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TRAVELLING TO/FROM APPI IN NOTHERN JAPAN

Morioka is the capital for Iwate prefecture and is the nearest gateway on your way to Appi if you take Shinkansen and JR trains. Hanamaki airport connects Iwate to Shanghai, Taiwan Taoyuan. If your flight to Japan arrives at either Narita or Haneda, take Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo station to Morioka. Then either take a JR Hanawa line or bus bound for Appi. You will be with us in an hour or so. Driving to Appi is more straightforward as you can skip troublesome transits and luggage related problems. The following chart shows how to get to Appi in various combinations.
  • Area
  • Airport
  • Train
  • Sinkansen
  • Bus
  • Taxi

ACCESS TO APPI

  • FREE TO GO SKI AREA & MATSUKAWA ONSEN FREE TO GO SKI AREA & MATSUKAWA ONSEN
  • HACHIMANTAI NIGHT TOUR FREE TO GO SKI AREA & MATSUKAWA ONSEN
  • FISHING & NAMBU BIJIN SAKE BREWERY TOUR FREE TO GO SKI AREA & MATSUKAWA ONSEN
  • IWATE SNOW FESTIVAL TOUR FREE TO GO SKI AREA & MATSUKAWA ONSEN

Train
(Morioka Station → APPI Kogen Station)

TRANSIT AT MORIOKA STATION

  • AThe way to Hanawa Line
  • BElevator
  • West Exit to catch a bus

  • Downstairs to JR Hanawa Line

  • Lift

TRANSIT TO JR HANAWA LINE (via IGR line)

  • MAIN BUILDING STANDARD TWIN

    IGR Entrance (for Hanawa Line)

  • MAIN BUILDING DELUXE TWIN

    Ticket Vending Machine

  • MAIN BUILDING FAMILY

    Standard Fare: 1,170 yen (One way)

    *JR Pass holders, see information below
  • MAIN BUILDING MAISONETTE

    Ticket Gate

  • Swimming Pool
Line to take JR Hanawa line via IGR line
Fare 1,170 yen (One-way) * JR Pass holders will have to buy the section between Morioka and Koma as the section is not covered by the Pass. 660 yen * JR East Pass holders, NO additional fare.
JR East Pass is useful and available.

Northbound (To Appi)

MORIOKA STATION APPI KOGEN STATION
5:06 am >>> 6:05 am
6:55 am >>> 8:03 am
0:39 pm >>> 1:38 pm
3:06 pm >>> 4:25 pm
6:03 pm >>> 7:04 pm
7:20 pm >>> 8:23 pm
8:40 pm >>> 9:45 pm

Southbound (From Appi)

APPI KOGEN STATION MORIOKA STATION
6:37 am >>> 7:37 am
7:16 am >>> 8:20 am
8:38 am >>> 9:40 am
0:26 pm >>> 1:30 pm
3:31 pm >>> 4:31 pm
6:17 pm >>> 7:25 pm
8:59 pm >>> 9:57 pm

BUS

MORIOKA to APPI

  • Swimming Pool
Bus Stop No.26, Western Bus Terminal, Western Exit of Morioka Station * The “Morioka Station / Appi Kogen Route Bus” in the winter season is a route bus so no reservation is required.
Fare 1,150 yen (One-way) (580 yen for children age 6-12) * 1,350yen (One-way) for departing at 9:50pm (680 yen for children age 6-12) * Schedule may change according to Shinkansen timetable changes.

2019.11.30-12.20 (SAT,SUN,and holiday)


MORIOKA to APPI
Bus STOP Time
MORIOKA STATION 10:05
Tohoku High way
Appi Pension 10:49
Hotel Appi Grand 10:51
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 10:53
APPI Hills Shirakaba-no-Mori3 10:56
Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel 11:05
APPI to MORIOKA STATION
Bus STOP Time
Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel 16:00
APPI Hills Shirakaba-no-Mori3 16:01
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 16:05
Hotel Appi Grand 16:15
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 16:17
Tohoku High way
MORIOKA STATION 17:05

2019.12.21-2020.3.29

MORIOKA STATION to APPI
Bus STOP Time
+ #
MORIOKA STATION
7:40 9:00 10:05 10:45 11:15
Tohoku High way
Appi Pension 8:24 9:44 10:49 11:29 11:59
Hotel
Appi Grand
8:26 9:46 10:51 11:31 12:01
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 8:28 9:48 10:53 11:33 12:03
APPI Hills
Shirakaba-no-Mori3
8:31 9:51 10:56 11:36 12:06
Appi Kogen
Onsen Hotel
8:40 10:00 11:05 11:45 12:15
+ #
Bus STOP Time
&
MORIOKA STATION
12:45 13:45 21:50    
Tohoku High way    
Appi Pension 13:29 14:29 22:34    
Hotel
Appi Grand
13:31 14:31 22:36    
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 13:33 14:33 22:38    
Appi Hills
Shirakaba-no-Mori3
13:36 14:36 22:41    
Appi Kogen
Onsen Hotel
13:45 14:45 22:50    
&

