Thursday, 24 December 2009

Beautiful day!!

What a beautiful day!!
The Mt.Higashitateyama seen in the front is done.
It is possible to slide in ShigaKogen in most areas.

Thursday, 17 December 2009


"KIDOIKE" is covered with the snow.

A new snow got off by 12cm on the HASUIKE.

It is a powder snow.

The snowfalls in the vicinity ShigaKogen Tourism Association are 25 cm.

Two Australians came to the Olympics Memorial to play yesterday.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


The 42th ShigaKogen Ski Area Opening Festival in Takamagahara Mommoth Ski area.

(DEC 6th, 2009)

It croweded very much though it took the lift.

It is a DRAGON that appears in the legend of ShigaKogen.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

It is possible to slip on saturday this week if there is a snow in the ski area.

Monday, 21 September 2009



It is a marsh at the entrance in Shiga Kogen.
Red of the lacpuer is beautiful.
The autumn tint is an early place though the altitude is low.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009


My younger brother climbed AKAISHI-YAMA on September 11.

The mountain where the left is sharp is KASAGA-TAKE.

A right pond is an ONUMA POND.

ONUMA POND - It is the biggest pond in SHIGA KOGEN. It is a pond famous for the big snake legend.

The rock is rugged to the top of a mountain of AKAISHI-YAMA

Sunday, 16 August 2009



In Hoppo Onsen
It took the gondola from the Hoppo Onsen on August 15.
Seeing from the top of a mountain and my house were seen.
The ONUMA pond can be seen far away.The weather was bad,this day looked black.When it is fine, it looks blue.

*Flowers in blossom*





Sunday, 2 August 2009



KO-ONI-YURI(orenge color) and KO-BAKI-BOUSHI(purple color) is in blossom in the board walk of TAKAMAGAHARA marshland.

It is a birth of a new life.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Surrounding of my house

It's called the FLOWER OF THE FIRE in CANADA.


The Mt.Higashidate plant garden in the HOPPO ONSEN AREA
is a best time.
It's in blossom a lot.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Season of Summer

Shiga Kogen is changing in Summer!!
The summer flower has bloomed.
It's cool in the summer of ShigaKogen.



Friday, 15 May 2009

Scenery Of Spring

Nihon-Kamoshika (Japanese Serow)

Syoujyou-Bakama (Heloniopsis Orientalis)

水芭蕉 Mizu-basyou(Asian Skunk Cabbage)

Friday, 24 April 2009

Wall of snow

There are about 7meter wall of the snow.
The Shiga-Kusatsu route opened.
(It's possible to pass on April 22.)
There is a place where the road is frozen.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Evening sun and vast ocean of clouds

It is vast ocean clouds that it seems to be able to get on the cloud.

It was very beautiful yesterday.

(View from Higashi-tateyama ski area.)

Thursday, 16 April 2009

What's this?

Is this a bird's nest??
Maybe, it is after it starts in life.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Clearing Snow(Shiga-Kusatsu route : R292)

Snow is being cleared.

The wall of a famous snow can be done.
It seems to be low because it snow little this year.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009


Beautiful Blue Sky My daugter took a picture.

Spring soon

SNOW-REMOVING WORKThe Shiga-Kusatsu route opens on April 22.

It had been closing during winter.

The vist of spring is near.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Beautiful day!!

Takamagahara ski area.
There are lot of snow. It's possible to enjoy it enough.

Mt.Shigayama & Mt.Kasadake(right side)

There is a snow in the road.(Hoppo Onsen)
Please drive taking care.

It's a view from the Hoppo Onsen to KITA ALPS.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Sunset at Shiga Kogen

Kumanoyu Ski Area

Shiga Kogen, Joshinetsu National Park

Nagano, Japan

March 30, 2009.

From 5 to 6:15 P. M.

End of the day...

Yesterday ended beautifully in Shiga Kogen!
With a clear sky and mild wind, that's the view from Hotaru Onsen Area.
In this picture, you can see Kasadake on the left and some of the Kumanoyu Ski Courses.

Today it's not so shiny and bright as yesterday but it's a nice day to go out and enjoy the snow anyway!

Monday, 30 March 2009

Illustrious visitors...

Shiga Kogen was pretty busy today...

The Imperial Family spent almost a week skiing at Shiga Kogen. They use to come here once a year to enjoy the beautiful landscape and the good snow. And, as always, they were at Hotel Grand Phenix Okushiga. Lots of people were waiting in many spots of Shiga Kogen to have a chance to wave to the Imperial Family...

Here you can see Kootaishihi-Masako-sama or Princess Masako (Crown Princess of Japan) in front of Hasuike Hotel, a few minutes ago, when they left Shiga Kogen.