Situated and nestled in the snow of the Shiga Kogen Giant ski area, Hotel Alpenburg offers a great location for ski enthusiasts and a large range of high quality facilities. The hotel itself is quite reminiscent of European ski lodges, featuring plenty of cosy communal areas and wood and stone features throughout, but the service is exactly what you’d expect from a friendly family-run hotel.
There’s a large range of rooms available, ranging from compact through to suite-type rooms with full lounge spaces, each of which features western bedding, ensuite bathrooms and televisions. There’s free Wi-Fi access available throughout the hotel, and there’s televisions in every room as well as in the communal bar lounge. This lounge is perfect for spending your evening in, featuring large comfy sofas, great beverage options and a warm fireplace.
The hotel offers a range of indoor and outdoor onsens, each of which are large, beautiful and naturally sourced. There’s also a sauna, swimming pool and a Jacuzzi tub to go along with it, meaning you’re likely to have a relaxing evening sooner or later here. If it’s sounding extremely cosy, you won’t be surprised to hear that this was the accommodation of choice for both the Australian winter Olympics team and for the Japanese royal family – which speaks legions within itself.