Appi Kogen Travel Guide - By public transport
The closest station to Appi Kogen is Appi Kogen Station. To get to that station from Morioka Station take the Hanawa-sen direct. Bus services are also available from Morioka Station, Sendai Station and Hanamaki Airport (see below for more information).
Getting to Morioka Station from the Tokyo region
Take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Morioka Station.
Getting to Morioka Station from Sendai Airport
Take the Sendai Airport Line train into Sendai Station (about 7km) and then transfer to the Tohoku Shinkansen to Morioka Station. * A shuttle bus directly from Sendai Airport to Appi Kogen is available for guests staying at the resort hotel - a journey that takes around 3 hours.
Getting from Morioka Station to Appi Kogen Station
From Morioka Station take the Hanawa line to Appi Kogen Station. The Hanawa line is a JR line that links Koma Station in Morioka and travels further north into Akita Prefecture. Trains from Morioka Station to Koma Station actually operate on the Iwata Ginga Tetsudo-sen (IGR) lines... but run striaght through from Morioka Station to Appi Kogen Station without the need for a transfer. The journey from Morioka Station to Appi Kogen Station takes around 1 hour.
This journey from Tokyo Station to Appi Kogen Station is around 602km and usually takes around 200 minutes.
Getting from Appi Kogen Station to Appi Kogen resort
A shuttle bus is available running between Appi Kogen Station and Appi Kogen resort. The bus service is free for guests staying at the resort hotel and costs 210 yen for other guests. Note that Appi Kogen Station is a small, unmanned train station with no rental car or taxi rank facilities. More bus information can be found below.
A bus service is available that operates direct from Morioka Station to Appi Kogen. Services run daily and the journey takes around 45 minutes. The charge is 1,130 yen for adults and 570 yen for children (Friday night service slightly more expensive).
The APPI Airport Liner and Taxi from Hanamaki Airport operates from 9:50am daily in the main season and costs 2,260 yen one way.
A bus also operates from Sendai Station during most of the peak season leaving the station at 9am. This bus is free for Appi Hotel guests. Reservations are required four days before check-in.
For detailed information on how to get to Appi Kogen by car, please go to this section.