Village Info in Tomamu
Tomamu Getting Around
The purpose-built nature of the Tomamu resort, and the fact that one group owns all of the facilities and land, mean that the resort is actually incredibly easy to navigate. The two largest and main hotels are connected, as are a lot of the other most popular destinations such as restaurants, via covered walkways that keep you out of the harsh weather. Don’t feel like walking? There’s also a looped shuttle bus that runs throughout town, too, making it extremely easy to get around Tomamu.
Tomamu ATMs, Bank & Cash
The Tower Hotel’s lobby houses a Seven & I Holdings international ATM that will come in handy. There’s no bank nearby but with the international ATM you should not need to stress about having enough cash on you.
As you’d expect, there are a number of small souvenir stores and convenience stores within walking distance of the two major hotels, easily accessibly via either walking or the free shuttle bus. However, there are no large supermarkets nearby – this shouldn’t be too large of an issue, as there are plenty of restaurants and cafe meal options within the resort. All of the essentials are available easily, as are a range of gifts and presents, not to mention great souvenirs for yourself, and there are a number of vending machines scattered throughout the resort.
Tomamu Onsen Guide
There might not be anywhere to party to unwind, but there are definitely a whole lot of ways to unwind at Tomamu that are a little more relaxing. Mina Mina Beach is one the country’s largest indoor wave pools, and a gorgeous sight within itself, located within walking distance or a short trip on the shuttle bus. Open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily throughout November to April, Mina Mina Beach is also attached to a stunning open-air naturally heated onsen, Kirin-no-Yu, which overlooks the Tomamu forest and is a perfect place to relax and unwind.
The Risonare houses two large spas, both in the North Tower, offering perfect massage services completed by trained professionals, as well as more luxurious treatments such as facials and aromatherapy. You won’t miss out if you’re staying in the Tower Hotel, though, with Le Celebisu Spa and Thai Massage Tocoyo both open for guests. In addition, there’s the Relaxation Salon Shimukappu, housed by the Tower Hotel, too. Most of the spas will require reservations, but they’re well worth planning for and are a superb way to loosen your muscles after a long ski day.