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Night Illumination at Seibu Yuenchi in 2019 ~ 2020 | TOKOROZAWA
November 8, 2019 @ 16:00 - April 5, 2020 @ 21:00￥1200
Night Illumination Seibu Amusement Park –
First and foremost, thank you very much to the people who have shared this post overseas. Thanks to your kindness this post is one of the top performing event posts internationally on insaitama.com in 2019. Secondly, thank you for your patience! I know that many of you have been awaiting the details for 2019. They were only released from the Seibu Group on October 27th.
Without further ado…
Shining Forest Night Illumination at Seibu Amusement park from November 8th to April 5th.
During the 2018/ 2019 period Seibu Yuuenchi’s night illumination made it into the top 5 spots for Kanto (Greater Tokyo Area) winter illumination. It had the previous year too. The theme then was “White Lantasia”. However, this year they have updated their illumination and have introduced a new theme based on nature “Shining Forest“.
Over the last few years they have increased the size of the display(/s) annually, but they have not yet released information on how many lights they are using in 2019 / 2020. In 2017 / 2018 there were 3.5 million lights, making it their biggest ever and one of the biggest in the Kanto plain.
They have illumination throughout the park and a lot of the rides are lit up. There are eight key areas for the White Lantasia. The one pictured above is an image of the design for the “Snow Joy” exhibit in “Meruhen Town”.
Night rides start from 4 pm except on Saitama Day when they start from 3 pm. (The park is free in – just entry, no rides – on Saitama day until 3 pm, but you have to pay if you want to stay on to see the illumination). Displays are turned on at different times. Within the main amusement area it is switched on from 3.30 pm and in the West area from 4.30 pm. Last entry is at 8.15 pm.
The display is running until April 5th 2020. However, the illumination is only turned on daily from December 13th to January 5th. Outside of that period it is limited to Fridays, weekends and public holidays. And from March 1st its only turned on during the weekend or a public holiday. Please note the park is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- The ferris wheel (pictured above)
- The “Gyro Tower”
- The Merry Go Round
- Hello Kitty Train
On November 23rd and 24th the park will host a lantern festival where you can release a lantern into the sky.
During early February they usually also have fireworks, but that has not yet been confirmed for 2020. When it is the event information will be updated:
Night Illumination Seibu Amusement Park Information
Cost: Until 2018 / 2019 the price for entry was going up year on year, but this year they have brought it down again. This year a night entry pass (no rides included) is 1,200 yen per adult and 600 yen per child. For 1800 yen (400 yen cheaper than last year) for an adult and 1000 yen for a child, you can gain night entry plus unlimited access to 6 rides. Children under 3 are free. (More details in Japanese on their offical webpage, see below ).
Hours: Night entry is from 4 pm to 9 pm from Fridays to Tuesdays, closed on Wednesdays and Thursday. There are usually some changes to hours over the duration of the event, please do check the official website for any updates.
Address: 2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa, Saitama
Official event web page
Night Illumination Seibu Amusement Park Access
Train: Minutes walk from Seibu Yuuenchi station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
Car: 10 kilometres from the Iruma Interchange of the Ken-o highway. There is parking for 1200 cars which costs 1,500 yen regardless of how much time you spend at the park.
Map in the “details” section below.
First published in the event pages in October 2016, Updated in 2017 and updated and republished in November 2018. Last update November 3rd 2019.
Events by their very nature are tentative. Please do check with the official sources for any last minute changes due to weather or other mitigating factors.