Top 5 Things to do in Tomamu this winter

Nestled in the heart of the majestic Hokkaido island in Japan, Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU is a winter wonderland that not only offers an exceptional level of powder snow but also provides a plethora of exciting activities for snow enthusiasts. From the enchanting Mina-Mina Beach to the frosty Ice Village and adrenaline-pumping skiing adventures, this resort has it all. Moreover, stay tuned for new activities in the upcoming season.

snowboarding in tomamu

For those seeking exhilarating winter adventures, Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU offers a top-notch skiing experience. Surrounded by the majestic natural beauty of Hokkaido, TOMAMU's ski resort is a Fun for Everyone ski resort, boasting a wide range of snow conditions from basic to extreme, from beginner to advanced skiers.
Put on your skis or snowboard and ski down powdery slopes surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Enjoy Tomamu's unique silky powder snow!

Tomamu has 29 courses that can be enjoyed by beginners and advanced skiers alike, with the longest course being 4,200 meters long.

1. Ice Village

snowboarding in tomamu

Step into an enchanting world of ice and snow. Eleven domes made of ice and snow and enchanting activities are the only attractions here that will captivate everyone.

The Ice Hotel is like staying in a fantastic ice world where everything from the ceiling, walls, floors, and furniture are made of ice, and lodging is limited to two people per group. Tours are free of charge.

The ice-skating rink, created by the natural cold weather, offers skates for rent, and children and adults alike can easily enjoy winter activities other than skiing.

The fantastic dome-shaped Ice Bar with a counter and cellar offers more than 50 different cocktails served in ice glasses, making for a romantic and exciting time.

2. Ski-in Ski-out Kotatsu Lounge

Kotatsu Lounge

Located halfway up the slopes, the Kotatsu Lounge at ‘hotalu street’ allows you to keep warm with your ski boots on.

While warming up at the Kotatsu, a Japanese-style table with a blanket ideal for taking a break from skiing, you can enjoy Hokkaido-style oden with seafood and mountain vegetables.

3. Mina-Mina Beach

mina mina beach

Contrary to the name suggests Mina-Mina Beach is not your typical sandy paradise. Instead, it's an indoor heated wave pool surrounded by lush greenery, creating a tropical oasis amid the snowy landscape. It's a perfect escape from the cold weather, where you can soak up the warmth and enjoy a variety of water activities. Take a dip in the crystal-clear pool, ride the thrilling water slides, or simply relax in one of the poolside cabanas. Mina-Mina Beach offers a unique blend of summer vibes and winter charm.

4. Terrace of Frost Tree

Tomamu Terrace of Forest

Embark on a captivating journey to the Terrace of Frost Tree as you ascend the mountain on a serene morning gondola ride. Brace yourself for a breathtaking expanse of billowing white clouds and awe-inspiring panorama from this elevated perch at an impressive altitude of 1,088 meters.

Prepare to tread upon the heavens with the renowned 'Cloud Walk' experience, where you'll venture into the imagination and discover the sensation of walking upon fluffy clouds.

One of the captivating attractions in this wonderland is the "Cloud Bar” which stretches across a space that makes you feel as if you're on top of the clouds. Enjoy the spectacular snowy view at the top of the mountain to start your day.

5. Eat all the Food


Japan is renowned for its exceptional dining culture, and Tomamu is no exception. If you are staying at RISONARE Tomamu or Tomamu The Tower, breakfast is likely to be included in your holiday package. Near The Tower, you can explore ‘hotalu street’ and ‘Foresta Mall’, which serve as dining hubs offering a wide range of options, from affordable and delicious ramen to gourmet multi-course menus.

Many of the restaurants in Tomamu are buffet-style and have a selection of Western and Japanese cuisine. While the sound of "buffet" might have you thinking of Sizzler, the truth is the food is fantastic! There is an abundance of fresh ingredients, a diverse selection and high-quality produce. When all this incredible food is available to select at your will, the hardest part is knowing when to stop. Many of our clients visit Tomamu to ski or snowboard but say the dining is a highlight.

Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU, with its stunning location and easy accessibility, is the perfect destination for a magical winter getaway. So, pack your warmest clothes and get ready to immerse yourself in the snowy splendour of Hokkaido.

Call our ski specialist on 1300 669 697 for more information or to book a Tomamu snow holiday.

Blog written by Lauren Robinson
Posted: July 2023
Image Credits: All Images Courtesy of Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU