APPI Hills Shirakaba-No-Mori

Appi Kogen

Spacious Japanese-Western style guest rooms which maximum 5 guests can stay. It is recommended for families with small children or group use.

Japanese Yukata is prepared for hotel visitors. It allows to wear when going to public space in the hotel such as restaurant.
 Wifi, free pick up & drop off at Appi Kogen Station, mountain shuttle bus, swimming pool & private spa.
Check in 15:00 / check out 10:00

Drying Room
English Speaking Staff
Equipment rental
Gourmet Restraunt onsite
Licensed bar on premises
Shuttle Bus
Ski and snowboard lessons
Ski in/ Ski out
Swimming pool
Tour bookings
Wifi available

Combination Room with ensuite accommodating 1 - 5 guests

2 x single beds, 1-3 futon beds on the tatami mats, living area
and en-suite bathroom

Rates from 12,000 yen per person per night twin share including breakfast



Extra charges & discounts
Single surcharge: Please request a quote
Infant (0-6) - Free of charge if sharing bed with adult
Baby cot - upon request
Off season discount available for early December, late February & March
Early bird special packages available


Mid Feb 2020

As last year we had a great time in Appi. We were again lucky with lots of powder and off piste skiing and Gerhild was happy with the always well groomed runs.

We rarely left the hotel after skiing because we were happy with the in the package included buffet dinner and services provided in the hotel.

So all good.

Best regards,
Gerhard and Gerhild


Early Feb 2020

Excellent value

Great ski in ski out

Great food packages - all you can eat

Great resort 

Overall very happy



Late January 2020

I really enjoyed Appi.
The room was great – more like a suite.
One thing worth notifying to guests is that there are 3 buildings making up Appi Hills Shirakaba-No-Mori and we were staying bin the 3rd building which we didn’t know so on arrival we got off the bus at the wrong building and had to wait for next bus, although later we found we could probably have walked up the hill
All 3 buildings have very good ski in ski out access, better than the hotel next to the onsen.  It was very easy to walk or bus to the onsen.
Like all hotels there wasn’t a bar area or coffee shop to spend time in after skiing, unlike Tomamu The Tower which has a nice guest lounge where they serve free champagne



Early Feb 2019

APPI was good. All went well and our connections all worked, just in time. Convenient place to go to from Tokyo.

Hotel was fine for the price. We found a good restaurant or two. Breakfast very good.

It was stormy so the high lifts were closed most of the time but we preferred snow to blue sky so were happy enough. We found plenty of good tree skiing.

Charles W Etherington

Late Jan 2019
Appi made up for everything. It's a great mountain with nice groomed runs for Gerhild and plenty of opportunities of off pist runs for me. I've skied powder every day. 
We had buffet dinner every day in Villa 3, we didn't bother to go anywhere else, too lazy and too tired! We paid cash but noticed that almost everyone else had coupons. Maybe you can get a better deal next time with dinner included?! 
We think we will go to Appi next year again.
Thanks again.

Best regards,
Gerhard and Gerhild
Hi Gerhard & Gerhild,
Yes. We can include dinner coupons in the package which would work out cheaper than local prices. We look forward to assisting your next trip!
Japan Snow Accommodation
Late January 2018
We enjoyed our time at Appi also, snow was good and we had a huge room that had a great view of the mountain.
APPI Hills Shirakaba-no-mori was excellent and well located to access the ski slopes. The hotel had a great restaurant, helpful staff and the room was huge by Japanese standards. The in house public bath was nice but the nearby onsen (included in our package) was spectacular, so beautiful set amongst the trees overlooking the beech forest. Lift infrastructure at Appi was really good, no flat spots between chairs, some excellent tree runs as well. Shuttle bus service between the different hotels and train station was very efficient and overall I’d recommend Appi as a family friendly resort for kids of all ages, I’d happily go back anytime.
Cant wait for next year .Thanks again for all your help
Cheers Jodie  
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Mid January 2018

But we did have little trouble while making check-in for our last night staying at Morioka Grand Hotel Annex.
The clerk couldn't find our reservation when we arrived, and take for a while (around 1.5 hour) to had final confirmation from Appi resort.
The food from some certain restaurants was great and delicious. I and my friends though that if there is option with food coupon (ticket for discount of restaurants) in your package would be perfect. We did have very great memory in this trip.
Great thanks for your arrangement and support. We're looking forward our next trip from JAPANSNOW ACCOMODATION again.
Late January 2017
Stayed at Appi Grand Villa 3 for 4 days in Jan 2017. This hotel is quite big ( about 13 floors ) comfortable, but not over the top. Facilities are good, including Onsen and staff very friendly and helpful,you could get away with little or no Japanese language as most spoke some English.Virtually ski in ski out, just a 2 minute walk before you can ski down to the lift and you can ski back to the door.
This hotel is a little way from the main Appi Grand Hotel where you can use their facilities with no additional cost but there is a regular free shuttle around the resort so you can access the main area quite easily. Advanced runs are confined to the top part of the mountain, all with various lengths of green to get back onto the lifts. The most challenging run, with a tree run thru the middle of a split ungroomed run, is short  and has a long green run to access and even longer green back to the lift. If you are looking to be challenged all day I'd suggest this is not the mountain for you, if you like a bit of black and are happy with a good bit of cruising reds (our blue) and greens, then Appi would suit just fine.
I travelled from Haneda airport to Morioka by train (Via Tokyo) and bus from Morioka station, I had no delays but recommend checking connections, to avoid waiting time. Hisae at Japan snow accommodation organised all my accommodations in her usual friendly and efficient manner, re arranging dates to work in with my itinerary as we went, also picking up the deals with meals and lift ticket inclusions that were available.
Hisae has organised my Japan trips for a number of years now and I will continue to use Japan Snow Accommodation in the future.
Ian Hartman.
Late January 2015
Hisae (Japan Snow Accommodation booking Agent) was very easy to communicate with, very organised and kept me up to date. The whole booking process flowed very smoothly and I was really happy with the service.I would definitely use Japan Snow Accomodation again. My week long stay at Appi Grand Villa 3 was wonderful.
The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much bother. The main gondola is only a short ski away. The hotel rooms are big by Japanese standards and had a great view over the surrounding mountains. The buffet breakfast consists of Japanese or continental selections and there is plenty of variety. Lockable ski lockers for your ski gear next to the mountain exit on the ground floor. There is a large onsen in the basement. There are regular shuttle buses to transport you to the other hotels in the Appi resort complex or back to Morioka. Appi is only a sort bus or train ride from morioka( about 1 hour). Appi resort also run a day trip to Shimokura resort on Fridays. I would definitely recommend a visit - a small resort with only 3 lifts and hardly any skiers.
The snow we had the day we visited was some of the best i have ever skied in Japan.It was a great day of skiing at a tiny resort. Appi is a good sized resort and has some good steep runs and long runs.It takes a few days to explore properly. We got loads of snow while we were there,I really enjoyed my visit to Appi.
Deborah Holmes




