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Okushiga Kogen Hotel

Okushigakogen, Shiga Kogen, Japan
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Scout loves

  • The multi-lingual staff who speak English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese
  • The new French and Japanese restaurants
  • One of the nicest hotel lounges and bars in Shiga Kogen
  • Great location for skiing
  • Almost all of the rooms have views of either birch forests covered in snow, mountain views or the base area and ski slopes

Scout tips

  • The hotel does not offer a shuttle service to other parts of Shiga Kogen and the public shuttle finishes after skiing
  • There is only one other restaurant within walking distance so including dinner at the time of booking can be more cost effective
  • You can choose between French and Japanese dinner if you opt for dinner included in your room rate
  • All of the rooms are western style and some feature sofa beds
  • Annex rooms are newer


Located at the end of the northernmost ski area in Shiga Kogen, the Okushiga Kogen Hotel is a luxury hotel under new ownership and management. Not only have they picked up their game in management, the restaurants are better, some facilities have also been upgraded and it exudes a more international ambiance. There will be continual improvements over the next few years.

Okushiga Kogen Hotel has 74 rooms all done in western style. Newer, nicer rooms are located in the annex, including lovely suite rooms. The rooms are quite spacious and equipped with modern amenities. Those in the main building are smaller and better value. All of the rooms have great views of either the birch forests covered in snow, mountain views or the base area and ski slopes.

The hotel's two restaurants in the hotel are open all year round. The Gendai French restaurant serves heavenly authentic French cuisine which is exquisitely prepared by Executive Chef Bernard Anquetil and his culinary team. If you are in the mood for delicious Japanese cuisine, the Kunenbo restaurant’s dishes will satisfy your discerning palate. If your rate includes dinner, you can choose between the two restaurants which might be a tough choice! The hotel’s funky Lounge Bar also serves snacks. 

The hotel has a beautiful onsen with large picture windows facing out to the peaceful birch forest. The water comes directly from the mountain which is filtered and heated slowly, so you get a very warm and soothing bath. It also has a game room which would keep kids entertained. It features a billiard table, table soccer and Ping-Pong.

There is so much more to look forward to Okushiga Kogen Hotel in the next couple of years. Scout is excited to see what it brings to the Valley once all the facilities have been upgraded and rooms remodeled. The area has been envisioned to be a luxurious community with top-of-the lines apartments that are eco-friendly. 

Who should stay here

Okushiga Kogen Hotel hotel is great for couples or families that do not mind being a little separate from the rest of Shiga Kogen.  The slopes are family friendly and ideal for young kids or beginners. It would also appeal to people who want to explore the Shiga Kogen Valley from this area.  

Scout Customer Reviews

Okushiga Kogen Hotel is the perfect spot for ski-in ski-out and great being last in valley as no through traffic - felt like you were really high and remote on the mountain. Wouldn't want to stay in hotel too long as restricted for restaurants and wouldn't want to travel at night. However the food in the fine French restaurant was great and it was lovely to have drink by fire. - Gael, Scout Customer 2017

I found the hotel to be pleasant and enjoyable.  It caters to local and overseas guests, and is very conducive to those who speak only English, like most of my family.  Staff are without exception very friendly and helpful.  The rooms are relatively simple, but clean and functional.  The beds are certainly comfortable. The large circular lounge with fire place and bar is excellent for unwinding after a hard day’s ski, supported by drinks and simple snacks from the bar, and from time to time, excellent performances by classical and jazz musicians during the evenings. It was also a great spot to play cards and board games. There is a casual restaurant a very short distance away from the hotel, which hotel guests can use for lunch and dinner.  Generally, eating out and night life in Okushigakogen are very limited, and one has to take a shuttle to neighbouring resorts for more variety. The ski rental located within the hotel is very handy and a big plus for convenience.  The walk from the hotel to the ski lifts is relatively short and not a problem.  In summary, the Okushigakogen Hotel is excellent for the price.  You would go to Okushigakogen for the often better quality/quantity of the snow and if you like it to be relatively quiet, which I do. - Chris, Scout Customer 2018


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