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Shiga Kogen 2019/2020

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Hyst, Oct 13, 2019.

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  1. Sandy

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    Looks identical to yesterday..... and yesterday was pretty good. No sticky snow, unlike the previous day.
     
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    We'll arrive 24th of feb, and have a 6yr old pkus 9yr old. But we just ski with them, they do lessons at thredbo. We'll be at Prince west wing.
     
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  3. Melskius

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    Quick question- currently packing. Will I need to pack our paper ticket arm band holder for shiga?? Getting the yakebitaiyama only ticket plus all mountain ticket. Thanks.
     
  4. Hyst

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    No, key card in you wrist pocket if you buy multiple days.

    Ups: don't know abot Yakebitai only ticket.
     
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    Hyst..the hotel you stayed at, Shirakabaso...does it have a small bar ( or are there any close by)
    -thinking of staying there with the BIL.....the thought of us drinking a few beers alone in our room is a bit sad....;)
     
  6. Melskius

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    Still packing - another Q - if we are planning on walking from Prince to ichinose for dinner - ski gear or street clothing eg jeans. Is it ok to be dining in ski pants, or would that be frowned upon??
     
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    I don’t think anyone would care. But comfort factor would be my issue. I’d rather go out in jeans with a thin thermal underneath. Long ski socks also helps.
     
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  8. elSpike

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    Depending on how outrageous your ski pants are, it might even be beneficial!
    But yes. Nobody will even care in Ichinose. Maybe at the silver service restaurant at Okushiga they might?
     
  9. Melskius

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    Thanks for the replies. We'll make the decision weather dependant. But good to know ski pants won't cause offence to the restaurant owners in ichinose.
     
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    Got here late this morning then met up with @Sandy and @hipo for some quite nice skiing.
     
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  11. Sandy

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    Was great!! And snow was pretty good all day! :D
     
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    Dead jelly! This time last week.........:rolleyes:
     
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  13. Hyst

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    It does not have a bar, some guests gethered in the lounge area after onsen before dinner.
    But as stated it is a Japanese Ryokan/Hotel style.
     
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    Chalet Shiga in Ichinose has a bar downstairs that also serves very tasty food. I can personally vouch for their sake selection :p
     
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    Thanks Hyst and LP...will look at Chalet Shiga.
    Sounds like you can't get it all (bar, japanese room and outside onsen ) in one place at Shiga Kogen....
     
  16. Hyst

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    Yes, that was what I found out as well, but I think you can get Japanese rooms many places.
    Beside the facilities the manager Sato-san had this very good video:

    Sato-san is the owner as well.

    Just send your profile picture and I am shure you can take over his wifes job in the kitchen.:D
     
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  17. elSpike

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    Hey @Hyst one more for the front page. The wife and I are going to play it safe due to me not seeing any hope with the weather, and head back to Chalet Shiga for our annual sneaky skiski without the boys. Feb 29-Mar 3.

    I have no idea what my TR is going to look like with a return trip so close to the previous one!
     
  18. Hyst

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    You and Mrs. are on!
    A real "I' ll be back"! :clap:

    We will leave Japan 25. Feb. :cry_ubb:
     
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    You should make a quick trip back too ;-)

    Speaking of, @Melskius, are you and the Mr keen for a catch up?
     
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    Sure thing @elSpike you're a shiga kogen expert. :)
     
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    Hardly, the expert is whoever is there right now. Will message you privately to sort details.
     
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  23. Shelster

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    Is there anyone at Prince East or West at the moment and can tell me if any bars are open. We’re at Hotel Kuhls and thinking of a walk up one eve. I read there’s a bar but is often closed. Be nice to have an after dinner drink - myself, hubby our two boys and my two sisters.
     
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    Have you been to 101 restaurant/bar? Has draught beer (Kirin and local Shiga on tap), sakes, whiskeys etc., and some nice good value food. Just up the road (50 metres) from you at Villa Ichinose.
     
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    Teppa Room is the best bar in Ichinose. Under chalet shiga. Great beers.
     
