Tomamu has over 20 restaurants all within easy walking distance of its two hotels. Families can enjoy everything from Japanese traditional breakfasts to Western-style meals. Those in search of a little luxury can join a night snow cruise which takes families to a mountain cabin for a fondue dinner.
Throughout the season there are special events for families to enjoy. In December, kids can visit Santa in his dedicated grotto and watch synchronised ice skating shows in awe. In January the sky is lit up for the start of the Blue and White Festival with sparkling sapphire and silver fireworks. In March, the Ice Village will be lit up with a soft glow for Candle Night.
WHERE TO STAY
Tomamu is probably most recognised for its tall hotel towers that rise from the snow like giant stalagmites. The two hotels, The Tower and Risonare Tomamu, have everything your family could need, from free nappies to kid play areas. The Tower is a central place to stay but five star families will especially love the more luxurious Risonare Tomamu. Rooms are spacious, with only four on each floor, and in-room saunas and jet spa baths within. You also receive free access to the nearby Mina-Mina Beach, an indoor wonderland for adults and children. With children entertained in the wave and kids’ pools, parents can escape for an open-air soak at Kirin-no Yu spa.
ON THE SLOPES
Whether your family are first- timers or experienced skiers or snowboarders, there’s something for everyone with 25 runs accessed by six lifts. There’s even one run dedicated solely to first- timers. Budding skiers can build their skills at Nipo Town, while at Polar Village you’ll find more than 20 hands-on activities to enjoy, and at Adventure Mountain families can all band together to tackle snowy obstacles as a team.