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APPI Resort

Appi Kogen, Hachimantai, Iwate 028-7396 JAPAN

With an amazing scale, priceless winter experiences and the perfect winter resort, APPI invites you to Japan during December to May because of the high quality of powder snow just over 3 hours from Tokyo on the bullet train and connecting bus from Morioka. The resort occupies 282 hectares in the magnificent setting of Towada-Hachimantai National Park, near the northernmost point of Honshu. Its 5.5km Yamabato run is one of many long, radial lines down two different mountains, which cater well for families, beginners and experienced riders.

Kids and families will enjoy the APPI Family Park. Snow escalators take riders up a short distance to test out their skills on gentle slopes and obstacle courses. There is also a toboggan area in the Family Park for a change from skiing. Kamakura Snow Domes are also a popular lunch spot for families.


Make life as easy as possible with the luxury ski in/ski out accommodation, friendly staff and reliable snow conditions. With nothing to worry about you can focus on the most important thing, having fun! Allow APPI to make this one of your most memorable holidays yet.

Featuring terrain for everyone to enjoy, an easy to navigate piste map, fantastic ski school and the some of the best groomed and un-groomed runs in Japan.

Fun for all

Skiing and Snowboarding

Indoor Swimming Pool

Public & Private Onsen




Ice Fishing Trip

Ski/Snowboard Lessons

Night Skiing

Bus to the rural Hachimantai town

Bus to other ski areas Hachimantai Shimokura (Advanced-experts) and Panorama (Beginners)

Ping Pong Table

Kids only

Appi Family Park

Ski / Snowboard Kids Lessons

Arts and Crafts

Daycare 1-10 years old


Grown ups

Gym and Squash Court

San Remo Bar with live music on Saturday nights

PO Bar

Sassari Tea Lounge with Happy hour deals

Massage and Reflexology

Private Onsen



Designed by respected architect Yusaku Kamekura, APPI emulates a European style urban hotel unique among Japan’s ski resorts. Convenient ski in/ski out facilities make moving from your room to favorite runs effortless.

With spectacular views and a diverse range of comfortable accommodation options on offer, APPI has everything to make that perfect family winter getaway something extra special.

Hotel APPI Grand

Experience premium ski in/out luxury alpine accommodation with tasteful well catered rooms and unparalleled service.
Offering maximum convenience with indoor access to gear and gift shops, a Salomon/Atomic rental station stocked with the newest equipment, a nature school where everyone can enjoy arts and crafts (or a guided snowshoe tour), and of course a natural spring fed onsen with both public and private booths available.

APPI Grand Villa

The most popular family and group option is the Japanese and western style mixed rooms in Villa 3. With ski in and ski out access or a free shuttle bus, 2 fantastic restaurants and its own rental station, you get the ultimate hassle free Japanese ski experience.

APPI Grand Annex

With its casual atmosphere, newer facilities and direct access via corridor to hot springs "APPI Onsen Patio", 3 restaurants to choose from and a gift shop, The Annex is only a 5 minute walk to the base and is great for large groups.


Ski-in & Ski-out hotel

Restaurants & Bars

Free Internet (Wi-Fi) at room & public

Shuttle bus

Local hot springs

Ski and snowboard rentals

Ski and snowboard schools

Backcountry tours

24-hour reception

Complimentary safety deposit box

Guest laundry (coin-operated)

Tour desk

Resort gift shop

Car parking (free)


Free internet (Wi-Fi)





Tea/Coffee facilities

Bath towel, bathrobe, toothbrush, soap set, hairdryer, etc


JAZZ Sport Music Festival (January)

Hachimantai Snow Festival (February)

Shizukuishi Snow Festival (Februray)

Check-in time:


Check-out time:

10:00am - 11:00am


APPI has a fantastic variety of eateries all with their own unique atmosphere, from the secret hideaway of the Kamakura’s offering some well-deserved comfort food and privacy to the open and relaxed APPI Plaza at the base of the mountain with large banquet style tables and a diverse range of foods to offer. Catering for all tastes and budgets, with a total of 20 restaurants you’re certainly not limited for choice in APPI.

APPI Plaza 2F Banquet Hall

With over 2000 seats and more than 200 dishes there is no doubt it can facilitate even the largest of groups. Featuring dishes from Korean hot pots and traditional Japanese ramen to your favorite Italian dishes and even chocolate pizzas topped with marshmallows. To sweeten the deal the Banquet Hall is walking distance to the gondola so you can get back onto the slopes refreshed and ready to go in no time.

Kamakura Lunch

Want some peace and quiet to just spend time with the family? Why not try something different and get some real homemade cheese fondue or a warming pork and tomato stew while dining in a traditional Japanese 'Kamakura'¯ (snow dome)¯. Located opposite the family park, it's a real treat for the whole family.

Arlberg Buffet (Open for lunch and dinner)

Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, whatever you are doing on the slopes can be tiring work. Pile your plate high and enjoy a gourmet all you can eat buffet offering a range of dishes from around the world! With not only amazing mains, but a dessert buffet that even the biggest of kids will love!


Nearest city:
Morioka City - 45km

Nearest airport:
Aomori Airport - 130km

Nearest train:
Appi Kogen Station - 3.5km


Phone: +81 195 73 6401


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