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A 20-minute drive from Snow Monkey Park and located right in front of Shiga Kogen Ski Resort, the entirely non-smoking Aspen Shiga boasts an indoor hot-spring bath, a fireplace lounge and a breakfast with homemade bread. Free Wi-Fi is provided at the entire property, and rooms are Japanese-style.

Guests at Aspen Shiga Lodge sleep on a traditional tatami (woven-straw) floor in futon bedding. All rooms come with heating facilities and have a flat-screen TV and green tea. Some rooms have a private toilet, and guests bathe at the shared hot-spring baths.

A free pick-up service is offered from Hasuike bus stop, a 5-minute drive away, and guests should call upon arrival to use the shuttle. Yakebitaiyama Ski Resort is a 20-minute drive from the lodge. Guests can enjoy the surround nature at Shiga Kogen Highlands, which is registered as an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Ski equipment hire and storage are offered in the winter, and you can enjoy barbecues in warm weather. Fishing is possible nearby.

Breakfast is a mix of Japanese and Western tastes, served either as a set menu or a buffet (wintertime usually features a buffet). Restaurant Aspen offers a selection of breads and pastries as well as a limited lunch menu. Dinner can be served at the on-site restaurant at an additional charge upon an advance request.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Aspen Shiga has been welcoming guests since 20 Jun 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, is it easy to take the bus back to Nagano station from your hotel? Thank you
    There is an Express bus from Shiga Kogen to Nagano station. We can drive you to Bus station. Then, you can take an express bus from bus staion. Best regards,
    Answered on 19 February 2022
  • I am from Hong Kong. I will fly to Narita Airport and take a train to Nagano. How can I get to the Hotel from Nagano train station?
    Thank you for your message. When you arrived at Nagano station, please take a express bus at Nagano sta East Exit. And, please come to Yamanoeki station. After, we will pick you up from Yamanoeki station to our hotel.
    Answered on 8 March 2021
  • What time are the communal baths available?
    Hotspring is available 24 hours. (But when cleaning it, not available.)
    Answered on 8 March 2021
Property surroundings *
Facilities of Aspen Shiga
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Ski-to-door access
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski equipment hire on site
  • Ski storage
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public Bath
  • Hot spring bath
Languages spoken
  • Japanese

House rules

Aspen Shiga takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 22:00


Until 10:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 6 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Aspen Shiga accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Check-out time is 09:30 in the summer and 10:00 in the winter.

Please note that this hotel has only heating facilities, it does not have air-conditioning.

Please be informed that all guestrooms are non-smoking rooms. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.

Please inform Aspen Shiga in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Aspen Shiga

  • Aspen Shiga offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath

  • The prices at Aspen Shiga may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Aspen Shiga can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • Yes, Aspen Shiga is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Aspen Shiga is 2.3 miles from the centre of Yamanouchi.

  • Room options at Aspen Shiga include:

    • Family
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Aspen Shiga is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Aspen Shiga by:

    • Train 5h