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  26. Hyst

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    Read on here some of the Prince Hotels do not have a bar, but don't remember which one.
    Never made it to Teppa Room as I lived quite different place.
    According to @elSpike they have the best beer there.
    Fly out tomorrow - run out of data days, but was kindly allowed to use Mrs. Hyst's phone.
     
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    I’ll say it again Teppa is best. 101 is pretty good. The taco place does whiskeys and a pretty good umeshu. They have Roku gin too. There is a sports bar on the left as you walk down from your hotel towards family/diamond/prince but I’ve never been in.
    Prince West didn’t have a bar. South has an Izakaya in the basement that I’m sure would do just drinks. East has a piano restaurant thing that might be a bar too. That’s all I’ve got.
     
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  28. Sandy

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    Won't find a bar at the Prince. Used to have a small one at Prince West, but not now (unless they've fired it up again)
    Best to walk 500m to the Teppa.


    Since the coming couple of weeks will have rain before snow, Shiga Kogen is the best bet for snow, so I'm likely to be back there on weekends, late Feb into March.
     
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    If you are there next weekend I’d love to buy you a drink as thanks for al the advice over the years.
     
  30. Hyst

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    Bye bye, soon boarding. Have fun, who is on the way now or later to Shiga Kogen.
    May the snow be with you.

     
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    Was there last week. I found the bars at the Prince terribly lacking in ambience and expensive. That is when they are open.
     
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    Don't know if this is still a timely reply but I'd stay away from the bar at Prince East - Bar LeEtoile doesn't open until 8:30 unless the happy hour is in operation. Beers are very pricey $12 for a 380ml Kirin Draft or $16 for a 435ml Shiga Kogen Draft
     
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  33. Sandy

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    Ok, looks like I'll be at Shiga Kogen Fri 28th, Sat 29th Feb and Sun 1st March. Staying at Diamond Shiga.
    @elSpike
    @Melskius
    @nanami_JS

    That's me on the left, with red jacket & yellow pants:
     
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    Saturday evening drink then? (Where else but teppa room?) I'll book us a table if that's the case.
     
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    Sounds good!! Dinner there as well?
     
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    5.30pm work? We will have landed at 5am and made our way straight up for skiing so a late one probably isn’t advisable!

    Anyone else?
     
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    Yep, 5:30pm is ok!! Just me currently, but there may be one more.... will confirm later!! :)
     
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    Ok. I’ve messaged on Facebook to hold a table of 4. They are usually fine with little additions or subtractions. @Melskius and @nanami_JS, let us know if you want to join and I’ll see if we can get the big table.
     
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    Count us in. 4 people, if you can.
     
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    I’ll be there in spirit! Snow Monkey sake please :D
     
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    Have asked. Let you know when they reply.
     
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    Would love to join but we might be doing nighta on Sat. So tentatively 3 people from us but will confirm when we get to Shiga. 2 more days!!!
     
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    Ok team Shiga, Saturday 29th @ 5.30pm at the Teppa room. Table for 8 under Patrick. We can increment with the @nanami_JS crew once you confirm. More notice is better for them as Saturday is their busiest night. It's relatively easy to cram another couple of chairs in though, especially if you are rushing off to nighta (come for a drink first, what could go wrong!)
     
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    Instagram says it’s snowing in shiga RIGHT NOW!! That’s exciting!
     
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    BTW, I'll be down at the Ichinose Diamond chair at 8.25am Sat and Sun mornings, to get first lifts!!! ;)
    I'll do a couple of runs there, then decide where to go next!!
    (probably Prince West quad chair)
     
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    Yep, I can confirm that, we were out strolling in the falling snow.
     
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    Yell out if you ski past us. Pretty easy to spot with the 2 kids. I have grey jacket and aqua pants, the rest look like this.
     
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    You sound like us!
     
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    Can confirm that Sandy will be at Diamond chair before 8:25 opening. Though sometimes it only opens at 8:26.
     
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    Both true!!!! :D