Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 17, 2018
in alphabetical order
AQUA PARADISE PATIO (Saitama prefecture): year-round, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; all-weathered indoor amusement pool, with a variety of swimming pools and sauna baths; 15-minute drive from Hanazono I.C. on Kanetsu Express; 1,000 yen adults, 500 yen kids; 048-574-5000.
NISSAN WATER PARK AT SHIN-YOKOHAMA PARK (Yokohama): Through Sept. 30, enjoy 22 varieties of swimming pools, including water-slider, wave pool, whirlpool at Nissan Stadium, 15-minute walk from JR Shin Yokohama Station or seven-minute walk from JR Kozukue Station on Yokohama Line; 500 yen ages 13+/hour, 250 yen ages 12 & younger/hour; 045-477-5040.
TOKYO SUMMERLAND ADVENTURE LAGOON: Through Sept. 30; Adventure Lagoon, outdoor water park of Summerland amusement park, has swimming pools, water slides and tubes, waterfalls, and more in a tropical atmosphere; admission for Summerland including Adventure Lagoon is 4,500 yen adults, 3,000 yen kids, 3,600 yen adults, 2,100 yen kids after 3 p.m.; 600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno-city, Tokyo; off Akiruno I.C., Ken-o-do Expressway; 042-558-6511.
MAJUNLAND SWIMMING POOL: year-round, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; swimming pools, including walking, flowing water, power bubble, Jacuzzi and more at Urasoe Undo Koen; 800 yen adults, 400 yen children residents of Urasoe city, 1,040 yen adults, 520 yen children non-residents; 40-minute ride from Naha Airport or 10-minute ride from Nishihara I.C. on Okinawa Express; 098-942-4132.
NAGO CITY B & G OCEAN CENTER POOL: year-round, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., closed Tuesdays; 25m, jacuzzi and children’s pools; 320 yen adults, 160 yen youths & children; 10-minute ride from Kyoda I.C. on Okinawa Express; 0980-54-1082.
OKINAWA SOGO UNDO KOEN: Through Sept. 30, closed Tuesdays; 25m indoor pool 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends in September; 240 yen adults, 120 yen kids; 15-minute ride from Kitanakagusuku I.C. on Okinawa Express; 098-932-5114.