Hotel Appi Grand & Tower

Appi Kogen

Hotel APPI Grand is created by Yusaka Kamekura, who is one of Japan's most famous architects.

Yasuka designed posters for Tokyo Olympics, Good Design Mark, and other masterpieces.

Kamekura discovered ski magic in his 40' s and traveled to resorts all over the world. Kamekura aimed to create a European influenced resort, but in a Japanese style.

Something never seen in Japan. He aimed to break the image of "mountain area' s hotel = log house in the mountain".

You can also see his ingenious designs on ski slope, structure and color of buildings in the area & in APPI' s logo.

Kamekura created an urban style hotel that is suitable for a long & relaxing stay catering to your every need.

 Ask about discounted lift passes at reception.

 Check in 15:00 / check out 11:00

Drying Room
Equipment rental
Gymnasium onsite
Internet access available
Licensed bar on premises
Shuttle Bus
Ski and snowboard lessons
Ski in/ Ski out
Swimming pool
Tour bookings
Wifi available


Main Building - Western Room with ensuite accommodating 1 - 5 guests

Rates from 13,750 yen per person per night twin share including breakfast 


Tower - Western Room with ensuite accommodating 1 - 4 guests

Rates from 15,400 yen per person per night twin share including breakfast


Extra charges & discount
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

Late Jan 2019
Appi was great, clean with lots of good facilities. We enjoyed our stay. 
Thank you,
Samara and Liam 
Late Jan 2019
Was great probably my favourite out of all the resorts we stayed at. Food was amazing, staff great and just the whole set up worked great.
Ebony Tindale

Early January 2017
Appi Grand was excellent. Our rooms in the Tower, although not brand new in their furnishings, were spacious, well appointed, and with great views.
The service was extremely good.
The  food in all the restaurants was delicious.
The location of the hotel is ideal for easy and true ski in ski out skiing.
The facilities of the hotel were extensive, and very good for entertainment of children and toddlers. 
Thank you again for all your help with the booking.
Early January 2016
Appi was great!
Thanks very much for great advice !!!
We will be in touch again for another holiday
  • 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 before the end of January 2020 and receive 1 night free accommodation per every 7 nights, complimentary 1 day lift passs, free entry to the indoor swiming pool and an option to add 1 night free accommodation at Morioka Grand Hotel Annex!



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 Hotel 7 night value package you receive a free nights accommodation at Morioko Grand Hotel Annex to be used the night before or after your stay.


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 2019-2020 excluding Decemeber 28th 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020. Bookings must be confirmed before 1st February 2020 to be eligable for the discounts. 

There is an off-season 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 324,800 yen per family

  • 7 night Quad share accommodation at Hotel Appi Grand Main Building
  • daily full buffet breakfast
  • 6 day lift pass
  • swimming pool pass
  • free use of Onsen
  • one night free accommodation at Morioka Grand Hotel Annex (optional)

Option 2 - Seven nights package for couples and friends - from 109,250 yen per person twin share

  • 7 night twin share accommodation at Hotel Appi Grand Main Building
  • daily full buffet breakfast
  • 6 day lift pass
  • swimming pool pass
  • free use of Onsen
  • one night free accommodation 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
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with more information & we will advise of the total package price.


For more inquiries and bookings please contact us!