White World Oze Iwakura, GUNMA Oze Iwakura is one of the biggest ski areas in Kanto (the area around Tokyo). It takes about 2 hours 45 minutes to get to Oze Iwakura from either central Tokyo or central Saitama. General Information for White World Oze Iwakura Season: December 16th 2017Read More →

Things to do in Winter in Saitama – With the dry and sunny weather, January is a great month to be out and about in Saitama. The choice of winter-only activities is an added incentive to don some winter woollies and head out into the cold. We may not have muchRead More →

Snow Park Kingdom Seibu Amusement Park

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 kidsRead More →

Parking area ski resort – Recently, we went skiing in Nagano. I use the term “skiing” as a general term for being in the snow, seen as very little skiing was actually accomplished. Plus, the snow was fake as at the time we were having a particulary warm winter. RegardlessRead More →

There are a number of ski resorts that participate in a family ski programme. They offer discounts on lift passes to families. There are some conditions, for example you have to have a print version of the coupon on your person, you cannot get the discount by showing it online.Read More →