Seibu’s Snow Kingdom was discontinued in 2018. Seibuen replaced it with an outdoor seasonal ice rink. However, at the end of 2019 they reintroduced parts of the Snow park due to popular demand. They also added an ice rink and some other new features too. The Snow Kingdom was one of their most popular winter attractions. The hope is that it will be back in 2021 / 2022. We won’t know until after the renovations are finished.
Please note that in winter 2020/2021 the Seibu Amusement Park is closed for renovations. There is no snow park and no winter illumination. The amusement park hopes to reopen in Spring 2021.
Find some other things to do this winter:
Snow Kingdom Saitama – Where can my kids experience playing in the snow near Tokyo?
The Seibu Amusement Park runs a snow park almost every winter. However, between 2018 and 2021 it has been “complicated”! But the hope is, with the 2020 – 2021 renovation of Seibu Amusement Park, the Snow Kingdom will be back to its former glory in the winter for 2021 to 2022.
Kids can enjoy sliding down the snow on sliders, snow tubes, sledges and / or giant inflated slides. In addition, they have some equipment you can rent which includes boots and sledges. They also 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/.
For the information updated annually except 2021 as the park is currently closed for renovations:
You need to pay into the amusement park as well as pay for the Snow Kingdom. 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.
Featured image from the official site, circa 2015.
The Snow Kingdom is a five minute walk from Seibu Tamako Line Seibu Yuenchi Station and Seibu Line Seibuen Station.
Snow Kingdom is 12 kilometers 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
Seibuen also have a ski resort. That was upgraded last year so it didn’t close this year for the renovations. If you want to enjoy indoor skiing and / or snowboarding all year round and close to Tokyo:
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