Amusement

Sayama Ski Resort

  • Spring
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Other

This indoor ski resort is adjacent to MetLife Dome, located not too far from the center of the city. The 320-meter long, 30-meter wide slope is kept in best condition with high quality snow from snowmaking machines. This ski resort also features nighttime lighting so you can enjoy all-night skiing on Friday and Saturday nights. (Be sure to check the dates when the facility is open.) Rental equipment is available for convenience when you make last-minute skiing plans, such as when you are on your way home from work. Snowboarders are also welcome.

http://www.seibu-leisure.co.jp/ski_web/ (Japanese Website)

A short walk from Seibukyūjō-mae Station

Chichibu Railway Steam Locomotive, The Paleo Express

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
  • Other

Chichibu Railway has operated this steam locomotive between Kumagaya Station and Mitsumineguchi Station since March 1988. It is well-known as the steam locomotive that is located closest to Tokyo. The Paleo Express runs mainly on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Iruma Air Show

  • Autumn
  • Other

This air show is held on Iruma Air Base on November 3, which is said to be a clear, sunny day every year. A variety of events are held, including an aircraft exhibit and a "Miss Air Show" competition, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. The flying exhibition by "Blue Impulse" from the Air Self-Defense Force is a particularly popular event.

Inariyama-kōen Station

Seibuen Amusement Park Fireworks

  • Summer
  • Other

This lavish display of approximately 2,500 individual fireworks (in 2015) lighting up the nighttime sky is held every Saturday and Sunday during the month of August. It is quite popular to view the fireworks from the beer garden that is also held at the same time in Seibu Amusement Park.

Seibu-yūenchi Station

Sayama City Iruma River Tanabata Festival

  • Summer
  • Other

The Sayama City Iruma River Tanabata Festival, one of the Kanto region's three major Tanabata festivals, is held in August every year. The roadside is covered with numerous Tanabata decorations that contain each person's wish. A summer evening fireworks display of approximately 1,500 individual fireworks (in 2015) is held at night.

Irumashi Station

Kiyose Sunflower Festival

  • Summer
  • Other

The Kiyose Sunflower Festival is held from mid to late August every year. Approximately 100,000 large sunflowers bloom on the expansive 24,000 square meters of farmland in Kiyose City.

Kiyose Station

Koedo Kawagoe Fireworks

  • Summer
  • Kawagoe

The Koedo Kawagoe fireworks display is held in August every year. Approximately 6,000 individual fireworks (in 2015) are shot into the nighttime sky.
Unique fireworks, such as underwater star mines and music fireworks, make the summertime evening colorful in Koedo Kawagoe. "Message fireworks" are very popular for sending up celebratory messages for marriages, births, and special 60th Kanreki birthdays.

Hon-Kawagoe Station

The Seibu Traveling Restaurant - fifty two seats of happiness

  • All year
  • Other

This sightseeing train, which opens on April 17, 2016, is actually a restaurant. It is also known by the nickname "The Seibu Traveling Restaurant - fifty two seats of happiness". It connects the city center with the tourist areas Chichibu and Kawagoe on the Seibu Line, providing a completely enjoyable and relaxing experience during the ride.

https://www.seiburailway.jp/railways/seibu52-shifuku/ (Japanese Website)

Seibu Chichibu Ekimae Onsen Matsurinoyu

  • All year
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

This hot spring facility complex located in front of Seibu-Chichibu Station is based on the concept of the famous Chichibu festivals.
The complex reveals the full charm of Chichibu, as it boasts a diverse hot spring area, a food court area offering a great variety of Chichibu delicacies, and a merchandise sales area selling specialty products that are perfect as souvenirs.

Website:
http://www.seibu-leisure.co.jp/matsuri/ (Japanese Website)

A short walk from Seibu-Chichibu Station

MetLife Dome

  • All year
  • Other

This dome coexists nicely in the natural environment, with a pleasant breeze blowing in from the Sayama Hills. The roof of the dome is supported with V-shaped pillars, to allow the natural breeze inside. The entire circumference is open to the outside, without walls, for a bright and spacious atmosphere that feels like sitting under the shade of a tree. The stadium is used for a variety of events other than baseball games, such as concerts, sporting events, exhibitions, and athletic meets.

A short walk from Seibukyūjō-mae Station

Mitsui Outlet Park Iruma

  • All year
  • Other

Enjoy shopping for a wide variety of brand name products, both from Japan and overseas, at this outlet park. In addition to shipping, you can enjoy food and culture that is unique to this region.

http://www.31op.com/iruma/english/

Approximately 10 minutes by bus from Irumashi Station

Whitewater Boating in Nagatoro

  • All year
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

In summer, enjoy a thrilling boat ride down the river. A popular tourist attraction during winter in Nagatoro is to enjoy the beauty of the Arakawa River while sailing along comfortably in a warm kotatsu (Japanese foot warmer with a quilt over it) boat. Don't miss the wonderful sights on the river, such as the Iwadatami rock formation and the red walls of Chichibu.

http://www.chichibu-omotenashi.com/en/nagatoro.html

Approximately 3 minutes on foot from Nagatoro Station on the Chichibu Railway Line

Hot springs in Chichibu

  • All year
  • Chichibu/Nagatoro

Chichibu is famous for its hot springs, and there are many spas that you can visit on a day trip. It is nice to relax in a hot spa after spending an active day hiking or fruit picking activities.

