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Let's Try Japanese Local Tours!!
There are Optional Tours and recommended places for sightseeing, local restaurant and Izakaya.

TRIP TO HAKKODA SKI AREA

  • HAKKODA - SPIRIT OF THE SNOW COUNTRY
    Renowned for huge powder falls, the rare and beautiful 'Snow Monsters', and authentic local culture and cuisine, Hakkoda offers a deeply refreshing getaway in northeast Japan. Elevating visitors above the expanse of terrain that features the snow monsters, the Hakkoda Ropeway gondola lift is a must-ride, whether you're looking to carve some tracks or not; course routes follow the natural inclination of the mountainside, and continue for up to a satisfying 7 kilometres.
    HAKKODA
WHEN Every Sun & Thu on 5 JAN - 2 MAR 2017
WHO APPI Hotel Guest Only
BUS FEE A Round-trip 5,000yen for age +13 (4000yen for age 6-12 )
One-way 3,000yen for age +13 (2,000yen for age 6-12)
AVAILABILITY 1 to 25 people
RESERVATION Until 10am on the day before *Please contact us when you need.
PAYMENT Cash or Charging to Room at APPI Hotel Reception

BUS SCHEDULE

BUS STOP FROM APPI
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APPI Grand Villa3 7:15
Hotel APPI Grand 7:30
Hakkoda Ski Field 10:00
BUS STOP TO APPI
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Hakkoda Ski Field 16:00
Hotel APPI Grand 18:30
APPI Grand Villa3 18:45

FREE TO GO: SHIMOKURA SKI AREA &
TRANDITIONAL MATSUKAWA ONSEN

The FREE shuttle bus stop at other ski area "Hachimantai Resort - Shimokura Area" and Japanese traditional “Matsukawa Onsen” (hot springs). You can enjoy different ski from APPI. Also, you can enjoy traditional style of Japanese hot springs at “Mtsukawa Onsen”.

  • HACHIMANTAI SKI RESORT SHIMOKURA AREA
    There is a maximum ski run length of 2,700 meters, maximum angularity of 37 degrees, a vertical drop of 550 meters, 1 three-seater lift and 2 two-seater lifts.
    This area is suitable for intermediate/advanced-level skiers and for those who wish to enjoy fresh snow.
    HACHIMANTAI SKI RESORT SHIMOKURA AREA
  • MATSUKAWA ONSEN AREA
    A mesmerizing hot springs are situated along the gorge in Hachimantai National Park, with a mixed open-air bath and milky white spring water. You can feel a nostalgic rural atmosphere surrounded by oak and beech trees.
    MATSUKAWA ONSEN AREA
WHEN Every Wed & Fri on 4 Jan - 24 Mar
WHO APPI Hotel Guests only
=> For APPI lift pass holder, it can be change to a exchange ticket of Shimokura's one at reception. It can be exchanged to Shimokura's lift pass at Shimokura Ski Field.
=> If you don't have it, please purchase Shimokura's lift pass at Shimokura Ski Field.
BUS FEE FREE
*Admission fee 500 yen (w/tax) for Matsukawa Hot Springs (Bring towels from guest room)
AVAILABILITY From 1 person
RESERVATION Until 5pm on the day before at Hotel APPI Grand

BUS SCHEDULE

BUS STOP FROM APPI
Line(1) Line(2)
Hotel APPI Grand 7:40 13:50
Shimokura Ski Field 8:15 14:30
Matsukawa Hot Springs - 14:45
BUS STOP TO APPI
Line(1) Line(2)
Matsukawa Hot Springs - 16:00
Shimokura Ski Field 13:00 16:15
Hotel APPI Grand 13:40 16:55

HACHIMANTAI RURAL TOWN NIGHT TOUR

While staying in APPI, you can have a trip to Hachimantai rural town to experience local restaurants and/or shopping at supermarket at night.
Should try and enjoy local Japanese food… Yakitori, Sushi, Sashimi, Katsudon, Ramen, Sake and etc…

WHEN Every Tue, Thu, Sat on 17 Dec - 25 Mar (NOT Available on 31 Dec & 3 Jan)
WHO All guests in APPI area (Pention village included)
BUS FEE Age 7 & over - One way 500yen (w/tax) / A round 1,000yen (w/tax)
=>For dinner coupon holder, it can be change to bus ticket and hachimantai money voucher
=>Please apply for this to APPI hotel reception if you have.
RESERVATION NOT required.
PAYMENT Cash or Charging to Room at APPI Hotel Reception

BUS SCHEDULE

BUS STOP FROM APPI
Line(1) Line(2)
Hotel APPI Grand 17:30 19:00
MaxValu Supermarket 17:55 19:25
Fuga Park 18:05 19:35
Ohbuke Station 18:10 19:40
BUS STOP TO APPI
Line(1) Line(2)
Ohbuke Station 20:00 21:30
Fuga Park 20:05 21:35
MaxValu Supermarket 20:15 21:45
Hotel APPI Grand 20:40 22:10

WAKASAGI ICE FISHING & FAMOUS "NAMBU BIJIN"
SAKE BREWERY TOUR

The perfect winter activity! Let's try Wakasagi ice fishing on frozen Nanako Lake!
You can also try and enjoy world famous sake after Wakasagi smelt fishing. Will visit “Nambu Bijin” sake brewery. Tasting freshly squeezed Sake and all you can drink! Of course you can buy tasty sake at liquor shop after sake brewery tour.

