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Appi Kogen ski resort, Tohoku region, Japan

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Appi Kogen Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in the Tohoku region of Japan , with slopes wrapping 282 hectares. Located to the north of Tokyo , Appi Kogen ski resort is considered as one of the best ski areas of Japan , whilst also not being very expensive.

Appi Kogen is sited among the league of world's famous ski resorts such as Austria 's Arlberg and USA 's Aspen . This magnificent ski resort is situated at 1,640 feet above sea level and marks a well-equipped base lodge and an admirable ski school, with proper training lessons for all levels varying from beginners to expert sliders. Skiing and snowboarding is available for all levels. The resort offers good skiing especially for intermediate skiers. The resort also houses a famous golf club. The Appi Kogen Golf Club is home to four courses estimating 36 holes, surrounded by striking white birch forests. These highly premeditated courses are traverse and beautifully spread with natural ponds and streams.

The highlands of Appi Kogen sit adjacent to the Towada-Hachimantai National Park in northeast Honshu . This Japanese ski resort has undeviating right to 39 individual pistes and is served by 18 ski lifts. These 18 Ski Lifts of Appi Kogen are able to uplift 28,136 skiers/ snowboarders every hour.

The 21 trails of Appi are easily and happily reachable by two eight-person gondolas and three high-speed, removable, hooded quad chairs. Appi Kogen has received a great amount of adulation from a number of major ski magazines and continues to be a mecca for skiers and boarders alike.

The ski season starts from near the beginning of December and lasts till May end. However, the best snow conditions here are mostly in February and March. In off season, specifically from May to November, Appi Kogen recommends golf, tennis, flowers, fishing, park golf, four-wheeler buggy rides and a petting zoo. Discounts are available for seniors and children under 18 years old.

The most suitable means for getting to Appi Kogen ski resort is to catch the train to Appi Kogen from Morioka , from where a bus goes straight to the resort. There are many hotels in Appi Kogen such as Hotel Appi Grand, Appi Grand Villa and Appy Grand Annex. Appi Grand's restaurants present Japanese, Chinese, Western, and Korean barbecue dining options. Whereas, the Appi Grand Villa offers Japanese-style rooms with beds, the Appi Grand Annex happily provides excellent accommodation with elegant bathing facilities.

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