Great Swimmig Pool list-Summer in Tokyo area, Japan

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GREAT SWIMMIG POOL LIST-SUMMER IN TOKYO AREA, JAPAN

If you live in Japan or you are visiting Japan in the summer(July-Sept), you know the heat season here is not bearable with this high humidity. One option is to stay still in the room with strong AC. But this may not be so exciting and fun.

 

How about swimming in the cold water under the strong sun? You will surely enjoy the dip in the water. 

 

We would like to put the focus on the great swimming pools in Japan. Be aware that you expect to pay more than 3000JPY (30USD) per person and also the swimming pool may be full of people. Do not dare to get there on weekends. Try at least weekday if you can.

 

For theme park swimming pools operated by private sectors, we went to many of them in Japan and understand the cost consists of :

1) Entrance ticket to the theme park

2) Entrance ticket to the swimming pool

3) Extra ticket to use some special ride

4 ) Locker fee (up to 500 JPY or so. Annoying hidden cost. This is not refundable usually (e.g. you put 600 JPY and only 100 JPY refundable) !!) 

5) VIP area ( some swimming pools offer you an area with a parasol, a table and set of chairs dedicated for you, usually 1000-2000 JPY per day )

6 ) Inflated price for less-than-average foods/drinks

 

Onegai Kaeru team's advice to lower the cost are :

For 1)-3) above, try to get the ticket in advance for the bargain price ( you can buy it online or from convenience stores )

For 4) above, bring your own bag. There are thieves so better bring your cash/valuable in a water proof bag you can always carry in the water.

For 5) above, you do not really need it unless you are with your grand parents or small kids and the place is super crowded with super hot day.

For 6) above, just bring your own foods/drinks. Bring your cooler box with a lot of ice to keep things nice and cool.

 

The cost is usually much cheaper for the public swimming pool but rather boring and even more crowded. 

 

Most of the swimming pools open at 09:00AM or 10:00AM depending on day.

 

Do not forget to bring the skin protection and enough drink. The sun in summer is very strong and you may get heat stroke. For kids, do not forget something (student card or so) to show the age.

 

And...DO NOT FORGET ABOUT TATTOO RULE IN JAPAN (some swimming pools do not even allow Tattoo concealer)!

Big Swimming Pools In Tokyo

These are in Tokyo but not all are that center. 

Tokyo Summer Land, Adventure lagoon

Source: official website All about
The big toilet " DEKASLA " Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Akiruno city, Tokyo

Open: 1st of July - 30th of Sept (2016)

 

The toilet looking slider called " DEKASLA " is fun. But we waited for one hour to get the ride. It is not in the city centre. You go into the mountain area of Tokyo. It has also an indoor area thus even if rains you can swim.

 

1800 JPY for 61 years old or older

3500 JPY for adult ( Jr high school students or older)

2500 JPY for primary school student 

1800 JPY for 2 years old or younger

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

If you also want to ride attractions, 4500 JPY inclusive ticket available.

(as of 2016)

Toshimaen

Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Nerima, Tokyo

Open: 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of July, and 16th of July - 31st of Aug (2016)

 

Just 30 mins from Ikebukuro area. Of course, always many people.

 

4000 JPY for adult ( Jr high school students or older)

3000 JPY for kid of 110 cm height or taller (before Jr high)

2000 JPY for kid shorter than 110 cm (before Jr high) 

0 JPY for 2 years old or younger

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

Locker costs up to 500 JPY!

(as of 2016)

Yomiuri Land, Pool WAI

Kids can enjoy Ampanman pool Source: official website and All about
Kids can enjoy Ampanman pool Source: official website and All about

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Inagi city, Tokyo

Open: 1st of July-11th of Sept (2016)

 

30 mins from Shinjuku by Keio Line or Odakyu Line.

 

2000 JPY for 65 years old or older

3200 JPY for adult between 18 years old and 64 years old

2500 JPY for Jr. high and high school student

2100 JPY for 3 years old and primary school student 

 

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

With ticket to ride attractions incl., it is up to 6000 JPY.

