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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu: Complete Review on Winter Snow activities, Ski and Accommodation

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

Reasons to choose Hoshino TOMAMU in Hokkaido

If you have plans to come to Hokkaido in winter, I believe you must be because you like to spend a white winter, you can’t resist the powder snow in Hokkaido, or you want to participate in different snow festivals in Hokkaido, limited sightseeing experience, etc. That's why I decided to make a special trip to come here during the long winter vacation. For example, during the period from early January to late February every year, there will be a large number of snow festivals in different places in Hokkaido, and different ski resorts will attract a large number of overseas tourists to come here.

And what I want to share with you today is a place where all winter activities can be gathered together in Hokkaido. Basically, it doesn’t matter whether you start in the winter month, or whether you know how to ski or not, as long as you like snow, like Hokkaido’s white winter, and you have ten or eight days of free time to spend in Hokkaido. , this place is worth your visit again and again.

This isHoshino Resorts TOMAMU (Hoshino リゾート.トマム)

Frosty ice platform at Hoshino Resorts Tomamau, Hokkaido
The most interesting thing about Hoshino TOMAMU Resort is that anyone can find their favorite winter activities here

The reason for choosing to arrange a 3-day Hoshino TOMAMU resort itinerary in Hokkaido in winter is very simple, because in Hoshino TOMAMU you can not only get Hoshino Group-level accommodation services, but more importantly, you can find different snow activities to participate in, and there are also suitable for different levels of difficulty. ski resort. Basically, whether you know how to ski or plan to learn to ski, or just want to experience the snow easily, you will definitely find different snow activities to participate in here, and you will never feel bored for a moment.

Another point is that the most interesting place of Hoshino Tomamu Resort in Hokkaido is that Hoshino Tomamu has a very large area and the weather changes a bit quickly. As long as you stay for a few more days, you can experience it in a short itinerary. Several different winter weathers, enjoy the different forms of the snow environment in different weathers.

To put it simply, Hoshino TOMAMU Resort in Hokkaido is a place that combines high-end accommodation x Hokkaido special meals x all-round ski resort x winter snow rides x natural scenery. So no matter whether you plan to ski or not, whether you go alone or with a family, you can find different activities to fill your time at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU in Hokkaido.

Event map of Hoshino Resorts Tomamau Hokkaido
The entire area of Hoshino TOMAMU is very large. Just trying different restaurants, experiencing skiing and snow activities will quickly fill up the itinerary for several days.
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Experience at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU in Hokkaido

Maybe you are planning your Hokkaido itinerary, and you are also considering whether the Hoshino Tomamu Resort in Hokkaido is worth visiting. After reading the key points below, you will automatically get the answer and understand why every winter There will be many people who ignore the price of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, and must spend a few days staying in the room here before continuing their winter itinerary in Hokkaido.

The exterior of Hoshino Resorts Tomamau Hokkaido
The brand "Hoshino Resorts" alone, coupled with the unique environment of TOMAMU, basically make sure to book a few months in advance

Best time to stay at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU

Generally speaking, the winter season of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort is determined according to the state of the ski resort, and it starts from the first ten days of December to the end of early April every year.

Although the business hours of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort are almost the whole winter time of Hokkaido, if the focus of your winter itinerary this time is to stay in Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, experience different snow activities, or plan to spend time learning skiing , all veryIt is recommended to leave during the period from late December to mid-March.
That's because the weather in Hokkaido will be relatively warm during the period from early December to late March. It is easy to see that the temperature is above +1 degree. Many ski trails and snow activities are due to weather and snow quality problems. , security issues and cannot be opened. Overall, there will be less activity experience to participate in. In addition, there are some activities and restaurants that need to train short-term staff in winter, so some activities will not open until early January, or there will be more reservations at that time.

To put it simply, if you want to get the best staying experience at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU, you can definitely do it during the period from early January to late February.

How to use Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU to match Hokkaido itinerary?

When you are planning your itinerary and want to decide which day to arrange the itinerary of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort,It is very recommended not to arrange Hoshino TOMAMU Resort on the first day after arriving in Hokkaido and the last day of the itinerary.
The reason is that it takes 2 hours to take the long-distance JR train from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport to Hoshino TOMAMU Resort. The weather in Hokkaido in winter changes very quickly. As long as there is a severe snowstorm, JR trains will be suspended, and some IC expressways will be closed at the same time.
If you don’t want to be stuck in Sapporo or New Chitose Airport due to weather problems, you can’t check into the reserved room on time, or because of the blizzard that stops the JR train, you’re stuck in the waiting hall of Hoshino The Tower and can’t return to Sapporo, If you miss the next flight,Arrange to stay at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort in the middle of the entire Hokkaido winter itineraryYou will get the most comfortable experience.

