Japan’s first airfield was established in Tokorozawa, and the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park was constructed on the site. On the park grounds, Self Defense Force jets and parts of passenger planes are displayed. The Tokorozawa Aviation Museum in the park houses a number of actual aircraft.
Seibuen Yuenchi (amusement park) is a good place for families with kids. Seasonal events include swimming pools and fireworks in summer and ice-skating and trout fishing in winter. They also have attractions including Hello Kitty Meruhen Town and character shows such as Precure and Kamen Rider. The Saitama Seibu Lions professional baseball team is based in Tokorozawa and Seibu Dome is their home stadium. Check the game schedule and go watch them play.
Lake Sayama, an artificial lake completed in 1934, is next to Seibu Dome and offers nature including cherry blossoms, autumn leaves, and bird watching. Lake Sayama, Lake Tama, and the Sayama Hills surrounding the lakes are in abundant flora and fauna relatively close to Tokyo. The area is called “Totoro no Mori” (Totoro Woods) because it is said to be the setting for the famous anime film “My Neighbor Totoro” by Studio Ghibli.
Ikebukuro Sta. -> 22 minutes by express on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line -> Tokorozawa Sta.
Seibu Shinjuku Sta. -> 34 minutes by express on the Seibu Shinjuku Line -> Tokorozawa Sta.