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Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools – Updated 2021 Summer

Check out our Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pool recommendations for 2021. Some of our recommended location are still closed but based on checking websites it seems the following are now open. 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. Here is our list of outdoor Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools that are infant and toddler-friendly. A great way to keep your kids cool and entertained this summer. Note that many do not allow baby diapers – when info was available it is noted below.  Remember your sunscreenmosquito repellant and to stay hydrated. Have fun!  If you are looking for Tokyo swimming pools here are our recommendations. 

Also, there are some great Tokyo area amusement parks that also have pool areas; such as Tokyo Summerland and Yomiuriland.

Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools

Honshiba Koen Park, Tokyo Water and Splash Parks
#1. Honshiba Koen (Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo) 

This park and water play area is a 3 min walk from Tamachi station on the Yamanote-line or Mita station. It is a great little park because you can watch the Shinkansen and Yamanote train run right by as you splash away. The water are is small compared to some of the others on this list but, for little ones it does the trick. The park has a small restrooms  and is shaded by full growth trees. If you are staying in Shinagawa, Tamachi or the Shiba area I highly recommend.  There are no signs that signify Yes or No to Diapers.
Dates: Open weekends from early May, June 15-September 11, 2021 open everyday
Hours: 09:00 – 16:00 daily
Fee: FREE!
Address: 4-15-1 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo   map 
Access: 3 min walk from Tamachi Station (Yamanote Line) and Mita Station (Toei Asakusa Line

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kumin center wading pools, Tokyo Area Wading Pools and Splash Ponds#2. Meguro Kumin Center Wading Pool (Meguro-ku, Tokyo) 

The Meguro Kumin Center wading pool is one of our favourite splash pools; clean and safe with plenty of space. There are two separate pools; one for kids aged 3 years and older and a toddler pool for those aged 3 years and younger. You must make a reservation online to enter either pool now due to COVID precautions. You can reset from 9;30 a.m. – reservations go quickly. If you don’t arrive within 30 mins of your reserved time your reservation is cancelled. The Kumin Center Complex also houses a childrens’ playroom, gymnasium, library and the Meguro Museum of Art. If you’re a museum lover we highly recommend you invest in the Grutto Pass . For 2200 yen, you can buy a passbook that gives you one-time free or discounted admission to 80 Tokyo museums, zoos, aquariums, etc. for two months from the date of first use.

Infant Pool:
Dates: July 1 – September 11 **reservations necessary
Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:00
Fees:  100 yen per child for the first 2 hours (Chaperone free); 70 yen each additional hour   *Swim diapers required

50m outdoor pool for children aged 3 years and up:
Dates: July 1 – September 11 **reservations necessary
Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00
Fees: 200 yen for the first 2 hours; 150 yen each additional hour

INDOOR pool for adults and children aged 3 years and up.
Hours: All-Year. **reservations necessary
Hours: Daily 9:00 – 22:00
Fees: Adults 400 yen for the first 2 hours; 300 yen each additional hour; Kids aged 3 years and up 200 yen for the first 2 hours; 150 yen each additional hour

Address: Meguro 2-4-36, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (〒153-0063東京都目黒区目黒2-4-36) Google maps
Phone: 03-3711-1139
Access: A 12 min walk from Meguro Station or a 16 min walk from Nakameguro Station.
Website: http://www.mizuno.co.jp/facility/tokyo/meguro/about.aspx (in Japanese)

wading pools, Tokyo Area Wading Pools and Splash Ponds#3. Tsukushima Daini Children’s Park Wading Pool (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Dates: July 5 – September 11, 2021
Hours: Daily 10:00 – 16:00; Closed 12:oo – 13:00 for pool cleaning.
Fee: FREE!

This is a great splash pool to visit. They have a couple spray fountains, toys and a childrens` playground next door. Visit the Hamarikyu Garden Park while you`re in the area. It`s one of the largest and most diverse Japanese Garden Parks in central Tokyo.

