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. A fair few people living in the capital use this facility for training. 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. It first opened in 1959.
Sayama will be closed for the entire 2019-2020 winter season but plans to re-open in late 2020 with improvements. The information on this page is from last season.
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 at Sayama.
There are no special snow park facilities at Sayama.
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
Closed for 2019-2020 - as a guide we will keep the information from last season here
There are a number of opening time patterns for Sayama.
It closes either at 6:00pm, 9:00pm and then on certain days opens for nighta at 10pm and remains open through the night until 6:00am the following morning.
Open from 10:00am until 6:00pm until 31st October 2018. 'All Night' operations are on every Friday and Saturday between 2nd November 2018 and 22nd January 2019; Saturdays from 12th January until 9th March 2019. Generally open from 10am until 9pm on weekdays from 1st November 2018. From 18th March 2019, open from 10:00am until 6:00pm.
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.
6th December 2019: We are in the process of carefully checking and updating information for the 19-20 winter season - we hope all updates will be done by mid-December. For more information about our updates, please read this
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