Seibu-Chichibu Station

Toshimaen

  • All year
  • Other

This amusement park is surrounded by the rich natural environment of Musashino region. In addition to 7 pools including water slides and popular large rides such as the Shuttle Loop, Corkscrew, and Flying Pirates, there are also many play areas for smaller children. This urban amusement park is great fun for groups and families.

http://www.toshimaen.co.jp/ (Japanese Website)

A short walk from Toshimaen Station

Toshimaen Niwa-no-Yu

  • All year
  • Other

Surrounded by a natural green environment, Toshimaen Niwa-no-Yu is a relaxing hot spring spa where you can let time slip away. At Toshimaen Niwa-no-Yu, you can feel the passage of time as the flowers change with the seasons. In addition to the natural hot spring, the facility is full of a variety of services for your enjoyment, such as bade pools, saunas, and meals featuring seasonal cuisine.

http://www.niwanoyu.jp/ (Japanese Website)

Approximately 3 minutes on foot from Toshimaen Station

Seibuen Amusement Park

  • All year
  • Other

The environment of flowers and greenery around Lake Tama is like a fantasy land full of dreams and thrills. In addition to attractions such as a Ferris Wheel and exciting Loop Screw Roller Coaster, you can also enjoy the "Hello Kitty Fairy Tale Town" theme park, which features Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters. Your entire family can enjoy this amusement park in every season, with pools and fireworks in summer and ice skating in winter.

http://www.seibu-leisure.co.jp/ (Japanese Website)

A short walk from Seibu-yūenchi Station

BIGBOX Takadanobaba

  • All year
  • Other

BIGBOX Takadanobaba is the symbol tower in Takadanobaba, where students and other young people gather. In addition to a fitness club, golf school, bowling, and other sports that can be enjoyed throughout the year, a variety of amusement facilities are also available. Restaurants, banquet halls, and Japanese pubs are located at the top of the tower, on the 9th floor. You can also enjoy a variety of shopping areas on the first and second floors.

http://seibu-shop.jp/baba/en/

A short walk from Takadanobaba Station

DyDo Drinco Ice Arena

  • All year
  • Other

This is an all-weather indoor skating rink. In addition to skating, a variety of skating schools are available. Figure skating competitions and ice hockey matches are held here on an international-size rink for both students and adults.

A short walk from Higashi-Fushimi Station

BIGBOX Higashi-Yamato and Higashi-Yamato Skate Center

  • All year
  • Other

BIGBOX Higashi-Yamato is a fully equipped sports and amusement facility where you can enjoy bowling, tennis, and karaoke. A rental video shop, CD shop, bookstore, game arcade, restaurants, and banquet halls are among the wide variety of places to visit here. At Higashi-Yamato Skate Center, located next door, you can enjoy indoor skating at any time of the year. In addition to skating, you can take lessons or rent the rink for private events.

http://www.seibu-leisure.co.jp/web/ (Japanese Website)

A short walk from Higashi-Yamato Station

Tamarokuto Science Center

  • All year
  • Other

In the 5 exhibition rooms divided into "Meet the Science", "Body & Senses", "System & Mechanism", "Life & Environment" and "Geoscience", visitors can have fun while getting hands-on experience with science. You can also enjoy viewing the star-filled sky in the planetarium, which can project 140 million stars (the largest number in the world) on the brand new and world's largest dome screen (27.5m in diameter). Both children and adults will be awestruck by the huge images that can be projected on this screen.

http://www.tamarokuto.or.jp/english/

Approximately 5 minutes by bus from Hana-Koganei Station

Oizumi Anime Gate

  • All year
  • Other

Life-sized anime characters will greet you at the entrance to Oizumi, the land where Japanese animation originated. In this pleasant atmosphere, visitors can enjoy "Nerima, the Number One Anime Town" and a graphic wall that shows the history of anime and Oizumi in photographs.

Japanese only (with a translation function):
http://animation-nerima.jp/nerima-and-animation/animegate/

A short walk from Ōizumi-gakuen Station

Miyazawako Hot Spring "Kirari Bettei"

  • All year
  • Other

Miyazawako Hot Spring "Kirari Bettei", which you can visit on a day trip, is a spa facility nestled beside Lake Miyazawa in Hanno City. You can enjoy a variety of hot spring baths, such as open-air baths and baths with a high concentration of carbonated spring, while overlooking Lake Miyazawa. This facility provides all the comforts you need to refresh your mind and body in a grand natural environment.

http://www.yurakirari.com/kirari-net/miyazawako_top.html (Japanese Website)

Approximately 5 minutes by bus from Hannō Station

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