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The Shiga Alpenburg Hotel is geared towards catering for skiers that just want to roll our of bed and get straight on the slopes. It's located right in the middle of some of Japan's best skiing country, the Shiga highlands, and boasts a ski-lift just a few steps from the front doors. On top of this, they throw in a great array of luxuries, including steaming hot on site onsen hot springs, plus a jacuzzi and even an indoor pool. To make your visit to Japan’s skiing country even more relaxed, they offer guests a shuttle service to hit up the ski slopes further afield. 


Quick Facts
    • Ski in, ski out 
    • Good transport connections
    • Offers some good discount packages
    • Wifi
    • Shuttle service
    • Indoor pool

The Alpenburg is a charming and picturesque property, located right on the snow with absolute ski in and out access right from the front door. With stunning alpine scenery and the best of traditional warm Japanese hospitality, this is a great spot to get the most out of a skiing holiday. The Alpenburg offers amenities including an indoor pool, Jacuzzi spa, natural thermal hot springs, a fully stocked bar and restaurant with comfortable lounge and fireplace and a whole lot more. Japanese and Western style dinners are served alternately. The hotel also offers Western style rooms with en suite bathroom and free use of Wi-Fi.

The Alpenburg is located at the base of the Giant Ski area in the Shiga highlands. The sprawling highlands offer some of Japan's best slopes, along with some stunning views of the pristine alpine landscape. The hotel itself is a great place to kick back after a day on the slopes, and soak in the highland atmosphere.

The Alpenburg's rates are pretty competitive, and also offer some fantastic all inclusive packages, along with child discounts and special rates for long term stays.


The Alpenburg offers three types of rooms: a standard twin with en suite, a deluxe twin that can fit three guests, and a special four person room. All three options include a bath/shower, toilet, TV, telephone, internet access (wi-fi), tea set, refrigerator, hair dryer, amenities, towel and nightwear.

The hotels other facilities and services include:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar Lounge
  • Bath House
  • Sauna
  • Open Air Bath
  • Convenience Store
  • Vending Machines
  • Guest Laundry
  • Swimming Pool
  • Rental Ski and Snowboard
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Courier Service
  • Dry Room
  • Non Smoking Rooms  

Finally, the Alpenburg is easily accessible by private or public transport. To reach the hotel, there are three main options:

Car:     37 mins from Shinshu Nakano IC on Joshinetsu Expressway

Bus:     90 mins from East Exit of JR Nagano Station to Hasuike Bus Stop

Bus:     In winter, there are direct transfers from Narita Airport / Haneda Airport on the Nagano Snow Shuttle

Surf & Other Activities

If you're heading to the Shiga highlands, you're heading into the heart of Japan's skiing country.  Alpenburg is well situated for long days on the slopes, but there's also a few other things to do around the hotel itself. The jacuzzi and swimming pool are great spots to take it easy off the slopes. Even better, the Alpenburg boasts both indoor and outdoor natural hotsprings, which can be a real treat on chilly winter days. Lastly, the hotel offers a comfortable restaurant and bar, where visitors can relax after a day of skiing. All up, there's plenty to keep everyone satisfied.

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