Have you ever seen a scene where the entire landscape in front of you is covered with sea of clouds? Within the Hoshino Resort Tomamu in Yufutsu-gun, Hokkaido, there is the “Tomamu Unkai Terrace” (The Terrace of Sea of Cloud) where you can see Unkai for a limited time. When you go to the top of the mountain with the gondola swaying, you’ll see a moving landscape that you’ve never seen before.
“Tomamu Unkai Terrace” is a terrace in the Hoshino Resort Tomamu, Hokkaido where you can enjoy the sea of clouds. It is located on a mountain with an altitude of 1,088 meters and you can enjoy the sea of clouds. This terrace was made from a word from a staff member. “I want to show this view to customers”. Tomamu Unkai Terrace, which started with this word, is now a popular spot visited by over 600,000 people.
The dynamic movement of clouds that flow like a waterfall and the scene where the entire surface of your eyes is covered with clouds like the sea are impressive scenes that you want to see once in a lifetime.
In addition to the main terrace where the cafe is located, Tomamu Unkai Terrace has several unique observation spots. Let’s enjoy the scenery where magnificent nature spreads at the superb view point where you can enjoy the sea of clouds more.
Hoshino Resort Tomamu, where Tomamu Unkai Terrace is located, is a 100-minute drive from New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido. Guests of “Risonare Tomamu” and “The Tower” will be picked up from the hotel to the gondola platform on the Unkai Terrace. If you are going on a day trip, follow the information in the resort and go to the Resort Center. Since the sea of clouds occurs early in the morning, staying from the previous day is recommended.
Just a short ride on the gondola to Tomamu Unkai Terrace. A trip of about 13 minutes is one of the highlights. From the gondola window, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery where the nature of Hokkaido is approaching
Unkai does not always appear during the period, as it only occurs when weather and land conditions exist. Encounter with Unkai, whose expression changes one after another, is a once-in-a-lifetime chance. The probability of the sea of clouds is as low as about 30 to 40%, and the probability of the sea of clouds as dynamic as a waterfall is even lower. If you can see it during the period, it is a very valuable experience.
When the sea of clouds actually occurs, you can see a fantastic view. The sea of clouds where the whole area is covered with clouds is called the Pacific Ocean. A sea of clouds unique to Tomamu that can only be seen with a very low probability of having land and weather conditions. Clouds that flow like waterfalls rarely occur.
Unfortunately, if you can’t see the sea of clouds, don’t get depressed. In the clear air in the early morning, you can see the beautiful scenery up to the distant mountains. There is no doubt that you will be impressed by the sight that can only be seen by those who get up early after working hard.
Fantastic large panorama that nature creates
“Unkai Terrace” (The Terrace of Sea of Cloud), Tomamu’s breathtaking panorama
The expression of just fantastic is perfect. Hoshino Resort Tomamu’s “Unkai Terrace” is now becoming a new feature of Hokkaido sightseeing. 2000 people will visit from early morning every day in search of fortune that can not be met without getting up early.
Unkai Terrace is, as it were, a large balcony near the top of the mountain. The exquisite position at an altitude of 1088 meters is slightly above the height at which cloud sea occurs in Tomamu. Therefore, the sea of clouds spreads as if the hands are reachable. Despite all visitors can not meet the sea of clouds, seeking a fantastic large panorama that nature creates, now 130,000 people are attracted like pilgrims annually. The fantastic scene where the carpet of fluffy clouds spreads out in front is exactly moving. On the terrace, deck chairs etc are installed, you can also buy snacks and drinks, a variety of experience menus are also prepared and pleasing visitors. You can relax and enjoy the overwhelming excitement experience and a magical time.
The charm of “Unkai Terrace” is that it made the sea of clouds a familiar presence that everyone can enjoy. You can reach the terrace in a gondola in about 13 minutes. As long as you get up early you can easily see the sea of clouds even for women and young children. The height of a terrace with an altitude of 1088 meters gives you a realistic feeling that you can reach the sea of clouds if you extend your hand unlike when you see it from the top of a high mountain.
The best view of the sea of clouds in Hokkaido
It is the “Unkai Terrace” in Tomamu, that is located almost in the center of Hokkaido prefecture, you can enjoy the best scenery of the sea of clouds in Hokkaido. This is part of the facility of “The Hoshino Resort Tomamu” that is managed by the Hoshino Resort, not only those who are lodging there but also a visitor can use it.
One of the best tourist spot
It is said that the “Unkai Terrace” is already one of the best tourist spot now. The terrace on the top of Mt.Tomamu built by Hoshino Resort is the “Unkai Terrace”. It is attractive time of 13 minutes while you are getting on the gondola.
You can enjoy approaching clouds, feeling like as if you are flying through the clouds, and being on the clouds, in the gondola.
If it is possible to get up early in the morning, you can enjoy impressive scenery of Hokkaido while breathing comfortable clean air.
Come across different types of clouds
The figures of a sea of clouds which you can see from the Unkai Terrace are different every day. You are able to come across different types of clouds whenever you go.[Data] Open Period
From middle of MAY to middle of OCT
[Middle of MAY – End of AUG] 4:00 – 8:00（Last ride up） *Last ride down9:00
[First of SEP – Middle of OCT] 4:30 – 8:00（Last ride up） *Last ride down9:00
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Unkai Terrace (The Terrace of Sea of Cloud)|
|Adresse:||Nakatomamu Yufutsugun Shimukappumura, Hokkaido 079-2204 Japan|
|Access:||JR Sekisho-sen Line “Tomamu-eki Station” (13 minutes by gondola)|
Located in the Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU.
Use the shuttle bus from [RISONARE Tomamu] or [The TOWER].
(About 5 to 10 minutes you will arrive at the [Resort center])
|Price:||Passenger Fare of Gondola|
1,900 yen (Adult)
1,200 yen (Under 12 years old)
Free (Under 6 years old)
Please refer the official web page.