On the east side of Shimukappu Village, Tomamu (トマム) is one of Hokkaido’s main resorts, with high-rise hotels and massive ski slopes. You can easily visit here by train on the JR Sekisho Line or by car on the Doto Expressway.
Tomamu Resort operates free shuttles buses, timed to meet all trains, between JR Tomamu Station and the on-site hotels. If you can’t find buses at the station, call Tomamu The Tower’s reception (there is a free dedicated telephone at the platform). Otherwise, it is about a 20-minute walk to The Tower from JR Tomamu Station.
Tomamu Ski Area
10min walk from Shiraoi Station
Tomamu is one of Hokkaido’s most accessible ski resorts, with its own train station at the base of slopes. There are 29 runs from beginner slopes to ungroomed areas on Tomamu-yama (1239m). Backcountry tours are ideal for off-piste skiing. Ski and snowboard lessons are available. Most slopes are closed by 4pm but a few are open to 6pm.
10min walk from Shiraoi Station
From mid May to mid October, Tomamu’s longest gondola makes early morning runs up to the Unkai Terrace (sits at 1088m) from the Resort Center for breathtaking views over the unkai (sea of clouds) covered the mountains. There are several unique viewing platforms around the terrace. Hoshino Resort guests can take the gondola for free. There are free shuttle buses to the gondola station from its hotels.
20min walk from Shiraoi Station
Tomamu’s tropical glass-fronted ‘beach’ has an indoor 80m waves pool, a shallow pool and the gender-segregated roten-buro (open-air baths) Kirin-no-yu with a sauna. Swimsuits are available for rent or purchase. Swimming is prohibited after 8pm but it is lit up beautifully. Hoshino Resort guests can use it for free. Free shuttle buses run to the beach from its hotels. No tattoos allowed.
Tomamu’s high-rise hotels close in the off-seasons, mainly in November and April. There are around 20 restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner around the Resonare and the Tower hotels.
Tomamu The Tower
星野リゾート トマム ザ・タワー
5min by shuttle bus from Tomamu Station
At the heart of the resort, Hokkaido’s tallest twin towers hotel (37-storey), which opened 30 years ago, exudes a handsome modern feel with standard family-oriented rooms overlooking the mountains.
10min by shuttle bus from Tomamu Station
Perched up on the resort, Resonare Tomamu is 32-storey contemporary twin towers hotel. All spacious suit rooms have large bathrooms and saunas with great views across the area.
All the limited express trains stop at Tomamu Station from Sapporo (1.5hr) via Minami-Chitose (1hr), Obihiro (1hr) and Kushiro (2.5hr).
Hokkaido Access Network operates seasonal shuttle buses for Hoshino Resort Tomamu from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport. Make a booking online via its website by three day before.
There are two municipal buses (占冠村営バス) daily except Sunday between Shimukappu and JR Ikutora Station (in Minamifurano) via JR Tomamu Station. All buses stop in front of Shimukappu village hall facing the michi-no-eki and JR Shimukappu Station on Route 237.
トマム | 토마무
Address：Naka-Tomamu, Shimukappu-mura, Hokkaido
Distance：142km from Sapporo