Snow and weather reports posted on Saturday 30th May 2020
Shiga Kogen Now!
Wednesday 24th October 2012, 10:32am
Good news to bring this morning.
Not only have the autumn colours in Shiga Kogen been looking very beautiful over the last week or so, but we have a touch of snow to add to the mix this morning! They actually closed the Route 292 between Shibutoge and Kusatsu last night due to the expected snowfall and icy conditions. (Officially that road will be closed from 15th November until 25th April for the winter season). The whitest part of Shiga Kogen is definitely up at the top there at Yokoteyama and Shibutoge.
So yes, the very higher areas are looking white up there, while we get a bit of drizzly kind of rain lower down. While this will almost certainly disappear before we get a proper start to the snow base, with the coming weekend looking to warm up a bit once again, it's great to see some white on the top!
It has been getting very cold in the evenings and overnight though in particular, winter is definitely on the way. Read more ...
Nozawa Onsen Now!
Wednesday 24th October 2012, 14:07pm
Autumn has been moving along nicely and it has actually been quite chilly in the evenings and early mornings of late.
What better news to give you today than the first sprinkling of snow on the top parts of the resort this morning. The snow came down to around 1500m overnight according to the resort. While from the webcam views it seems to have gone now, it was of course great to see the first dusting of snow up there.
The forecast for the coming weekend is warmer temperatures. Read more ...