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Address: Appikogen, Hachimantai 028-7306, Iwate Prefecture
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+81 195-73-5111

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Great resort away from the crowds!

With Niseko, Rusutsu and Shiiga Kogen getting crowded, a great alternative would be Appi. The resort is large enough to spend a good 4 or 5 days here and the best part is that it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

With Niseko, Rusutsu and Shiiga Kogen getting crowded, a great alternative would be Appi. The resort is large enough to spend a good 4 or 5 days here and the best part is that it has none of the crowds seen at bigger resorts. As with most Japanese ski resorts, the snowfall is plentiful and there is terrain for all... More 

Thank Bennnwjk
Bandung, Indonesia
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We took Shinkansen from Tokyo to Morioka in the morning and we got to Morioka by noon and had lunch in the mall in the station. We bought a 14 days JR East Tohoku train ticket (¥20.000 for adult) that we can use in any 5 days anywehere during our stay in Japan and this route was included. Soooo... many... More 

Thank Soemali
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

It is a little far from Tokyo but worth the effort for a weekend. Still very quiet with few foreign tourists. The runs are unusually long and steep by Japanese standards. Great views of surrounding volcanoes. Hotel is of good quality but overall both it and the resort desperately need some investment

Thank Tokyotraveller77
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Appi Kogen is an extraordinary powder-snow mountain adventure in Japan's beautiful Iwate Prefecture that I highly recommend to any skier traveling to the Far East. I was fortunate to visit Appi's Grand Hotel via Japan's convenient rail service from Morioka. As a providential coincidence, in the rail car to Appi Kogen, I met Mr. Eiichi Kodama, Japan's premier ski instructor.... More 

Thank George H
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Appi Kogen Ski Resort was really impressive. Big mountain with a lot of runs for all different level of skiers and snow boarders. Appi performs like a famous major Ski resort without the crazy over crowded lines for the lifts. The ski slopes are well maintained and nicely labeled for ease of navigation. Easy to drive to the ski resort,... More 

1 Thank Ja Mes B
Aomori, Japan
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311 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

overall rating: 3 1-/2 stars Appi Kogen was a plenty adequate, comfy base for exploring the area in and around Mt. Hachimantai on a glorious autumn weekend. While the buildings themselves are plain ugly (as in monstrosity), their contents are decent. Service at the front desk, shop, and restaurants was kind and helpful. The western-style room was plenty large and... More 

Thank Andrew1234
Hong Kong, China
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191 reviews
104 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

was there skiing in late Jan before hitting Yamagato Zao. it had some good steep slopes but not that much variations that you can ski for more than 3 days. From Morioka, you still have to take a local train for 90 min to reach there. and only a few trains run daily.

Thank DLi_hk
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Such a fun mountain for all abilities. Tree runs & piste runs are almost endless. Food for lunch in the massive dining halls is epic! Really decent price for lift ticket (when voucher from Pension is handed in). Beautiful long runs and heaps of eay to navigate stashes!

2 Thank Lizlib2
Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

We spent a week with the family here, and it suited the family well. Our youngest (7 yrs) has only been skiing for a couple of years but she got down most of the slopes. Although it is true if you get to the top on the gondola you don't have a lot of choice for green runs - a... More 

2 Thank Alex P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

I went there by train and bus. It took 1 hour bus from Morioka station. My accommodation staffs kindly offered free pick-up from/to the slope. So it's easy to visit there without a car. Appi has long and beautiful slopes even beginners can down. There were a lot of skiers and family visitors so central slopes were sometimes very crowded.... More 

1 Thank Eimi M

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