Hanasaki summer pools

The Hanasaki Summer Pools, aka water or aqua park, are as family and child friendly as the park they are in: Kazo Hanasaki Park. Hanasaki Aqua park is one of the three remaining prefectural pools. Unfortunately, the main Saitama Prefectural Pool in Ageo closed permanently in 2021. The pools in Hanasaki (Kazo) are not as large as the other two remaining pools in Kawagoe and Koshigaya. But they are colorful and fun for kids. Please note that in 2024, like in 2022 and 2023, you have to purchase a ticket in advance from a 7-11 or Asoview.

Kazo Hanasaki Pool in 2024

Hanasaki Park Spring Festival

Hanasaki Park has lots of things for families to enjoy. You can read about all the facilities the park has to offer here. The two most popular attractions are the bikes (and pedal cars) and the pools. However, the pools only open during the summer holidays. They are all outdoor; its quite like what we call an aqua or water park in Europe.

Hanasaki Park Kazo bikes
Tandems at Hanasaki Park, Kazo

The pools at Kazo Hanasaki Park include;

  • A 150 meter wave pool, water depth 1.1 meters
  • A multi purpose pool with lanes, gradating from 1.2 meters to 1.5 meters deep
  • Ripple pool with Japan’s widest artificial shore!
  • Slider pool – three different type of slides, including tubes
  • Toddler pool
  • Jacuzzi
Kazo Hanasaki summer outdoor pool

Hanasaki Summer Pools Information

In 2024 you once again have to buy tickets in advance. You can buy tickets at 7-11 or online at Asoview. Tickets go on sale at 1 pm seven days ahead of the date. So for example, July 15th tickets will go on sale at 1 pm on July 8th.

The dates of the pools in 2024 are Saturday July 13th to Monday (bank holiday) July 15th and then daily from Saturday July 20th to Sunday September 1st 2024. The aqua park will be open from 9 am to 5 pm, but you can only swim / play in the water until 4.30 pm. Last entry to the aqua park is 4 pm.

In a normal year: They have a number of events during the time the pools are open. The regular events year on year – EXCEPT DURING THE PANDEMIC – include (please note these are not guaranteed)

  • Taiko Performance during the initial opening weekend
  • Hula dance show during the initial opening weekend
  • A water game for children in early August
  • Water game competitions for children around the middle of August
  • A dance show at some point during the second last weekend

Cost

730 yen per adult, 210 yen for children over 6 years old. Parking is also charged – see next section.

Hanasaki Water Park Access

Train: About a 15 minute walk from Tobu Isesaki Line Hanasaki Station

Car: Approximately 3 kilometers from Kazo Interchange of the ken-o expressway.
Parking: There is no charge for parking out of pool season, but once the pool opens it costs 840 yen for the day. Spaces for up to 1,200 cars. Between April and September the car park is open from 8 am to 6.30 pm. From October to March it closes at 5.30 pm.

Address: 1722 Mizubuka, Kazo, Saitama.

Tel: 0480-65-7155

Official web page (Japanese only)

More information in English:

Last republish 220517

1 Comment

  1. i used to head to the pool regularly in summer in Iwate. Really an important place to go in the heat of Japanese Summers!

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