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Very nice resort

Visited Appi Kogen in August. It was very quiet without lots of skiers but I visited the top of the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Rye, United Kingdom
via mobile
Long runs, plus other activities on offer

Appi is a "bubble era" resort, which means it was purpose built for skiing and is not centred... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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“great place” (4 reviews)
“grand hotel” (3 reviews)
“ski area” (2 reviews)
Appikogen, Hachimantai 028-7306, Iwate Prefecture
+81 195-73-5111
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Appi Kogen in August. It was very quiet without lots of skiers but I visited the top of the mountain and saw the ski runs which looked great. I hope to come back in winter and try them.

Thank Adam-Rye-UK
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Appi is a "bubble era" resort, which means it was purpose built for skiing and is not centred around a traditional village. A huge hotel complex sits at the base, with modern facilities. Lifts are a mixed bag of older style open chairs, covered chairs...More

Thank melscottmax
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We were a bit unlucky I think, as a lot of the runs on the mountain were closed due to a lack of snow - I believe a lot of them opened up after we left. The facilities look like they would be amazing if...More

Thank vyabsley
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Spent a week skiing in wide groomed as well as knee high deep ungroomed snow with hardly any queue at the chairlifts & gondolas on weekdays was pure indulgence. Ski runs were reasonably long and we had the entire 4-5 km runs to ourselves. Snow...More

Thank StrictlyOurOpinion
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A great week full of super powder everyday! More fresh snow and less crowd. We've enjoyed skiing in the forest, ungroomed runs (and even groomed runs thanks to non-stop snowing!)

Thank Angela W
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...More

Thank Bennnwjk
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...More

Thank Soemali
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...More

Thank Tokyotraveller77
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank George H
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...More

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