Japan water parks and pools to dive into

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There are many attractions at Adventure Lagoon of Tokyo Summerland. Adventure Lagoon has swimming pools, water slides, tubes, waterfalls, and more in tropical atmosphere. Photo courtesy of Tokyo Summerland
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There are many attractions at Adventure Lagoon of Tokyo Summerland. Adventure Lagoon has swimming pools, water slides, tubes, waterfalls, and more in tropical atmosphere. Photo courtesy of Tokyo Summerland

Japan water parks and pools to dive into

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published: August 12, 2014

Editor's note: Folks, summer is almost over, so grab the kids and make a splash at one of these places before it's too late!

TOSHIMAEN SWIMMING POOL (Tokyo): Through Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., July 12 & 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., July 19-Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; outdoor park has seven different pools, diving pool with one and three-meter diving boards, 50-meter pool for competitive swimmers and Hydro Polis, is a huge complex of slides and tubes – some gentle, some fast; 3-25-1 Kouyama, Nerima-ku; Toshima-en Station, Seibu Ikebukuro Line; one-day pass for pool/unlimited rides in amusement park 4,500 yen adults, 3,500 yen kids A 110 cm (43.3 inches) or taller, 2,700 yen kids B shorter than 110 cm, swimming pool pass 4,000 yen adults, 3,000 yen kids A, 2,000 yen kids B; 03-3990-8800.  
 
SHINAGAWA CITY POOL (Tokyo): Through Sept. 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:15-4:15 p.m., 5-8 p.m. Wed., Sat. & Sun.; 25-by-9 meter outdoor pool and gourd-shaped pool for infants; seven-minute walk from Tachigai Station on Keihin Kyuko Line; 400 yen adults, 100 yen elementary school students, ages 5 & younger free; 03-3762-0655.
 
OISO LONG BEACH (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oiso Prince Hotel’s pools are along the coast of Sagami Bay, 546 Kokufu Hongo, Oiso Town, Naka-gun, free shuttle bus available from Oiso Station, JR Tokaido Line; one-day pass  3,700 yen adults, 2,500 yen junior high/high school students, 2,000 yen elementary school students, 1,000 yen 3-6 years old and afternoon pass after 2 p.m. is 2,000, 1,500, 1,000 and 500 yen respectively; 0463-61-1111.
 
YOMIURI LAND WATER AMUSEMENT ISLAND WAI (Tokyo): Through Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., closed July 8 & Sept. 9; Yomiuri Water Amusement Island WAI has three different types of water slides, whirlpool, diving boards, children’s pool and Giant Sky River, a huge complex of slides; 4015-1,  Yanokuchi, Inagi City; 5 km from Chofu I.C., Chuo Expressway; one-day pass for pool, unlimited rides in amusement park, eared seal show is 4,700 yen adults, 3,700 yen kids, swimming pool pass is 2,900 yen adults, 1,900 yen kids; 044-966-1111.
 
TOKYO SUMMERLAND ADVENTURE LAGOON: Through Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., July 19-31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 1-31, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends Sept. 1-15; Adventure Lagoon, the outdoor water park of Summerland amusement park, has pools, water slides, waterfalls, and more in a tropical atmosphere, 600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno-city; 1/2 km from Akiruno I.C., Ken-o-do Expressway; admission for Summerland including Adventure Lagoon is 4,500 yen adults, 3,000 yen kids, after 3 p.m., 3,600 yen adults, 2,100 yen kids; 042-558-6511.
 
AQUATIC AREA KAWAGOE — THE POOL PARADISE (Saitama prefecture): July 12-Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., until 6 p.m. July 19-Aug. 17, closed July 14-18; 15-minute walk from JR Nishi Kawagoe Station on Kawagoe Line; 720 yen adults, 210 yen children; 049-241-2241.           
 
YOKOHAMA POOL CENTER: July 12-Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; children’s pool and 2,953-foot round-shaped whirlpool; 14-1, Haramachi, Isogo-ku, Yokohama city, eight-minute walk from Negishi station, JR Negishi Line; 800 yen adults, 200 yen kids; 045-761-1948.
 
HONMOKU SHIMIN POOL (Yokohama): July 12-Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; slide, children’s pool and 485-foot round-shaped whirlpool; 46-1, Honmoku Motomachi, Naka-ku, municipal bus No. 54 or 97 from Negishi Station, JR Negishi Line to Honmoku Shimin Koen Mae bus stop; 800 yen adults, 200 yen kids; 045-621-5012.  
 