+ SAT,SUN,and holiday 12.29 to 1.3
# SAT 1.4 to 3.28
& Friday 1.10 to 3.20

Appi Kogen to MORIOKA STATION
Bus STOP Time
+ #
Appi Kogen
Onsen Hotel
9:20 11:10 13:00 14:00 15:00
Appi Hills
Shirakaba-no-Mori3
9:21 11:11 13:01 14:01 15:01
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 9:25 11:15 13:05 14:05 15:05
Hotel
Appi Grand
9:30 11:20 13:10 14:15 15:15
Appi Pension 9:32 11:22 13:12 14:17 15:17
Tohoku High way
MORIOKA STATION 10:20 12:10 14:00 15:05 16:05
+ #
Bus STOP Time
Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel 16:00 17:05      
Appi Hills Shirakaba-no-Mori3 16:01 17:06      
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 16:05 17:10      
Hotel Appi Grand 16:15 17:20      
Appi Pension 16:17 17:22      
Tohoku High way      
MORIOKA STATION 17:05 18:15      

+ SAT,SUN,and holiday 12.29 to 1.3
# SAT 1.4 to 3.28

2020.3.30-2020.5.6

MORIOKA STATION to Appi
Bus STOP Time
MORIOKA STATION
No.26
10:05
Tohoku High way
Appi Pension 10:49
Hotel Appi Grand 10:51
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 10:53
Appi Hills Shirakaba-no-Mori3 10:56
Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel 11:05
Appi to MORIOKA STATION
Bus STOP Time
Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel 16:00
Appi Hills Shirakaba-no-Mori3 16:01
Appi Kogen Ski Resort 16:05
Hotel Appi Grand 16:15
Appi Pension 16:17
Tohoku High way
MORIOKA STATION 17:05

SENDAI STATION → APPI

(Free Shuttle Bus for Hotel Guests only *reservation required)
Operation period/day Only to Appi:DEC.7.2019, DEC.14.2019
Only from Appi:DEC.8.2019
Round-trip:DEC.15.2019-Mar.15.2020, Mar.20.2020-Mar.29.2020
Bus Stop Eastern Bus Terminal, Eastern Exit of Sendai Station
Reservation Reservation required by 17:00 hrs four days prior to your arrival day. Reservation must be made on the phone. Please call our Reservation Centre at 0195-73-5010(Business hours: 9:00〜19:00)to book your seat(s). IMPORTANT: This is free shuttle bus service exclusive for guests with reservation for the following hotels. -Hotel Appi Grand -Appi Hills “Shirakaba-no-mori” -Appi Kogen Onsen Hotel *Seats are limited.
To Appi
SENDAI STATION Hotel APPI Grand
9:15 am >>> 0:25 pm
From Appi
Hotel APPI Grand SENDAI STATION
4:10 pm >>> 7:20 pm

AIRPORT
(Bus: Airport → APPI)

Hanamaki Airport APPI Airport Liner

(Route Bus)*Timetable is subject to change.
  • Hanamaki Airport
Operation period/day Dec.21.2019 – Mar.29.2020
FARE 2,300 yen (One-way)
Reservation No Reservation
To Appi
Hanamaki Airport APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel
9:15 am >>> 10:30 am
From Appi
APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel Hanamaki Airport
3:45 pm >>> 5:15 pm

Hanamaki Airport APPI Airport Liner

(Private bus for Appi travel accommodation plan)
  • Hanamaki Airport
Operation period/day Dec.1.2019 – Mar.31.2020
FARE 2,300 yen (One-way)
Reservation Reservation required by 17:00 hrs 6 days prior to your arrival day. Reservation must be made on the phone. Please call our Reservation Centre at 0195-73-5010(Business hours: 9:00〜19:00)to book your seat(s). IMPORTANT: This is free shuttle bus service exclusive for our hotel guests.
To Appi
Hanamaki Airport APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel
0:10 pm >>> 1:40 pm
14:10 pm >>> 15:40 pm
From Appi
APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel Hanamaki Airport
9:25 am >>> 11:00 am
11:40 am >>> 1:15 pm

