Nature
Experience

THE WILDERNESS JUST OUTSIDE !

Come and Enjoy APPI Summer Nature Programs!

IHATOV APPI NATURE SCHOOL

APPI REFORESTED
BEECH WOODS

Around APPI you have the rare opportunity to spend precious time strolling through the wonderful landscape of the northern Japanese forests. The warmer months are the perfect time to grab a map and wander carefree through some of these areas to experience the Japan that time forgot !

10 MINUTES BY CAR FROM THE HOTEL AREA AT APPI.

These beech woods; named as one of the top 100 forests in Japan and also as one of the top 100 forest walks in Japan, are a must see during your stay !

Extending throughout about 100ha of the APPI highlands are these magnificent forests of beech and virgin Aomori pine woods. In the past, the beech woods have been used as a source of wood, however not all the trees were cut down, and what you see today is the result of re-growth from those untouched trees. The ability of beech to hold large amounts of water adds to the cooling atmosphere that brings people from all over the country to this spot.

  • Enjoyable for family

  • "Gin ryou sou" (middle of June)

  • Beech seedlings

  • Only found in the clear mountain streams of Northern Tohoku; the Tohoku salamander.

  • A young cicada (around the middle of May)

  • Autumn colours of the beech woods

BEECH FOREST WALK

ITEM TERM HOUR CAPACITY PRICE MEETING NOTE
Early Morning 29 Apr-5 Nov 6:30am
-7:45am
2-8people Age +7 1,000-1,500yen Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand *Reservation:
until 5pm on the day before
Early Morning
TERM : 30 Apr-5 May 17&18 Jun 24 Jun-21 Aug
HOUR: 6:30am -7:45am
CAPACITY : 2-8people, Age +7
PRICE : 1,600 yen
MEETING : Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand
NOTE : *Reservation: until 5pm on the day before

* Recommend to wear long sleeves and trousers in the programs. And please wear comfortable walking shoes (No recommend to wear heeled shoes or sandals). Good to prepare insect repellent spray also.

IHATOV APPI NATURE SCHOOL

THE STARS
AND FIREFLIES

Reach out and touch the stars !"Naka no makiba" rated 5th in Japan for viewing the night sky!
In 1998, a book published by the Japanese Environment Foundation called "Star watching Network" named APPI's "Naka no makiba" 5th in Japan for the beauty of its night sky. Walk a short distance to this area after dinner and take in its charm !

  • Star watching at "Naka no makiba"

  • The sky above APPI Resort.

  • You have a chance to watch shooting star!

  • Fireflies

FIREFLIES

Fireflies are a common sight around the resort area. The staff of the "Ihatov APPI Nature School" can guide you on the popular "Firefly appreciation tour".
From about the middle of July to the middle of August.

NIGHT NATURE TOURS

ITEM TERM HOUR CAPACITY PRICE MEETING NOTE
Star
Watching
13 May-11 Nov 8pm -10pm - FREE - *No stars when a moon in the sky.
Firefries
Watching
15 Jul-13 Aug 7:45pm-9pm 2-20
people
Age over 5 1,500yen Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand Reservation until 5pm
FREE for Age 0-4
*Need to be withguardian
Early Morning
TERM : 30 Apr-5 May 17&18 Jun 24 Jun-21 Aug
HOUR: 6:30am -7:45am
CAPACITY : 2-8people, Age +7
PRICE : 1,600 yen
MEETING : Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand
NOTE : *Reservation: until 5pm on the day before
Daily Time
TERM : 29 Apr-27 Nov *Close: 20 & 21 Jun
HOUR: 3hrs from 9am
CAPACITY : 2-8people, Age +18
PRICE : 3,000 yen
MEETING : Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand
NOTE : *Reservation: until 5pm on the day before

* Recommend to wear long sleeves and trousers in the programs. And please wear comfortable walking shoes (No recommend to wear heeled shoes or sandals). Good to prepare insect repellent spray also.