Where can my kids experience playing in the snow near Tokyo?
The Seibu Amusement Park runs a snow park every winter from early December until the start of March. This season the planned dates are December 3rd until March 5th. Kids can enjoy sliding down the snow on snow tubes, sledges and / or giant inflated slides. They also have buckets and spades for digging tunnels or striders for use on the snow.
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: http://www.seibuen-yuuenchi.jp/guide/snow/
Information for this year has not yet been released on their website, but I was able to obtain prices in advance for the pass. The price for entry to both the amusement park and the snow park with sledge rental 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. The price to just enter the snow kingdom has not been released yet, but last year’s prices were 1,100 yen for adults, 500 yen for children and 2 years old and under are free.
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
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