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  • Its ski-in ski-out position
  • Kid’s snow park beside the ski area
  • Plenty of English is spoken
  • The gift shop/mini-supermarket where you can buy souvenirs, gift items and snacks
  • Very accommodating and helpful staff
  • Excellent food in the fancy French restaurant

Scout tips

  • Use of the fitness center and indoor pool costs extra and the pool area is extremely hot. Any bookings made via Scout by November 30 include free pool access
  • You can book the Karaoke room for a private singing session with your friends for no cost
  • Although some of the staff are not fluent in English, you will usually be able to find someone who can
  • No connecting rooms
  • No non-hotel restaurants nearby but you can take the nightly shuttle to Hachimantai
  • Some of the more popular restaurants may require a reservation


A big bustling hotel which can be seen for miles due to its bright yellow façade, Hotel Appi Grand has an international flavor with its guests coming from different parts of the world. It is not a traditional Japanese style hotel so do not expect the usual traditional style rooms and facilities.

Hotel Appi Grand's rooms are a little smaller than the neighboring Tower rooms but are very comfortable with ample sized bathrooms and showers. The Japanese Twin and Maisonette rooms have recently been renovated in a tasteful Japanese style. The remaining room types are allocated according to the number of people in the room. The three room types sleep 1-2, 3-4 and 5 people rspectively. The first type of room is a standard twin with twin beds and a sofa; the family room with thee twin beds and a sofa bed; and the biggest is the mezzanette which has a loft style bedroom with triple beds and downstairs is a living area with two sofa beds. Some of the rooms have picturesque ski slope views.

Hotel Appi Grand has numerous dining options. It has five restaurants to choose from namely the Bireka Chinese restaurant, the Nanashigure Japanese restaurant, the Arlberg restaurant which serves a variety of Western and Asian dishes, the Richoen Korean BBQ restaurant which is highly recommended, and the French restaurant LaPind’or. If you plan on dining at the hotel most nights, it is better value to book that as part of a package rather than purchasing it there. The hotel does have a regular shuttle to the rural town of Hachimantai and Morioka City where you can enjoy other dining options. If you want a drink or two, the hotel has two bars including a Karaoke room which you can rent. But like many ski resort hotels in Japan don’t expect the bar to be busy.

Hotel Appi Grand has excellent facilities which you can enjoy after a day of skiing. You can enjoy a bath in the hot spring, or swim some laps in the indoor swimming pool but it can be stifling hot. It also has a gym with basic gym equipment where you can sweat it out and some other sports facilities.  The hotel has a gift shop/mini-supermarket, ski rentals, a beauty salon, game corner, child care facilities and a massage room. There is a private onsen available in Hotel Appi Grand, while the main onsen facilities are in the Appi Hills hotel.

Hotel Appi Grand is a fantastic choice not only because if its location but also because of its facilities and amenities which are of international standards. 

Who should stay here

Hotel Appi Grand is great for families because of its spacious rooms and children facilities, and for couples who want to enjoy an Appi Kogen ski experience. Good for those on a budget who still want the convenience of being close to the Appi action.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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