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Geto Kogen Ski Resort

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KING OF SNOW Situated in a beautiful highland area of Iwate Prefecture, a little over three hours north of Tokyo, Geto Kogen Ski Resort is known as the 'King of Snow' for good reason: the snow pack here can reach an enormous four metres. Open from early December to early May, the resort has… Read More

SOAKING UP THE ALPINE SPLENDOUR OF HACHIMANTAI

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The hotels of the Hachimantai resort area lie at the foot of the rugged Mt Iwate (2,038 m), and are a haven for nature lovers throughout the seasons. This complex volcano is one of Japan's 100 famous mountains, and one of the many in Towada-Hachimantai National Park, which encompasses a vast area o… Read More

ENJOYING APPI FROM HISTORIC MORIOKA

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Morioka Grand Hotel Annex offers convenient access to and from Appi, as well as the heart of Morioka, an historic castle town. The hotel's sharp Western-style single, twin and double rooms all come with Wi-Fi and LAN connections; their selection of four types of pillows for guests shows that this i… Read More

RESORT HOTEL STYLE IN APPI

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HOTEL APPI GRAND With ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes, fine-dining restaurants and hot spring baths, Hotel APPI Grand provides its guests with luxury and convenience. The hotel is a creation of pioneering Japanese designer Yusaku Kamekura, and with an eye-catching lemon-coloured exterior, is… Read More

WINTER ACTIVITES IN APPI AND HACHIMANTAI

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SNOWSHOE NATURE TRAIL & WINTER MOUNTAIN TREKKING The snowshoe nature trail allows participants to step off the fast lane, stop and admire the beauty that surrounds them. The forest behind Hotel APPI Grand is host to all kinds of flora, fauna and fluffy snow to play with. Explore yourself o… Read More

APPI TRAVELS IN IWATE / KOIWAI FARM

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A FESTIVE WINTER VISIT TO KOIWAI FARM Iwate's iconic dairy farm has the goods for a fun day out An easy day trip from Morioka, Koiwai Farm is a delicious stop for dairy lovers on a visit to Iwate. The farm is the source of some of Japan's best milk, butter, cheese, ice cream and gelato, and with … Read More

APPI TRAVELS IN IWATE / MORIOKA

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THE CITY OF TREES AND WATER Exploring Morioka, Iwate's historic castle town Morioka's famous rock-splitting cherry blossom tree, the "Ishiwari-zakura" is almost as old as the history of the city as a prominent feudal castle town. This beautiful feature of the local heritage trail is believed to … Read More

APPI TRAVELS IN IWATE / HACHIMANTAI

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UNTOLD BEAUTY Hachimantai is a nature lover's paradise Make sure you bring an extra SD card when you visit Hachimantai, because chances are you'll find it hard to put your camera away. The area is dominated by a vast section of Towada-Hachimantai National Park, and puts on a mesmerising disp… Read More

APPI TRAVELS IN IWATE / APPI

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APPI, THE POWDER PALACE OF IWATE Appi brings a modern sophistication and unspoilt beauty to powder-rich snow holidays in the Tohoku region It's no mean feat to start out as an extra, and end up stealing the show from lead actors who have been in the role for decades. This is exactly what Appi h… Read More

APPI TRAVELS IN IWATE / IWATE: A SNAPSHOT

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THE IWATE WINTER BUCKET LIST The beauty of Iwate in winter has traditionally been kept a secret by heavy snowfall, which cut off access to much of its mountainous interior for extended periods. However, thanks to what is Japan’s highest number of bullet train stations in a single prefecture, vis… Read More

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