How many days is Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU worth staying?

Another common question is how many days should you stay at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort? To be honest, there is actually no standard answer. It can be one day, three days, five days, or not staying in their room at all.

That's because the activities of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort are not limited to residents.

So even if you travel back and forth from Sapporo and Furano to TOMAMU on the same day, you can participate in their snow activities, such as snowmobiles, Aisi ice city, forest restaurant Nininupuri, or use their ski resorts and nearby Restaurant, basically treating Hoshino TOMAMU Resort as a one-day snow playground is also one of the itinerary plans that can be considered.

However, if you want to get a relatively complete check-in experience, try different restaurants, different snow activities, and have the opportunity to learn to ski, you need at least a 3-day and 2-night check-in plan, and then follow your own preferences. The interest in winter snow activities and the pursuit of skiing should consider whether to have a longer stay plan, such as 4 days and 3 nights, 5 days and 4 nights stay plan, etc.

Generally speaking, the activities suitable for daytime in Hoshino TOMAMU Resort can be divided into three categories: skiing, snow mobile experience, and scenic sightseeing in the resort. Each activity is worth spending a morning/afternoon or a full day. And 3 days is just enough time to get the opportunity to experience every kind of activity, which is why it is necessary to stay at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort for at least 3 days.

But also because the area of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort is very large, there are more than 30 kinds of snow activities, 29 ski trails, and almost 30 restaurants provide dishes. From experience, a 5-day and 4-night stay can only try half of the entire resort, which is why many people choose to go again and again.

Choice of accommodation plans at Hoshino TOMAMU

It is also because it takes a few days to fully experience the activities, ski trails, and restaurants at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort. Basically, you can find relatively cheap B & B rooms in TOMAMU, otherwise it is basically not to stay in the room of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort Nothing is possible.

In other words, if you want to get the best Hoshino TOMAMU Resort experience, you must first understand what kind of rooms are provided in Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, and what kinds of accommodation options are available for booking, because different accommodation options will determine your Hoshino experience. TOMAMU resort needs to spend the cost.

Let’s start with the room size and house price.
The rooms at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU are divided into two locations. One side is "RISONARE Tomamu", which is more advanced, has larger room sizes, higher room rates, and fewer rooms. On the other side is "Tomamu The Tower", which has relatively cheap housing prices, relatively small room size, and a large number of rooms.

"Tomamu The Tower"

Basically, which type of room you stay in will not affect your chances to participate in different activities at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, as well as the price of the activities, because many activities can be settled on the spot, and the tour guide who leads the activity will not provide you with special services because of the room you stay in. Different levels of service.

So if your goal is to experience the activities of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, and the requirements for room size are not too high, you can save part of the room expenses by choosing the room of "Tomamu The Tower", and then spend the accommodation The budget is spent on snow activities and restaurant consumption.

Hoshino Hoshino Resorts Tomamau Tower appearance
The feature of "Tomamu The Tower" is that you can experience the activities and facilities of the entire Hoshino TOMAMU Resort at the best price

The rooms of "Tomamu The Tower" are mainly divided into 5 types of areas, namely 27 square meters, 32 square meters, 39 square meters, 50 square meters, and 58 square meters. They are mainly provided for doubles, triples, four people, A group of five people stays together. If two people stay in a 50-square-meter "Tomamu The Tower Standard Quadruple Room", the size of the room and the room that needs to be paid are probably similar to the rooms of other mid-level hot spring hotels of the Hoshino Group .

Perhaps it is because Hoshino TOMAMU resort has a lot of family travelers and group travelers staying. The rooms of "Tomamu The Tower" are the same as those of ordinary hot spring hotels. When you stay alone, you have to pay the price of a full double room, and Not half the price of a double room. So if you plan to go to Hoshino Tomamu Resort alone, you need to prepare a little more in terms of accommodation expenses.

To sum up, if you want to stay in a room at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort with the lowest accommodation budget, and your itinerary for the past few days is mainly based on outdoor activities, the accommodation plan of "Tomamu The Tower" will allow you Make the most of every penny of your travel budget.

