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Tokyo with kids pools and waterplay

Lucky for us there are some amazing outdoor public pools and waterplay areas open to the public for a few hundred yen between July and September.  I highly recommend you visit one to have fun, cool off and people watch! Japanese splash parks are also a fun activity – little river and ponds that also open in the summer for little kids to romp around. Please note some splash ponds and pools allow swim diaper sand some do not – we have noted the best to our ability the rules of each location. Most of the 23 wards of Tokyo also have local indoor pools which offer a variety of classes for adults – check with your local ward office.

Tokyo with Kids Pools and Waterplay

Showa Kinen Park (Tachikawa, Tokyo)

Showa Memorial Park 昭和記念公園, Tachikawa, Tokyo - Rent Bikes, Massive Playgrounds and Water Play

On a sunny day escape central Tokyo and head for the huge Showa Kinen Park 昭和記念公園.  Showa Memorial Park is approximately a 50-70 min trip from central Tokyo via car or train. Biking, hiking, climbing nets, bouncing on huge white soft blobs and hiding from dragons can keep the little ones …

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Tokyo Outdoor Pools

I find the most difficult month of the year to live in Tokyo August, but visiting one of the many Tokyo pools can offer a respite to the heat and humidity even if just for a few hours. Tokyo has many great local pools that are family-friendly and most are …

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2019 Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools

Asukayama Park, Tokyo wading pool and splash parks

Check out our 2019 Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pool recommendations. A free or very inexpensive way to keep cool (er) in the sticky hot Japan summer. Most Tokyo area wading pools are open from July 1st through mid-September, although there are a few splash ponds that open in June. …

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Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo) – A Great Sports Park

Komazawa Olympic Park (Setagaya, Tokyo)

Komazawa Olympic Park (駒沢オリンピック公園) is a sports facility that was constructed for the 1964 Summer Olympics. It`s an amazing park for families. The park includes three different animal-themed playgrounds for young children (squirrel, pig and horse), a summer splash pond, jogging and cycling course, a dog run area, skateboard park, …

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Setagaya Park Pool (Setagaya, Tokyo)

Setagaya Park`s outdoor pool is located closer to the Ikejiri Side of the large park. The park houses tennis courts, a baseball diamond, skateboard park, train rides on a Mini Steam Locomotive (Wed & Weekends only), racecar-style go carts in a traffic park with working traffic signals, two separate playgrounds …

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