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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

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 >>> 1:28 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 → APPI

  • Swimming Pool
Bus Stop No.26, Western Bus Terminal, Western Exit of Morioka Station
* Bus operated during winter season only.
Fare 1,130 yen (One-way) (570 yen for children age 6-12)
* 1,340yen (One-way) for departing at 9:50pm & 10:40pm (670 yen for children age 6-12)
* Schedule may change according to Shinkansen timetable changes.
Free Shuttle Bus for Hotel Guests only *reservation required
Apr. 15 – Nov. 4, 2019(To Appi)
*Timetable is subject to change.
MORIOKA STATION HOTEL APPI GRAND REMARKS
2:00 pm >>> 3:25 pm Bus Stop No.28, Western Bus Terminal
*Available for hotel guests only
*Reservation required (by 3 days before your arrival day)
*Minimum 2 persons to operate the bus
Apr. 15 – Nov. 4, 2019(From Appi)
*Timetable is subject to change.
HOTEL APPI GRAND MORIOKA STATION REMARKS
9:25 am >>> 11:00 am *Available for hotel guests only
*Reservation required (by 3 days before your departure day)
*Minimum 2 persons to operate the bus

SENDAI STATION → APPI
(Free Shuttle Bus for Hotel Guests only *reservation required)

Bus Stop Eastern Bus Terminal, Eastern Exit of Sendai Station
Remarks 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.
Aug. 3 to 18, 2019(To Appi)
SENDAI STATION Hotel APPI Grand
9:00 am >>> 12:00 pm
Aug. 4 to 19, 2019(From Appi)
Hotel APPI Grand SENDAI STATION
3:30 pm >>> 6:40 pm

AIRPORT
(Bus: Airport → APPI)

Hanamaki Airport (Free Shuttle Bus for Hotel Guests only)

*Timetable is subject to change.

  • Hanamaki Airport
Operation period/day Apr. 1 – Nov. 30, 2019
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
6:00 pm >>> 7:25 pm
From Appi
APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel Hanamaki Airport
11:20 am >>> 0:45 pm
2:20 pm >>> 3:45 pm

Sendai Airport 
*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.
DEPARTURE
Sendai Airport   APPI Kogen Onsen Hotel
9:00 am >>> 0:25 pm
2:45 pm >>> 6:10 pm
4:30 pm >>> 7:55 pm
RETURN
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
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