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The biggest difference from "Tomamu The Tower" is that "RISONARE Tomamu" provides higher-level services, which can give you a completely different check-in experience.

Risonare exterior of Hoshino Resorts Tomamau, Hokkaido
The biggest feature of "RISONARE Tomamu" is that it can give you a higher level of experience in terms of space and accommodation services

For example, from the moment you arrive at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, if you are staying at "Tomamu The Tower", you need to get off the shuttle bus, drag your suitcase to the front desk of the hotel and queue up to check in for the room, and then go to the hotel as usual Like a business hotel, you have to drag your suitcase to the room by yourself. Another point is that sometimes, especially during the New Year and snow festivals, if there are some group tourists with more than a dozen or dozens of people who come to "Tomamu The Tower" before you, it is very likely that you need to go to "Tomamu The Tower" In the lobby of the hotel, you have to wait in line for half an hour before you can check in and get your room. It is easier to waste the time for playing and skiing.

But on the "RISONARE Tomamu" side, apart from the fact that the number of rooms is relatively small, basically there will be no group customers crowding the underground lobby of "RISONARE Tomamu", the most important thing is that when you get off the shuttle bus, " The staff of RISONARE Tomamu" will help you pick up your suitcase, and will let you sit down and rest first, and then come over to register with you to get the room, take you to the room and introduce the details of the room to you. The whole process does not need to spend time waiting or queuing at all, and the whole process experience is no different from that of ordinary high-end hotels. Perhaps this is why the rooms of "RISONARE Tomamu" are relatively high.

The biggest difference between the rooms at "RISONARE Tomamu" and "Tomamu The Tower" is the room size and room equipment.
I just said that the largest room in "Tomamu The Tower" is only 58 square meters, but inThe smallest room at "RISONARE Tomamu" is already 100 square meters. And in the room next to "RISONARE Tomamu"It will also be equipped with a jacuzzi, a sauna, and a wide living and activity space, These are all equipment that will not appear in the room of "Tomamu The Tower".

If you come to Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU with your family, compared to the room at "Tomamu The Tower", you can spend more comfortable vacation with your family in the room of "RISONARE Tomamu".

Another point is that the interior design and room view of "RISONARE Tomamu" are much better than those of "Tomamu The Tower".Rooms on all floors have expansive glass windows overlooking the ski slopes.
If the overall score of "Tomamu The Tower" in this link is at the level of mid-to-high-end rooms in Tokyo, then the room design and room landscape of "RISONARE Tomamu" can be compared with those high-end hot spring hotels in hot spring areas.

Risonare view from Hoshino Resorts Tomamau Hokkaido
Perhaps it is because the location of "RISONARE Tomamu" is in the middle of the mountain, so you can see the whole ski resort at any location

In a nutshell, if you come to Hoshino TOMAMU Resort to celebrate some important festivals, choosing "RISONARE Tomamu" can easily avoid group tourists who come to ski in winter, and you can enjoy "RISONARE Tomamu" quietly Premium dinner and breakfast on the top floor, enjoy this rare winter vacation with the most important people.

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Comparison of official website booking vs third-party booking

Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, just like other resorts and hot spring hotels, can book different accommodation plans on their official website, such as booking accommodation plans at discounted prices including cable car tickets, breakfast, and some early bird discounts for bookings 3 months in advance Plans and so on, generally speaking, there will be more room types and package options.

On the other hand, you can also book rooms at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort on some hotel booking platforms. If you are used to booking rooms in this way, you can use these hotel booking platforms to book rooms at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort. To more different discounts, such as discount codes that appear from time to time, special credit card discounts, etc.

Although there are fewer types of rooms on the hotel reservation platform, if you consider that the activities and meal charges of Hoshino Tomamu Resort can be separated from the room price independently, and will not be affected by the room type and booking channel, sometimes you can use other Booking a room at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort on the hotel booking platform may save a lot of accommodation expenses, and you can also earn extra points, which can be used when booking other travel accommodation.

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Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU event experience sharing

like I said at the beginningActivities at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMAU can be divided into 3 categories, which are skiing, snow mobile experience, and scenic sightseeing in the resort.

