Appi Kogen, Hachimantai

4.5
#1 of 6 in Winter Sports in Iwate Prefecture
One of the largest ski resorts in Japan, spread over two mountains, Appi Kogen provides a complete mountain experience. Famous for its ski slopes, the complex also features tennis courts, soccer fields, and hot springs. Get lessons from experienced ski instructors and enjoy views of surrounding volcanoes, then ride on the resort’s lift service, which boasts three gondolas and 14 chair lifts, including three high-speed quad lifts and two surface lifts. The resort also offers family-friendly activites, with a children’s ski area, snow play area, and petting zoo, while housing a guest ranch and playing host to many concerts. Have a hit at the nearby Appi Kogen golf club, which has four courses. Before you visit Hachimantai, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • September 17, 2017
    This is the big slopes along with Yamagata ZAO, representing the Northeast. No selling is Honshu moiwa and rich long course. In two gondolas and more than one long Quad transportation capacity is the highest level. Highlights which of course very nice and long. Over 5 km is the longest, and minimum distance of 3.5 km from the Summit. Because it can come down to the gondola or long Quad slip which of course also contact us is great. Yamagata ZAO's worst course between the contact point and different. Basically free because it is too far from the metropolitan area. Three-day weekend and year end and new year holidays apart, not even the gondola. Free compared to the ski area can be reached from the metropolitan area even during busy times. All excellent points just since it is shantell I write cons. (1) lot of course, but also which of course looks like, so don't feel rich, of course. (2) the gondola course is what slope is also first on the steep slopes follows intermediate hard course. (3) which of course continues with a gentle slope of little end. (4) too much and stop the gondola in strong winds. (5) snow is good at basically less snowfall, when the lack of snow is affecting. (6) the high lift charges, half-day tickets were was not. As well there are some cons, but used wisely it is great slopes. If you go kinda go brush your arm is recommended. High lift charges otherwise I might be left but the impression. Intermediate observer course is wide and long, the best since pounding you want to slide that is more than recommended for slopes.
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  • September 13, 2017
    For example, prior to referral to the resort, and now not at all. A few years ago when I visited this place for the first time, meals, clean and features a 24-hour environment is vey attractive. Besides, the eyes of the best here in the winter ski season, and the grass in the summer barbecue with friends and golfing trips was very satisfying. Visited again last month, the resort will probably go again before a recent APPI will have. The primary purpose of the liver to avoid the heat all but disappointment was itself. (Late July to early August, the weather is cool while staying very good) the biggest problem was the food. .. 8 people to eat all eight people came up with all the money I went three times and went to town riding a car filter (if you know the environment is good, as long as you are very far away from the city) had a impromptu Food Mart and buy. Japan was the first time I see food from dodgy Girard was very great disappointment. Good location, helpful (it's a good idea to take advantage of our price is OK), the staff is friendly, the Spa is clean and. .. Everything is good, but the biggest part of my criteria is given half a meal was earlier part of the Star (we [room + Joe-dinner] book stayed 2 weeks) if the child is in the House, only to recommend one of the walking course is quite long. Normal, but is often at the airport shuttle and free pickup, also kindly let me offer unto you a burden or even no discomfort with the toddler to do, care did not. But. .. Sorry, don't think I'm going to visit again, even for the time being.
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  • August 2, 2017
    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.  more »

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