Tomakomai is a city and port located in Iburi, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is a commercial and industrial port, however it is surrounded by forests, moss-covered valleys, Lake Shikotsu, Lake Utonai and nearby Mount Tarumae.
Tourists in Tomakomai can visit the region of Biratori, best known as a center of Ainu culture and visit Ainu villages that make up this mountain district.
Things to See & Do
* Lake Utonai
* Tarumae Garo – moss covered valley
* Northern Horse Park
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Yen (JPY)
Language – Japanese
Population – 175,000 approx
Land Area – 561.49 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 81
Port Location – The North Wharf passenger terminal is located 3.1km from Tomakomai Station.
Travel Links – Tomakomai is served by Shin Chitose airport.
Tomakomai is the junction point for the JR Muroran, Hidaka and Chitose lines. The trip from Sapporo, via Chitose airport, takes about 45-60 min depending on train type.
Tomakomai is best known as a major port, with shipping services to points throughout Honshu. There are two separate terminals Tomakomai-ko Ferry Terminal and Tomakomai-ko east Ferry Terminal.