Unkai Terrace is a wonderful, magical sight that has attracted tourists to Alpha Resort Tomamu for years. But they were not all happy to enjoy a spectacular view. The clouds are formed only in the early morning, and the chance is that it is about 30-40 percent.

However, this has all changed with a new ‘gondola system’, organized by a carriage that travels from the rest of the resort to the remainder for exactly 13 minutes (for a price of about $ 20 per person). When cloud clouds form, usually about 1,000 tourists overwhelm the restaurant. The happiest ones can take a seat and have breakfast or have a coffee while enjoying the enchanting scenes that come in front of them.

Unkai (雲海), the sea clouds is the natural phenomena that clouds spread all around just like sea and a mountain looks like an island on the sea.

It emerges under certain conditions in the early morning. The sea clouds generated when low pressure passes through mountains and the earth is cooled down by the radiational cooling without flow of air. Therefore, opportunity of Unkai emergence is quite rare, but it is relatively high at following places.

The Unka Terrace or observatory of the resort is at an altitude of 1,088 meters. It is usually open in the summer months (all by September), and gondola is transported by tourists from early morning hours, i.e. from 4:00 am to 8:30 pm, when the clouds are raining.

This ‘magical terrace’ is located in Alpha Resort Tomamu on Hokkaido Island, Japan. It has been attracting tourists from all over the world for years because of the beautiful views of the clouds, the fabulous sunrise and the views of the mountains of Hidaki and Tokachi that overcome the soft clouds.

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