Among the three major types of activities, skiing, snow mobile experience, and scenic sightseeing, they can also be divided into ski resort areas - participating in ski lessons, Snow Kart 4200 experience; Daxueyuan outdoor activity area - snow off-road vehicle guide, snowmobile, snow Experiences of rafting, snow banana boat, snow fishing, and snow walking; then board the cable car to visit the limited fog and ice platform in winter (it will be converted into a cloud platform in summer), and play in the snow at Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort.

Basically, there are many activities worth playing.If you plan to participate in each type of activity once, you must prepare at least 3 days of daytime activitiesOnly then can it be barely completed.

In addition, Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort also has an outdoor playground (ICE VILLAGE) that mainly experiences ice sculptures, a large indoor heated wave swimming pool (Mina MINA BEACH), and an outdoor open-air bath next to it (木林之汤 KININ NO YU) These 3 places are suitable for experiencing and playing in the evening.
And because ICE VILLAGE is far away from the smiling sea stall MINA MINA BEACH and KININ NO YU for water experience, if the traffic time and waiting time in Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort are taken into account, basically each side It takes about 2 hours a night to fully experience it.

So as long as you calculate the time required for different activities, you will definitely understand why arranging a 3-day, 2-night Hoshino TOMAMAU resort itinerary is only half of the experience of the entire resort. It takes a few more days to fully experience the fun of the entire resort.

Use Snow Kart 4200 to start from the fog ice platform, even if you don’t know how to ski, you can still experience the fun of skiing

Itinerary mainly based on experience skiing

Just like many people, they all want to experience skiing and learn skiing, so they choose to come to Hokkaido, and then arrange rooms and ski school courses in Hoshino TOMAMU Resort in the middle of the entire Hokkaido winter itinerary, hoping to be able to do it in just a few days. Learn to ski one day, then board the cable car and slide down the easiest slopes.

if yourThe goal of the itinerary is to learn to skithen, basicallyBe sure to prepare 2 days of daytime activitiesto be able to learn.
That’s because the average ski novice needs to take lessons with the coach first, then practice by himself, and then take a lesson for the coach to correct, and finally he can safely board the cable car and slide down the simplest slope. And this process takes about 2 days, and it is usually a schedule of classes in the morning and practice in the afternoon.

So in a 3 days and 2 nights itinerary, it will not be enough to let you fully experience the fun of skiing. It is because generally novices who have never had any experience in skiing need about 10 hours to 15 hours of skiing time to be able to master the "balance" of standing on the snowboard, and at the same time be able to freely control it safely and not easily fall The snowboard turned, and finally successfully slid down from the primary slope.

However, it is not easy to reach this level in just a few days. That is because if you want to gain time for yourself to practice, you must make an appointment for a ski lesson at 09:00 in the morning, and you must arrange it half an hour earlier. Registration for ski lessons. andYou must collect your own ski equipment before the class. You must not ask the coach to help you collect the ski equipment after the formal class, otherwise the expensive ski lessons will be wasted.

That is to say, on the first day, basically you must arrive at the ski center of Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort at 08:00, and then start lessons with the instructor at 09:00 on time, and the skiing lesson will end at 11:00 in the morning. 11:00 – 12:00 is lunch time, from 13:00 you start your own practice until 16:00 the end of the ski resort’s business hours for the day. Then on the second day, I had another ski lesson with the coach and practiced by myself again. On the morning of the third day, I was able to board the cable car and slide down the easiest ski path by myself.

so if your itineraryThe goal is to experience skiing and learn skiingIf so, all veryIt is recommended to arrange a 4-day, 3-night, 5-day, 4-night itinerary at Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort, This kind of itinerary will have several advantages, such as being able to receive ski equipment one day earlier, avoiding the crowds of people queuing up to receive ski equipment in the morning and making you late for expensive ski lessons; you can also completely learn basic skiing skills, achieve The small goal of climbing on the cable car and sliding down.
And more importantly, you can have free time to experience the snow mobile experience and snow walking in the Outdoor Center; and board the Gondola cable car to the fog ice platform, and enjoy the scenery of the entire Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort from the mountain, and It is to drink the fog ice coffee that is limited to the fog ice platform.

Hoshino Hoshino Resorts Tomamau ski resort view
If you want to experience skiing, the safest thing is to find a coach to learn. Generally speaking, you can learn in about 2 days

Itinerary arrangement based on snow fun experience without skiing

Although almost half of the entire Hoshino Tomamau Resort is ski runs, it seems that if you don’t know how to ski, you shouldn’t go to Hoshino Tomamau Resort?
Of course not, because there is actually one at Hoshino Tomamau ResortProposal of "You can have a good vacation without knowing skiing", mainly to provide different activities for passengers who do not know how to ski and do not intend to learn to ski, or parents and family travelers who need to take care of young children but cannot go skiing, so that they can participate in different snow activities together.

