Saitama summer pools

Saitama Summer Pools 2023 年の埼玉県屋外プール18選。Information for eighteen pools that are open and where is not. Dates and conditions included. Plus each of Saitama’s outdoor seasonal pools mapped together on a Google MyMap.

There are no tickets at the gate at any of the prefectural or Saitama City municipal outdoor / seasonal pools in 2023. You need to buy the tickets either at a 7-11 or online. In addition, many of the private outdoor pools also require that you purchase tickets in advance. In other words, in 2023, there are only a handful of pools that sell tickets at the gate.

Summer Pools that are closed in 2023

The pools that closed permanently during the pandemic:

  • The main Saitama Prefectural pool in Ageo closed permanently during the pandemic. The Ageo Undo Park is still open though (and it has a new playground!), 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 in 2022. However, 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” in 2022 due to the old age (50+ years) of the pools.
  • In 2021, Kawaguchi Green Center said that say that due to the old age of their pools they would be closed indefinitely. Then in the summer of 2022 they finally made an announcement that the pools are to be torn down and replaced with a parking lot.
  • Yoshikawa City also decided to tear down their pools due to old age!

And pools that are closed long term:

  • Sakado Outdoor Pools / Aqua park. In 2022, according to the official Sakado City website, the seasonal outdoor pools were undergoing renovations. In June 2023, they announced that the pools will not open in 2023 either.
  • Hatsukari Park in Kawagoe is also not opening in 2023.

Pools that are planning to open in 2023

Prefectural Pools

The numbers correlate to the numbers on the map above.

1. Kawagoe Aquatic Park 川越水上公園

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

2023 specific: there will be no tickets at the gate. That is, you need to buy a ticket at 7-11 or online.

Address: 川越水上公園 Kawagoe Aqua Park, 880 Ikenobe, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1171
Season: July 15th – 17th, Saturday July 22nd to Sunday September 3rd 2023.
Hours: 9 am to 5.30 pm (Tentative)
Cost: 730 yen for adults, 210 yen for children (Tentative)
Official website.

More information in English

2. Shirakobato Water Park しらこばと水上公園

Saitama summer pools
Image from the official website

2023 specific: there will be no tickets at the gate. That is, you need to buy a ticket at 7-11 or online.

Address: しらこばと水上公園 Shirokobato Aqua park, 985 Osogawa, Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture 343-0802 Japan.
Season: July 15th – 17th, Saturday July 22nd to Sunday September 3rd 2023.
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm in a normal year, not confirmed for 2023 yet.
Cost: in 2022 it was 730 yen for adults, 210 yen for children over 6 years old. 840 yen for parking.
Official website

More information, including access, in English


3. Kazo Hanasaki Water Park 加須はなさき水上公園

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

2023 specific: there will be no tickets at the gate. That is, you need to buy a ticket at 7-11 or online.

Address: 加須はなさき水上公園 Kazo Hanasaki Aqua Park, 1722 Mizubuka, Kazo, Saitama
Season: July 15th – 17th, Saturday July 22nd to Sunday September 3rd 2023.
Hours: allocated by ticket in 2022, not yet known for 2023.
Cost: 730 yen per adult, 210 yen for children over 6 years old
Official website

More information, including access, in English


Saitama City Pools

Information for the five outdoor pools that fall under the municipality of Saitama City.

4. Numakage Park Summer pool 沼影公園屋外プール

2023 specific: you need to buy a ticket in advance from 7-11, there will be no tickets at the gate.

Address: 沼影公園屋外プール Numakage Park, 2 Chome-7-35 Numakage, Minami Ward, Saitama, 336-0027
Season: July 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th – 17th, Saturday July 22nd to Thursday August 31st 2023.
Hours: from 9 am daily. It will close at 6 pm until August 14th and at 5.30 pm from August 15th to 31st.
Cost: 2022 prices, 2023 prices have not been confirmed yet – 440 yen per adult, 220 yen per child. Preschoolers can enter for free.
Official website

More information in English.

5 ~ 7. Owada, Harayama, Shimoochiai pools 小和田公園・原山市民プール・下落合プール

  1. Owada Park Pool, 小和田公園プール Omiya Ward, same dates, hours and conditions as Numakage park above.
  2. Harayama Pool, 原山市民プール Midori Ward, same dates, hours and conditions as above.
  3. Shimoochai Pool, 下落合プール Chuo ward, also the same dates and conditions as Numakage, but it will open until 6 pm daily.

8. Mihashi Park Pool 三橋公園屋外プール

2023 specific: you need to buy a ticket in advance from 7-11, there will be no tickets at the gate.

Address: 5 Mihashi, Nishi Ward, Saitama City
Season: July 8th, 9th, 15th – 17th, Saturday July 22nd to Thursday August 31st 2023.
Hours: It is open from 9 am to 5 pm except weekends in August when it opens until 6 pm.
Cost: 2022 prices, 2023 prices have not been confirmed yet – 440 yen per adult, 220 yen per child. Preschoolers can enter for free.
Official website

More information in English.


