[RECORD NOMINATION] Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – P16. Shiga Kogen Mountain resort (Japan): The biggest ski resort in Asia.


(WorldKings.org) Shiga Kogen Mountain resort is a ski resort and hiking spot. It is the biggest ski resort in Asia.



Shiga Kogen is a ski resort and hiking spot, located in the Jōshin'etsu-kōgen National Park in the highlands of Yamanouchi, Nagano, Japan. At 4.25 square kilometres (1.64 sq mi), Shiga-kōgen is biggest ski resort in Asia. Shiga Kogen is divided into two areas. The southern area leads to the top of the 2305m tall Mount Yokote and has ski runs and hot springs along the way to the summit. The northern area leads to Oku Shiga Kogen and is flanked by a number of 2000 m high peaks providing an immense area for skiers and snowboarders to explore. The northern area's Higashidateyama Resort hosted the slalom and giant slalom events of the  1998 Nagano Olympics.




The resort is made up of many smaller, interconnected resorts, with 71 lifts in total. There are more than 100 hotels in the area, with Japanese style or washitsu (Japanese-style room), Western style or semi-Japanese style rooms. Shiga-kōgen does not have any supermarkets or major grocery stores. There are a few small convenience stores mostly located inside hotels including the Hotel Shiga Sunvalley. There are larger stores (part of a chain of convenience stores called "Yamakazi Store") inside Hotel Japan Shiga, Olympic Hotel and Villa Ichinose.




It is possible to fish in Shiga-kōgen at Maru Pond and Biwa Pond. Fishing is prohibited from October 1 till April 5. Boats are also available for rent at Biwa Pond, Maru Pond, and Kido Pond. Unjō no Yado Yokote Sanchō Hyutte (mountain hut) is a restaurant, bakery, and hotel. Located at 2305m above sea level, the bakery claims to be the highest in Japan.



Accordinh to en.wikipedia and japan - guide.com

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