Activities of four seasons of the year

Shigakogen is designated world eco park and a resort with a summer and a winter season.
A variety of activities can be enjoyed throughout all seasons of the year .


Ski, snow board

There are 19 ski resorts combined in shigakogen ski resort.
Our lodge is 3 minutes away from Yokoteyama, kumano-yu ski resorts. You can access to all ski areas by lift and gondola, shuttle bus. You can enjoy a long winter season since the ski resorts open from December to May.

Snow shoeing

Beginners are okay ! It is a winter hiking tour that goes on a pure white snowy field with snow shoe.

Shigakogen guide association



The park designated as UNESCO eco park “Shigakogen” has a lot of attractive point, wildlife, hiking courses and more.

Shigakogen guide association

Summer lift

Highly recommend to go up to Yokotayema mountain.
You access to the top of the mountain by lift and enjoying beautiful green scenery on your way up.
If you are lucky to have a nice weather, you will even be able to see the Northern alps and Mt fuji.


A variety of summer activities can be enjoyed in a summer season


Fall foliage

During the time of year, when the leaves turn golden and red, residents as well as tourists visit shigakogen to see its beautiful autumn scenery. The glow of autumn leaves start from the end of September to middle of October. This huge national park attract people with different spots with different scenery and atmospheres.


Shigakogen route that through shigakogen to kusatsu is highly recommended driving course.
After driving up to the highest national route in Japan, a beautiful view from to the top will present you an unforgettable moment.
The road will be closed during the winter time due to heavy snow. However, you can enjoy the gigantic snow wall in the spring.

Area attractions

Yamanouchi town is filled with exciting activities and things to do.

Jigokudani snow monkey park

Visit the Jigokudani snow monkey park where you can see the wild monkeys bathing in a hot springs. (Monkey park is 30mins away by bus, alight at snow monkey bus stop.)

Jigokudani snow monkey park

Shibu Onsen

Explore the old onsen village has 1,300-year-old history with authentic Japanese atmospheres throughout the town.(Shibu onsen village is 35mins away by bus, alight at Shibu onsen bus stop.)

Zenkoji temple

Visit one of the popular and important temple that represent Nagano city. The temple was built in the 7th century. Nagano City, established in 1897, was originally a town built around the temple. (Take an express bus to Nagano and alight at Zenkoji shita bus stop.)

Zenkoji temple