Best Places to Stay in Tomamu
Hoshino Tomamu Ski Resort is a resort in every sense of the word, combining excellent skiing and snowboarding with high-end accommodation with the option of all-inclusive ski packages. On this page you will find the following information:
Lying around 1.5 hours to the south-east of Furano Ski Resort, Tomamu is a medium-sized resort with excellent snow and facilities well-suited to families. Operated by the Hoshino Resorts group, Tomamu is a ‘resort’ in every sense of the word. Large hotel towers including high-end restaurants and indoor 50 metre wave pool reflect the fact that Tomamu isn’t just about the snow, and is an all-year-round resort catering to a high-end crowd. This will appeal to some while turn others off but shouldn’t distract from the fat that Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is another Hokkaido resort blessed with amazing powder.
WHERE TO STAY IN TOMAMU?
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu is another resort operated by a hotel group targeting the high-end market. Tomamu isn’t just a ski resort, it’s an all-round resort with facilities including a 50-metre wave pool, fine dining restaurants and high-end accommodation. While the resort itself is very good and receives excellent snow, Tomamu is very much designed for the market wanting a full ‘resort’ experience with everything revolving around two twin tower hotels – RISONARE Hotel and The Tower hotel. Both offer high-end and spacious Western-style rooms and boast multiple restaurants. The hotels also offer ski in/out convenience and full concierge services. Club Med Tomamu is another option for visitors really wanting a full resort experience with all of these hotels offering all-inclusive packages covering all aspects of your stay.
Away from these hotels you find a small number of lodges and guesthouses offering much more local character and lower prices with little in the way of restaurants and nightlife. Tomamu really is setup for visitors wanting a full resort experience. If that’s you, then Tomamu offers just that in conjunction with fantastic skiing and snowboarding. If it doesn’t appeal and you’re after a small lodge or guesthouse at which to stay, you might want to consider finding accommodation in Furano Ski Resort and visiting Hoshino Resorts Tomamu as a day-trip. For accommodation listings, see our ‘Tomamu Ski Resort’ hotel page.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN OTHER HOKKAIDO RESORTS
Among the other major resorts in Hokkaido, the following four offer the best skiing and snowboarding, accommodation and dining options:
Each resort offers world-class powder and fantastic skiing and snowboarding with access to great backcountry. Niseko, Rusutsu, Kiroro all offer high-end hotels that will suit the needs and tastes of international visitors while Furano has a big reputation for great powder and local atmosphere. Let’s start with the resort with the largest overall and most popular resort in Hokkaido:
NISEKO UNITED SKI RESORT
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Operating under the banner of ‘Niseko United’, Hokkaido’s best-known resort is in fact four connected resorts covered by an all-mountain pass. Accommodation is available in and around each of the four resorts with Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village having the greatest range of options, followed by Niseko Annupuri and Niseko Hanazono. Niseko is without doubt Japan’s most international and high-end ski resort, attracting visitors from all over the world. For more information including accommodation listings, see our ‘Best Places to Stay in Niseko’ page.
RUSUTSU SKI RESORT
Rusutsu Ski Resort is the largest stand-alone resort in Hokkaido. Less-crowded than Niseko, Rusutsu also caters to the high-end market with large hotels including Rusutsu Resort Hotel, The Vale Rusutsu and Westin Rusutsu resort offering luxury accommodation and good services for families. All three of these hotels are conveniently located in close proximity to the ski fields. For accommodation listings, see our ‘Best Places to Stay in Rusutsu’ page.
KIRORO SKI RESORT
Kiroro Ski Resort is notably less-developed than Rusutsu, but still offers some excellent large hotels including The Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort, The Kiroro Tribute Hotel and Yu Kiroro. Much like Rusutsu, most of Kiroro’s nightlife and dining is located within these hotels. Away from these hotels Kiroro doesn’t offer much other accommodation or nightlife. For more information including accommodation listings, see our ‘Best Places to Stay in Kiroro’ page.
FURANO SKI RESORT
Highly-rated Furano Ski Resort is operated by the Prince Hotels group, with the resort featuring two large Prince Hotels. Both Prince Hotels offer a huge number of rooms, multiple restaurants, shops and in-house services including rental, ski schools and day-care. The hotels are targeted at the domestic market and cater well to families. In addition to the hotels, you will find a good number of smaller lodges and guesthouses dotted nearby the ski fields. For more information including accommodation listings, see our ‘Best Places to Stay in Furano’ page.
HOKKAIDO SKI RESORTS: THE STATS & FACTS
Blessed with the longest seasons in Japan and huge annual snowfall, the ski resorts of Hokkaido rank among the best in Asia and enjoy some of the best powder in the world. The combined resorts of Niseko United are the largest and most popular ski fields in Hokkaido, while nearby Rusutsu and Kiroro attract plenty of fans in their own right. Rounding things-out, Furano and Tomamu lie further inland and receive slightly less snow but that bit of extra distance from the coast only means the powder is even drier, with some people claiming these resorts enjoy the best powder in the world. Our ‘Hokkaido Ski Resorts’ page has you covered for everything you need to know about each – a great place to start when planning your next winter adventure in Hokkaido.
HOW TO GET TO THE TOMAMU
Our ‘How to Get to the Hokkaido Ski Resorts’ page has everything you need to know about how to get to Tomamu and Hokkaido’s most popular resorts – including bus, train and rental car information from New Chitose Airport, Asahikawa Airport and Sapporo.
JAPAN SKI RESORTS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Did you know that the resorts of Hokkaido are just some of the hundreds spread throughout Japan? Needless to say, when you choose Japan for your winter getaway you are spoiled for choice! Our ‘Japan Ski Resorts’ page has everything you need to know to start planning your ski and snowboard adventure including: LATEST NEWS & DEALS, THE BEST RESORTS IN NAGANO & JAPAN, FAQs and of course OUR SKI PACKAGES, ACCOMMODATION, TRANSPORT & TOURS.