Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU is the most family-friendly ski resort in Japan.
It is particularly renowned for its high-quality powder snow with 29 trails offering a great variety for skiers of all levels. There are two ski-in / ski-out hotels on the property which are the 5-star all-suite hotel ‘RISONARE Tomamu’ and the 4-star hotel ‘Tomamu The Tower’. Staying at Tomamu also allows easy access to explore other parts of Hokkaido – from backcountry guided tours in winter, to numerous other activities allowing guests to experience the four distinctive seasons of Hokkaido throughout the year.
Ice Village meets Winter Wonderland (Snow season)
This unique ice village only appears during winter at Tomamu. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the pristine wilderness and under the starry night sky, this enchantingly lit frozen ice village has plenty to offer; an Ice Hotel, the unique Bar Icewood, the Ice Slide, Ice Skating and even an Ice Chapel. This mystical world of snow, invites guests to experience the magic of winter, with temperatures sometimes even reaching -30°C.
Ice Village opens from mid-December 2018 – to early March 2019.
Terrace of Frost Tree (Snow season)
Frost Trees are formed by ice from cold winds blowing over the tree branches and only occurs when the temperature falls below freezing. The Terrace of Frost Tree can be accessed by a gondola ride through the Hidaka Mountains. The white trees covered in snow are a magnificent sight that can also be enjoyed from the Tenbou Café at the UNKAI Terrace. There is also a 200m mountain walking trail running between the Terrace of Frost Tree and the Cloud Walk at the UNKAI Terrace for guests to explore. An exclusive light-up event is held in December during the Christmas season.
Immerse yourself in a sea of clouds at the UNKAI Terrace (Green season)
One of main attractions at Tomamu during the green season is the UNKAI Terrace. Wake up bright and early to take the gondola up to a height of 1,088m above sea level into a sea of white clouds. Enjoy the sensation of floating among the clouds while lying in a giant hammock in the sky. The hammock’s design takes inspiration from the clouds and can be enjoyed by up to 10 people at a time. A new attraction at the UNKAI Terrace, Cloud Bar will be open in September 2018.
UNKAI Terrace opens from May 12 – October 15, 2018
Address: Naka-Tomamu Shimukappu Yufutsu Hokkaido JAPAN 079-2204
Ph: +81 167-58-1111 (Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU customer service centre)
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