Nature
Experience

Rustling of leaves, rays of sunshine through trees. Breathtaking moments in nature.

Come and join our programmes to experience mother nature!

IHATOV APPI NATURE SCHOOL

REFRESHING APPI
BEECH FOREST

Stroll through the beech forest and take a deep breath. You will find yourself refreshed and you may somehow feel better being in the forest. Forest bathing may be an ideal way to destress.

Just a 10-minute drive to bring peace in your mind

Beech forest in Appi has been selected as one of the top 100 forests for forest bathing.
It is not just awesome healing forest but it serves as a sanctuary for rare species such as Tohoku Salamanders.
Soak in mother nature to calm yourself down, and bring peace in your mind.

  • Trail in the woods

  • “Gin ryou sou” (mid-June)

  • Beech Saplings

  • Tohoku Salamander: lives in clean streams in Tohoku area only

  • Cicada molting (around mid-May)

  • Autumn colours of the beech woods

BEECH FOREST WALK

ITEM PERIOD TIME CAPACITY PRICE BOOKING REMARKS
Early Morning Walk 29 Apr-5 Nov 6:30am
-7:45am
2 to 8 people Age 7 and above 1,000-1,500yen Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand *Reservation:
until 5pm on the day before
Early Morning
TERM : 30 Apr-5 May 17&18 Jun 24 Jun-21 Aug
HOUR: 6:30am -7:45am
CAPACITY : 2-8people, Age 7 and above
PRICE : 1,600 yen
MEETING : Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand
NOTE : *Reservation: until 5pm on the day before

*Long sleeve shirts, trousers and walking shoes strongly recommended.
Taking insect repellent spray with you is a good idea.

IHATOV APPI NATURE SCHOOL

THE STARS
AND FIREFLIES

Once ranked at the 5th of “the best places to watch stars in Japan”, Appi is the ideal location for star gazers. As there is few light around, and thanks to its high altitude, you can see stars incomparably clearer and brighter than other places in Appi.

  • Star watching at “Naka no makiba”

  • The sky above APPI Hotel

  • Make a wish on a shooting star!

  • Fireflies

FIREFLIES

Guided tours to watch firefly available from mid-July to mid-August. Reservation should be made at the APPI Nature School.

NIGHT NATURE TOURS

ITEM PERIOD TIME CAPACITY PRICE BOOKING REMARKS
Star
Watching
13 May-11 Nov 8pm -10pm FREE *No stars when a moon in the sky.
Firefries
Watching
15 Jul-13 Aug 7:45pm-9pm 2-20
people
Age 5 and above 1,500yen Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand Reservation until 5pm
FREE for Age 0-4
*Need to be withguardian
Early Morning
TERM : 30 Apr-5 May 17&18 Jun 24 Jun-21 Aug
HOUR: 6:30am -7:45am
CAPACITY : 2 to 8 people, Age 7 and above
PRICE : 1,600 yen
MEETING : Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand
NOTE : *Reservation: until 5pm on the day before
Daily Time
TERM : 29 Apr-27 Nov *Close: 20 & 21 Jun
HOUR: 3hrs from 9am
CAPACITY : 2 to 8 people, Age 18 and above
PRICE : 3,000 yen
MEETING : Nature School in Hotel APPI Grand
NOTE : *Reservation: until 5pm on the day before

*Long sleeve shirts, trousers and walking shoes strongly recommended.
Taking insect repellent spray with you is a good idea.