Welcome to Shiga Kogen, the best ski resort in the East! In the winter of 2015, a ski school exclusive to Takamagahara Onsen Hotel Takimoto in Shiga Kogen has started up. It is Takamagahara SKIWI SKI SCHOOL. Instructors are veteran instructors with experience teaching in Japan and abroad. The feature of this school is to use an intercom especially when you cannot hear their voices due to the speed of skiing. Using the intercom, you can listen to their advice while skiing, so you can instantly correct yourself where you are doing well and what you need to do, so your progress will be faster.

We use the private lesson method because we want to ensure that you make progress.


Winter Activities


Skiwi Ski School



We are a group of professional ski instructors!
We will do whatever we can to
improve your ski skills while enjoyining the experience !
We are also recruiting new instructors from overseas.
If you are interested, please contact us from the below link !



Be sure to take advantage of our popular hotel that receive high ratings from reviewers!

Hotel Takimoto, which offers high quality accommodation plans in the Shiga Kogen area, has a variety of attractions that will keep you coming back again and again, including the high-quality Takatengahara Onsen hot spring, which is expected to be effective for various conditions, an open lounge with a large fireplace, and magnificent views from the guest rooms.
Our efforts to constantly update our services and to please guests of all ages have borne fruit, and we are proud of our high repeat rate. We have received high evaluations from word of mouth as a recommended hotel, so please feel free to contact us for more information.

We are located in the convenient central area of Shiga-Kogen

Hotel Takimoto is popular among those who wish to stay in the Shiga Kogen area, and can be accessed by train, bus, or private car. The convenient location allows for easy access from the Kanto and Tokai regions, as well as the surrounding areas, making it a popular choice not only during the winter sports season, but also from spring through fall, with a high repeat rate.
At an elevation of 1,670 meters, you can look out over the majestic mountains of Kita-Shinshu, which change from season to season, and enjoy the panoramic view while soaking in the Takatengahara Onsen hot springs, delicious meals, and retreats in the great outdoors. We sincerely welcome you to our hotel to make your stay unforgettable with our abundant nature and high-grade hospitality.

The hotel where you can enjoy the true nature of Shiga-Kogen

Hotel Takimoto, highly rated by word of mouth as a recommended lodging facility in Shiga Kogen, offers a number of activities that allow you to fully enjoy the charms and delights of northern Shinshu. In addition to delicious cuisine and high-quality hot springs, the hotel also offers a wide variety of events that allow guests to enjoy the magnificent scenery and natural surroundings.
We can guide you to winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, scenic spots where you will be dazzled by the stars and fireflies, day trips to hot springs, and road biking, depending on your needs. Please use us as your base when visiting one of Japan's most popular tourist spots, where you can enjoy a treasure trove of nature, culture, and history. We have a variety of plan packages, why not find out if there's a plan which suits your needs by clicking the below link ! 

When it comes to a variety of accommodation plans in Kogen, Hotel Takimoto is the place to be.

We welcome you with a wide variety of courses and plans so that you can see, touch, and taste the magnificent nature of Kita-Shinshu with your own eyes, hands, and taste buds. The "Casual 1 Night Breakfast Plan" is convenient for spring skiing, and the "Earth's Blessing Plan" offers also a dinner course prepared by a chef who uses only natural ingredients and brings out the best of Shinshu products. A wide range of plans are gaining popularity.
Although we have had many guests and an increasing number of repeat customers, we will continue to improve the quality of our services without being satisfied with the status quo. If you are having trouble choosing a hotel in the surrounding area, please feel free to contact us.

Our Shef's cuisine with local and freash ingredients

For dinner, we serve a pre-fixed course consisting of both Japanese and Western style dishes cooked by our shef.
The course meal includes dishes like Hors d'oeuvre, salad, warm vegetable dish, soup, seafood dish, meat dish and dessert.
For breakfast,we serve a buffet-style breakfast, with plenty to choose from. During off-peak seasons, we normally serve set breakfast menus.

Taste Nagano's local ingredients (blessings) with Japanese and Western style dishes.

The soil of the land of Kita-Shinshu, the pure water flowing from the Shiga Kogen Plateau, and the energy of the shining sun. Local vegetables and fruits are harvested from the soil and water. Although the prefecture has no sea, we also use fish from the Sea of Japan and river fish from Nagano Prefecture. We hope you will enjoy our creative cuisine that brings out the best of the ingredients.


~Blessings of Nagano~ Our standard pre-fixed dinner course

Our shef's standard dinner course consisting of Hors d'oeuvre, salad, warm vegetable dish, soup, fish dish, meat dish (pork or chicken) and dessert. With this course meal, you can taste local grown products with natural seasonings.



Special selected beef steak course

This course features a main dish of grass fed beef steak. This healty meat offers a great tendency and is also actually quite healty without too much fat. If you choose this course, your main meat dish will be replaced by the beef steak, but other dishes will remain the same as the standard blessings of Nagano course.


For breakfast, we servea buffet-style breakfast, with plenty to choose from. During off-peak seasons, we normally serve set breakfast dishes.