Ice Village

A fantastical world that gets as low as -30⁰CIce Village

 The Ice Village that opens only during winter's nights has become Tomamu's winter symbol. Since its debut in 1998, it has been evolving through the years. The "Ice Chapel" and "Ice Hotel" with their ceilings and walls made with ice are situated in the deepest end of Ice Village, are the symbol of this mystical icy world. The Ice Village main street that comes in front of them is the "Ice Street", where domes made with ice and snow walls are spread out as if to create a township. Various kinds of experiences utilizing the cold are offered here.

Starting from this winter, "Ice Books&Café" is newly introduced, where ice bookshelves and real fireplace are set up in its space for you to spend time in. Besides, you may play the ice musical instruments and enjoy all kinds of activities that make use of the cold at "Ice GAO". This is a winter-limited icy world which is made possible only at Tomamu where the lowest temperature goes down as low as -30⁰C.

Period
December 10, 2018 - March 14, 2019
*The operating period and partial contents are subject to change according to weather conditions.
Time
17:00pm - 22:00pm (Last entry at 9:30pm)
Price
Admission fee: 500yen
*Free for guests staying at The Tower or RISONARE Tomamu
Venue
Hoshino Resorts Tomamu The Tower

Get surrounded by ice bookshelves and a real fireplaceIce Books&Café

The characteristic of Ice Books&Café is that you may relax and spend a leisure time here surrounded by ice bookshelves and around a burning fireplace. As the flame in the fireplace is contained by a special glass, the internal ice structures will not be melted. Also, the books here are selected with our wishes for you to have a heart-warming experience in the cold winter.

You may enjoy the various kinds of sweets related to snow and ice like the "Ice Latte" made by added milk to flavored ice, and shaved ice. The container of shaved ice is also made with ice, so you may eat the entire dessert together with its container, as its special feature. Also, the "Iced Vegetable Cheese Fondue" which is served with frozen vegetables on an ice plate, is highly recommended. May you savor the vegetables by dipping them into the hot cheese for a fabulous taste.

Time
17:00pm - 22:00pm(L.O.21:30)
Price
Ice Latte 1,000yen, Shaved Ice 2,500yen, Iced Vegetable Cheese Fondue 5,000yen
*With limited supply.(Both include taxes and service fees)

Learning about the cold and snowIce GAO

For the first time, the activity "GAO" which fulfills children's curiosity and desire to learn about nature in various fields, has come to Ice Village. This year, we have added the experience in playing ice musical instruments and freezing soap bubbles. We also continue to offer the popular activities like sculping your own ice glass at "Ice Glass Making", and creating keychain by applying a special process on snow crystals at "Ice Crystal Keychain Making".

Time
17:00pm - 22:00pm(last reception at 21:00pm)
Price
Ice Glass Making 1,500yen, Ice Crystal Keychain Making 1,500yen (Both include taxes and service fees), Ice Soap Bubble Experience is free, others

An Authentic Bar Made with IceIce Bar

We offer over 50 kinds of hard liquor and cocktail in front of the ice cellar and behind the ice bar counter in this space surrounded by ice walls. Also, it is possible to add the underground water from the perpetual snow (*) of Daisetsuzan Mountain into your cocktail. This water gives a soft texture on the tongue and is known as the water for long life, which is also used in making the Japanese sake "Otokoyama".

(*) The snow that remains all-year-round on high mountain range without melting is called "perpetual snow". In Japan, it is seen in Daisetsuzan in central Hokkaido, and Fuji Mountain.

Time
17:00pm - 22:00pm(L.O.21:45)
Price
Drink with ice glass 1,000yen, others(incl. taxes & service fees)

Filled with ice street's necessitiesIce Shop

All the ceilings and walls are made with ice, together with the ice bed, chairs, and table. Guests participating in the limited 1 group per day accommodation experience only, may use the "Outdoor Ice Bath" and "After-Bath Ice Lounge" nearby. This winter, 50 kinds of hot drink recipes are newly added to the after-bath lounge, so the guests may make their own favorite drinks. Furthermore, guests may enjoy a breakfast with bagna cauda, hot soup and other items in the next morning.

Time
17:00〜22:00
Price
Mug 1,500yen, others(incl. taxes)

For experiencing a stay in the ice worldIce Hotel

All the ceilings and walls are made with ice, together with the ice bed, chairs, and table. Guests participating in the limited 1 group per day accommodation experience only, may use the "Outdoor Ice Bath" and "After-Bath Ice Lounge" nearby. This winter, 50 kinds of hot drink recipes are newly added to the after-bath lounge, so the guests may make their own favorite drinks. Furthermore, guests may enjoy a breakfast with bagna cauda, hot soup and other items in the next morning.

Accommodation Experience

Period
Jan 19th, 2019 - Feb 28th, 2019
Time
Check-in: 9:40pm - 10:00pm
Check-out: 8:00am next morning
Price
1 night with breakfast: 23,000yen per person
Included in the fee:
1 night stay at the Ice Hotel, breakfast (provided at "Ice Books&Café"), Outdoor Ice Bath, After-Bath Ice Lounge, hot drinks, sleeping bags, pajamas.
*According to stocking conditions, the food content may vary.
Capacity
1 group of 2 persons max. per day
Exclusively For
Guests staying at The Tower or Risonare Tomamu.
*Above elementary school age.
*reservation for either hotel is mandatory
Reservation
Reservation starts from September 19, 2018.

Visiting

Time
17:00pm - 21:30pm
Price
Free Admission
Reservation
Walk-In-Only

A fantastical chapel made with a single piece of seamless iceIce Chapel

In the Ice Chapel, the altar, the cross, the aisle, even the chairs are made of ice. In ceiling and wall are made with a single piece of seamless ice to represent the "unbroken continuous pure love between the couple". For about a month of limited time, ceremonies are held at the Ice Chapel, followed by fireworks that cover the ice town with vivid colors to celebrate for the newlyweds.

Period
Jan 19th, 2019 - Feb 15th, 2019
Ceremony time
Starts at 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Visiting time
Starts at 5:45pm, 7:45pm, 9:45pm (about 10min per session)

An experience on ice for both adults and kids to enjoy"Ice Rink" & "Ice Slide"

The Ice Rink and Ice Slide are popular spots for both adults and kids. The Slide can take you down from Ice Village's overlook deck to right next to the Ice Rink, so you may have easy access to the ice skates rental and enjoy both the Rink and the Slide at the same time.

Ice Rink

Time
17:00pm - 21:45pm(last reception at 21:30pm)
Price
Ice skates rental 1,000yen (adult), 500yen (elementary school child)(Both include taxes and service fees)

Ice Slide

Time
17:00pm - 22:00pm
Price
Free Admission

Ice Village

The Ice Village that opens only during winter nights has become Tomamu's winter symbol. The "Ice Chapel" and "Ice Hotel" with their ceilings and walls made with ice are situated in the deepest end of Ice Village, and are the symbol of this mystical icy world.

Ice Chapel

In the Ice Chapel, the altar, the cross, the aisle, even the chairs are made of ice. In ceiling and wall are made with a single piece of seamless ice to represent the "unbroken continuous pure love between the couple". For about a month of limited time, ceremonies are held at the Ice Chapel, followed by fireworks that cover the ice town with colors to celebrate for the newlyweds.

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