How To Get There
Where is Tomamu Ski Resort?
Tomamu is situated about 150 km to the east of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
The small town of Naka-tomamu sits just near the Tomamu train station, which only consists of several houses, a handful of pensions, and a hotel yet no shops. The nearest decent sized town, Shintoku, is a 20 minute (40km) train ride away.
How To Get To Tomamu
See the getting to Hokkaido page for information on flights to Sapporo.
From Sapporo International Airport
BY TRAIN - Tomamu is a very comfortable 70-90 minute express train trip from New Chitose Airport (Sapporo International Airport) via the Minami Chitose station (which is one stop from the airport). See Hyperdia for timetables and rates.
From the Tomamu train station it’s only a 5 minute bus ride to the resort. Complimentary transfer buses are at the platform to meet each arriving train which will take you to your hotel.
BY SHUTTLE - you can book shuttles between the airport and Tomamu here (for booking from October onwards and need to be booked at least 9 days in advance).
BY CAR -
The drive takes about 2 hours. Take the Do-to Expressway from the Chitose Higashi IC, which is a 15 minute drive from New Chitose Airport, to the Yubari IC. Take National Route 274 for Obihiro and go through the Hotaka Tunnel. Go past the sign for Shimukappu-mura, and then turn left at the Meiseki PA on the right which has a sign pointing to Shimukappu. Or the Tomamu phone number for GPS navigation is 0167-58-1111.
BY SHUTTLE - you can book shuttles between Sapporo and Tomamu here (for booking from October onwards).
BY CAR - Take the Do-oh and Do-to expressways from the Sapporo IC to the Yubari IC via the Chitose Eniwa JCT.
Take National Route 274 for Obihiro and then follow directions as above. The drive takes about 2 hours 10 minutes.
BY BUS - The bus trip from Furano to Tomamu takes about 1 hour and is reasonably inexpensive.
You can book bus tickets at the Furano Tourist Information Centre located at the base of the Kitanomine gondola.
Or you can get to Tomamu from Furano as part of a guided ski or snowboard trip for the day.
||Hokkaido Resort Liner - Bus Transfers
The most economical & efficient way to get to and from Sapporo/Airport to Hokkaido resorts including Niseko, Rusutsu, Furano, Kiroro, Kokusai, Sahoro & Tomamu.
Getting Around Tomamu
Getting around between the accommodation and restaurants areas is very easy. The entire village is linked together by a very efficient and regular shuttle bus service that stops at the hotels, resort centre and spa centre every 15 minutes.
It's easy to walk between the Tower Hotel and Risonare Hotel and their associated restaurants via the Sky Walk. This is an indoor passageway that passes through the forest. It might be indoors but it's not warm, so rug up!
Other Ski Resorts Nearby Other resorts nearby include:
Shuttle buses are available (bookable after October)