Appi Gondola

You can enjoy the fantastic and magnificent view from the summit of the gondola.

It takes about 15 minutes to get on the gondola. From the gondola summit station, follow the promenade to the summit of Mt.Maemori at an altitude of 1,304 m. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy a large panoramic view of the secondary beech forest below, Mt. Iwate, Hachimantai, Mt. Nanashigure, and Mt. Himekami, as well as sky deck and Unkai café. And sometimes you can see a fantastic sea of clouds. Around the time the temperature rises from night to morning, the chance to see the sea of clouds is the highest. We will open the gondola earlier so that you can see the sea of clouds. It is open from spring to autumn every year.


Regular season
Day time 【Open period】 16th July 2022 – 5th August 2022
【Open hours】 Appi Gondola 7:00 am~3:00 pm
last downhill 3:30 pm
【Open period】 6th August 2022 – 30th October 2022
【Open hours】 Appi Gondola 9:00 am~3:30 pm
last downhill 4:00 pm
night time
【Open period】 Fridays and Saturdays from 6th August to 30th October.7th-10th and 12th-15th August, 18th September, and 9th October.

【Open hours】 Appi Gondola 4:40 pm~7:20 pm
last downhill 8:40 pm
The gondola is operated every 20 minutes.

【Information】 *On fireworks days, the last uphill for the night gondola is 7:00 pm. (6th-10th,12th-15th, and 20th August)
*Appi Art Project ticket is required to ride the night gondola.

Regular season (day time, night time)

13 years and older Hotel guests 1600JPY
Visitors 1800JPY
7-12 years old Hotel guests 1000JPY
Visitors 1200JPY
6 years and youger free
Pets one 1200JPY
3 or more 3000JPY

Appi gondola ticket center

Please purchase the gondola ticket at the ticket center in Appi Happy Mall.

The ticket is not sold at the gate of the gondola.

About gondola


    • Elementary school students (12 years old) and younger must be accompanied by a guardian (adult).
    • The gondola fee for those who have a disability certificate
      Adult (13 years old-) 900 JPY / Children (0-12 years old) 600 JPY
    • There are stairs and steps on the summit of Mt. Maemori, so please watch your step.

<For passengers with pets>

  • Only dogs and cats are allowed.
  • Please use a lead or cage when boarding.
  • Please do not let go of the lead or take them out of the cage after getting off.
  • Please don’t forget to clean up after your pet.

<About wheelchair>

There are stairs at the gondola station building (at the foot and top of the mountain). Wheelchair access requires the assistance of a companion. Wheelchairs are difficult to use in some places on the mountaintop.

<For those who go mountain hiking>

  • One-way ticket is not on sale.
  • Please understand that climbing a mountain is at your own risk.
  • Please purchase the gondola ticket if you ride the uphill gondola to climb mountains such as Chausudake – Mt.Maemori trail.
  • Please ask the gondola summit station staff if you ride the downhill gondola. The gondola fee will be required. Please ride before the last downhill time of the gondola.
  • Please note that trails are not maintained and there are no signs.

Request to customers

  • Please refrain from visiting us those who have a fever or are not feeling well.
  • We kindly ask for your cooperation in coughing mannars such as wearing a mask.
  • We will limit the number of passengers to avoid crowding in the gondola lift.
    Family members and groups can ride together up to 5 people.
    Please refrain from riding gondola with other group.
    It is also possible to ride by one person.
    Thank you for your understanding that it may take some time before riding.
  • We will ask for your cooperation about riding gondola keep the windows opened for ventilation, except when it rains.
  • When purchasing a gondola ride ticket, please cooperate to ensure a physical distance of 2 m (minimum 1 m) between people.
  • The inside of the gondola is sterilized regularly. In addition, rubbing alcohol is installed everywhere, so please use it. Please wash your hands and gargle appropriately.
  • When purchasing tickets, we recommend electronic payment such as PAYPAY.
  • Please refrain from talking while riding.
  • Please refrain from eating and drinking while riding (excluding hydration of water, tea, etc.).
  • Please do not leave your rubbish on the bus.