Tomamu Activities

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Tomamu Activities

Central Hokkaido Guided Ski Tours

Activities at Tomamu

The list of Tomamu activities is endless. No one will ever be bored at the Tomamu ski resort!

All the Tomamu activities are organised by the resort and are not independently owned and operated. Some of these can be pre-booked (such as cat skiing) whilst others can be arranged on arrival. Many of these activities require a minimum number of people, so if you only have one or two people interested in an activity, don't try and book the day prior or you may be disappointed.

Tomamu Ice Village

Tomamu comes with its own ice village complete with ice bar, ice skating rink, ice chapel where you can get married, and even an ice hotel. This is an amazing spectacle at night as it is all lit up with coloured lights, although it can be a bit cold at night with temperatures sometimes around -15 to -25 degrees C. Brrrrr…..

Tomamu Cat Skiing & Other Ski Activities 

Tomamu used to be one of the few areas within Hokkaido with a heli ski operation but unfortunately it no longer operates (you can check out the Shiribetsu Heli Skiing near Niseko and Rusutsu instead).

The Tomamu Cat Skiing operation is very popular. It operates from mid January through to mid March, and sometimes only on the weekends so it's often booked out well in advance.

The resort also offers backcountry ski tours, although a better bet would be to see the backcountry of Tomamu on a multi-day guided tour of Central Hokkaido, or as a day trip with an international guiding company.

A little bit of cross country skiing is also available at Tomamu.

Family Activities

There are various family activities at Tomamu and many of these are also suitable for others looking for a bit of fun. Some of the activities include the snow raft park, banana boating, horse riding, snowmobiling, curling, dogsledding, snow shoe tours and ice fishing.

Nipotown is a kids’ play area near Tower 2 where there is sledding and lots of other fun things for small children to play with.

Wave Pool and Onsen

Tomamu has one of the largest wave pools you will ever see. Evidently it cost US$50 Million to build the complex. Labelled the Mina Mina Beach, it is like a tropical oasis heated to 30 degrees with palm trees and deck chairs, and sometimes there is Hawaiian music playing in the background! The entrance fee is rather expensive, although it includes the use of multiple spas throughout the complex, the kids’ pools, and you can even SUP. It also includes access to Kirin-no-yu which is an outdoor onsen bath.

Mina Mina Beach is located opposite Club Med Tomamu and can be readily accessed from the resort hotels by shuttle.

Other Activities Tomamu

Besides snow rafting, there is a raft of other Tomamu activities including snowshoeing and snow camping during the day or overnight.

The Tomamu Unkai Terrace Cloud Walk is ideal for non-skiers/riders and provides an opportunity to head up the gondola towards the top of the mountain on an overhanging walkway and enjoy views so that you feel like you’re in amongst the clouds. Sounds cheesy eh?!

Another Tomamu activity is snow karting which is like snow biking. You can rent the snow kart at the Resort Center, head up the gondola, and then ride down one of the beginner ski runs which permits snow karts. Sounds like a great spectator sport!

Day Spa

There are a few options for massages if your body is shattered after too much skiing or snowboarding (is there such a thing?!). There are Thai massages if you want to be stretched in all directions, or other types of more relaxing massage and day spa services at the Risonare Tomamu Hotel.
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