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Five Theme Parks With Pools in Japan to Visit in the Summer

Theme parks with pools are recommended for people going to Japan in the summer. These parks offer a variety of attractions, including water slides. This article introduces five recommended spots across Japan.

1. Yomiuriland (Tokyo)

Located within the amusement park, Yomiuriland, Pool WAI is a place in Tokyo where you can enjoy the resort life. There are five unique pools available, including the 3,323 sq.m. wave pool that’ll make you feel like you’re at an expansive beach. There are also three water slides, including the 386m Giant Sky River where you can ride on 4-person rubber rafts. Relax and enjoy the various thrilling rides here!

2018 Schedule: June 30 (Sat) - September 9 (Sun)
Pool entrance fee (includes access to the pool and amusement park): 3,200 JPY/adult (ages 18 - 64), 2,500 JPY/junior high and high school student, 2,100 JPY/ages 3 through elementary school, 2,000 JPY/senior (ages 65 and over)

(C)Yomiuriland

(C)Yomiuriland

1. Yomiuriland (Tokyo)

4015-1 Yanokuchi, Inagi-shi, Tokyo

2. Oiso Long Beach (Kanagawa)

This is a seaside resort with pools appropriate for everyone, including a wave pool with waves up to 0.8m high, a diving pool with diving boards as high as 10m, and a 140m-long water slide.

2018 Schedule: July 7 (Sat) - September 17 (Mon)
Entrance Fees
・One-day ticket: 4,000 JPY/adult, 2,800 JPY/high school and junior high school student, 2,200 JPY/elementary school student or 65 and older, 1,000 JPY/toddler (age 3 to right before school age)
・Discount from 2:00 pm: 2,400 JPY/adult, 1,800 JPY/high school and junior high school student, 1,200 JPY/elementary school student or 65 and older, 600 JPY/toddler (age 3 to right before school age)
*Toddlers enter for free in July
*No entrance for people with tattoos (including stickers)

Oiso Long Beach

Oiso Long Beach

2. Oiso Long Beach (Kanagawa)

546 Kokufu-Hongo, Oiso-machi, Naka-gun, Kanagawa

3. Nagashima Spa Land (Mie)

At 75,000 sq.m., the Jumbo Seawater Pool at Nagashima Spa Land is the largest in Japan. There are around 10 types of pools and 11 different water slides that can be enjoyed here. There are also a variety of attractions, such as JAPAAAAN, the water jungle gym that shoots out a total of 6t of water, and the Boomerang Twist, which is the first water slide in the world with a 6-people boat.

2018 Schedule: June 30 (Sat) - September 24 (Sun)
Entrance Fee (pool + amusement park): 3,700 JPY/adult (junior high school age and older), 2,700 JPY/elementary school student, 1,500 JPY/toddler (age 2 and up)

Nagashima Spa Land Jumbo Seawater Pool

Nagashima Spa Land Jumbo Seawater Pool

3. Nagashima Spa Land (Mie)

333 Urayasu, Nagashima-cho, Kuwana-shi, Mie

4. Huis Ten Bosch (Nagasaki)

Huis Ten Bosch offers four unique waterparks during the summer. WAIWAI Beach is a pool area with a white sandy beach and a variety of water slides, such as the Boomerang Slider that will remind you of a roller coaster. OASIS, the outside pool that’s open to people age 16 and older, is recommended in the evening. This lit-up pool with approximately 45,000 ping pong balls floating on it looks magical thanks to projection mapping, making it popular on social media. With many more attractions, you'll need more than a day to fully enjoy this park!

2018 Schedule: June 30 (Sat) - September 9 (Sun)
Sample Rates: 1-day passport: 7,000 JPY/adult; admission-only ticket: 4,500 JPY, etc.

(c)Huis Ten Bosch/J-18277

(c)Huis Ten Bosch/J-18277

4. Huis Ten Bosch (Nagasaki)

Huistenbosch-cho, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki

5. Greenland (Kumamoto)

The Waterpark at Greenland has nine different types of pools. It is full of exciting attractions like Jaburintown, which has a variety of gadgets, including squirt guns. The Ultrafall, which is a water slide with the steepest slope in Japan, is a particularly thrilling ride that travels at a maximum speed of 60km/h. There are water slides for children as well, so everyone will be able to enjoy the park!

2018 Schedule: July 20 (Fri) - September 2 (Sun) *If the fireworks scheduled for July 15 are delayed, the opening day will be delayed as well
Waterpark Set Ticket (park entrance + pool): 2,300 JPY/adult (high school age and older), 1,900 JPY/children (age 3 through junior high) and seniors (65 and older)

5. Greenland (Kumamoto)

Midorigaoka, Arao-shi, Kumamoto

Some parks have restrictions around tattoos and photographing while swimming. Be sure to check in advance and enjoy the pools in accordance with the rules!

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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