Updated: April 17, 2018
1 Bookmark

Check This Off Your Bucket List: The Unkai Terrace

"Unkai" (雲海), means sea of clouds. This is a dream destination and appears in many travel guides as a must-go to place, as it overwhelmingly beautiful. Can you imagine sitting on a terrace, sipping a cup of tea while floating in an ocean of clouds? It's something right out of a dream!

Feel free to follow favy!

Unkai Terrace

When you were a child and sitting on the grass, did you ever wish you could reach out your hands and touch the beautiful white clouds? And you probably also asked yourself what texture it must have, is it soft like cotton candy?

Well, going to the Unkai terrace, you'll be able to realize a childhood dream and walk amongst the clouds.

The Unkai Terrace opened in 2006 and offers many attractions, such as the "Cloud Walk". It is located at a 1,088 m height, so it is way above sea level, where the clouds start to form.

It is open from May 13th 2017, to October 16th, 2017. You need to go very early in the morning in order to enjoy the spectacular view.


In order to view the "unkai" from different perspectives, there are different decks set up to walk around on. The most famous one is "the cloud walk" because it feels as though you are walking into the clouds.
Guide img07 http://www.snowtomamu.jp/unkai_terrace/
There is also a Cloud Pool, where people can sit in a giant hammock and feel like they are floating on a beautiful white, fluffy cloud!
Guide img08 http://www.snowtomamu.jp/unkai_terrace/
At the Countour Bench, you can sit on the benches, designed to follow the mountain's curves. Dancing before your eyes, you will see the sea of clouds changing. What a sight!

Where to eat

You can enjoy some hot drinks to heat you up as it gets very cold, even in the summer! You can have hot cocoa, coffee, etc. Or some other cloud themed drinks.


Gondola fees:
-Adult(age 13 and over)  ¥1,900
-Child(age 7〜12)  ¥1,200
-Child(age 4〜6)  ¥0
-Pets  ¥500

How to get there

Access map http://www.snowtomamu.jp/unkai_terrace/
From Sapporo, it is around a 3h by bus, or 1h40 by JR Limited Express train to the Hoshino Resorts.
You can take the Gondola from the Hoshino Resorts Tamamu to get to the terrace.
While sitting on the breath-taking terrace, and sipping on a cup of hot coffee, you can see the clouds roll by like a calm ocean.
Lili Wanderlust
I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

Hot Posts!


A New Delicious Product Is Available For A Limited Time At Coisof!

Lili Wanderlust

You Need To Try Sake Lees Ramen At Ginza Kazami In Ginza, Tokyo!

Lili Wanderlust

Mega Hamburg Steak of 1kg! "Steak no Kuishinbo" Caters To The Insatiable "Hambaagu" Meat Lover!


A Super Promotion Now At A Genuine Hokkaido Izakaya in Bangkok! Only 99B For a Plate Of Sashimi!


NoMad Grill Lounge - Nagatacho, Tokyo : Heavenly Juicy Wagyu Steaks!

More Hot Posts

Recommend Posts!


GOMAYA KUKI: Sesame Ice Cream Store In Harajuku, Tokyo!


A Super Promotion Now At A Genuine Hokkaido Izakaya in Bangkok! Only 99B For a Plate Of Sashimi!


Need A Stamina Charge? Get Yourself A HUGE Yakiniku Meat Bowl At "Yakinikudon Tadon" In Akihabara, Tokyo


Yakinikudon Tadon In Ikebukuro, Tokyo: Awesome Place To Enjoy Some Hearty, Succulent Meat Bowls


"Sushi Izakaya Number.4": Your Dreams Are Made Of This Japanese Cuisine


Featured Posts

Exploring Yokocho Alleys: a Guide to the Back Streets!

Spring Season Guide For Japanese Food!

For All Japanese Alcohol Aficionados!

More Features


Matcha Cafe Maiko, An Award-Winning Matcha Ice Cream Store Will Open in Tokyo On April 21st!

Apr 21, Sat 〜 Apr 30, Mon

A New Delicious Product Is Available For A Limited Time At Coisof!

Apr 14, Sat 〜 May 13, Sun

Strawberry Frappuccino To Kick Off the Summer At Starbucks Japan

Apr 12, Thu 〜 May 29, Tue

Matcha Bonanza At Mister Donut From April, 2018!

Apr 06, Fri 〜 May 31, Thu

Conrad Osaka Has Just Renewed Its Dessert Buffet And It Looks So Tempting!

Jan 06, Sat 〜 May 06, Sun

Hot Tags!