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Club Med Tomamu Summer - Review

Club Med Tomamu Summer Review

Club Med Tomamu in Hokkaido, Japan is famous for its powder snow, now welcomes guests during summer months

Welcome to the ultimate review of Club Med Tomamu Summer, the getaway that promises a memorable vacation filled with adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty. Situated in the breathtaking Hokkaido region of Japan, Club Med Tomamu offers a perfect blend of outdoor activities, luxurious amenities, and warm hospitality. In this comprehensive review, we will delve into the various aspects that make Club Med Tomamu a sought-after destination for travelers worldwide.

Club Med Tomamu Summer Review: A Closer Look

What is Club Med Tomamu?

Club Med Tomamu, located in the beautiful mountains of Hokkaido, Japan, is known for its incredible skiing and winter activities. When Club Med Tomamu Summer opens from May to October, the resort offers an entirely unique experience that’s just as exciting. During my visit, I had the opportunity to explore everything this amazing resort has to offer.

One of the best things about Club Med Tomamu Summer is that it offers an all-inclusive package that includes everything you need for an incredible vacation. From accommodation to gourmet meals, open bar, sports activities, childcare, entertainment, and Wi-Fi, you won’t have to worry about anything during your stay.

Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - The Resort
Club Med Tomamu

Getting To Club Med Tomamu

To reach Club Med Tomamu, you can fly into New Chitose Airport and take the JR Hokkaido Railway Rapid Airport train from the airport to Minami-Chitose (3-minute train ride). From there, take the Limited Express Tokachi or Ozora to Tomamu (69-minute train ride). The total travel time is around 1 hour and 20 minutes, with a fare of 4960-yen (MYR 154) per person.

Upon arrival at Tomamu Station, Club Med offers a free pick-up service to the resort, which is just a short 5-minute drive away.

Upon arrival at Club Med Tomamu, you’ll be welcomed by a modern and roomy reception area located at the heart of the resort. The bar, theatre, and main restaurant are conveniently located on various levels above the reception area for easy access. Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or with family, Club Med Tomamu has everything you need to make your summer mountain vacation an unforgettable one.

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Club Med Tomamu Reception
Club Med Tomamu Summer - Temperature
Low temperature mornings and evenings

Club Med Tomamu Accommodation

The room size at Club Med Tomamu is significantly larger compared to many other hotels in Japan. Even the lowest category, the Superior Room, measures thirty-eight square meters. In contrast, the Superior Room at Club Med Cherating is only twenty-one square meters.

Every room at Club Med Tomamu is thoughtfully designed and equipped with a range of amenities to enhance your stay. From the moment you step into your room, you’ll be greeted by a spacious flat-screen TV, perfect for enjoying your favorite shows or movies during downtime. USB sockets are conveniently located near the bed, allowing you to charge your devices without hassle.

For added convenience, each room includes an iron and ironing board, ensuring that your clothes always look their best. The presence of a bathtub allows you to luxuriate in a soothing bath, providing a moment of relaxation after a day of adventure. Wrap yourself in the soft bathrobes provided, and indulge in a cozy and comfortable experience.

The rooms at Club Med Tomamu also cater to your refreshment needs. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at any time with the in-room tea and coffee making facilities. It’s the perfect way to start your day or unwind in the evening.

Additionally, the rooms at Club Med Tomamu feature other amenities designed to enhance your comfort and convenience. These may include a minibar, a safe for storing your valuables, a hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.

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Club Med Tomamu Superior Room
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Club Med Tomamu – Superior Room with Flat Screen TV, and Sofa Bed

Club Med Tomamu Summer Activities

Club Med Tomamu Summer activities are not as extensive as other resorts in Asia. Activities available include mountain biking, walking / hiking, flying trapeze, archery, tennis, and fitness classes.

Mountain biking is one of the must do activities in Club Med Tomamu. There are two levels of mountain biking activity – intermediate and advanced.

I missed the intermediate session in the morning, so I went for the advance session in the afternoon. The cycling path was scenic. It goes downhill through a rocky track, passing the tennis court, golf course before reaching the rest point. The final part of the activity was the toughest, we had to cycle uphill back to Club Med Tomamu, which made most participants out of breath. Cycling was pleasant in Tomamu due to the cool mountain weather.

Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Archery
Club Med Tomamu Archery
Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Tennis
Club Med Tomamu Tennis
Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Flying Trapeze
Club Med Tomamu Flying Trapeze

Hokkaido Cuisine

At Club Med Tomamu, culinary delights await guests at the resort’s various dining establishments. From international cuisine to Japanese specialties, there is something to satisfy every palate. Let’s explore the dining options that make dining at Club Med Tomamu a memorable experience:

1. Itara – The Main Buffet Restaurant

Indulge your taste buds in a culinary extravaganza at Itara, the main buffet restaurant at Club Med Tomamu. This vibrant dining establishment offers an extensive selection of international and Japanese dishes, ensuring that every meal is a delightful experience.

Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast spread that caters to all preferences. From an abundance of fresh fruits and pastries to cereals and cooked-to-order eggs, Itara provides the perfect start to your morning. Whether you prefer a light and refreshing breakfast or a hearty feast to fuel your day’s adventures, you’ll find an array of options to satisfy your cravings.

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Live Cooking Stations At Club Med Tomamu Itara Restaurant

When it comes to lunch and dinner, Itara truly shines with its diverse buffet offerings. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey as you explore a wide range of flavors from around the world. Seafood enthusiasts will rejoice at the sight of freshly caught treasures from the ocean. Indulge in succulent shrimp, delicate crab, and a variety of fish prepared to perfection.

For those craving international favorites, Itara serves up an enticing selection of dishes. Delight in the aroma of wood-fired pizza, made with the finest ingredients and baked to a crispy perfection. Savor the rich flavors of classic pasta dishes, whether you prefer creamy Alfredo, zesty marinara, or a medley of seasonal vegetables tossed in olive oil. Itara’s culinary offerings extend to the enchanting realm of Japanese cuisine, with an assortment of sushi and sashimi artfully presented for your enjoyment.

Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Plant Based Meals
Club Med Tomamu Offers Plant Based Meals

Save room for dessert, as Itara takes sweet indulgence to new heights. Sample an array of delectable desserts, from decadent cakes and pastries to delicate fruit tarts and creamy mousses. Every bite is a symphony of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

The lively and vibrant atmosphere of Itara creates the perfect backdrop for enjoying meals with your loved ones. Share laughter and create lasting memories as you dine together, surrounded by the warm hospitality of the Club Med Tomamu staff.

2. Haku – Specialty Yakiniku Restaurant

If you’re a meat lover seeking a memorable and interactive dining experience, look no further than Haku, the specialty Yakiniku restaurant at Club Med Tomamu. Haku offers a unique twist on traditional Japanese cuisine by inviting guests to grill their own bite-sized meat and vegetables at the table.

Yakiniku, which translates to “grilled meat,” is a popular style of Japanese barbecue. At Haku, you’ll have the opportunity to savor the finest cuts of barbecued meats, perfectly marinated and prepared to bring out their natural flavors. From succulent beef to tender pork and flavorful chicken, the menu at Haku caters to a variety of palates.

Once seated, you’ll be presented with a selection of premium meats to choose from. The knowledgeable staff will guide you through the grilling process, offering tips on achieving the perfect level of doneness and recommending accompanying sauces and condiments to enhance the flavors.

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Dinner with friends at Haku Restaurant

Now comes the fun part – grilling your chosen meats and vegetables to your liking. Each table is equipped with a grill, allowing you to take control of the cooking process. Whether you prefer your meats rare, medium, or well-done, you have the freedom to customize each bite to your preference. The sizzling sounds and enticing aromas that fill the air create an immersive dining experience that tantalizes your senses.

While grilling is the highlight of the meal, Haku also provides a variety of side dishes and accompaniments to complement the main course. From fresh salads and flavorful rice to mouthwatering appetizers, each dish is thoughtfully crafted to provide a well-rounded culinary experience.

Haku is not just a restaurant; it’s a culinary journey that celebrates the art of grilling and the joy of sharing a meal with loved ones. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or new to the world of Yakiniku, Haku offers an inviting environment where you can indulge in the rich flavors of barbecued meats and create lasting memories.

When visiting Club Med Tomamu, make sure to reserve a table at Haku to embark on this unique dining adventure. Immerse yourself in the interactive grilling experience, relish the high-quality meats, and let the cozy ambiance transport you to a world of culinary delight.

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Meats and vegetable to be barbequed

3. Hokkaido Dairy Delights

Hokkaido is renowned for its high-quality dairy products, and Club Med Tomamu showcases these delicious treats. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in their soft serve lavender and melon desserts. These refreshing and creamy delights perfectly capture the essence of Hokkaido’s dairy heritage. Treat yourself to the smooth and velvety texture of the soft serve, infused with the aromatic flavors of lavender and melon. It’s a delightful way to cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth.

4. The Nest – Adult-Only Zen Bar

Nestled amidst a serene forest setting, The Nest provides a tranquil escape for adult guests. This exclusive Zen bar offers a curated selection of premium whiskies and sake. Immerse yourself in the world of fine spirits as you unwind and enjoy the peaceful ambiance. Please note that the offerings at The Nest are not included in the Club Med package price. Indulge in a quiet evening of sophisticated drinks and appreciate the harmony between nature and relaxation.

