Shiga Kogen is one of Japan's nine UNESCO biosphere reserves.
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Shiga Kogen is located in the center of Joshinetsu Kogen National Park and is one of the largest ski resorts in Japan. 21 resorts are linked and you can enjoy all areas.
This enormous ski resort is where the Olympics took place. Many events were held in this area, such as the Dunhill skiing and the Snowboarding Association events. Shiga Kogen is the second highest ski resort in altitude in Japan. It is one of the largest ski areas in Japan with 21 resorts, nearly 70 lifts, and over 80km of trails.
The Okushiga Kogen Ski Area is a popular ski resort among foreign tourists in Shiga Kogen. Backcountry skiing in the Shiga Kogen area is very dangerous. We strongly recommend applying for a guided tour with someone that is familiar with the local terrain.