Saitama Summer Pools 2021 – where is open and where is not. For all 20 pools open in a ‘regular’ year and mapped on Google see here.

Update July 29th 20:18 JST.
Saitama Prefecture announced today that Saitama will be under a State of Emergency from Monday August 2nd to Tuesday August 31st. Further to this announcement several pools that had planned to open from Saturday July 31st will not open after all.

Summer Pools that are closed in 2021

First up, the pools that are not opening in 2021:

  • Sakado outdoor pool they announced in early May that they will not open the pools this year
  • Toda Summer Pools at Kodomo no Kuni also announced early on that they will not open the pools this year
  • Kawaguchi Green Center
  • Numakage Park Outdoor pool were another that gave due notice that they will not open. They are actually undergoing a large scale renovation. Can’t wait to see what they have done with the place in 2022!
  • Owada Family Pool – Niiza – are also another pool that are taking advantage (?) of the situation with the Coronavirus to upgrade their pools
  • Owada Park Pool – Saitama City -(🔗Japanese language only) is also closed in 2021
  • Fujimi Garden Beach will not open in 2021
  • Waseda Park Pool underwent renovations over the last year. Supposedly they are finished, but they are currently not planning to open in 2021.
  • Chichibu Muse Park pool will also not open in 2021.
  • Aquapia in Kumagaya announced at the end of June that they will not open their pools this year.

Pools that had planned to open, but cancelled further to SOE

Several pools had planned to open in 2021, they had even started selling dated tickets in advance. However, once the State of Emergency (SOE) was announced, several have posted to say they will not open. If you had bought a ticket for any of the following pools, you can receive a refund at place of purchase.

🏊Saitama Aquatic Park

saitama water park saitama pools summer
Image from the official website

2021 specific: you must buy a dated ticket in advance, available from 7-11 convenience stores in Saitama prefecture only. Tickets go on sale July 24th. Cancelled due to the State of Emergency.

Address: 2-chōme-8-6-26 Hinode, Ageo, Saitama 362-0032
Season: July 31st to August 29th 2021 cancelled due to State of Emergency
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Cost: 510 yen for adults, 210 yen for children
Official notification of cancellation and refund information

More information in English

🏊Shirakobato Water Park

Image from the official website

2021 specific: you must buy a dated ticket in advance, available from 7-11 convenience stores in Saitama prefecture only. Moreover, a time will be allocated to you on your ticket. Cancelled due to the SOE.

Address: 985 Osogawa, Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture 343-0802 Japan
Season: July 13th to September 1st
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: 720 yen for adults, 210 yen for children over 6 years old
Official notification and refund information

More information, including access, in English

🏊Kawagoe Aquatic Park

Kawagoe Water Park Kawagoe Aquatic Park Saitama Pools summer pools
Children’s pool, 30cm deep with two slides

2021 specific: you must buy a dated ticket in advance, available from 7-11 convenience stores in Saitama prefecture only. Tickets go on sale July 24th. The pools will not open after all due to the State of Emergency.

Address: 880 Ikenobe, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1171
Season: July 31st to August 29th cancelled due to the SOE
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Cost: 730 yen for adults, 210 yen for children
Official notification and ticket refund information.

More information in English

🏊Kazo Hanasaki Water Park

Hanasaki summer pools Saitama Pools
Toddler pool at Hanasaki water park, Kazo

2021 specific: you must buy a dated ticket in advance, available from 7-11 convenience stores in Saitama prefecture only. Tickets go on sale July 24th. Moreover, a time will be allocated to you on your ticket. It was decided on July 29th that the pools will not open after all due to the State of Emergency.

Address:  1722 Mizubuka, Kazo, Saitama
Season: July 31st to August 29th
Hours: allocated by ticket
Cost: 720 yen per adult, 210 yen for children over 6 years old
Official notification and ticket refund information

More information, including access, in English


Expected to stay open

Pools that are expected to stay open, but have not yet (July 30th) made an announcement either way.

🏊Mizonuma Kids Pool

Mizonuma Kids Pool Asaka

2021 Details: Split into two sessions – morning and afternoon. Only 100 visitors per session. Furthermore, only open to residents of Asaka and you need to book in advance for a weekend visit.

Address: 1043 Mizonuma, Asaka, Saitama 351-0023
Season: July 10th to September 4th 2021
Hours: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Cost: 200 yen for adults, 100 yen for kids 6 years old or older
Official Website

More information, including access, in English

Pools that are open

🏊 New Sunpia Hotel Pools

2021 specific: first come, first served – they are only allowing 1200 people in per day.

Address: 700 Furuike, Ogose, Iruma District, Saitama 350-0401
Season: mid July to September 12th 2021
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm during the pandemic
Cost: 1200 for adults, 600 yen for children
Official Facebook page

More information in English

🏊Tobu Super Pool

2021 specific: you need to purchase a dated ticket in advance online.

Address: 110 Suka, Miyashiro, Minamisaitama-gun, Saitama 345-0831
Season: July 4th to September 5th (please note in July and September it is only open on weekends and public holidays).
Hours: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Cost: 3,100 yen for adults, 1,500 yen for kids
Official Website

More information in English

🏊Seibu Pools

From official website

Address: 2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1145
Season: July 10th to September 5th. Night pool on select dates – generally weekends -during this period.
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, to 7 pm on the dates the night pool is on
Cost: 2,900 yen for adults, 1,900 yen for adults and seniors
Official website

More information in English

🏊Musashino Mura Children’s Pools

2021 specific: as a preventative measure, they will have two “sessions” this year. A morning session and an afternoon session. Only a certain amount of customers will be allowed to use the pool per session. Between noon and 1.30 pm the pools will be closed for disinfecting.

Address: 1700-1 Shidami, Kazo, Saitama 347-0042
Season: Sunday July 18th then from Thursday July 22nd daily to August 29th.
Hours: Morning session – 10 am to noon. Afternoon session – 1.30 to 3.30 pm
Cost: Entrance fee to the amusement park is 2400 yen for adults, 2000 yen for children 3 years old or over. You also have to pay an additional fee for the pools, the price has not yet been announced for 2021.
Official website

More information about the amusement park in English

When there is no State of Emergency, you can generally find summer pools in various hotels around the prefecture. The pools at hotels generally open from the third week in July.


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Visiting one of Saitama’s outdoor summer pools is a fun way to cool down in the ridiculously high summer temperatures. Do you go to aqua parks or outdoor pools during the summer? Any you would like to recommend?

6 Comments

    1. Author

      I’m sooooo glad they are opening some pools this year… hopefully not famous last words – the “Delta Strain” has started to do the rounds so they could all be closed down before they open!!

  1. I’m wondering about parks with splash pools. Like Shinrinkoen in Higashimatsuyama or the one in the kid’s zoo there.

    1. Author

      Last check, last week – they aren’t planning to open this year : ( Shinrin says both the splash pools and the newer wading river “closed indefinitely”. The zoo had no info either way at the time which I interpret as a “no”!!

  2. For anyone in Toda city, I asked at the Primrose centre, and they said they’re planning to open their small pool after rainy season has finished. Likely to be restricted times (they mentioned 10-12 for pre-school kids – my child is 4), but this isn’t confirmed I think.

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