Water play Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama:
Yes, there are splash pads and other water play facilities in Japan during the summer months. Typically, splash pads, wading rivers and other water play areas open much earlier than seasonal pools. You can enjoy splash pads as early as Golden week in many areas of Japan.
Water play includes such things as spray grounds, pads or pools, paddling pools or rivers, splash pools and pads, wading and / or lazy rivers or other recreational water environments. It does not include swimming or bathing pools.
My latest contribution to the KA Japan website; kajapan.org. A round of parks where the kidlets can play with water in the Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama.
Water play in the Tokyo area preview
Summer has started and the heat is already on! Thankfully, there is a huge selection of parks with water areas in the Greater Tokyo Area to help us cool down.
Water play includes such things as spray pads, spray pools, paddling pools, wading rivers, splash pools, splash pads, spray grounds, lazy rivers or other recreational water environments. It does not include swimming or bathing pools.
The Greater Tokyo Area refers to the metropolis of Tokyo and its surrounding highly populated prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama.
Parks with splash pads etc are introduced by area, quoted by KA Mother who introduced or recommended them, with some additional information added.
Amy N recommended some wonderful parks with water features, suitable to young children:
Hikarigaoka Koen; Exit A3 of “Hikarigaoka (end of Oedo line). Fountain is open year-round! The park itself is huge and has an excellent playground (10 min walk from the fountain). There is a kiosk near the fountain that sells ice cream and other treats.”
This park was also featured in our cherry blossom viewing round-up article. You will find further information and access details in that article.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ MORE: http://kajapan.org/general/parks-with-water-play-in-the-greater-tokyo-area/
For water play in the Saitama area: