Saitama summer pools

Saitama Summer Pools 2022 – where is open and where is not. Plus a map of Saitama’s outdoor seasonal pools.

The information is accurate, to the best of my knowledge, as of May 22nd 2022. However, all seasonal events and facilities can and have been influenced by the situation with the pandemic. For example, in 2021, the four prefectural pools all planned to open. They had hired seasonal staff and made all the preparations to open at the end of July. They had even sold advance entry tickets. Then Saitama Prefecture announced a State of Emergency for Saitama and none of the prefectural, and few of the municipal, pools opened in the end.

Summer Pools that are closed in 2022

First up, the pools that closed permanently in 2021/2022:

  • In case you missed the news earlier in the year: the main Saitama Prefectural pool in Ageo closed permanently this year. They had a commemorative event in December 2021 and now it is completely off limits. The Ageo Undo Park in which it was located is still open though, just the pools are closed.
  • Unfortunately, the prefectural aqua park was not the only popular pool to close permanently. Fujimi Garden Beach also closed its doors permanently in 2021.
  • Owada Family pools in Niiza also closed their doors permanently earlier this year. Last year, they had said they were closing them for renovations (and the pandemic). However, after much deliberation they decided earlier this year to completely demolish the current facilities. They are planning to rebuild, in a separate area from my understanding, but that will take a few years. The latest on this plan from Niiza City from April 2022.
  • On May 23rd Kumagaya City posted to say that the outdoor pool at Kumagaya Sakura Undo Koen would “cease to operate” from this year due to the old age (50+ years) of the pools.

And pools that are closed long term:

  • Kawaguchi Green Center posted last year, 2021, to say that due to the old age of their pools they are closed indefinitely. They had closed in 2020 due to the pandemic. They mention nothing of a permanent closure nor of an upgrade, just that they are closed long term.
  • Sakado Outdoor Pools / Aqua park. According to the official Sakado City website, the seasonal outdoor pools are undergoing renovations and will not open in 2022. They also didn’t open in 2021 for the same reason.

Pools / Aqua Parks that are not opening in 2022:

Pools that are planning to open in 2022

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. They refunded all the money. These pools are once again planning to open in 2022. We don’t know yet if you need to buy a ticket in advance like last year:

🏊Shirakobato Water Park

Saitama summer pools
Image from the official website

In 2021 they had planned to use a pre-purchased ticket system. Its not yet known if that will be the case in 2022.

Address: 985 Osogawa, Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture 343-0802 Japan
Season: July 16th to 18th, July 23rd to August 28th 2022
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm in a normal year, not confirmed for 2022 yet
Cost: 720 yen for adults, 210 yen for children over 6 years old
Official website

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

In 2021 they had planned to use a pre-purchased ticket system. Its not yet known if that will be the case in 2022.

Address: 880 Ikenobe, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1171
Season: July 16th to 18th, July 23rd to August 28th 2022
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

In 2021 they had planned to use a pre-purchased ticket system. Its not yet known if that will be the case in 2022.

Address:  1722 Mizubuka, Kazo, Saitama
Season: July 16th to 18th, July 23rd to August 28th 2022
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

🏊 New Sunpia Hotel Pools

The pools at Hotel New Sunpia are to open in 2022. However, it is not yet known what the system will be. For example, in 2021, they operated as first come, first served. They only allowed 1200 people in per day.

Address: 700 Furuike, Ogose, Iruma District, Saitama 350-0401
Season: tentative dates – July 18th to August 28th 2022
Hours: 2022 hours will be available from mid June. In 2021 it was from 10 am to 5 pm, in a normal year its from 9 am.
Cost: 1200 for adults, 600 yen for children
Official Facebook page

More information in English

Pools that opened in 2021 and are expected to open in 2022

🏊Tobu Super Pool

In 2021, you needed to purchase a dated ticket in advance online. They haven’t finalized 2022 information yet.

Address: 110 Suka, Miyashiro, Minamisaitama-gun, Saitama 345-0831
Season: Awaiting 2022 dates. They normally open from early July.
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

Saitama Summer pools
From official website

Address: 2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1145
Season: 2021 information (2022 information not yet available) July 10th to September 5th. Night pool on select dates – generally weekends -during this period.
Hours: 2021 information: 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

In 2021, 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. 2022 information not yet available.

Address: 1700-1 Shidami, Kazo, Saitama 347-0042
Season: 2021 information; 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

Closed in 2021, but haven’t announced for 2022 yet

  • Toda Summer Pools at Kodomo no Kuni also announced early on in May that they would not open their pools.
  • Numakage Park Outdoor pool were another that gave due notice that they will not open.
  • Owada Park Pool – Saitama City -(🔗Japanese language only) is also closed 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.
  • Aquapia in Kumagaya announced at the end of June that they will not open their pools this year.

Pools that opened to residents only in 2021

🏊Mizonuma Kids Pool

Mizonuma Kids Pool Asaka summer

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

Visiting summer pools during the pandemic

A summary of the guidelines for pool use in 2021. Presumably it will be the same or similar in 2022.

  • Temperatures will be taken at the gate. They will not allow people with a temperature above 37.5 ° C to enter the park.
  • They ask that you maintain social distancing when lining up to use the facilities
  • Please refrain from using the pool if it is crowded. Moreover, you maybe asked by staff to move on if they deem the pool is too full.
  • The prefectural pools (Kawagoe, Hanasaki and Shirakobato) request that you keep a distance of 2 m or more from other users in the open space for pop up tents and blue sheets.
  • Please wear a mask at all times.
  • Please come with your bathing suit on under your clothes to prevent the changing rooms from becoming crowded.
  • Alcohol is prohibited.

>>Saitama Pools ・ Seasonal Pools ・Outdoor Pools・ Aqua parks <<

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?


    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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