The Unkai Terrace is one of only a few locations in Japan where it is possible to see the unkai, or “sea of clouds” phenomenon. From May to October each year, visitors come to the Unkai Terrace at Hoshino Resorts Tomamu to look out at the view above an ethereal sea of clouds. Take a 13-minute gondola trip through the sky to this dreamlike scenery, only available to the earliest morning risers.
Even in July and August, the temperatures on the terrace are chilly, so bring your warm jacket along. The Unkai Terrace transforms into the muhyou (rime) Terrace in Winter, where you can observe stunning trees seemingly decorated with ice crystals. Below freezing temperatures are necessary to create this incredible landscape, so be sure to come outfitted in your heaviest winter wear!
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu Unkai Terrace
Nakatomamu, Shimukappu, Yufutsu-gun, Hokkaido
May 11 to October 14
Adult(age 13 and over): 1,900 yen / Age 7～12: 1,200 yen
*Information may be changed. For more details, please refer to the official website.