to be able join
  • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 persons per room
  • Rooms will be allocated to participants' preference
  • Male/female-only rooms are available
  • Group of friends can have their own room
  • Private room for 2 persons available for an extra fee on a first-come/first-served basis (limited rooms - please book early)
  • Ski/snowboarding off-piste is strictly prohibited
  • We will try to accommodate dietary requests however we are unable to guarantee the hotel's catering
  • Lift pass will not be provided if the beginners discount is availed
  • Variety of lunch options available around the resort
  • Personal gear can be sent to the hotel by takkyubin, a delivery service; Address will be provided on request
  • Cancellation policies for the tour
    20 - 14 days before the trip: 30% of trip cost
    13 - 7 days before the trip: 50% of trip cost
    6 - 2 days before the trip: 70% of trip cost
    1 day before the trip: 100% of trip cost
    Day of trip: 100% of trip cost
    No show: 100% of trip cost
 Final details will be sent to participants via email two days before the event.

Starting point

The meeting point is at the northeast side of  Shinjuku Center Building, across from Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nippon Building. (view it on Google map here)

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Organised by Japan Travel KK