Shiga Palace Hotel is a family-friendly and comfortable hotel located close to the ski lifts of both Kumanoyu and Yokoteyama in the southern area of Shiga Kogen in northern Nagano Prefecture.
Shiga Palace Hotel
Within walking distance of both Kumanoyu and Yokoteyama
Nearest ski lift
Less than 500m
Rooms & capacity
80 rooms 600 guest capacity
Both Western style beds and Japanese style futons available
Style of toilets
Some rooms have private bathroom
Free Wi-Fi connections is available throughout accommodation. A service computer is also available.
Native English speaking staff are available
All rooms are non-smoking. There is a smoking area in the lobby.
Pets are not allowed
Western/Japanese mixed rooms.
Western style Rooms with Tatami Area and Private Bathroom: 30 rooms
Western style Rooms with Tatami Area and Shared Bathroom: 24 rooms
Japanese style Rooms (futon beddings) with Private bathroom: 6 rooms
Large Japanese style Rooms (futon beddings) with Shared Bathroom: 20 rooms
A selection of rooms with either bed or futon (Japanese style). All rooms have a flat screen colour TV, a refrigerator, a safety deposit box, washroom (some washrooms are shared), bath and face towels.
Complimentary in-room green tea and biscuits, toothbrush & toothpaste are also provided.
You will have yukata and hanten set (a lounging robe for use before and after bathing) that you can wear after a relaxing soak at the hot spring. It can also be worn inside the hotel for the duration of your stay.
Breakfast and dinner are in buffet style and has a wide array of seasonal dishes carefully prepared from local fresh produce – Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisine, approximately 30 dishes. These is a wide selection of Japanese beers, wines and sakes. Guests with specific dietary needs - please enquire in advance.
Breakfast: Daily 7:30 ~ 9:00 a.m.
Dinner: Daily 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m.
Note: Depending on the number of guests, meals are served in a traditional Japanese meal style.
Charges & Payment
All rates are half board and inclusive of 8% VAT (email us to get your rate for specific dates)
Single Room Rate, plus 30% of the Twin Rate (per person).
Child Rates are: 6~12 years old 70% of the adult rate; 3~5 years old 50%; Infants and toddlers under 3 years old are FREE (will share bed and meals with adults). Child below 3 years old requiring additional futon beddings has a surcharge of JPY1,080/child/day.
Cancellation of reservation 14 days before arrival is free of charge, 7 ~ 13 days before arrival is 20%, 3 ~ 6 days before arrival is 30%, 1 ~ 2 days before arrival is 50%. In case of no show, the total price of reservation will be charged.
Shiga Kogen is located at the heart of the Joshinetsu National Park and a year round destination. The home of some of the events of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and the largest interlinked ski resort (19 resorts) in Japan, it features the highest ski resort in Asia at 2,307m in altitude, quality powder snow, and the longest winter season (from late Nov until mid-May).
Shiga Palace Hotel is located in the Kumanoyu area, and located at the base of Mount Yokote & Shiga Kogen's Highest Ski Lift
We offer FREE SHUTTLE TO ALL SHIGAKOGEN SKIFIELDS during winter (except Dec 30 -Jan3 due to New Years Rush).
There is also a FREE shuttle provided by Shiga Kogen resorts (for those with ski passes).
48.1km from the Nagano Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen line
19.1km from the Yudanaka Station on the Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line
48.1km from the Nagano Station on the Shinetsu Honsen Line
From Tokyo Station to Nagano Station take the Hokuriku Shinkansen (1hr 50min). Transfer at Nagano Station to the Nagaden express train going to Yudanaka Station (45min) and take the Nagaden bus to Hotaru onsen (Suzurikawa) bus stop. That’s the last stop of the bus and just in front of the Hotel. (1min)
From Nagano Station East Exit you can also take a direct bus going to Hotaru Onsen (Suzurikawa) Bus stop. There are two direct bus schedules – Leaving Nagano Station East Exit at 9:05 a.m. and arriving Hotaru onsen 10:30 a.m. Next schedule is 12:40 p.m. arriving 14:05 p.m. (Schedule may change. Call the Hotel to verify)
29.1km from the Shinshu Nakano IC on the Joshinetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: 0.1km from Route 292
Parking is available for 50 vehicles
Take the Chuo Expressway to the Okaya JCT, then take Joshin-etsu Expressway to the Kosyoku JCT and head towards and past Nagano on the Joshin-etsu Expressway. The Shinshu Nakano Interchange is the nearest exit (approx. an hour drive more to the Hotel). Get off at the Shinshu Nakano Interchange and follow signs onto the Shiga Nakano toll road for Yamanouchi Town. The toll road runs into Route 292 for Yamanouchi Town. It’s a long drive at the mountain road and you might wonder if you’ve got lost. If you see the san valley resort, you’re approximately 10 minutes from the Hotel.
Take the Kanetsu Expressway to the Fujioka JCT, then take Joshin-etsu Expressway to the Kosyoku JCT and head towards past Nagano on the Joshin-etsu Expressway. Same as above from Joshin-etsu Expressway. (5hrs)
Comments from Shiga Palace Hotel
We are an old-western-style-built hotel and we dare to be different.
We had established a name being a family-friendly hotel but we also cater to anyone who would love to feel being at home away from home. Be it FIT, groups or school trips. Our dedicated staffs are pleased to be of service and ensure that you will have a memorable and comfortable stay.
Shiga Palace Hotel is located at 1,700 meter above sea level. We are just footsteps away from the chairlift of two of Japan’s premier ski resorts and finest mountains, Mt. Yokote (the highest ski resort in Japan) and Kumanoyu, home of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic and Paralympic games.
A short walk from the Hotel’s main entrance you will find Suzurikawa bus stop. From here you can take a free shuttle to other ski areas.
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