Address: 1-11-4 Kachidoki, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (東京都中央区勝どき1丁目9-8) Google Map
Phone: 03-3546-5434
Access: A 4-min walk from Kachidoki Station (in front of Kachidoki View Tower. Exit A4)

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Rinshi-no-Mori-Stream, Tokyo Area Wading Pools and Splash Ponds#4. Rinshi no Mori Park Stream (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
Rinshi no Mori park is a cool and quiet, leafy park with a popular splash pond. Rinshi no Mori park has two playgrounds, one catered toward younger children and the other for older children; a small pond where a number of turtles and koi swim; large open spaces for children to run around and walking paths for dog walkers and insect hunters. A great spot to escape the summer heat. The depth of water is 15 cms. More about Rinshi no Mori Park here. 
Dates: July 7 – August 31
Hours: Friday – Wednesday 9:00 – 15:00; Thursdays closed for cleaning.
Fee: FREE!
Address: 5 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku (黒区下目5); 2 Koyamadai, Shinagawa-ku (品川小山台2) Google Map
Phone: 03-3792-3800
Access: A 9 min walk from Musashi-Koyama Station.

wading pool - Komazawa Olympic Park Jabu Jabu Ike#5. Komazawa Olympic Park’s Jabu Jabu Pond (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
Komazawa Olympic Park is one of our favourite playground parks to spend the day. It has a cycling center, three animal-themed playgrounds, sports facilities, a cafeteria, a museum and shaded areas to have a nice picnic at the park. Their water play area is especially popular in summer. It occupies a large area without trees or shade so remember your sunscreen, drinking water and take breaks as the summer sun in Japan can be quite unforgiving.
Dates: July 1 – September 15
Time: 10:00-17:00
Fee: FREE!
Address: 1-1 Komazawakoen, Setagaya, Tokyo (東京都世田谷区駒沢公園1−1) Google Map
Phone: 03-3421-6431
Access: A 12 min walk from Komazawa-daigaku Station. A bus runs every 12 min from the station to the park.
Website: http://www.tef.or.jp/kopgp/en_pond.jsp (in Japanese)

Toneri Koen#6. Toneri Koen (Adachi-ku, Tokyo)

Located in West Shinjuku lies the Shinjuku Chuo wading pool – a nice spot to cool off from the hot summer sun. Shinjuku Chuo Park is great spot to relax from the hustle and bustle of West Shinjuku. There is plenty of seating areas, a playground and some manmade stone waterfalls in the park. Water depth is 5- 30 cms. Best for toddlers and 1-3 elementary. Kids need swim suits to enter the water play area. **Note regular nor swim diapers are allowed.
Dates: July 16 – September 1
Hours: 10:00-12:00 & 13:00–16:00 Daily (There is a lunch break time from 12:00-13:00)
Fee: FREE!
Address: 1-1 Toner Koen, Adachi-ku, Tokyo (1−1舎人公園、足立区、東京都)map 
Phone: 03-3857-2308
Access: 2 min walk from Toneri Koen Station.
Website: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index024.html

Kodomo no Kuni jabu jabu, 2017 Tokyo Area Wading Pools and Splash Ponds#7  Kodomo no Kuni (Yokohama)

Kodomo no Kuni is a kids` paradise. It`s a 250 acre park with numerous activities (rides, playgrounds, animals, etc) and facilities that every kid will enjoy. The Rock River is a family favourite in summer. Open from March to mid-October it`s a great spot to cool off.

Kodomo no kuni also has two pools that are open from July 20– September 1: Thursday – Tuesday 10:00- 16:00; Closed on Wednesday. There is a shallow wading pool for young kids and a 1m deep pool for older kids, 2 water slides, 2 tube slides and a large covered area to eat and rest from the hot sun. Adults and HS students 600 yen; Jr HS and elementary 200 yen; kids 3-5 yrs 100 yen. Water area is depths of 15 – 130 cms.
Address: 700 Nara-cho, Aoba-ku Yokohama (横浜市青葉区奈良町700)
Phone: 04-5961-2111
Hours: 9:30-16:30; July 15 -August 3rd 9:30-17:00; Closed on Wednesdays (open if a holiday) and Dec 31 – Jan 1
Access: Kodomonokuni Station on the Tokyu Kodomonokuni Line
Website: http://www.kodomonokuni.org/english/

