Appi Restaurants & Bars

Appi Restaurants & Bars

Appi Restaurants at the Slopeside Hotels

There is a good range of upscale Appi Resort restaurants for evening dining and they all have English menus so you won’t be left pointing at food models. For those staying in Appi slopeside hotels, restaurant meals can be purchased separately or can be included in accommodation packages. Either way, the cost of meals is very high.

It is highly recommended that you make restaurant bookings before your arrival, otherwise you may not be able to get into the restaurant of your choice, or only be able to dine at 5:30pm.

At the Crowne Resort Plaza Hotel there are five restaurants: Japanese; Chinese; Korean BBQ; steak and seafood; and a buffet restaurant with a variety of cuisine which is also fabulous for breakfast and lunch.

A highlight of the Crowne Plaza dining is Nanashigure, the Japanese restaurant. Here they serve a large range of superb cuisine in a restaurant setting or in private dining rooms. It’s possible to order set meals or a la carte.

Guests at the luxury Intercontinental Hotel can enjoy meals at the in-house fine dining restaurant.

The Holiday Inn building also has a couple of restaurants which tend to be a little less expensive than those at the Crowne Plaza but are still somewhat pricy. 

Other Appi Dining

Meals are much more affordable down in the Appi village which is about 10 to 15 minutes walk from the slopeside hotels. If you’re staying at one of the inns or pensions in the Appi pension village, meals can be included as part of a half board package, or you can pay as you go, although meals generally need to be pre-booked.

Otherwise there are a couple of dinner options in the Appi Kogen Pension Village. Pashupati Indian Restaurant serves up some decent curries at good prices, whilst 19 Brew offers a range of pub grub.

For lunch, Appi House is a bakery that offers a large range of yummy baked goods. The resort runs sporadic shuttles between the slopeside hotels and the Appi village, which includes a stop at Appi House.

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Downtown Hachimantai Restaurants

Another option for restaurants is to head into downtown Hachimantai. Here you will find a great variety of restaurants that are super cheap! Just be aware that most of these restaurants don't accept credit card and are cash only. Most restaurants are located within15km so it would be a reasonably inexpensive taxi ride.

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Appi Kogen Bars & Nightlife

There is no après ski vibe at Appi Ski Resort. You might be able to get a drink at the Brisa Café of the tower building, otherwise you’ll be enjoying drinks in your room.

The nightlife is also sedate at Appi Ski Resort, which is pretty usual for a Japanese ski resort.

The Hotel Crowne Plaza has the Bar Grand Chariot. It’s not an après ski bar and only opens after dinner. It’s an upscale bar that serves cocktails and whiskey. It’s usually quiet and there is some potential that the bar may be deserted if you don’t take your own crew. The bar has a karaoke room that can be booked out for a fee. It seems apt whilst in Japan to get into the culture of karaoke and the cheesier the song the better!

Mocco Bar at the ANA Intercontinental is a sophisticated bar for guests of the hotel.

Things may get a little more festive down in the Appi village. Open from 5pm, 19 Brew is a brewpub that offers various different craft beers and you can get a paddle to sample the brews.

Ollie’s Follie Bar at the White Rose Inn in the pension village is a cosy bar that’s frequented by westerners and is popular with the English speaking ski instructors. This cute little bar opens at 7pm although the opening hours and days seem to be somewhat sporadic. You can get bar snacks and the pizza in particular is surprisingly great!

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