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Appi Kogen

Appikogen, Hachimantai 028-7306, Iwate Prefecture
+81 195-73-5111
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Super Powder Skiing

A great week full of super powder everyday! More fresh snow and less crowd. We've enjoyed skiing in... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Angela W
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Beijing, China
Great resort away from the crowds!

With Niseko, Rusutsu and Shiiga Kogen getting crowded, a great alternative would be Appi. The... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Bennnwjk
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“grand hotel” (4 reviews)
“great skiing” (2 reviews)
“great resort” (2 reviews)
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Appikogen, Hachimantai 028-7306, Iwate Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 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
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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
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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

1  Thank Soemali
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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

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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
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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

1  Thank Ja Mes B
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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...More

Thank Andrew1234
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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...More

Thank DLi_hk
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Reviewed 15 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...More

2  Thank Lizlib2
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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...More

2  Thank Alex P
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