Club Med Tomamu

Tomamu, Hokkaido, Japan

Scout loves

  • Club Med's all inclusive, all happy, all activity style makes it perfect for families wanting to take an easy, stress-free ski holiday
  • Apart from the existing building, everything inside will be brand new in 2017
  • Plenty of interconnecting rooms
  • Access to Tomamu resort’s famous family activities such as the wave pool and ice village.

Scout tips

  • There are Kids' Clubs for 2-17-year-olds as well as Baby Clubs for 0-23 months, included in the price
  • Part of the property is a bit of a walk or a good push on skis to the lifts.
  • The main restaurant & buffet seats 950.
  • Half of the rooms, the second smaller restaurant and Zen bar won’t be open until the second half of January 2018. However this does not affect any of the kids’ club facilities.

SCOUT REVIEW

Club Med has been around in Hokkaido for a long time with its resort at Sahoro. But as of the 2017/18 season Sahoro will be eclipsed with a newer, bigger, more stylish flagship resort at Tomamu. Bigger isn’t an understatement. Once Club Med Tomamu is complete there will be 340 rooms and the main restaurant can seat 950 people. Yet couples and groups without kids in tow shouldn’t be afraid of the resort being one ginormous noisy, playground. The resort has several smaller, more intimate areas for those seeking a slightly less-hectic environment, such as the speciality fine dining restaurant called Haku (included in the price) and a cosy bar, appropriately called the Zen bar, where you can have tea lessons or taste Japanese Whiskey or Sake (not included).

Back to families, Club Med Tomamu will be unbeatable when it comes to fun for the kids and relaxation for the parents (see our review of Club Med Sahoro for a first-hand overview of the experience). Everything is included; transfers (New Chitose airport is about an hour away), all meals, snacks, lessons (for kids and adults), entertainment (yes for kids and adults) and even drinks (yes of the strong variety too) – your signature Club Med wristband replaces your wallet. (It's a pity the bars at home don’t work that way too!)

The cherry on top of this swanky new Club Med is the resort of Tomamu itself. With some of the best skiing in Hokkaido, it has gentle areas for beginners, some long, cruisy groomers for intermediates and advanced skiers will love the powder fields set aside just for them. There are also opportunities for cat-skiing and ski-touring off the back of the resort. And at the end of the day the Ice Village is a magical place for the kids to burn off any extra energy. If you're after a warmer option, try the huge indoor wave pool (right next to Club Med) which is reportedly Japan’s biggest indoor wave pool. It also has onsen/hot pool and an additional kids' pool.

As it is still under construction, Scout has yet to see Club Med Tomamu first-hand. But having skied the resort, experienced several other Club Meds (including Sahoro) and analysing as much of their marketing information as we can, we think Club Med Tomamu is going to be pretty great.

Who should stay here

Club Med Tomamu is perfect for families wanting an easy, fun and relaxing (for the parents at least!) ski holiday. It’s also a good choice for anyone without kids in tow, wanting an all inclusive resort experience.

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