Hoshino Resort Tomamu is located in the north eastern region of Shimukappu village in the central region of Hokkaido. Often just known as 'Tomamu', Hoshino Resort Tomamu is a large scale resort area that is popular for skiing and snowboarding in winter and many other outdoor activities during the summer months. The ski courses are spread across a wider area on the southern slopes of Mt Tomamu. As well as skiing and boarding, the Ice Village is another popular attraction at Tomamu in winter. The four tower buildings rising above a sea of low clouds ('unkai') is one enduring image of this resort and certainly a striking sight. The resort has been operating since 1983 and was originally known as Alpha Resort Tomamu. Be sure to wrap up well - it gets extremely cold!
Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.
A resort shuttle bus operates from Tomamu Station.
5.9km from the Tomamu IC on the Doto Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (16.7km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 136
Hoshino Resort Tomamu is just 5 minutes from the Tomamu IC exit of the Doto Expressway.
From the Tomamu IC exit turn left onto Prefecture Road 136. Keep on Road 136 by turning right at the traffic lights about 300m further on and then continue for another 4km. The approach road to Tomamu is on the right hand side and clearly signposted. The resort is about 70 minutes drive from Furano, 90 minutes drive from Shin Chitose Airport and about 105 minutes drive from Sapporo Minami IC.
At the time of writing (3rd April 2017), many ski resorts in Japan have closed for the 2016-2017 season - though some remain open. Season dates shown on these pages are the original planned dates and subject to change.
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