  • WAKASAGI [LAKE SMELT] ICE FISHING
    The Wakasagi smelt is a food fish that lives in Nanako Lake. Ice fishing, a type of fishing where a hole 15 to 20 centimeters in diameter is cut into the frozen lake surface. Wakasagi smelt is fished out of the hole, is one signature event in winter season.
    Will cook by tempura or deep fried after fishing.
    HACHIMANTAI SKI RESORT SHIMOKURA AREA
  • NAMBU BIJIN SAKE BREWERY
    They established in 1902, but at first were only a sake retailer. In 1915 they acquired the necessary licenses and began to brew sake. The all-glass front of the main building gives the proper impression of a shop, while the kura (brewery building) behind it is a gorgeous, all-wood, traditional structure. Its ancient, thick pillars and their shining dark color convey the long history of the place.
    The one of Sake from this brewery, they used to be provided Sake for first class of JAL.
    MATSUKAWA ONSEN AREA
WHEN 6 FEB 2017
FEE Age 7 & over - 6,800yen (w/tax) *Rental Boots: 500yen (w/tax)
RESERVATION Until 5pm on the day before (Apply to Booking System or APPI Hotel Reception)
PAYMENT Booking System (credit card only) or APPI Hotel Reception (charging to room)

BUS SCHEDULE

BUS STOP FROM APPI
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Hotel APPI Grand 8:30
Oshida Dam (Nana-ko) 9:45
Tekisei-sya (Jobo-ji Urushi Workshop) -
Nambu-Bijin (Sake Brewery) 13:30
BUS STOP TO APPI
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Nambu-Bijin (Sake Brewery) 14:30
Tekisei-sya (Jobo-ji Urushi Workshop) 15:00
Oshida Dam (Nana-ko) -
Hotel APPI Grand 16:30

MORIOKA CITY

  • NUMBU CAST IRONWARE
    "Nambu" refers to the Nambu clan, who built Morioka Castle about 400 years ago. The Nambu lords made numerous efforts towards the cultural development of their fief, inviting artisans from Kyoto and promoting the tea ceremony. As a result, the production of cast ironware for the tea ceremony began to develop in the area, with all the necessary materials readily available locally: iron sand, river sand, clay, lacquer, charcoal, etc. The cast ironware of Mizusawa was originally developed about 900 years ago, by the Fujiwara clan who developed the Golden Culture.
    NUMBU CAST IRONWARE
  • ASABIRAKI SAKE BREWERY
    Here are 27 sake breweries in Iwate. It is said that three elements are essential to making good sake: rice, water, and skill. Iwate produces great rice and is blessed with fresh spring water from various mountains. Iwate is also the home of the Nambu Toji, the largest group of sake brew masters in Japan.
    The tour will visit one of sake brewery called "Asabiraki". Genzo Murai who was "Samurai" of Nanbu Clan established Asabiraki Sake Brewery in 1871 (Meiji Era).
    ASABIRAKI SAKE BREWERY
  • WANKOSOBA
    Buckwheat noodles (soba) are served up as a lively eating contest. This local favorite began almost four centuries ago as an efficient way to provide guests with “all-you-can-eat” noodles, and continues today as one of Iwate’s most famous food experiences. Count your bite-sized bowls as you down them, but beware! Slide the lid on your bowl quickly when you’re done, or one of the servers will slide in a new portion for you to eat.
    MATSUKAWA ONSEN AREA
  • HINA DOLLS DISPLAYED IN OLD HOUSE
    March 3 is Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival or Girls' Festival), when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls. Families with young daughters mark this day by setting up a display of dolls inside the house. They offer rice crackers and other food to the dolls. The Nanshousou held “Hina Matsuri” events every year and display very old Hina dolls since Edo period.
    MATSUKAWA ONSEN AREA
  • HADAKA-MAIRI
    The Hadaka-Mairi Pilgrimage has been handed down in Morioka since 200~300 years. It also called “Kan-Mairi” by local people. It means pilgrimage in cold weather. Co-workers, school clubs, or organizations usually form groups to participate in the event. Men are dressed only in thin white under wear, a straw belt, and straw sandals.
    The Hadaka-Mairi is a small New Year’s event, people gather to rid themselves of bad luck as well as pray to the gods for a good grain harvest, good health and good fortune.
    HACHIMANTAI SKI RESORT SHIMOKURA AREA

HACHIMANTAI CITY

  • WASHINO-O SAKE BREWERY
    Washino-O Sake Brewery established in 1829. The brewery’s sake 99.9% sells only in Iwate. You cannot try this sake out of Iwate area, it means very rare sake and you have to try it! New brew of sake is preparing from September, and December to February is peak of preparation.
    Do NOT eat Natto (sticky beans) before you visit the brewery. The new sake will be dead even if there are a bit of natto bacteria.
    HACHIMANTAI SKI RESORT SHIMOKURA AREA
  • SAWAGUCHI SAKE SHOP
    This sake shop is specialist for Washino-O Saka Brewery. You can get rare sake of not available in the market. There are some very rare sakes that the Crown Prince has been used to nominate himself at the time of his betrothal. Also the sake which has been laid at the time of when the birth of first princess Aiko was to commemorate sold in 720ml bins.
    MATSUKAWA ONSEN AREA
  • SPECIAL EVENT ON 26TH FEB
    There are special events in the brewery on late Feb. You can try the brewery’s sakes using local lacquer ware at an old house established since 1765 in the brewery.
    There are also free offering soba (buckwheat) noodles and Amazake, a sweet drink made from fermented rice.
    MATSUKAWA ONSEN AREA