Appi Kogen resort has several shops. Whilst the Appi shopping won’t be enough to entertain shop-a-holics for long, the shops at Appi Kogen
are adequate to pick up some souvenirs and very basic ski and snowboard gear.
Appi Ski and Snowboard Shops
The Resort Centre has a Pro Shop for winter gear. This Appi ski and snowboard shop has negligible outerwear but it has lots of accessories such as gloves, beanies, socks, thermals and goggles. They also sell a small range of après boots.
There is also another small ski shop that sells a few Kjus jackets and pants, and various accessories, but no hardwear.
Souvenir & General Shopping
Whether you’re after an Appi souvenir or the latest Hello Kitty gadget, you’ll have plenty of choice.
The largest souvenir shop is at the Resort Centre where they sell all things Appi: knick-knacks, mugs, pens, souvenir food, t-shirts that will even fit big Westerners, and Appi water. It seems like a bit of a gimmick when a ski resort sells bottled water, but the water from Appi is lovely and somewhat unique.
Other souvenir and sundry shops are located at the hotel and the Grand Annexe. They sell fairly typical Japanese souvenirs, snacks, beverages and basic sundries such as sunscreen.
For basic grocery purchases you could try to get to the Lawson convenience store at the bottom of the access road, but for anything more substantial you’ll have to head into Hachimantai or Morioka. So BYO anything you might need, and this includes nappies.
Appi Resort runs a bus into Hachimantai town every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (except over New Year’s period) so you can go to the supermarket before going out to dinner.