The more popular Snow Kart 4200 experience is that you can rent a Snow Kart to board the Gondola cable car, first go to the fog ice platform to visit the Hoshino TOMAMU scenery, and then slide down from the snow track part of the fog ice platform with other skiers, Or go to the outdoor activity center GAO Outdoor Center to book a snowmobile tour guide, and go deep into the forest part of Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort to experience the unique powder snow in Hokkaido; otherwise, if you like driving, you can also participate in snowmobile experience and so on.

In addition, there are also some forest snow walks, lake picnics, ice fishing, day-time snow camping, etc. for family travelers, and some winter-limited activities that are suitable for you who do not plan to ski but also allow you to experience the snow.

As for the schedule of activities, how many days to arrange to stay at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMAU depends on how many activities you plan to participate in. basically allThe business hours (09:00 – 15:30) of about 6 hours a day can be divided into 3 parts, respectively 09:00-11:00 am / 12:00-14:00 noon / 14:00-15:30 pm.

If you plan to play Snow Kart 4200 and snowmobile tour guide, because the two groups of activities are in different areas of Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort, you need to wait for the shuttle bus to depart from the Resort Center to the GAO Outdoor Center, so the two It is most suitable to arrange the activities in the morning and noon respectively, and you will not be unable to arrive at the scheduled activities on time due to traffic problems, and will be canceled in the end.
Then in the afternoon, you can participate in some activities that do not require an appointment, such as going to the sled park, snowmobiling, or going to the smiling sea stall MINA MINA BEACH, Mulinzhiyu KININ NO YU earlier, then you can avoid 18 Crowds after :00 do not monopolize the snow scene of the open-air bath. Or have dinner earlier, arrive at ICE VILLAGE before 19:00 to wait for the fireworks show, participate in some ice and snow making experiences, etc.

Simply put, if you plan to spend time learning to ski, basicallyA 4 days and 3 nights itinerary can refer to the following arrangement:

  • Day 1 – Arrive at Hoshino Tomamau Resort in the morning, store your suitcases, and have lunch; participate in the snowmobile experience in the afternoon; go to KININ NO YU to take a bath in the evening
  • Day 2 – Participate in the guided snowmobile tour in the morning, head to the Fog Ice Platform at noon, and then use the Snow Kart 4200 to slide down the snow track; set off to surf at MINA MINA BEACH in the afternoon; go to ICE VILLAGE in the evening
  • Day 3 – Go to the sleigh park in the morning to play in the snow; participate in the snow banana boat experience and snow rafting experience at noon; participate in the Baumkuchen making experience in the afternoon
  • Day 4 – Choose your favorite activities in the morning and play again / Go to the Fog and Ice Platform to enjoy the snow scenery again according to the weather; pack your suitcase at noon and leave Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort in the afternoon

Of course, if you plan to stay at Hoshino Tomamau Resort for 5 days and 4 nights, you can make the above itinerary easier, so you can eat in high-end restaurants for several consecutive nights, and you won’t miss it Opportunity for Ace Ice City.

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Restaurants and eating options worth trying at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU

There are about 30 restaurants to choose from in Hoshino Resorts TOMAMAU, which are located in the three major areas of "RISONARE Tomamu", "hotalu street" and "Resort Center". To put it simply, the restaurants in "RISONARE Tomamu" are relatively high-end and the average consumption is relatively expensive, but the overall quality is guaranteed. The restaurants on "hotalu street" are popular and relatively affordable. The restaurant of "Resort Center" mainly provides fast food and high-calorie lunch, which is suitable for lunch during skiing. Other restaurants in "MINA MINA BEACH" and "Ski Area (Mt. Tomamu)" mainly serve light food, so if you have the opportunity to pass by, you can try them.

Then, in terms of buffet meals, Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort has two themed restaurants - "Forest Restaurant Nininupuri" and "Buffet Dining hal", which mainly provide buffet breakfast and dinner. There is also a Restaurant Mikaku that provides a Japanese buffet breakfast, that is, every resident can use the breakfast ticket to try the buffet breakfast in 3 restaurants and enjoy the buffet dinner in 2 restaurants at their own expense.

