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IWATE Prefecture

IWATE Prefecture3.5/51
IWATE Prefecture3.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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IWATE Prefecture - Reviews

IWATE Prefecture - Reviews

Off The Beaten Path

14/08/2018

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  • Visitor Type
    Couple
  • Visitor Age
    36-50
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Off The Beaten Path

14/08/2018
Easy to see why we love Iwate
More Iwate powder
Plenty of great food experiences
Lots of great onsen
Appi Kogen Iwate
Appi Kogen has been on the radar of international skiers and snowboarders for some time, but even Appi is relatively unknown compared to Niseko, Furano and the big Nagano ski resorts. The other Iwate ski resorts are even lesser known, and have generally only been the playgrounds for adventurous powder hounds who enjoy road tripping. The lack of international tourists and skiers and snowboarders is a major part of the appeal of Iwate. Fresh tracks are easy to come by, English isn’t widely spoken, and you get the full taste of Japanese rural culture. It’s also reasonably inexpensive (with the exception of Appi), especially the lift tickets, food and drink.

Our thoughts on the pros and cons of skiing in Iwate are outlined on the Iwate overview page.