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Trekking Map

The summer in Shiga Kogen is amazing! From the end of May, nature comes to life and slowly creeps up the mountain, making the Green Season a wonder to behold. In July and August, you can enjoy a season of leisurely walks amidst Japan’s precious alpine plants and deep forests, and from late September to the end of October, you can witness vibrant autumn foliage throughout. Take a walk among nature or push yourself to discover new sights on various trekking courses of different levels. Take in nature as it refreshes your body and mind, and see amazing alpine plants, trees, and flowers. Shiga Kogen is a beautiful place that is marvellous be it the winter season or the Green Season! *You can comfortably hike the mountain trails until the end of October. From November, the snow accumulates, making it unsafe for hiking, so it’s not suitable for mountaineering.

Trekking Map

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Trekking Map List

Forest Therapy Certification Course

Forest Therapy Road

Forest Therapy Road

Be bathed in a forest of trees and allow them to heal your mind and spirit, giving you a whole new lease on life. There has been research into “Forest Therapy”, established by industry experts, government officials, and academics alike, with the aim of finding the true benefits of reconnecting with nature in such a way. The “Forest Therapy Committee” has certified the “Forest Therapy Road” as having an impactful healing effect on the mind and body. Shiga Kogen has 5 special courses that have been certified and sees a large amount of people visit during the Green Season. You can take on these courses while also hiking and mountaineering according to your ability.

UNESCO Eco Park Certification image

Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB)

UNESCO has certified 9 locations in Japan as being Eco Parks since 2012. Shiga Kogen is one of these.(Mt.Hakusan, “Mt. Odaigahara, Mt Omine and Osugidani”, “Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu Jima”, Aya, Minami-Alps, Tadami, Minakami, “Sobo, Katamuki, and Okue”) MAB (Man and Biosphere) is a certification where conservation, development and logistic support exists in harmony. In the 1960s, Shiga Kogen saw the quick expansion of ski areas, this was kept to certain areas, allowing for the rest of the area to have no human influence, meaning that many of the forests are free from harm. You can enjoy an abundance of nature, mixed in with beautiful lakes and wonderful vistas in this mountain wonderland!

Inquiries via Telephone

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0269-34-2404
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0269-34-2344

Please call between 8:30~17:00/ Available all year round (Subject to temporary closures)

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