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Off-Road Driving Adventure in Hachimantai


Kuruma Asobi  

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Enjoy a 4x4 driving experience at APPI Adventure Field, Kuruma Asobi, where the road ends and the fun begins

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Nestled between Mt. Iwate and Mt. Hachimantai and part of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park in northern Tohoku, Hachimantai is one of the best kept secrets in Japan. This mountain resort offers visitors a wealth of year-round outdoor activities, each with its own characteristics and uniqueness.


Kuruma Asobi


Among the activities that can be experienced in Hachimantai, adrenalin junkies should head straight for the APPI Adventure Field, Kuruma Asobi (literally “playing with cars”). Close to JR Appi-Kogen Station and next to the APPI Ski Resort, this cleverly crafted activity camp is perfect for anyone looking to get their blood pumping and heart racing, or to camp in the great outdoors that this park offers.


Kuruma Asobi


Enjoy the unique opportunity of driving off-road through the forest trails of Hachimantai’s breathtaking mountain scenery in a variety of action vehicles, including especially tailored off-road mini SUVs, 4x4 quads, and, in winter, snowmobiles. At the Kuruma Asobi Concept Area “THE MOTEL,” you can spend the night in one of the dome houses and camping trailers available, or enjoy solo camping surrounded by nature. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing time, don’t miss the Finnish-inspired mobile sauna trailer!


Kuruma Asobi


Located in Iwate Prefecture and easily accessed by Shinkansen, JR train, bus or car from Tokyo, Osaka, and Sendai, APPI Adventure Field, Kuruma Asobi will provide you with an unforgettable experience.



How to get there


1 hour by car from Morioka Station.
Alternatively, take a JR train from Morioka Station to Appi-Kogen Station (about 1 hour), then 10 minutes by car.


255-2 Hosono, Hachimantai-shi, Iwate-ken



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