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Chalet Shiga

Ichinose, Shiga Kogen, Japan
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Scout loves

  • Great mountains or ski slopes views from many of the rooms
  • Sato and his family who are very friendly and accommodating
  • The artwork by various family members
  • Fantastic Teppa Room bar
  • Awesome location Right across the Ichinose Diamond Ski area

Scout tips

  • The hotel has a Western Quadruple Room which is great for a group of friends
  • Dinner in the hotel’s restaurant is by reservations only
  • A few other restaurants and bars are located in the village which is just a short uphill walk from the hotel
  • Free wi-fi internet access in the lobby only


Chalet Shiga is the perfect choice for skiers who want to be a close walk away to the ski area. It has a traditional European style exterior and its interior is a fusion of east and west. It is a family owned and operated hotel that has been serving skiers from all over the world for about 46 years. Sato the owner and his family are always present to assist you with all your needs. Sato is an excellent host and can speak very good English which is a relief for guests who can’t speak a single word of Japanese!

The hotel has 50 rooms ranging from Japanese rooms to western quadruple room. The combination Japanese room features twin beds and a tatami area. For skiers traveling in a group, Scout recommends the western quadruple room which is very spacious and has four beds. Many of the rooms have balconies and have great views of the ski slopes or the mountains. The Japanese rooms are smaller and equipped with a toilet only but they’re comfortable and cozy. All the rooms are very clean and well-maintained.

The hotel has an on-site restaurant which serves a Japanese buffet breakfast with some western dishes. You can also have a Japanese set-menu dinner in the restaurant but you have to make a reservation. One of the best features of this charming hotel is its Teppa Room bar, a funky, friendly and cozy bar (one of only two in the Ichinose Village) where you can have your drinks, and mingle with the locals and other guests. It the area’s most popular après ski bar as it opens at 3 pm until 11 pm, and earlier during the weekends – though we wouldn’t go as far as calling it “raging”. It has eight beers on taps and serves a variety of dishes.

The hotel has a basic onsen with natural hot spring waters. It is big and can accommodate a large number of people without feeling cramped.

Chalet Shiga does not only have the perfect location, it has perfect gracious hosts who will make you feel right at home, excellent views, and a very relaxed atmosphere.

Who should stay here

The hotel is great for couples or group of friends who are not fussy and who do not need 4 or 5-star accommodations, and who want to be near where the action is. 

Scout Customer Reviews

We had a great time at Chalet Shiga in Jan 2018.  The hotel is very well managed by a lovely English speaking family.  It is positioned well, close to the only available restaurants and offers ski hire.  With great snow we took full advantage of ski in ski out.  A great Onsen on site and the breakfasts are a good mix of Japanese and western.  Dinner is very good and everything is reasonably priced.  If we return to Shiga Kogen we will return to Chalet Shiga! - Mark, Scout Customer 2018

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