At Club Med Tomamu, dining goes beyond satisfying hunger; it becomes a culinary journey that showcases the best of international and Japanese flavors. From the abundant buffet spread at Itara to the interactive Yakiniku experience at Haku, each dining venue offers a unique and memorable experience. Don’t forget to indulge in Hokkaido’s dairy delights and treat yourself to the delightful soft serve desserts. And if you’re seeking a serene adult-only retreat, The Nest awaits with its selection of premium whiskies and sake. Let your taste buds embark on an unforgettable adventure at Club Med Tomamu.

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The Nest – Zen Bar at Club Med Tomamu
Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Nest Bar
Beautiful night at the Nest Bar

Indoor Wave Pool

The Mina-Mina Beach is the largest indoor wave pool in Japan and is conveniently located just opposite the entrance of Club Med Tomamu. The pool is operated by Hoshino Resorts and requires an entrance fee. However, there is great news for Club Med guests! They can enjoy free access to The Mina-Mina Beach by simply presenting their locker card at the entrance.

To use the lockers for the wave pool, you can find them below the entrance. Choose an available locker and insert your locker card for usage. It’s important to note that guests with tattoos must cover them before entering Mina-Mina Beach. Bandages are available for purchase at the Towel counter.

In addition to the impressive wave pool, there is also a gender-separated Onsen (hot spring) located on the right side of the building. When entering the Onsen, remove your footwear and place them in the shoe rack.

Next, remove all your clothes and store them in the locker. Just like when you entered this world, you will need to enter the Onsen without any clothing.

Before enjoying the outdoor hot spring, sauna, steam bath, and indoor cold tub for your relaxation and enjoyment, it is necessary to clean yourself by taking a shower.

Club Med Tomamu Summer Review  - Mina Mina Beach
Mina Mina Beach

Unkai Terrace – Sea of Clouds

Club Med Tomamu is located next to the cable car to the Unkai Terrace. Experience the mesmerising natural phenomenon of clouds rising over the mountains, which is also known as the “Sea of Clouds”. There is a small cafe at the Unkai Terrace, where you can enjoy a hot drink while admiring the amazing views.

The Unkai is subject to weather conditions. It is highly recommended checking the Unkai forecast official website if the cable car is operating and if the Unkai is occurring.

The cable car costs 1900-yen (MYR 59) for adults and 1200-yen (MYR 37) for children. Tickets can be purchased from the Club Med Tomamu reception. Should you be unable to use the cable car, return the tickets in good condition for a refund.

My first try to see the Unkai failed as it was closed due to rain. My second try was a success. I had to wake up at 4am and start queuing at 4.30am. The queue gets long when it’s almost 5am.

The cable car operates from 4.30am or 5am till 7am or 8am, depending on season. Best to go as early as possible as it gets warm and crowded in the later hours.

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Check Unkai forecast
Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Queue for Unkai Gondola
Queue to Unkai Terrace at 4.45am
Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Unkai Gondola
Cable Car To Unkai Terrace
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Sea of Clouds from the Unkai Terrace
Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Unkai Terrace
Viewing the Sea of Clouds

Club Med Tomamu Summer Excursions

Club Med Tomamu has several excursions for the summer season including Farm Tomita, bear mountain, white water rafting, Shirogane Blue Pond and more. Excursions can be booked in advance as space is limited. I went on two excursions – Farm Tomita and Bear Mountain.

Farm Tomita

The famous Farm Tomita in Furano is approx. 1.5 hours by car from Club Med Tomamu. The farm is about 20 hectares with 12 flower fields.

The traditional lavender field is a slope completely covered in lavender. The lavender will start blooming from late June to mid-August and is said to be Japan’s oldest lavender field.

Must Try – Soft serve ice cream that comes in milk, lavender, and melon flavors. Cup 250-yen (MYR 8) or Cone 300-yen (MYR 9).

Must Buy – lavender products from essential oils to soap and pillows.

This activity is a half-day excursion (7.30am to 2pm). The cost is 9500-yen (MYR 295) per adult and 6500-yen (MYR 202) per child (2-11 years)

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Lavender Field at the end of June. Best to visit between July and August
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Lavender field at Farm Tomita
Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Farm Tomita - Lavender Soft Serve
Must try – lavender and melon soft serve

Bear Mountain

The Bear Mountain is located next to Club Med Sahoro. Travel time is approx. 35 minutes from Club Med Tomamu. The 15-hectare facility allows visitors to observe the brown bear in its natural surroundings.

The tour includes a ride in a bus-like vehicle that brings you around to see the brown bears roaming in the park. The ride ends at a glass observatory that lets you be right next to a brown bear.

This excursion includes a stop at Kuttari Onsen. The onsen has separate sections for male and female with indoor and outdoor area. Similar to other onsen, you need to be fully naked when using the facilities.

