Shirakobato Summer Pools

Shirakobato summer pool will open for just four weeks in 2021. From Saturday July 31st to Sunday August 29th. Furthermore, you need to purchase a dated ticket in advance from a 7-11 convenience store in Saitama Prefecture. Moreover, you will be allocated a specific time on your entry ticket. Further to an announcement on July 29th of a pending State of Emergency (SOE), the Shirakobato Pools will not open in 2021. Official notification and ticket refund information.

Shirakobato Summer Pools at Shirakobato Water Park: – Shirakobato was named after the prefectural bird, a collared dove. One of the parks unique features is an imported beach of white sand from Australia.

Located in Koshigaya, it is one of the most popular water parks with families as the park offers a lot more than just pools. A full list below under “Facilities”. They also organize many events , including kids programs and beach sports. However, in 2021, although the pools are opening, there will be no special or additional events.

9 pools in total, including a wave pool, a pool with sliders and a decent sized children’s pool with 2 low sliders. Plus:

  • Beach
  • Wading river and splash pools
  • Heated tub
  • BBQ areas that you can book in advance
  • Food Corner
  • Bikes for rent
  • Table tennis
  • Miniature Golf
  • Battery cars
  • Ball pool
  • Playground

Shirakobato Summer Pools Hours

Normally the pools open from 9 am, but in 2021 they will open at 10 am. Furthermore, you will be allocated a time in which you can enter the aqua park. Even if you have a ticket, you will not be able to enter the aqua park until your designated entry time.


730 yen for adults, 210 yen for primary and Junior High School students, children under 6 are free. They have a family pass for 2 adults and 2 school age children for 1670 yen. You can also normally buy a book of 6 tickets for 3,600 yen for adults, 1,050 yen for children. However, this is not available in 2021.

Shirakobato Summer Pools Access

Take a bus bound for “Suijo Kouen” (水上公園) from Tobu Skytree Line’s Koshigaya Station.
Parking for 1900 cars, which costs 820 yen for the day. (Also see Google Maps in the grey details box at the very bottom of the post).
Sat nav/GPS: phone number 048-977-5151

The park is wheelchair accessible and has 12 parking spaces for wheelchair and/or lower mobility users and wheelchair friendly ticket gates.  There are 7 toilets for wheelchair users.

Like most water parks in Saitama, visible tattoos are forbidden. And in 2021 alcohol is also forbidden.

Official website

Other seasonal pools / water parks featured on this blog include:

You will also find more pools and summer events in the main event pages.

Featured image from Mappuru “Summer Holidays with Family” available on Amazon.

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