Is Forest Restaurant Nininupuri worth visiting?

If the most famous restaurant of Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort, I believe it must be the forest restaurant Nininupuri. The reputation of the forest restaurant Nininupuri can be said to be higher than that of the Hoshino TOMAMAU resort itself. Perhaps many people have seen the photos of the forest restaurant Nininupuri, but they do not know that the forest restaurant Nininupuri is actually in the Hoshino TOMAMAU resort.

Therefore, many people will decide to book a room at Hoshino TOMAMAU Resort in order to go to the forest restaurant Nininupuri, and every day at around 17:00, they will always see more than ten people queuing up at the gate of the forest restaurant Nininupuri. Perhaps because of the inability to make reservations, there is almost no day without queuing.

Indeed, the environment of the forest restaurant Nininupuri is very beautiful, and it feels really good to be surrounded by the sea of trees. Moreover, the buffet meals provided are very rich and the price is not very expensive. For dinner, there are "Four Kings of Meat in Hokkaido" mutton, fried chicken nuggets, pork bowl, and grilled beef. choose. However, if you compare the food quality and dining experience of all restaurants in Hoshino Tomamau Resort, the forest restaurant Nininupuri will definitely not be ranked first.

Maybe it's because there are so many people going to the forest restaurant Nininupuri, so the staff in the restaurant are very busy and not very friendly, and they will often talk to you with a straight face. As for the meals, although it is said that the "Four Kings of Meat in Hokkaido" can be eaten at will, but to put it bluntly, it is just a fast food that is mass-produced to cope with the massive crowds, not a restaurant with a sea of trees and a background that provides exquisite food. Dining room.
So you will see that many foods are cooked by frying, such as fried shrimp, croquettes, fried Tang Yang chicken, etc., which will make you full and leave as soon as possible.

Considering that dinner costs about ¥4,000 yen, "Is the forest restaurant Nininupuri very delicious?" It must not be. But for a restaurant that can fill your stomach and take pictures with the sea of trees and share them on social media, ¥4,000 yen is just fine as the entrance fee for taking pictures with the sea of trees. And those foods can be used as snacks for taking pictures at the entrance, and they are given to you for free. Perhaps taking pictures with the sea of trees at the forest restaurant Nininupuri is the key point. The food is just a supporting role in the sea of trees.

So if you really want to eat a high-end meal, it is highly recommended to make a reservation at the restaurants on 31/F and 32/F of "RISONARE Tomamu", which are all high-end restaurants. Or there are cheap and delicious options on hotalu street. For example, SOUP CURRY GARAKU on hotalu street, or a permanent Western-style steak shop, ramen shop, etc. The budget you spend here will get the corresponding food quality. If you like food, you must not miss it.

Is Buffet Dining hal worth going?

Compared with "Forest Restaurant Nininupuri", "Buffet Dining hal" provides better food and beverage services, and the staff are more friendly.
Although the charge of "Buffet Dining hal" is about ¥2000 higher than that of "Forest Restaurant Nininupuri", overall, the contents of the meals here are relatively high-end. Some photos of Hokkaido high-end crab dishes, cloud sea desserts, etc. can be shared. Social media meals are sure to come. So if you want to eat well at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, it is highly recommended to arrange dinner at "Buffet Dining hal", and then it will be more cost-effective to take pictures in the sea of trees in "Forest Restaurant Nininupuri" after breakfast.

Breakfast at hal restaurant at Hoshino Resorts Tomamau in Hokkaido
The breakfast content of Buffet Dining hal is similar to that of the forest restaurant Nininupuri, so it is more cost-effective to leave the breakfast time for the forest restaurant Nininupuri to take pictures

Are RISONARE Tomamu restaurants worth visiting?

If you like high-end seafood dishes, or plan to celebrate some important festivals at Hoshino Tomamu Resort and choose to stay at RISONARE Tomamu, you must find a chance to try the restaurants on the top floor 31/F and 32/F of RISONARE Tomamu one time.

Because at the top restaurant of RISONARE Tomamu, you can try the most advanced cooking experience of the entire Hoshino TOMAMU resort. For example, during dinner time, there will be Wagyu beef, seafood shabu-shabu, or boutique Western-style set meals, etc., some banquet cuisine dining experience that can only be found in high-end restaurants. Although the average consumption budget will be much higher than that of "hotalu street" and "Buffet Dining hal", which is about ¥10,000 per person, but the banquet dishes provided are all hot spring hotel restaurant-level banquet dishes, which are very A selection of dishes suitable for celebrating important occasions.

