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Hotel Grand Phenix Okushiga

Okushiga Kogen, Shiga Kogen, Japan
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Scout loves

  • Friendly and accommodating staff
  • The big TVs (by Japanese standards) with DVD players in each room
  • Great Italian restaurant with an impressive wine collection
  • Huge rooms with big western style bathrooms
  • Big indoor lap pool
  • Beautiful onsen with big picture windows

Scout tips

  • As there are limited restaurants in the area we reccomend booking a package with breakfast and dinner
  • Free wi-fi internet access in all rooms
  • Good ski rental shop on-site
  • All rooms have great views of either the ski slopes or the valley
  • Some of the rooms facing the car park might experience some noise coming from the snow plough


One look at the hotel from the outside and you will instantly feel like you are in a beautiful ski lodge in Europe. Grand Phenix has a Swiss style appearance with lots of woodwork throughout the hotel. The hotel is nestled in the far end of Shiga Kogen valley in the Okushigakogen Ski Resort. It is one of the best hotels in the Shiga Kogen area, although in our opinion its claimed five star classification seems a bit of a stretch. Although the hotel is luxurious, it exudes a very homey and friendly atmosphere.

The hotel has 35 rooms that are very big and comfortable. Room types range from a standard twin room to a humongous “royal suite”. All the rooms are equipped with plenty of storage, free wifi, and other modern amenities including a big TV and DVD player. The rooms in the hotel are by far the biggest Scout has seen in the area. The bathrooms are quite spacious too with western style fixtures including double sinks. All rooms have balconies which have great views of the valley and the ski slopes. All rooms have western twin beds, which can be pushed together to make a "Hollywood" Twin/Double.

The hotel has two restaurants. The Karagibi restaurant serves authentic Japanese and Chinese dishes mostly made from fresh local ingredients. If you want some European dishes, particularly Italian cuisine, the La Stella Alpina will satisfy your cravings. It also has a surprisingly impressive wine collection. If you want to have a drink or two after a day of skiing, you may do so at Lounge Largo which has large windows and a Swiss-made fireplace.

The hotel has some good facilities. It has a beautiful onsen with big picture windows, a large indoor lap pool which can be enjoyed by both adults and kids, and a Jacuzzi.

Hotel Grand Phenix has a good rental and retail ski shop plus a coin-operated laundry machine. It will make you feel so at home that you will not mind being in a remote location. 

Who should stay here

The hotel is great for couples, families or group of friends who do not mind being a little separate from the rest of Shiga Kogen and who want lots of space and luxuries.  Families will enjoy the beginner slopes right outside the door and the facilities in the hotel especially the large indoor pool. 

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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