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Large and popular water park
Price: 720 yen
Kawagoe Suijo Kouen, or Kawagoe Water or Aquatic Park, is one of the bigger summer aquatic parks in Saitama. Like all the other seasonal pools, it only opens for 7 weeks over the summer holidays. From today it closes an hour earlier than it has for the past few weeks in the count down to end of season August 31st.
One of the main attractions of Kawagoe’s water park is the pool with waves. It is inclined; the shallow end starts at 0 and the deep end is 1.6 metres. The waves come every 10 minutes. Another popular feature of the water park is the large ship in the centre of the park. There are various slides too. For small children there is a pool that is only 30 cm and it has 2 small slides. Nappies/ Diapers are okay in this pool. It has 2 small sliders. There is also a 60 cm pool with a fountain for preschoolers. Other features include fountains, jets, sprays and a wading river at different points in the park. There is also a simple pool. You can use a small pop up tent in the park, in fact, most Japanese people do. There is limited shaded areas in the park, so these pop up tents are very practical and for my Irish skin 100% essential!
During the summer there is a special bus that runs to the park from Kawagoe and Honkawagoe stations. There are 2 restaurants, 2 kiosks and a number of vans that sell food and drink. There is also a shop that sells pool goods. There is a shower and locker room and plenty of toilets. There is also tennis, futsal and soccer. There are a number of events held over the summer including snorkelling classes. There is a no tattoo policy.
Open from 9 am until 5 pm until August 31st. They did open until 6pm until today. It costs 720 yen for adults, 210 yen for primary and JHS students, children under 6 are free. They have a family pass for 2 adults and 2 school aged children for 1,650 yen. Take a bus bound for the park (川越水上公園) from JR Kawagoe line and Tobu line Kawagoe Station. Parking for 2400 cars, which costs 820 yen for the day.