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[ 2022 Summer ] Public Pools in Tokyo – Welcomes tourist, family visitor

Want to go to swimming pool with kids in Tokyo?
Within more than 100 public pools in Tokyo 23 wards, Good public pools I can recommend for Tokyo visitor are these four as below.

Note :
*All pools on this list are for children aged three and over, provided that they are accompanied by a guardian and are toilet trained.

*Please check opening day/time & cautionary note at official website before you go.

Aqua Field Shiba Park – Outdoor Pool

Recommend point :

  • There is Kids pool with small slide, and 25m pool
  • Near Tokyo Tower (about 15min walk), and Shiba park
  • Convenient location – 5min walk from station
  • Clean locker room & toilets
  • Price: 600yen for Adult, 100yen for children /2hours, No charge for pre-school kids
  • Summer season only ( change to futsal court in winter )
  • OK to bring in swim ring (swim float = ring shape only)
  • There is crowded forecast (Japanese only) in real time

Official Website :  AQUA FIELD SHIBAPARK POOL (* seems Japanese only, but it has crowed forecast )

Pool detail : https://www.minatoku-sports.com/english/facilities/aqua.html (English)

Address : 2-7-2 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011 (Link to Google MAP)

*No photo of children’s pool




Minatoku Sports Center – Indoor pool

Recommend point :

  • New & Clean (large complex facility for all kids of sports)
  • There is Small pool for kids and 25m pool
  • There are jacuzzi next to the pool
  • Convenient location – 5min walk from station
  • Price: 800yen for Adult, 100yen for children /2hours, No charge for pre-school kids
  • All season available
  • Open till 22:30 (entry by 21:30)

Official Website : Minatoku Sports Center Indoor pool

Pool detail : https://www.minatoku-sports.com/english/program/pool.html

Address : 3F, Minato Park Shibaura, 1-16-1 Shibaura, Minato City 105-0023 (Link to Google MAP)




Sumida City Gymnasium – Indoor pool

Recommend point :

  • New & Clean (large complex facility for all kids of sports)
  • There is Small pool for kids and 25m pool
  • There are jacuzzi next to the pool
  • Convenient location – 5min walk from station
  • Price: 550yen for Adult, half price for 3yrs – junior high school children /2hours
  • All season available
  • Open till 22:30 (entry by 21:30)

Official Website : Sumida City Gymnasium

Pool detail : http://www.sumidacity-gym.com/language/english/using_individual/user_guide.html#each

Address : 4-15-1 Kinshi, Sumida Ward, Tokyo  (Link to Google MAP)




Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Indoor Pool

This is located right next to New Tokyo National Stadium, It’s more for exercise if your kids are older enough to enjoy swimming.

Recommend point :

  • There is 50m pool and 25m pool
  • Convenient location – 3min walk from station
  • There is public bath at locker room, not only shower
  • Locker room, shower room, toilet are clean and big enough
  • Price: 600yen for Adult, 260yen for children
  • Open till 23:00 ( holiday by 21:00 )
  • Right next to New National Olympic Stadium

Official Website : Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (*Please change language )

Pool detail : https://www.tef.or.jp.e.apk.hp.transer.com/tmg/pool/

Address : 1-17-1, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0051 (Link to Google MAP)




[ Before you go – Basic rules of Japanese Public Pool ]

Standards differs by culture – Here are Japanese common standards to enjoy Public Pools.

  • Children aged three and over may use the pool with guardian. Small children with diaper can not enter the pool.
  • Bring own swim suits, Swim cap, and towel. There are no rentals. (But to buy, there are swim wear shop mostly at front )
  • Soap and shampoo can be used during showers, but please bring them with you as they are not provided.
  • Need to remove watches and accessories.
  • Too sexy swim wear might be not welcomed.
  • You can’t dive or dive.
  • Individuals with tattoos are asked to cover their tattooed areas while they use the facility. You may use non-transparent rash guards and supporters.

Among many local public pools in Tokyo, these 4 facilities are good quality and welcomes first visitors.

Please read & follow cautions of the facilities, Enjoy pool in Tokyo!


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