(as of 2016)

Showa Kinen Koen, Rainbow Pool

Source: official website and All about
Source: official website and All about

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Tachikawa city and Akisihma city, Tokyo

Open: 16th of July-4th of Sept (2016)

 

Inside the big park. 9 types of swimming pools. It has a BBQ area so you can enjoy BBQ and swimming! 1 hour from Tokyo by Chuo Line. Nishi-Tachikawa station is the closest (2 min walk). Operated by a public sector, the price is fair.

 

500 JPY for 65 years old or older

2300 JPY for 15 years old or older

1200 JPY for primary school and Jr. high student

300 JPY for 4 years old ( before primary school student )

 

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

If pregnant, 500 JPY ( need to show your mother's note "Boshi Techo/母子手帳 ").

(as of 2016)

BIG SWIMMING POOLS Near Tokyo

Some are cheaper than the ones in Tokyo. For example, Saitama Suijo Park is not as expensive. But the same rules apply. Try not get there on weekends at least. Inexpensive means much more people than expensive places.

Saitamasuijo Park

Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Ageo city, Saitama

Open: 9th and 10th of July, and 16th of July-31st of Aug (2016)

 

Take bus from Ageo station East Exit and get off at "Sports Sogo Centre (スポーツ総合センター)" ( or 30 mins walk from Ageo station) (Takasaki Line). One of the most reasonably priced swimming pools in Tokyo area for this size.

 

510 JPY for adult

210 JPY for kid (primary school or Jr. high student (Jr. high student needs to present their student card or so to show the age))

Special deal for a family (2 adults and 2 kids) is  1230 JPY

(as of 2016)

 

Similar swimming pools are in Kawagoe city , Kazo city and Koshigaya city. Quite cheap but you will be almost 100% sardined!

Tobu Dobutsu Koen, Tobu Super Pool

Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Miyashiro, Saitama

Open: 16th of July - 4th of Sept (2016)

 

It has a Zoo and theme park. If you love animals, you can see some and dive into the swimming pool!

 

1700 JPY for 60 years old or older

2400 JPY for adult Jr. high student or older

1100 JPY for 3 years old and primary school student 

 

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

With ticket to ride attractions incl. , it is up to 4800 JPY.

(as of 2016)

Hasunuma Kaihin Koen, Hasunuma Water Garden

Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About
official website hasunuma
Source: official website

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Sanmu city, Chiba

Open: 9th and 10th of July, 16th of July-31st of Aug, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th  of Sept, 17th of  of Sept-19th of  of Sept (2016)

 

1440 JPY for adult

1030 JPY for high school student

510 JPY for primary and Jr. high student 

230 JPY for 4 years old or older

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

Water slide etc. cost extra e.g. 200 - 400 JPY one time 

(as of 2016)

Seibu Yuenchi Pool

Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Tokorozawa city, Saitama

Open:2nd and 3rd of July, and 9th of July-31st Aug. 2nd of Sept-4th of Sept(2016)

 

1.5 hour from Ikebukuro by Seibu Line.

This year it is open till 21:00.

 

 

1300 JPY for 60 years old or older

2400 JPY for adult ( Jr high school students or older)

1300 JPY for 3 years old or primary school student 

0 JPY for 2 years old or younger

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

If you also want to ride attractions, 3000 JPY inclusive ticket available.

(as of 2016)

Kodomo no Kuni

Source : official website and All About
Source : official website and All About

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Yokohama city, Kanagawa

Open: 16th of July - 30th of Aug  Note: Closed on every Wednesday ( but open on 17th of Aug (Wed) )(2016)

Around 1 hour from Shibuya/Yokohama, get off at Kodomonokuni station (こどもの国駅)

1100 JPY for adult ( high school students or older)

450 JPY for primary and Jr. high students

350 JPY for 3 years old or older 

0 JPY for 2 years old or younger

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

(as of 2016)

Ending Note-looking for cheaper deals?

Did you find a good place? Do you have any favourite? You can share your experience with us.

 

Here we introduced the theme park style swimming pools (big slides, artificial waves etc.), almost all of which cost some fortune.

 

If you are on budget, there are many small size public swimming pools in Tokyo area which is cheaper than all of these places in this article. These swimming pools are like gym pools. Try this list (all in Japanese and some are only for the residents of the area. Call the place up beforehand to make sure you can get in!).

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Source: Wikipedia, All About, official website of each theme park

 

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