All other pools

9. Tobu Super Pool 東武スーパープール

2023 specific: you need to purchase a dated ticket in advance, no tickets at the gate.

Address:  東武スーパープール 110 Suka, Miyashiro, Minamisaitama-gun, Saitama 345-0831
Season: Open on weekends and public holidays only from July 1st and then daily from July 22nd to August 31st. It will also open on September 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th.
Hours: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Cost: 3,100 yen for adults, 1,500 yen for kids
Official Website

More information in English.


10. Seibu Pools 西武園プール

2023 specific: tickets on sale from 3 pm on Friday June 23rd.

Saitama Summer pools
From official website

Address: 2964 Yamaguchi, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-1145
Season: open daily from Friday July 14th until Sunday September 3rd.
Hours: The pools are open from 9 am to 5 pm. (Pre pandemic they opened until 7 pm on weekends and until 9 pm on select dates for the night pool. This is not the case in 2023.)
Cost: 2,900 yen for adults, 1,900 yen for adults and seniors
Official website

More information in English


11. New Sunpia Hotel Leisure Pool ホテルニューサンピアレジャープール

You can purchase a ticket at the door here.

Address: ホテルニューサンピアレジャープール New Sunpia Hotel Leisure Pool, 700 Furuike, Ogose, Iruma District, Saitama 350-0401
Season: Saturday July 8th, Sunday July 9th and then daily from Saturday July 15th until Monday August 28th 2023.
Hours: In 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm, in a normal year its from 9 am.
Cost: The price has gone up 300 yen per adult in 2023 to 1500 yen. They have also increased the children’s price by 200 yen to 800 yen.
Official Facebook page

More information in English


12. Chichibu Muse park 秩父ミュース公園スポーツの森プール

2023 Details: Opening for the first time in four years. The wave pool is out of order, but you can use the other pools.

Chichibu Muse Park outdoor pool information 2023 秩父ミュース公園夏の屋外プール
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Address: Chichibu Muse Park’s “Sports Forest” Outdoor pools, 637-2 Kuna, Chichibu, Saitama 368-0053.
Season: Saturday July 22nd to Sunday August 27th 2023.
Hours: 9.30 am to 5 pm.
Cost: 1,200 yen for a full day ticket, 600 yen after 2 pm, for adults. 600 yen for a full day ticket for children or 300 yen after 2 pm. Parking costs 500 yen.
Official Website

More information in English.


13.Hidaka City Swimming Pool 日高市立市民プール

During the pandemic Hidaka City did some work on the pools and they reopened in 2022. There is a 50 meter pool, 25 meter pool, 20 meter pool and a children’s pool.

Address: 1121 Minamihirasawa, Hidaka, Saitama 350-1206.
Season: Friday July 21st to Sunday August 27th.
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, last entry at 4 pm.
Cost: 300 yen for adults and 100 yen for school aged children, free for preschoolers and younger.

Official website.

14. Musashino Mura Children’s Pools むさしの村子供プール

2023 specific: there will be two “sessions”. A morning session and an afternoon session. They close the pools between noon and 1.30 pm for disinfecting. You need to get a “participation ticket” when you enter the amusement park.

Address: 1700-1 Shidami, Kazo, Saitama 347-0042
Season: July 15th to August 27th, but closed on July 18th and 19th.
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.
Official website

More information about the amusement park in English


15. Warabi Central Pool 蕨市中央プール

Address: 2 Chome-18-29 Central, Warabi, Saitama 335-0004.
Season: July 8th and 9th and then daily from July 15th to August 31st, September 2nd and 3rd.
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: 250 yen for adults, 150 yen for high school students, 50 yen for elementary and junior high school students. Free for children preschool aged or younger.

Official website.

16. Waseda Park Pool 早稲田公園プール

2023 specific: they are still restricting the numbers and operating a morning session and an afternoon session. Also, you need to reserve a place in advance.

Address: Waseda Park Swimming Pool, 4-4 Waseda, Misato, Saitama 〒341-0018.
Season: Friday July 14th to Thursday August 31st 2023.
Hours: Morning session is from 9 am to noon and the afternoon session is from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
Cost: 300 yen for adults and 150 yen for children aged 6 to 15 years old. Free for under six.

Official web page.

🏊Others

  1. 戸田市こどもの国 Toda Summer Pools at Kodomo no Kuni is open from July 1st, but like last year there are conditions and limits on the use of the pool. For example, you can only use the pool for 90 minutes and there are four 90 minute sessions a day. Official web page for the pools. And Kodomo no Kuni official website.
  2. Mizonuma Kids Pool 溝沼子供プール is open from July 8th to September 3rd. There are two sessions a day, from 9.30 am to 12.45 and from 1.45 pm to 5 pm. Official web page.

>>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?

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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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