Experience Hachimantai's Secret Powder

hachimantai powder




You might have heard about Hachimantai if you are searching for new powder mountains! Hachimantai Shimokura Resort is located in Iwate about 50 minutes from Morioka station. Hachimantai Shimokura is well suited to powder hunters! Don't get it confused with Hachimantai Panorama, which is close by, but more suited to beginners or families.

Hachimantai is located in Iwate prefecture which is 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 Hachimantai, which takes about 50 minutes. 

Left: Hachimantai Panorama
Right: Hachimantai Shimokura




Hachimantai Mountain Hotel & Spa is a ski in ski out hotel located at the base of Hachimantai Panorama. There is no accommodation at Hachimantai Shimokura but there is free shuttle from Hachimantai Mountain Hotel & Spa to Hachimantai Shimokura, which makes it easy for powder hunters to enjoy the fresh powder.



You have an option to stay in APPI which runs scheduled bus to Hachimantai Shimokura on certain days. APPI is a bigger resort located about 40 minutes away by bus. The best option would be combining Hachimantai and APPI, which we can package up for you! You can enjoy the quieter cozy atomospher in Hachimantai and the bigger resorts with variety of runs & restaurants in APPI in one package.




Below is a picture of Hachimantai Shimokura. Two of the runs at the top area are both non-groomed. The black run on the left called Diamond Course is actually 37 degrees! Imagine the morning after the dump! 



How much?


Option 1 - Four nights weekday package - 60,500 yen per person twin share


Option 2 - Eight nights Hachimantai & APPI stay package - 157,200 yen per person twin share

  • 3 nights twin share accommodation at Hachimantain Mountain Hotel & Spa
  • 5 nights twin share accommodation at Hotel APPI Grand main building
  • daily breakfast
  • daily dinner
  • 2 day Hachimantai lift pass
  • 5 day APPI lift pass
  • swimming pool pass for APPI

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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
  • with more information & we will advise of the total package price.
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