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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.

SPE­CIAL EVENTS

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.

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