#8. Ukima Koen (Adachi-ku, Tokyo) 

Located in the lovely park of Ukima. Close to a good playground that is super popular with local kids! Water depth is 20 cms. Best for toddlers and early elementary.**Diapers not allowed
Dates: July 14 – September 1
Hours: 10:00 – 16:00 Daily
Fee: FREE!
Address: 2 Ukima, Kita-ku, 2 Funado, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo map 
Phone: 03-3969-9168
Access: 1 min walk Ukima-funado Station on the JR Saikyo Line – Parking available
Website: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index024.html

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Komatsugawa-Sakaigawa Shinsui Koen, Tokyo Area Wading Pools and Splash Ponds #9. Komatsugawa-Sakaigawa Shinsui Koen 小松川境川親水公園 (Edogawa-ku, Tokyo) 

Great park in Kita-ku where you can spend the entire day. The water play area is surrounded by a park with carious play structure, fun walking paths and plenty of nature. To access this park you need to take a bus from the closest train station but it is worth it for a day trip! **Swimming Diapers are allowed in the water.

Dates: July 1 – August 31
Hours: 10:00 – 16:00 Daily
Fee: FREE!
Address: 4-37 Chuo, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo  map 
Phone: 03-5662-5543
Access: Take bus # 21 or 22 from JR Sobu Line · Sobu Rapid Line Shin-Koiwa Station
Website: https://www.city.edogawa.tokyo.jp/shisetsuguide/bunya/koendobutsuen/komatsugawa2.html

 Tokyo Area Wading Pools and Splash Ponds,Kiba Shinsui Koen#10. Kiba Shinsui Koen 木場親水公園 (Koto-ku, Tokyo) 

A long narrow play area which has water 10-20 cms deep. Kids can enjoy running around amongst the squirting water. There is no sun covering so remember hats. The water also gets quite hot in Aug but there are showers to cool down. **Diapers not allowed
Dates: July 12 – September 1
Hours: 10:00 – 16:00 Daily
Fee: FREE!
Address: 3-17-5 Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo map 
Phone: 03-5683-5581
Access: 8 min walk from Kiba Station on the Tozai Line
Website: https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index024.html

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Futo Park 埠頭公園 
#11. Futo Park 埠頭公園 (Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
– This is one of our favorite parks in Tokyo year round. The playground has a huge ship for the play Futo Park 埠頭公園 , Tokyo wading pools and splash pondsequipment and is very baby and child-friendly. The water play is open from July until the beginning of September. Swim diapers are allowed. The water area is 80% unshaded but side areas do have shade. There is also a convenience store next to the police box on the corner so you can grab refreshments.

Dates: July – September. Some days closed for cleaning.
Address: 14-14-34 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo google map
Phone: 03-6400-0032
Hours: 24 hours
Access: 14 min walk from Tamachi Station on the JR Yamanote Line; street parking available

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#12. Kodomo no Hiroba Park (Setagaya, Tokyo) is a large, sand park with plenty of space to run around. Located near the popular Setagaya Park it has a long splash river that is perfect for toddlers to kindy aged kids. Open now till September.
Dates: July – September. Some days closed for cleaning.
Address: 2-31-4 Shimouma, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (東京都世田谷区下馬2-31-4)
Phone: 03-3412-7841 (Japanese language only)
Access: A 10 min walk from Sangenjaya Station

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Asakayama Koen, Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools#13. Asukayama Koen (Kita-ku, Tokyo) 

***CLOSED FOR THIS SUMMER ****This park not only has a great water area but also has an old SL train and fun playground. Take a picnic and enjoy the day outside. The water in the park is 15 cms so good of little ones. My personal favorite since the water park is constructed around a river like environment with kids to crawl all over.

**Diapers not allowed

Dates: CLOSED 2021
Hours: 11:00 – 16:00 daily
Fee: FREE!Asakayama Koen, Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools
Address: 1-1-3 Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo   map 
Phone: 03-3908-9275
Access: 3 min walk from Oji-staion on the Namboku Line
Website: Japanese language only https://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index024.html

Tokyo Splash Parks and Wading Pools


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