Shiga Kogen (Lake Onumaike and Shijuhachiike Marshland)

Northern Nagano Area 志賀高原(大沼池・四十八池)


Ranging in elevation from 1300 to 2300 meters, Shiga Kogen offers a variety of hiking and trekking possibilities from simple nature walks to day-long mountain climbs. The area is dotted with lakes and ponds. Especially worth seeing are Shijuhachiike Marshland for its rich aquatic plant life and Lake Onumaike for its brilliant emerald green color. Several cable cars and chairlifts operate in the summer, providing access to Mt. Yokote and other breathtaking peaks. In winter, these same lifts carry throngs of skiers as Shiga Kogen transforms into a world-class ski area.

Trekking Guides can be hired for between 2,500 to 10,000 yen depending on the course.


Shiga Kogen Guide Association
Tel: 0269-34-2133 / Fax: 0269-34-2480


June to Early November

Location / Access

Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi Town

By Train:
50 min Shigakogen line bus from Yudanaka Station (Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line) -> a 25 min. walk
85 min Shigakogen line bus from Nagano Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen) -> a 25 min. walk
By Car:
25 km / 30 min from Shinshu-Nakano IC

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