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Appi Kogen Ski Resort
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Ski miles of groomed slopes and exciting powder runs or relax in steaming onsen baths and lavish hotels at this beautifully maintained ski resort in Tohoku.

Appi Kogen is a ski resort situated amid the highlands of northeast Honshu, fringed by the tree-lined ridges of Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Renowned for its meticulously groomed pistes, Appi Kogen Ski Resort is a great ski destination to bring your family or work on your skills. It was developed in the 1980s and features modern facilities and a convenient lift system.

Grab your skis or snowboard and begin exploring Appi Kogen’s exciting slopes. Book private or group lessons with an English-speaking instructor or check out the special slopes designed for skilling up. Beginners can enjoy an extensive green-graded playground and a Family Park around the resort’s main high-speed gondola. Those with a little more experience can catch one of two gondolas to the upper slopes and explore a wide selection of intermediate and advanced-level pistes. Enjoy wide, sweeping slopes, or take one of the trails that weave around forested areas.

Most of Appi Kogen’s ski runs are located on Mount Maemori, with a select few runs on the slightly higher Mount Nishimori. Many of the slopes are groomed and long, making this ski area an ideal place for fine-tuning your technique. If you would like to make the most of Appi Kogen’s light powder snowfall, head to the resort’s selection of ungroomed slopes. Snowboarders and freestyle skiers will love the resort’s terrain park, which is fitted out with jumps and ramps.

Appi Kogen’s compact village area is at the base of Mount Maemori. You can rent high-quality ski and snowboard equipment from the resort’s rental facility, if you haven’t brought your own. Rent snowshoes and explore the powder-snow forests. In the evening, try night skiing under bright lights, or simply relax in one of the resort’s steaming hot onsen baths.

Reach Appi Kogen by train and bus. The nearest airport is located in Hanamaki. Buses bound for Appi Kogen depart from Morioka. The resort has three major hotels and each have a wide selection of dining options, from buffet dining halls to restaurants serving Korean and Chinese cuisine. The ski season runs from December to May and lift passes range from a few hours’ access to 3 days.

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Hotel APPI Grand
Hotel APPI Grand
3 out of 5
Appikogen, Hachimantai, Iwate
The price is HK$675 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Located next to a golf course, this Hachimantai hotel offering ski-in/ski-out access is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Appi Kogen Ski Resort and within 16 mi (25 km) of ...
4.1/5Very Good! (104 reviews)
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"We had a beautiful mountain view of the slopes. The room seemed old and ready for a renovation. We went on a Japanese holiday so all the restaurants we wanted to eat at had no availability, and neither did the kids daycare service."

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

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Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel
Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel
3 out of 5
Appikogen, Hachimantai
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Located near the slopes, this Hachimantai hotel is next to a golf course, 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Appi Kogen Ski Resort, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Matsuo Hachimantai ...
3.9/5Good! (27 reviews)
"Room is pretty spacious and Onsen is great. Recommend to stay in Annex 3 which is closest to Onsen and shuttle bus."

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

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Appi Kogen Mori no Hotel
Appi Kogen Mori no Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is HK$852 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Situated in Hachimantai, this golf guesthouse is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Appi Kogen Ski Resort and within 9 miles (15 km) of Matsuo Hachimantai Visitor Center and ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
"Good breakfast and of course friendly staff. Typical dated resort hotel but discovered too much uncleaned when searching for an available power outlet - none found so had to unplug some items to get power."

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

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Hotel APPI Grand
Hotel APPI Grand
3 out of 5
Appikogen, Hachimantai, Iwate
The price is HK$675 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
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Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel
Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel
3 out of 5
Appikogen, Hachimantai
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