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Kamiya Park Play&Sports ground + Skateboarding | Kounosu

Ever wondered where you can skateboard legally and safely in Saitama? One place I know of is Kamiya Park in Kounosu, which has a designated skateboard park. This multi-use park has a number of sporting facilities, it even has a stadium. The best part: it also has a brand new playground and a wading river which are almost completed. Although, the park is still under construction you can use the playground freely.

The skateboarding area costs money, but for residents of Kounosu it is only 200 yen for school aged children and adults and 100 yen for preschoolers. For people who do not reside in Kounosu it costs 400 yen for adults and students and 200 yen for preschoolers. They have skateboards and helmets to rent for an additional charge. They have skateboard lessons available too. It is open from 8am all year round (except New Years holidays) until 4pm in the winter and until 6pm in the summer.  The official website for the skate park (Japanese only): http://kamiyaskatepark.com/

Other sporting facilities in the park include a stadium, baseball pitch, tennis courts, a soccer pitch, street basketball court and a multi-purpose ground. The baseball pitch, soccer pitch, multi-purpose ground and tennis courts need to be booked and there is a small fee. General facilities include a club house,  free parking, walking paths, a lawn, toilets,  vending machines, a wading river and a playground. The playground is beside the skate park and wading river.

The playground is suited to smaller children. There is something in the playground to engage my younger kids aged 5, 3 and 1. However, although my 6 year old enjoyed it the first and only time he has been, I am not sure he would find the playground as enjoyable a second time. It is best suited to preschoolers.

Information

Park Website: (Japanese only) http://www.kamiya-sk.ecnet.jp/index.html#
Skatepark Website: (Japanese only) http://kamiyaskatepark.com/

Access
Address: 707 Kamiya, Kounosu, Saitama 365-0027

Sayama Ski Resort | SAYAMA

From the official website

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.

Source: 狭山スキー場ブログ | 狭山スキー場