Unkai Terrace

Impressive seas of mist roll over the Hidaka mountain range.
This natural spectacle is the highlight of the morning in Tomamu.

If you take a gondola up to the mountaintop, you will be greeted
with a wondrous sight that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Take in a mystical natural phenomena that changes with every passing second.

The Announcement of the Partial Limited Usage due to the Repair Work of Unkai Terrace.


Changing its face from time to time. A painting of nature that you will never get tired of.

Including the Unkai as if crossing the mountain range with dynamic movements, many types of Unkai occur at Tomamu. Chances for encountering Unkai are around 30-40%. Its rareness is what makes it a natural phenomenon that attracts people’s heart.

Cloud Walk

Walking on the clouds, with a racing heart!

The newest deck (overlook) amongst many at UNKAI TERRACE, is the “Cloud Walk.” This deck literally offers the experience just like walking on the clouds. You may enjoy Unkai so closely as if you can reach it with your hands.


  • Unkai Guide

    Unkai of Tomamu is a mysterious natural phenomenon that requires specific landscape and climate conditions to be met to occur. We will explain clearly the forecast on the day and also the mechanism of Unkai occurrence.

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  • Tenbou Cafe

    We have prepared soup and coffee to warm you up after a chilly early morning at the UNKAI TERRACE. Please spend a luxurious time while gazing at the magnificent scenery.

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  • Tomamu Mountain Unkai Hiking

    This is a hiking trail from the Gondola Peak Station, where UNKAI TERRACE is located, to the peak of Tomamu Mountain. It has an altitude difference of 150m, and is about 600m long, which requires about 40 min to complete. ※ To be opened in mid-June tentatively (may vary due to snow residue and other conditions)

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Knowing more about Unkai

Knowing about the types and mechanisms
of Unkai makes it even more interesting!
“UNKAI TERRACE” Featured Website

from May 11 to Oct 14, 2019
Open Hours
[May 11 – May 31] 5:00 – 7:00 (Last ride up)
[Jun 1 – Aug 31] 5:00 – 8:00 (Last ride up)
[Sep 1 – Sep 30] 4:30 – 8:00 (Last ride up)
[Oct 1 – Oct 14] 5:00 – 8:00 (Last ride up)
Gondola Ticket(Round trip)
Adult: ¥1,900, elementary school student: ¥1,200, Pets(Dogs): ¥500‎.
*Guests staying at RISONARE Tomamu or Tomamu The Tower are free of charge.
*On the day of purchase, you can board an unlimited amount of times.