About this listing
Ski-in ski-out 1BR hotel suite (2 beds/3 futons) in a condo-hotel in the center of Appi Ski Resort called the Appi Grand Villa 3. Full hotel service and amenities, Indoor large bath area, 2 restaurants, Ski & snowboard rental, Shops, free WiFi.
A spacious (57m2 or 614 ft2) fully furnished condo-hotel room we own in the Appi Grand Villa 3. Two single beds in the main room and 3 futons (Japanese futon style mattresses) + a kotatsu and a TV in a Japanese tatami room. A dining room with a table and 6 chairs, an electric pot (to supply hot water), a phone, and a fridge. Equipped with heater/air conditioner, a full size bath, and a powder room. Full hotel service; the room is cleaned with towel and linen changes daily. Amenity including tea bags, cups, chop sticks, bath towels, towels, tooth blushes/pastes, soap, shampoo, yukatas, slippers, hair bands, razors, a hair dryer etc.
All Appi Resort Hotels are condo-hotels, and each room is individually owned. The guests invited by the owners can enjoy the same full hotel service. The Appi Grand Villa 3 is a deluxe and spacious Japanese-Western style condo-hotel. The hotel has 2 restaurants, a large Japanese public bath area with sauna, Salomon Station (ski & snowboard rental), a discount lift ticket shop, a lounge, washers/dryers, courier service, and shops. Unlimited free WiFi is available in the lobby and all rooms.
Address: The Appi Grand Villa 3, Appi-Kogen, Hachimantai, Iwate, Japan
Renters will have no access to the kitchen (the door to the kitchen is locked).
Interaction with guests
Please book at least 10 days prior to check-in. Please let us know your full name, gender, mailing address, phone number, and the number of guests (the number of guests can be changed later). We will email you (or fax) a copy of the booking confirmation. Please print out the confirmation and show to the hotel reception staff, or let them know your name and the room number to receive the room key (we do not live on site).
Appi Kogen Ski Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in Japan, with 21 trails, 282 Ha trail area, and a total trail length of 45.1 km for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. There are 2 gondolas and 14 chair lifts including 3 high-speed quad lifts. The winter ski season in Appi stretches over 5 months from December to early May. Nighttime skiing available most nights (December-March). Skiing and snowboarding lesson programs available.
From spring to autumn visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as golf, park-golf, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), soccer, tennis, cycling, trekking, horse riding, fishing, gondola ride, flower shows, hot-springs, guest ranch, BBQ, firework show, hiking, mountain climbing, and other events. Appi-Kogen is conveniently located in the middle of the northern Tohoku region for sightseeing.
By Car: 15 min from "Matsuo-Hachimantai IC" on the Tohoku Expwy, or 20 min from "Ashiro IC" on the Tohoku Expwy.
From Tokyo/Sendai region: Take the Tohoku Expressway north until Matsuo-Hachimantai IC. Exit the expressway at Matsuo-Hachimantai IC and turn left onto Prefecture Road 45. After just over 200 m turn left to continue on Prefecture Road 45. Turn left here and continue for about 3 km until reaching the main Route 282 road. Turn left onto Route 282 and continue for about 8 km until reaching some traffic lights with a Lawson convenience store on the left hand side. Appi Kogen is signposted at this junction - turn left and follow the signs for a few kilometers up to the Appi Kogen resort base.
Approaching from the north:
Appi Kogen is about 15 km to the south of the Ashiro IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway. From the Ashiro IC exit, turn right onto Route 282 to head south towards 'Appi Heights' (as it is signposted) and Morioka. Continue on Route 282 for around 13 km until reaching the signposted turn for Appi Kogen. Turn right and follow the signs for a few kilometers to the Appi Kogen resort.
By Public Transportation:
From Tokyo: Take JR Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train) to Morioka Station (2 hr. 10 min).
From Morioka Station: Take bus service (December-May only) to the Appi Grand Villa 3 Hotel (50 min) or IGR Iwate Ginga Railway (year-round) to Appi-Kogen Station (59 min).
From Appi-Kogen Station: Take a shuttle bus or call the hotel reception for a ride to the hotel (7 min).
From Sendai: Free shuttle bus service is available for hotel guests.
Other things to note
The fee is per room per night not per person. Our room fare does not include breakfast. Lift/gondola operations may be altered or suspended due to weather conditions, lack of snow, or technical failure etc. No refunds, re-booking, or cancellations will be issued under these circumstances.
Rebooking & Cancellation:
Rebooking fee: In the event of rebookings by the traveler, additional fare amount (fare differences) and the following change fees may apply.
2000 JPY until 2 weeks prior to check-in.
3000 JPY until 1 week prior to check-in.
4000 JPY until 3 days prior to check-in.
No refunds are available in case the fare of the new itinerary is lower than the original one.
Cancellation policy: 7 days (1 week) prior to check-in for a 50% refund.
No pets allowed. There will be no extra charge at checkout unless you use the telephone in the room or damage the equipment.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.