TOP RECOMMENDATIONSHoshino Resorts TOMAMU

How to get there

By train

From New Chitose Airport, take the JR Rapid Airport train to Minami-Chitose Station. There, change to a Limited Express train to Tomamu Station. From Sapporo Station, take the Limited Express train all the way to Tomamu Station. Shuttle buses run from Tomamu Station to the resort.

By bus

Use the paid Resort Liner bus from New Chitose Airport.

Frost trees and kids' facilities — special winter experiences

Tomamu is made up of two connected skiable faces: the tower side, with hotels, and the Tomamu side, with the gondola. The tower side has gentle slopes, with one course used exclusively for beginners and sledding. It also features the world's first themed family slope, perfect for kids and first-timers. Take the gonadola to the summit to see the magical landscape of the Terrace of Frost Tree, and then head down the beginner-friendly 4,200-meter-long course on skis, snowboard or snow kart.

Experience subzero fun in the Ice Village

Next to the main hotel is the Ice Village, a crystalline town made entirely of ice thanks to Tomamu temperatures that can reach as low as -30 degrees Celsius. Try a host of unique experiences, like a stay at the Ice Hotel (one group per night) or a round of drinks in glasses made of ice at the Ice Bar. An ice rink and ice slide round out the town. Nearby is an indoor pool called Mina-Mina Beach, which includes Japan's largest wave pool. Other Tomamu activities include snowshoeing, snow rafting, snow banana boating, snowmobiling, and snow buggy rides, and ice fishing. Alternatively, take a baumkuchen cake baking class and learn how to bake the traditional German cake.

Comfortable stays at three resort hotels

The ski resort directly manages two lodging facilities: Tomamu the Tower, and Risonare Tomamu — an all-suite hotel. There are family rooms for those with children at Tomamu the Tower, in addition to the standard rooms. Risonare Tomamu is an all-suite hotel with large, comfortable rooms — each room measures at least 100 square meters. You can enjoy a luxury winter getaway here as each room has a sauna and jet bath with scenic views. The all-inclusive resort Club Med Hokkaido Tomamu is at the base of the mountain and a great option for snow travelers looking for a premium winter stay.

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