In addition, in terms of breakfast, if you are a RISONARE Tomamu resident, it is highly recommended to try the "SORA Restaurant" at RISONARE Tomamu NORTH 31/F for breakfast one day. Because in "SORA Restaurant" you can enjoy the scenery of the entire ski resort from multiple angles, and if you have traditional Japanese breakfast, whether it is taking pictures or the whole dining experience, it will definitely be much better than "Forest Restaurant Nininupuri".

Another point is that the usual "SORA restaurant" is based on a reservation system. Generally speaking, it is set as a "limited/priority" status for RISONARE Tomamu guests. You can go” is a completely different experience. So if you will stay at RISONARE Tomamu, don't miss the breakfast experience at "SORA Restaurant"!

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu's 4-Day Food and Drink Itinerary Recommendations

There are indeed a lot of restaurant choices in Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, but simply speaking, it is easier to plan as long as different restaurants are divided into different areas and different levels.

If you are planning a 4-day, 3-night itinerary at Hoshino Tomamu Resort and will also stay at RISONARE Tomamu, after arriving at Hoshino Tomamu Resort in the evening on the first morning, you can go to the "Resort Center" to have lunch and dessert first. Then during dinner time, you can go to "hotalu street" to try ramen, soup curry, hamburgers, etc., starting with the most basic and elementary meals.

Then the next day's breakfast will be determined according to the weather at that time. If the weather is fine, you can make an appointment to take pictures at the "SORA Restaurant" at RISONARE Tomamu NORTH 31/F, otherwise you can decide to go to "Forest Restaurant Nininupuri" based on the crowds in line. One of "Buffet Dining hal" and "Mikaku".
For lunch, you can choose one of your favorites on both sides of "hotalu street" and "Resort Center". Among them, the pork meat rice and taiyaki at "Resort Center" are very worth trying. For dinner, you can consider making a reservation for "Buffet Dining hal" or RISONARE Tomamu 31/F, 32/F restaurants. You can choose one of them according to your budget and preferences on the day.

The breakfast arrangement on the third day is the same as the second day. If you like to take pictures, you can choose between "Forest Restaurant Nininupuri" and "SORA Restaurant". However, if there is a full house and you need to queue, go to "Mikaku" or "hotalu street", both of which are relatively close and reliable choices.
As for the lunch and dinner on the third day, as well as the breakfast and lunch recommendations on the fourth day, I believe you will have a good grasp of the itinerary on the third day, and you will almost visit Hoshino TOMAMU Resort once, so just put what you want Just put restaurants, restaurants that you haven’t eaten yet, and restaurants that you want to eat more.

To put it simply, a 4-day, 3-night itinerary has about 12-16 meals to try different types of meals and different types of desserts in Hoshino TOMAMU Resort. The experience will be more complete.

Things to prepare for departure to Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU

Generally speaking, staying at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort is like going to Hokkaido in winter, as long as you prepare enough and suitable winter clothes, you can start. But if you plan to go to "Smiling Beach MINA MINA BEACH" to play warm water surfing,Pack your summer swimwear when you pack your suitcase.

Although it would be a little strange to bring summer swimsuits when going to Hokkaido in winter, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of money buying swimsuits from Hoshino on the spot, it is recommended to prepare them before departure.

In addition, before participating in activities every day, it is recommended to check whether you have enough¥100 yen coin, Basically, about 10 for each person is enough.
That's because most of Hoshino TOMAMU's activity areas will provide Coin Locker (Coin Locker コインロッカー) for you to store your backpack. Some are free, and some require ¥500 each time. However, there may not necessarily be exchange services next to all coin lockers, so if you find that you don’t have enough ¥100 coins, it is recommended to contact the hotel front desk in the morning, and it will not affect the day’s itinerary.

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Winter opening hours of Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU

According to past records, the Hoshino TOMAMU resort in winter, also known as the Winter Season, will generally be inBegins on December 1st each year and ends on April 1st each year.
However, in actuality, the weather and snowfall vary from year to year, and the amount of snowfall will determine which ski trails and snow activities can be opened, and will directly affect the experience of every passenger. Therefore, there have been cases of delayed opening and early closing over the years. If you plan to book in early December and late March, you must pay more attention, and be prepared for a backup plan that will cancel the reservation due to weather problems.

Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU travel budget

Generally speaking, there are three main opportunities for you to spend money at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort, namely food consumption and activity consumption. Probably because the souvenirs of Hoshino TOMAMU Resort are not very attractive, so the chances of making people spend a lot of money in this respect are relatively low.

In terms of food and beverage consumption, if you use a more generous calculation method, breakfast will cost about ¥3,000 (assuming you do not book an accommodation plan that includes breakfast), lunch will cost about ¥4,000, and dinner will cost about ¥5,000. It costs about ¥2000, plus buying some snacks, Yunhai coffee, etc., about ¥2000. The total dietary budget for a day is about ¥10,000 – ¥15,000.

Although it seems a bit high from the figures, but with this consumption budget, you can be sure that you can continue to eat good food throughout the day.

The cost of activities depends on whether you will go skiing, or whether you will participate in some activities that require special reservations. If you plan to ski, you will need around ¥45,000-¥50,000 a day, including ski equipment, ski lessons, and lift tickets. If you will go to participate in some outdoor snow activities, it will be about ¥5000 per person each time.

In addition, although the admission tickets for "ICE VILLAGE" are already included in the price, there are also many special activities that make people lose their minds and automatically take out their wallets to pay. Therefore, if you plan to go to "ICE VILLAGE" for consumption, it is recommended to prepare an additional ¥20,000 yen to participate in most of the ice and snow experience.

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Best Time to Book Winter Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU

Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU uses summer and winter to separate the rooms that can be reserved every year. So when it is still the Winter Season in winter, you can already book any accommodation plan for the entire summer Green Season. The Winter Season at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort is based on the same principle. Basically, you can book any accommodation plan for the entire Winter Season from June to August every year.

So if you plan to come to Hoshino TOMAMU Resort on some special days (such as Christmas, January 1 New Year, Chinese New Year, Sapporo Snow Festival), it is very recommended to start planning your itinerary a few months in advance, so that in addition to In addition to booking the most suitable accommodation plan, it is also possible to get additional booking discounts.

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How to get to Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU

Although there is a 25-minute walk between Hoshino TOMAMU Resort and JR TOMAMU Station, in fact, every time a JR train arrives at TOMAMU Station, there will be a special shuttle bus departing from JR TOMAMU Station to "Tomamu The Tower" and "RISONARE Tomamu", so you don't have to worry about dragging the suitcase in the snow.
In addition, because the room check-in procedure will only be done at the front desk of the hotel, instead of confirming with the staff of the circular line at JR TOMAMU Station on the spot, you only need to state whether you are going to "Tomamu The Tower" or "RISONARE Tomamu". Arrive at the hotel and drop off the suitcases and start different activities.

The way to go to JR TOMAMU station is generally to use the Super Ōzora Super Ozora and Super Tokachi Super Tokachi high-speed trains from JR Sapporo Station to JR TOMAMU Station. The journey takes about 1.5 hours and the one-way fare is about ¥6000. Yuan.

It should be noted that electronic payment is not very popular in Hokkaido JR, and departure from JR TOMAMU Station to Sapporo uses the method of "paying the fare in the compartment" to check the ticket, so you must check whether there is enough money before returning to Sapporo The cash only boarded the JR train to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings.

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If you are coming to Hokkaido for the first time in this winter itinerary, and if you come with your family, arranging the middle days of the entire Hokkaido itinerary at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort should be the most fulfilling everyone's wish. Because whether you want to experience skiing, see snow for the first time, want to experience the feeling of walking on the snow, or want to try the authentic food experience of Hokkaido, you can definitely do it here at Hoshino TOMAMU Resort Find the activities and food experiences you want.

In addition, if your winter itinerary will pass through Tokyo, you can also check out theTokyo Travel Information. Because sometimes simply going to Hokkaido for a few days can’t satisfy everyone’s wishes, especially Hokkaido, a place with a very large area, it’s not easy to go sightseeing, eat and drink all day like the itinerary of Tokyo and Osaka

Therefore, if you arrange a few days to go to Tokyo before and after the Hokkaido itinerary, not only can you satisfy your crazy shopping desire, but more importantly, you can have a few days as a buffer time to reduce the inability to take flights and JR trains on time due to bad weather. , and end up missing the plane flight home, or missing out on expensive ski lessons, guided snow tours, and more.

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