Just 40 minutes from Tokyo you can enjoy indoor skiing and snowboarding.
The Sayama Ski Resort, a Prince Snow Resort and part of the Seibu Group, opens their
2015/16 season this Friday, October 23rd. 2016/7 season on October 29th from 10 am. Initially, the resort is only open on the 29th and 30th and will open full time from November 13th. It is an artificial snow resort, best suited to beginners and intermediate level skiers and snowboarders. They don’t have any special play attractions for children. They do have ski lessons for children on Saturdays. There is good information in English on this site: http://www.snowjapan.com/japan-ski-resorts/saitama/tokorozawa/sayama
They are offering a discount to people with 雪 or 神 in their name for the pre-opening event in October.
Hours: Hours: 10 am to 6 pm on October 29th and 30th. The facility is closed from October 31st until November 13th. The season will kick off properly from November 13th.
From the 13th the facility is open from 10 am to 9 pm on weekdays and open from 10 am to 9 pm and then again from 10 pm until 6 am for night skiing on weekends.
Address: 2167 Kamiyamaguchi, Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture 359-1153, Japan. Close to Seibu Kyujomae station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. The phone number is (04)2922-1384 and the official website (Japanese only) is: http://www.sayama-ski.jp/ski_web/
Access: 3 minute walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line’s Seibu Kyujomae station.
10 KM from Iruma Interchange on the Ken-O expressway following route 463 on to route 55. Parking is charged.
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