Numakage Park

Normally, one of the earliest parks to open their outdoor pools for the summer season is Numakage Park in Urawa, Saitama. However, in both 2020 and 2021 they announced early on that they would not open the pools due to the pandemic. Also, in 2021 they did some work on the pools. This year, 2022, they had announced anything – either way – by early June, so it looked promising. And sure enough later in the month they finally announced, much to the delight of many, that they are planning to open in 2022. However, they will open much later than normal…

Numakage Summer Pools 2022

Numakage usually open in early July. However, in 2022, they will not open until the month of August. They will be open on fine days only during the full month of August. Furthermore, they are limiting the number of people that can enter each day to 860 people. Therefore, you need to buy a ticket in advance from a 7-11 convenience store. Another change is that you cannot go between the indoor and outdoor pools as you could in the past. If you want to use the indoor pools too, you need to pay an additional charge.

This is one of the few pools that allow you in even if you have tattoos, but only if they are completely covered up and not visible. A lot of other pools have a strict no tattoo policy – they won’t let you in even if your tattoos are not visible.

8 pools including 1 with waves and 2 suitable for young children (who are out of nappies). The children’s pools have a maximum of 50 cm of water and both have slides. The outdoor 50 meter pool can only be used by Junior High School students and older students / people – it cannot be used by elementary school students or younger.

Numakage Park Summer Pools dates

Dates: Monday August 1st to Wednesday August 31st.

Hours: from August 1st to 14th they open from 9 am to 5.30 pm, from the 15th to the 31st they close at 5 pm.

Prices: You need to buy a ticket in advance from a 7-11 convenience store. The price has gone up 10 yen in 2022 – 440 yen for adults, 220 for primary to high school students, preschoolers and below free. *However, children still in nappies / diapers can not enter the pools, not even in pool pants*. From my understanding, you can buy a ticket ten days in advance of the date you want to go.


Address: 2 Chome-7-35 Numakage, Minami Ward, Saitama, 336-0027.

Plus code: RJQW+X3 Saitama . On Google Maps.

Phone number: 048-861-9955.

Numakage Park is a ten minute walk from JR Saikyo Line Musashi-Urawa station. There is free parking for 130 cars.

Official Website

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