Late January 2015

We had a wonderful trip! The room was clean and big. Food was very good. Steak and crab (buffet restaurant) was fresh and yummy. Beef (まえさわぎゅう) served at Korean BBQ was high-quality. Wide slopes and non crowed (even holiday). Everyone can find the slopes that best suit their level.The photo is still prepared when it is ready we will send you.




  • closest chairlift - Central #1 Quad - 10 m
  • mountain shuttle bus - 0 m
  • train station - Appi Kogen - 3 km
  • restaurants - in the hotel
  • supermarket - 16 km
  • childcare - 1.5 km
  • ski school - 1.5 km

Appi Kogen is 1305 metres high and is one of the largest resorts in Tohoku consisting of 21 runs, 2 gondalas, 14 charlifts and the longest run is a staggering 5.5 km. Appi is suited to all levels from beginner to advanced.

Mountain services include english speaking private lessons, backcountry tours, CAT tours in Hachimantai, which is close to Appi. Hachimantai is also a traditional japanese village adding to the experince.

From Tokyo, it is about 2.5 - 3 hours by bullet train to Morioka station. Then you can catch a public bus from Morioka to Appi which would take 50 minutes. Or there is a local train from Morioka to Appi Kogen station. And Appi has free shuttle between Appi Kogen station and the hotels.

Book a 7 night stay at APPI Hills Shirakaba-No-Mori and 1 night at Morioka Grand Hotel Annex (optional) before the end of May 2021 and take adavantage of their early bird offer.

Family of four from 230,700 yen per family
Couples and friends from 76,500 yen per person twin share

Package includes
7 nights accommodation at APPI Hills Shirakaba-No-Mori (7 nights for the price of 5)
6 day lift pass (50 % discount off the lift pass)
Daily buffet breakfast at Hotel Appi Grand
Entry to the indoor swiming pool & Onsen
1 night accommodation at Morioko Grand Hotel Annex to be used the night before or after your stay. Morioka is the gateway to Appi located 50 minutes by bus from Appi.

Complimentary 1 day lift pass for repeat guest who visited since 2019 winter



Appi Kogen is located in the northern part of the main island. It is about 2 hours 30 minutes by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Morioka (Iwate). From Morioka, you can catch a bus directly to the hotel, which would take about 50 minutes. As part of the Appi 7 night value package you receive a free nights accommodation at Moriko Grand Hotel Annex to be used the night before or after your stay.



APPI Hills Shirakaba-No-Mori is the most econominal accommodation option in the resort. It is ski in ski out and you can get access to the other hotels such as Hotel Appi Grand which is the main hotel in Appi. The room size of APPI Hills Shirakaba-No-Mori is acutally larger than Hotel Appi Grand but the price is cheaper! 

The well-known Aspirin snow (light and fine snow flakes) makes skiers and snowboarders enjoy riding from early December till early May. Starting with the longest run of "Yama-bato" (5,500 m) for beginners, they proudly have the large scale of 21 different terrains that are similar to Europe's and America's resorts for all levels of skiers and snowbaorders. You can also enjoy the various activities within the resort. There are Appi family park, indoor swimming pool, nature experience programs and more!



Valid for stays in 2021-2022 excluding Decemeber 30th 2021 - January 2nd 2022. Bookings must be confirmed before May 31st 2021 to be eligable for the booking discount.

There is a discount for stays in mid December or March


How much?

Option 1 - Seven nights Family Package for four (2 adults + 2 children aged 6-12) - from 230,700 yen per family

  • 7 nights Quad share accommodation at APPI Hills Shirakaba-No-Mori
  • daily full buffet breakfast
  • 6 day lift pass
  • free swimming pool pass
  • free use of Onsen
  • 1 night free accommodation (room only) at Morioka Grand Hotel Annex (optional)

Option 2 - Seven nights package for couples and friends - from 76,500 yen per person twin share

  • 7 nights twin share accommodation at APPI Hills Shirakaba-No-Mori
  • daily full buffet breakfast
  • 6 day lift pass
  • free swimming pool pass
  • free use of Onsen
  • 1 night free accommodation (room only) at Morioka Grand Hotel Annex (optional)

Option 3 - Customise your package

  • chose your length of stay
  • chose your number of  guests
  • chose your accommodation
  • chose the amount of lift tickets required
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