Shiga Kogen (Lake Onumaike and Shijuhachiike Marshland)
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.
|Location||Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi Town Map|
|Date(s)||June to Early November|
Access and Parking
By Train:50 min Shigakogen line bus from Yudanaka Station (Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line) -> a 25 min. walk