Hanamaki Airport Tiger Air free shuttle bus

(Tiger Air client and hotel guests only)*Timetable is subject to change.
  • Hanamaki Airport
Operation period/day Dec.1.2019 – Mar.31.2020 Wednesdays and Saturdays only
Bus Stop Bus Stop No.1, Hanamaki Airport
Reservation Reservation required by 17:00 hrs four days prior to your arrival day. Reservation must be made on the phone. Please call our Reservation Centre at 0195-73-5010(Business hours: 9:00〜19:00)to book your seat(s). IMPORTANT: This is free shuttle bus service exclusive for our hotel guests.
To Appi
Hanamaki Airport APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel
5:15 pm >>> 6:40 pm
From Appi
APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel Hanamaki Airport
1:45 pm >>> 3:15 pm

Hanamaki Airport China Eastern Airlines free shuttle bus

(China Eastern Airlines client and hotel guests only)*Timetable is subject to change.
  • Hanamaki Airport
Operation period/day Dec.1.2019 – Mar.31.2020 Wednesdays and Saturdays only
Bus Stop Bus Stop No.1, Hanamaki Airport
Reservation Reservation required by 17:00 hrs four days prior to your arrival day. Reservation must be made on the phone. Please call our Reservation Centre at 0195-73-5010(Business hours: 9:00〜19:00)to book your seat(s). IMPORTANT: This is free shuttle bus service exclusive for our hotel guests.
To Appi
Hanamaki Airport APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel
3:15 pm >>> 4:40 pm
From Appi
APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel Hanamaki Airport
11:15 am >>> 0:45 pm

Aomori Airport APPI Airport Liner

*This is subject to change.
  • Aomori Airport
Operation period/day Dec.1.2019 – Mar.31.2020
FARE 3,000 yen (One-way) * Bus service times may change due to the changing of the flight schedule. Please check at the time of booking. * Those who cannot confirm hotel reservation cannot make a reservation. * This shuttle bus is only available for Appi hotel guest with accommodation plan and Aomori International Airport shuttle bus transfer. * If you are staying on another plan, please change the plan. * Please contact us if you are booking with a non-cancellable plan.
Reservation Reservation required by 17:00 hrs four days prior to your arrival day. Reservation must be made on the phone. Please call our Reservation Centre at 0195-73-5010(Business hours: 9:00〜19:00)to book your seat(s). IMPORTANT: This is free shuttle bus service exclusive for our hotel guests.
To APPI
Aomori Airport APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel
2:00 pm >>> 4:25 pm
5:00 pm >>> 7:25 pm
From APPI
APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel Aomori Airport
9:00 am >>> 11:30 am
11:45 am >>> 2:15 pm

Sendai Airport APPI Airport Liner

*This is subject to change.
  • Sendai Airport
TERM 1 DEC 2019 – 31 MAR 2020
FARE 4,000 yen (One-way) * Bus service times may change due to the changing of the flight schedule. Please check at the time of booking. * Those who cannot confirm hotel reservation cannot make a reservation. * This shuttle bus is only available for Appi hotel guest with accommodation plan and Sendai International Airport shuttle bus transfer. * If you are staying on another plan, please change the plan. * Please contact us if you are booking with a non-cancellable plan.
Reservation Reservation required by 17:00 hrs four days prior to your arrival day. Reservation must be made on the phone. Please call our Reservation Centre at 0195-73-5010(Business hours: 9:00〜19:00)to book your seat(s). IMPORTANT: This is free shuttle bus service exclusive for our hotel guests.
To APPI
Sendai Airport APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel
9:00 am >>> 0:25 pm
2:45 pm >>> 6:10 pm
4:30 pm >>> 7:55 pm
From APPI
APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel Sendai Airport
8:15 am >>> 11:45 am
10:45 am >>> 2:15 pm

CAR

APPI is located 20 min drive from the Ashiro Exit or 15 min drive from the Matsuo-Hachimantai Exit on Tohoku Expressway. Please be well aware that snow tyres are a must when driving to/from Appi in winter. You will be in a big trouble otherwise. We also recommend you check the latest weather forecast of Appi or Hachimantai city before coming to Appi. Please check here for the road from Ashiro Exit. Please check here for the road from Matsuo-Hachimantai Exit.
ADDRESS Appi Kogen, Hachimantai-city, Iwate 028-7395
TEL +81-(0)195-73-6401
Reserve a rental-car in foreign languages Tohoku Expressway Pass -Discount-