Water Play in Saitama Prefecture (Japan) in the Greater Tokyo area (Kanto Plain). Please note that in 2020 several of the water play areas did not open. Below is the general year on year information for the paddling pools, splash pads, river play, wading rivers and wading streams in Saitama. Pool information can be found here.

Parks with water play and paddling pools saitama

Water play Saitama

Paddling or splash pools are a great way to cool down in the summer heat. Saitama has quite a few paddling pools, wading rivers and other water play areas on offer throughout the prefecture. Many are easily accessible from Tokyo. Below is a list of some of the more popular ones, sorted alphabetically by area. This is just a summary list, for further details on the park, please click on the link for that park.

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Water Play in Saitama in 2020

Due to the situation with the Coronavirus Outbreak and the Saitama State of Emergency, several of the water play areas were late opening in 2020. Some of them did not open at all, such as the wading river and water play area in Shinrin Park and at the Saitama Children’s zoo. In parks with wading streams, many did not start running the water until at July, some are waiting until August. Those areas with natural streams for water play are for the most part open to the public now.

AGEO CITY

Kamihira Park

Kamihira Park Ageo 上平公園 上尾市
Kamihira Park

Free. No Shade.

Official website
English Information

Maruyama Park

Wading river maruyama park
Wading river

Free. Shaded.

Official website
General information in English

CHICHIBU AREA

Park NameInformation
Water Park Shirayama (Yokoze) Free.
OnlineOfficial website
Midori No Mura (Ogano)Free. Shaded areas. Playground.
OnlineOfficial website
Information in English

Fujimi City

Lalaport splash pad water play in Saitama

 
Lalaport – Free with free parking. Outdoors. Opened April 2015. Splash pool and splash pad. There is also a water jet show each hour beside the pool.
https://www.lalaport-fujimi.com/

HANNO CITY
Akebono Children’s Forest (aka Moomin Valley).  Free. Free parking. Some shade.
https://www.city.hanno.saitama.jp/0000002658.html
General Information in English on this blog.

HASUDA CITY
West Jonuma Park
https://www.city.hasuda.saitama.jp/shisetsu/koen/25.html
https://www.go2park.net/parks/saijonuma.htm

HIDAKA

Hidaka Sougou Park water play wading stream area

Hidaka General Park.

Free. Free parking. Mostly shaded.
Official website.
General Information in English on this blog.

HIGASHIMATSUYAMA CITY
Saitama’s Prefectural Children’s Zoo. Included in the entry fee to the zoo. Slightly shaded. Parking charged. THE SPLASH POOL WILL NOT OPEN IN 2020.
https://www.parks.or.jp/sczoo/
General information in English on this blog.

HONJO CITY
Wakaizumi Exercise Park
https://www.city.honjo.lg.jp/kurashi/shogaigakusyu/koen/kouenannai/1393562666078.html

INA TOWN
Ina Memorial Park
https://www.town.saitama-ina.lg.jp/0000000123.html

KAWAGOE CITY
Isanuma Park – opens during Golden Week. Free. Shaded.
https://www.city.kawagoe.saitama.jp/kurashi/sports_koen/koen/isanuma.html
On this blog: General Information in English

KAWAJIMA TOWN

wading river water play heisei no mori Kawajima

Heisei No Mori Park

Free with free parking. Shaded. The wading river winds through Japan’s longest rose tunnel.
Official website.
Information in English on this blog. Please note that in early July 2020 they were still not running the water.

KITAMOTO CITY
Kitamoto Children’s Park – Free. Shaded at certain times of the day.
https://www.city.kitamoto.saitama.jp/kanko/shop/1419505898424.html?cat=3
On this blog: General Information in English

Kitamoto General Park – Wading River water play. Free. Shade.
Official website.

KOUNOSU CITY
Kamiya Park – Built 2015/6. Free with free parking. No shade in the river, but there’s a Gazebo nearby.
https://www.kamiya-sk.ecnet.jp/
Information in English on this blog.

KUKI CITY
Secret Forest, Mallage – Charged. Indoors. Open all year round.
https://soyu-am.jp/himitsunomori/On this blog: General Information in English

KUMAGAYA CITY
Kumagaya Sports Culture Park
https://www.parks.or.jp/kumagaya/index.html
On this blog: General Information in English

NAMEGAWA TOWN
Shinrin Park. Entrance fee. Shaded at certain times of the day.
https://www.shinrinkoen.jp/english/
Some more information in English on this blog.

OKEGAWA
Shiroyama Park. Partly shaded. Free.
https://www.city.okegawa.lg.jp/shisetsu/55/251/p000694.html
On this blog: General Information

SAITAMA – URAWA

Bessho Numa Park. Free.
https://www.stib.jp/info/data/besshopark.html
On this blog in English: General Information about the park

TOKIGAWA TOWN Water Play

Sanba Gorge
Official website
Information in English.

TSURUGASHIMA CITY
Tsuragashima Exercise Park
https://www.city.tsurugashima.lg.jp/shisetsu_hozen/unndoukouen_129.html
Information in English about Tsurugashima Park.

YORII TOWN
Museum of rivers – water play available from March until Autumn. Entrance fee. Shaded areas.
Official website.
On this blog in English.

YOSHIMI TOWN
Yoshimi Friendship Athletic Park – Free. Shaded.
https://www.town.yoshimi.saitama.jp/shisetsu_fureaihiroba.html
On this blog in English.

See also the category splash-wading-paddling-pool

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    1. Thanks Andy. Forever a work-in-progress. 🙂

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