Experience Hachimantai's Secret Powder



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



Hachimantai Shimokura should be on your short list if you are searching for new powder mountains in Japan! 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. 



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




This video above shows the incdrediable back country on offer.  Cat tours and private guiding are availble through the very experienced local team at Japan Ski Tours. Please ask us about including this in your trip.


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.


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


Why not stay at Appi? 

You also 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.


Combine Appi and Hachimantai

Another 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.


Eight night Hachimantai & APPI stay package - from 157,200 yen per person twin share


Cheaper accommodation options

If you would like to save a cost, there is a cheaper hotel option for APPI at ANA Holiday Inn Resort Appi Kogen Hills. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a quote.


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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