TSUJIDO JUMBO SWIMMING POOL (Kanagawa prefecture): July 12-Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; located along the coastline in Tsujido, site features slides, children’s pool, wave pool for swimmers and more; 10-minute walk from Tsujido Kaihin Koen Iriguchi bus stop after taking a bus at JR Tsujido Station (south exit); 830 yen adults, 520 yen junior high school students, 200 yen elementary school students; 0466-34-0011.
 
HAMURA AQUATIC PARK (western Tokyo): July 13-Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; three pools; 15-minute walk from JR Hamura Station; 300 yen adults & 100 yen kids for two hours, 600 yen adults & 200 yen children for one day; 042-555-0013.
 
SEIBU-EN SWIMMING POOL (Saitama prefecture): July 13-Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; park has slides, wave pool, floating pool, and children’s pool, plus all you-can-ride; 2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa-city, get there from Seibu Yuenchi Station, Seibu Line; 2,500 yen adults, 1,500 yen kids or 2,000 yen adults, 1,000 yen kids to swim only; 04-2922-1371.
 
SHOWA KINEN PARK RAINBOW POOL (Tokyo): July 19-Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. weekdays, Aug. 18-Sept. 7, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and until 4:30 p.m. weekdays in Sept.; rainbow pool — nine different types of swimming pools – is the largest in the metropolitan area; July 12 & 13, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., pre-opening, free for first 15,000 visitors each day;  3173 Midori-cho, Tachikawa City; Nishi-Tachikawa Station, JR Ome Line; 2,300 yen adults, 1,200 yen elementary and junior high school students, 300 yen for ages 4 & 5 and after 2 p.m., 1,150, 600 and 150 yen respectively; 042-528-1751.
 
KODOMONO KUNI SWIMMING POOL (Yokohama): July 19-Aug. 31, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Wed., open Aug. 13; slides, children’s pool and 25-meter pool for swimmers in this natural hiking field and playground; 1,100 yen adults, 450 yen elementary and junior high school students; 700 Nara-cho, Aoba-ku, Kanagawa prefecture; 045-961-2111.
 
INAGE KAIHIN KOEN POOL (Chiba): July 19-Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 14 pools with slides, wave pool, children’s pool and 967-foot whirlpool; 7-1-1, Takahama, Mihama-ku, 6 km via Route 357 from Wangan Chiba I.C., Higashi Kanto Expressway; 1,100 yen adults, 800 yen high school students, 400 yen elementary and junior high school students, 200 yen ages 4 & younger; 043-247-2771.  
 
INAGE OCEAN PARK POOL (Chiba prefecture): July 19-Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 14 varieties of outdoor pools, and swim in the ocean nearby; five-minute walk from Kaihin Koen Iriguchi Bus Stop after taking a bus at Inage-Kaigan Station, South Exit, Bus Terminal No. 2, 7-1-1, Takahama, Mihama-ku; 1,100 yen adults, 800 yen senior high school students, 400 yen children, 200 yen infants; 043-247-2771.
 
FUCHU OUTDOOR POOL (Tokyo): July 19-Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; outdoor swimming pools along with water-flow pool and water slides; Kyodo-no Mori Sogo Swimming Pool, two-minute walk from Kyodo-no Mori Sogo Taikukan Bus Stop after taking a bus from Fuchu on Keio Line; 150 yen adults, 100 yen senior high school students, 300 yen adults, 200 yen senior high school students, 100 yen children; 042-363-8111.
 
TOBU DOBUTSU KOEN (ZOOLOGICAL PARK) SUPER POOL (Saitama prefecture): July 19-Sept. 7, Sept. 13-15, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; outdoor water park with wave pool, whirlpool and two different types of slides including Super Slider, a huge and snaky complex of slides; 110, Suka, Miyashiro-machi Minami Saitama-gun, 7.0 km from Kuki I.C., Tohoku Expressway; one-day pass for pools and unlimited rides in amusement park is 4,800 yen adults, 3,700 yen kids and swimming pool pass is 2,400 yen adults, 1,100 yen kids; 0480-93-1200.
 
AQUA PARADISE PATIO (Saitama prefecture): all year, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. through Aug. 31, 10 a.m. 9 p.m., closed Tue. except July and Aug.; indoor park includes children’s pool, wave pool, and sauna baths; 15-minute drive from Hanazono I.C. on Kanetsu Express; 1,000 yen adults, 500 yen kids; 048-574-5000.  
 

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