This activity is a half-day excursion. The cost is 2200-yen (MYR 68) per adult and 1650-yen (MYR 51) per child (7-12 years).

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Bear Mountain Map
Club Med Tomamu Summer Review - Bear Mountain Excursion
Bear Mountain

Other Excursions

  • Sorachi Gawa River Rafting (0830 – 1200 / 1300 – 1630 hours)
    Sorachi river is very clean due to the ice melting from the mountains
    Cost:6600-yen per adult (MYR 205) or 5500-yen (MYR 171)per child (5-12 years)
  • Mukawa River Rafting (0830 – 1200 / 1300 – 1630 hours)
    The highest level of white water rafting in Hokkaido.
    Cost: 7,700-yen (MYR 239) from 14 years and above
  • Tokachigawa River Rafting (1300 -1800)
    Enjoy rafting on the 6-km Tokachi River. Best choice for family and team building.
    Cost: 7260-yen (MYR 225) per adult or 5500-yen (MYR 171) per child (7-12 years)
  • Horse Riding
    Ride the horse in the beautiful and quiet forest
    Cost: 9900-yen (MYR 307) from 13 years and above

Club Med Tomamu Summer Review: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Club Med Tomamu during the summer?

The summer season in Hokkaido spans from June to September, offering pleasant weather and abundant outdoor activities. The best time to visit Club Med Tomamu during this period is from July to August when temperatures are warm and ideal for outdoor adventures.

Are there any water activities available at Club Med Tomamu?

Yes, Club Med Tomamu offers free access to Mina Mina Beach for water activities. The resort also offer water water rafting excursions perfect for cooling off and enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings.

What are some nearby attractions to explore from Club Med Tomamu during Summer?

Club Med Tomamu serves as an excellent base for exploring the wider Hokkaido region. You can take day trips to places like Furano, known for its stunning lavender fields, or explore the vibrant city of Sapporo, famous for its delicious food and lively nightlife.

Is Club Med Tomamu suitable for solo travelers?

Yes, Club Med Tomamu caters to solo travelers and provides a welcoming environment for individuals looking to embark on their own adventures. You’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow travelers from around the world, creating lasting connections and shared memories.

Should You Visit Club Med Tomamu Summer?

Absolutely! It offers a one-of-a-kind experience that sets it apart from other Club Med resorts in Asia. If you’re looking for a memorable and extraordinary vacation, Club Med Tomamu should be at the top of your list.

The resort’s location in the breathtaking Hokkaido region of Japan adds to its allure. With stunning natural beauty, lush mountains, and captivating wildlife, Tomamu provides a picturesque backdrop for your summer adventures.

But what makes Club Med Tomamu truly exceptional? Let’s explore the reasons why it’s the ultimate destination for a summer getaway:

Unique Experiences and Activities

Club Med Tomamu offers a wide array of activities suitable for all ages and interests. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast or prefer a more relaxed vacation, you’ll find something to delight you here. From thrilling outdoor pursuits like hiking and mountain biking to leisurely walks through scenic trails, the resort caters to every preference.

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Club Med Tomamu Theatre
Luxurious Accommodations

Your comfort is of utmost importance at Club Med Tomamu. The resort provides a range of luxurious accommodations designed to ensure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. Whether you choose a spacious room or a private chalet with stunning views, you’ll be enveloped in an inviting atmosphere where relaxation is guaranteed.

Culinary Delights

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey like no other. Club Med Tomamu boasts a variety of dining options that cater to every palate. From international cuisine to authentic Japanese delicacies, every meal is a gastronomic delight. Talented chefs use fresh, high-quality ingredients to create dishes that tantalize your senses.

Family-Friendly Environment

Club Med Tomamu understands the importance of family vacations. The resort provides supervised kids’ clubs, ensuring children have a fun and engaging experience while parents enjoy their own leisure time. You can rest assured that your little ones are in safe hands, making lasting memories and forging new friendships.

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Club Med Tomamu Kids Club
Conclusion

Club Med Tomamu Summer is an extraordinary vacation destination that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, luxury, and adventure. Whether you’re seeking thrilling outdoor experiences, a peaceful escape in nature, or a memorable family vacation, this resort caters to all your desires. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be captivated by the enchanting surroundings and the warm hospitality of the Club Med GOs.

For more information and inquiries about Club Med Tomamu, feel free to contact Travelution Holidays. Pack your bags and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime at Club Med Tomamu!

Eugene Ooi
Eugene Ooi

Eugene is the co-founder of Travelution Holidays. He has been a part of the travel industry since 1996. With over a decade of experience as a certified Club Med specialist, he is a travel enthusiast, and food lover. He enjoys sharing travel experiences, updates, and tips to help you explore the world.

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