A Place Above the Clouds – Unkai Terrace of Tomamu, Japan


A Magical Place Above the Clouds is Unkai Terrace  Located in Japan’s Tomamu Resort,  on the island of Hokkaido. Unkai Terrace is a unique scenic spot perched high atop a mountain peak that is often above the clouds, offering tourists breathtaking views of the white, fluffy sea beneath them.



The “unkai” (sea of clouds) phenomenon has been attracting tourists to the resort town on Tomamu for years. The natural hot springs in the area and the differences in temperature during the few hours when night turns into day determine the formation of an immaculate white blanket of clouds over the mountainous region, but only a few people had the chance to see the unique effect from above, until a gondola system was put in place.


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