Trekking course status
There are many trails in Shiga Kogen, from smaller easier courses that focus on taking you to sight seeing locations to longer harder mountain climbing courses!
Shiga Kogen is an amazing winter wonderland where you can enjoy skiing up until the beginning of May, but then we see a change where you can go on full treks around the mountain! This page shows which courses are open for trekkers!
Please be careful as the courses may still be dangerous due to the influence of bad weather.
Trekking Course Open Information
|Sunshine Trail||Walkable||The path around Biwa Lake is paved||map|
|Mt. Asahi mountain climbing course||Walkable||Easy hiking for about 30 minutes to the summit||map|
|Okugashiga White Birch Garden Course||Walkable||Take a walk in the healing forest of beech and birch||map|
|Okura Shindo Course||Walkable||The soft windflowers that grow in groups in early spring is wonderful sight to see||map|
|Shinanoki Course||Walkable||One of the most amazing giant trees in the prefecture||map|
|Pond Tour Course||There are some detours (please use the direction of Sakaike)||Natural core area of Shiga Kogen||map|
|Shimizu Shindo Course||Damaged wooden path||Walk through the primeval forest||map|
|Babbling Brook Course||Walkable||You can see the native char in the babbling brook!||map|
|Toge no 33 Kannon course||Walkable||Collect red stamps and fulfil your wish||map|
|Nature Exploration Course||Walkable||Experience the nature of Shiga Kogen||map|
|Mt. Shiga Mountain Climbing Course||Walkable||Discover the primeval forest and many flowers||map|
|Mt. Yakibitai Mountain Climbing Course||Walkable||A pond and a swamp spread over the mountaintop||map|
|Mt. Iwasuge Mountain Climbing Course||Walkable||Shiga Kogen's most popular mountain climbing||map|
|Mt. Kasagatake Mountain Climbing Course||Walkable||Toyono Minami Shiga Koen Line closed||map|
|Mt. Hachi/ Mt. Yokote Climbing Course||TBC||You can easily reach the summit of Mt. Yokote by lift||map|
|Mt. Akaishi Mountain Climbing Course||TBC||Check out Onuma Pond from the summit||map|