Sayama is located in Tokorozawa city in Saitama Prefecture. It is an 'semi-indoor' area using artificial snow only - it doesn't usually snow much in Saitama! The 300m run is serviced by two single lifts, one on each side.
Sayama is covered and is located next to the Seibu Dome on one side with an open-air baseball field on the other side. It is popular for opening until late and indeed through the nights on weekends. Sayama first opened in 1959.
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Sayama.
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available. Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available.
There are no special facilities for children.
There are no special snow park facilities.
Sayama Season & Opening Times
Typical season is from Late October until Early April
Weekends and holidays
Normally open from 10:00am until 9:00pm
Normally open from 10:00am until 6:00pm
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays
There are a number of opening time patterns for Sayama. It closes either at 6pm, 9pm or opens for nighta at 10pm and remains open through the night until 6am the following morning.
Generally, the all night schedule is Friday and Saturday nights from mid-November until mid-March. During the main season on weekdays it usually closes at 9pm. The 6pm closing time is generally scheduled for early and late season.
Please check before going for the latest opening times.
Sayama Lift Ticket Charges
Elementary School age & under
High School age
55 years & over
All Night (10pm-6am)
The 6 Hour ticket can be used for 6 hours from the time of purchase.
The 4 Hour ticket can be used for 4 hours from the time of purchase.
Getting to Sayama
By public transport
0.3km from Seibu Kyujomae on the Seibu Sayama line
Sayama is a few hundred metres from the Seibu Kyujomae Station on the Seibu Sayama line.
No shuttle bus service is available.
8.3km from the Iruma IC on the Ken-o Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 463 (0.4km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 55
Sayama is just over 8km from Iruma IC on the Ken-o Expressway.
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