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Hotel Khuls

Ichinose, Shiga Kogen, Japan
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  • The prime ski-in ski-out location!
  • The excellent staff, some of whom are multi-lingual
  • Great views from the rooms especially the 5th floor rooms with higher ceilings
  • The rooftop onsen (bathing facilities)
  • Kuhls has equipment rentals and standard rentals are included for all guests

Scout tips

  • A two minute walk from the bus stop
  • You can request a western style room, however it is not guaranteed
  • Buffet breakfast is included in the rate. Dinner can be included for a discount at the time of booking, or it can be booked when at the hotel (for a higher price)
  • There are coin-operated laundries
  • There is not a large lounge area for relaxing in


If you are planning to enjoy a ski vacation to Shiga Kogen, Hotel Kuhls is a great option. The hotel is in a ski-in ski-out position right in Ichinose village in Shiga Kogen.

Hotel Kuhls has approximately 80 rooms, that are a mix of Japanese with tatmi mats and futon and western styles with tatami mats area plus twin beds. (If you want to experience a Japanese style accommodation but would rather sleep comfortably, you can request for a western style mattress be placed on top of your tatami mat.) All rooms, whether it’s a western or Japanese style have full bathrooms.  The western style rooms are generally quite spacious and feature a living and a tatami mat area. The western style rooms on the 5th floors have higher vaulted ceilings. If you plan to watch TV after a skiing, you might be a little disappointed, although the rooms are equipped with TV sets, they only show Japanese channels, however the rooms are equipped with wi-fi.

Hotel Khuls has a rooftop onsen which features a sauna, jet bath and an open air bath. Although it is on a rooftop, it’s sadly under a balcony so you don’t really get the same feeling unlike other open-air onsens. Do bear in mind that the onsen has unusual hours like the jet bath is open only from 1 pm to 6pm, the open air bath is open from 8 pm to 10 pm, though the rest of the onsen facilities are open 24 hours.

All rates include buffet breakfast in Hotel Kuhls. Dinner can be included in the rate at the time of booking, for a discounted price. If you want flexibilty, you can also book dinner while at the hotel for a higher price. There’s also a snack bar where you can have your fill of pizza or ramen.

The key feature of Hotel Kuhls is its location. Within steps of the front door, you’re right at the base of some of the runs in Ichinose making it the perfect place to start and end your day, particularly because Ichinose is the center of the valley. 

Who should stay here

The hotel is ideal for older couples, families or guests who want the extra facilities the hotel offers, and for those who want the convenience of being able to walk directly out onto the slopes.

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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