Appi Kogen’s carefully groomed runs cater to an upmarket crowd. The resort encompasses 45.1 kilometers (28 miles) of pistes, most of which are found along the slopes of Mount Maemori along with two nearby on Mount Nishimori. The resort is known for its wide, long runs, with more than half stretching for longer than 2 km (1.2 miles). Although there’s no village or town around Appi, it offers the chance to visit an authentically Japanese resort with few international tourists. There’s also a family park with mini-courses, sledding, and snow tubes for children. The resort is located in Iwate Prefecture in the Appi Highlands, 50 km (31 miles) north of Morioka and 580 km (360 miles) north of Tokyo.