Seibu’s Snow Kingdom was discontinued in 2018 and replaced with an outdoor seasonal ice rink. However, at the end of 2019 they reintroduced parts of the Snow park with the ice rink and some new features too.
Up to date information for 2020:
Snow Kingdom Saitama – Where can my kids experience playing in the snow near Tokyo?
The rest of this post was written in 2016 and is not up to date.
The Seibu Amusement Park runs a snow park every winter (Discontinued in 2018 and replaced with an ice rink, but brought back at the end of 2019) from early December until the start of March.
Kids can enjoy sliding down the snow on sliders, snow tubes, sledges and / or giant inflated slides. They have some equipment you can rent which includes boots and sledges. They have basic plastic sledges that are for one person to ride. But they also have a sledge for two. The sledges and boots cost 500 yen to rent. They also have buckets and spades for digging tunnels which they lend for free.
Hours and Cost
The schedule varies a lot, but generally speaking it is open Fridays to Mondays and is generally closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Please check the official website to make sure the snow park is open the day you hope to go: https://www.seibuen-yuuenchi.jp/guide/snow/. You can see up-to-date information for
Snow Kingdom Saitama the seasonal ice rink on the event calendar (updated annually):
You need to pay into the amusement park as well as pay for the Snow Kingdom. The price for entry to both the amusement park and the snow park with sledge rental (2016) included is 2100 yen for high school children and adults and 1200 yen for children aged 3 to 12 and adults over 60 years of age.
Updated pricing 2017: If you hold an entry pass to the amusement park you pay an additional 800 yen for an adult, 500 yen for children to enter the Snow Kingdom. If you hold a “free pass” for the amusement park the cost for the Snow Kingdom is slightly lower at 500 yen for an adult and 300 yen for a child.
Access information below the photos.
5 minute walk from Seibu Tamako Line Seibu Yuenchi Station and Seibu Line Seibuen Station.
12 kilometres from Tokorozawa Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway. Parking for 1200 cars (1300 yen per day).
Sat nav/ GPS: phone number 042-922-1371
Address: 2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa City, Saitama 359-1145
Source: 雪の王国 | 西武園ゆうえんち
If you want to enjoy indoor skiing and / or snowboarding all year round and close to Tokyo: