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Covering three areas  Shiga Kogen, Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen Resorts,
and Kita-Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi Town is surrounded with a beautiful natural environment across all seasons.

Well known as SNOW MONKEY, wild Japanese macaque, easily you can see their bating in a hot spring.


Vast wilderness & Rich nature

Offering some of the worlds highest dry snow, SHIGA KOGEN definitely wins for quality of powder from 2,300 high.

In summer and Autumn,various trails allow to explore the park and admire amazing views which is certified as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO – tourists can enjoy a diverse nature all the way.

Jigokudani Yaen-Koen

Known as Snow Monkey

Established in 1964, Jigokudani Yaen-Koen allows visitors to observe the wild Japanese macaque in their natural habitat, as they bathe in the warm springs became popular as “SNOW MONKEY” by tourists.

With luck, you have a chance to see baby monkeys in Spring. The park has lots of funs to be had throughout year!


Experience hot springs with Yukata

Rich hot springs resort has a long history dating back 1,300 years with destinations as a peaceful gateway to simply relax.

Walk and look around traditional Japanese buildings along a cobbled street.


Make your style

Halfpipes, Slopestyle, powder zone… perfect area for freestyle lovers!

No matter what level of skier or snowboarder you are, KITA-SHIGA KOGEN creates a real JAPOW experience that will have you grinning ear to ear.

Get your taste of traditional Soba (buckwheat noodles) and coffee break at SORA Terrace surrounded the sea of clouds.

Help your journey

Fruits picking

Pick your own apples as well as lots of other seasonal fruit, reservation required.

Travellers deal

Delivering your baggage from Nagano Sta., or cashback for hire taxi or rent car from Iiyama Sta.

Navigation Apps

GPS provides complete functionality, with turn-by-turn directions to the place you want.

Town brochure

Overall town information of the all seasons and map for tourist.

Contact us

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  • 3352-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi Town, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano 381-0401

    TEL +81 269 33 2138

  • Yudanaka Station Tourism Information Center
    TEL +81 269 33 1126