A Getaway Like No Other

A Getaway Like No Other

The ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort offers year-round pleasures.

The Appi Kogen region in Iwate Prefecture is known for its incre­dible scenery throughout the year, whether it’s the mountains covered with perfect powder snow during the winter, known as white season, or the verdant foliage that fills the area in spring and summer—the green season.

And an ideal location where you can enjoy it in luxurious style is the ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort.

From the moment you set foot in the exquisitely designed hotel, you’ll feel at ease. And with seven types of floor plans among the 38 stylish rooms at the hotel, including five suite rooms, groups of all sizes can find the perfect space to relax during their stay. Every detail in the rooms has been thought out, from the wood grain of the walls and floors to the harmonious blending of the furniture with the rooms’ color schemes. Premium rooms at the ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort feature hinoki (Japanese cypress) bathtubs.

During the winter, you’ll have the slopes right in front of your door and, any time of year, the dedicated concierge staff will help you make the most of your stay by arranging for a variety of activities that Appi Kogen has to offer.

Dining is another joy at the hotel, thanks to the unique concept at the all-day dining outlet, Shiratsuyu. Inspired by the “farm to table” philosophy, the restaurant allows guests to choose their ingredients and the cooking style with which they’d like them to be prepared. For example, if you’re a seafood lover, you could try scallops either served as sashimi or braised in butter and soy sauce. And if you’ve got wagyu on your mind, you can enjoy it as a steak or prepared sumibiyaki style, cooked over charcoal. The ingredients on offer change with the passing of the seasons, and meals can be accompanied by a wide range of sake and wines. Following your meal, you can drop in at Bar Mocco, which boasts an impressive collection of Japanese gins, whiskies and craft beers.

When you’re not exploring the Appi Kogen area, there are plenty of ways to unwind at the hotel. You can soak in the mineral-rich waters of the hotel’s onsen, either indoors in a stone or hinoki bath, or under the stars in a rotenburo. A fitness center with a variety of exercise equipment is available 24 hours a day. And LA VILLA SPA APPI offers an array of treatments, from shiatsu massage to facials.

With its stunning location, attentive service, captivating design and unique dining options, the ANA InterContinental Appi Kogen Resort makes for an unbeatable destination if you’re heading north.