10 Best Swimming Pools in Tokyo

Make A Splash: Uncover Tokyo’s Aquatic Treasures

Ah, the sweltering Tokyo summer! It’s a season filled with the gentle rustle of yukata, the crackling sizzle of yakitori, and the delightful tunes of a nearby matsuri. However, as the mercury rises, the city dwellers crave something more refreshing – a dip in the best swimming pools in Tokyo. So we’ve done the research so you don’t have to, and found a few aquatic gems that fit the bill perfectly. These aren’t just your run-of-the-mill swimming pools; they’re cool, inviting oases amid the urban bustle. Ready to dive in? Let’s embark on this splash-tacular journey together.

1. Hotel New Otani Tokyo’s “Garden Pool”

© New Otani Co., Ltd.

This is one of the outdoor pools of Hotel New Otani, which is a part of the summer tradition of the hotel. During the day, it serves as an open resort pool with a pleasant breeze, and at night, it transforms into a fantastic night pool where you can stop by after work. The pool is surrounded by a vast Japanese garden, providing a luxurious space filled with an extraordinary feeling, despite being in the center of the city. They also offer premium orange liqueur brand “Cointreau” cocktails such as “Frozen Margarita” and “Cointreau Fizz”. Advance reservation is required. 

Opening period: July 14 – September 3, 2023

Admission fee: General admission fee of 13,000 yen and 8,000 yen for children aged 4 to 12. See the website for guest rates, special packages, and club members.

Opening times: 10:00-21:00. See the website for entry slots. Midnight pool on Fridays during August 21:30-00:00.

▶ Hotel New Otani official website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/en/group/pools/tokyo/

2. Hilton Tokyo Bay’s “Garden Pool”

© Hilton Tokyo Bay

An official hotel of Tokyo Disney Resort, it opens its summer-limited outdoor pool “Garden Pool” from July to September. The pool is one of the largest outdoor pools among those within the metropolitan area hotels. Visitors can also enjoy a poolside bar that offers a variety of food menus such as tropical cocktails, beef hamburgers, loco moco bowls, fried chicken, and shaved ice. At night, the pool lights up to create a fantastic atmosphere. They also offer a poolside barbecue set starting from July 15, where you can enjoy a barbecue without any preparation. Advance reservation is required. 

Opening period: July 15 – September 10, 2023

Admission Fee: Options range from 6,000 yen to 10,000. See website for details.

Opening times: 8:00-21:00. See the website for entry slots.

▶ Hilton Tokyo Bay official website: https://tokyobay.hiltonjapan.co.jp/facilities/lp/garden-pool

3. Pool & Spa at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

© 2021–2023 GRAND NIKKO TOKYO Co., Ltd.

The Pool & Spa at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba offers a luxurious swimming experience with stunning views of the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Bay. The pool is known for its stylish design and top-notch facilities, where guests can enjoy a leisurely swim, relax in the spa, or work out in the fitness center. The pool’s prime location and upscale amenities make it a popular choice for both locals and tourists. Advance reservation is required. 

Opening period: July 15 – August 31, 2023 

Admission Fee: Options range from 6,000 yen to 12,000 yen.

Opening times: 10:00-21:00. See the website for entry slots.

▶ Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba official website: https://www.tokyo.grandnikko.com/eng/facilities/pool/

4. Shinagawa Prince Hotel Summer Pool


The Shinagawa Prince Hotel Summer Pool is a fantastic option for those looking for a summer escape in Tokyo. This is a popular annual event that offers a unique experience of enjoying a pool in the heart of the city, featuring two types of pools: the Day Pool and the Night Pool, each offering a different ambiance and experience. The event also offers a variety of food and drink options available from 11:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M., including a special Pool & Summer Picnic Stay plan that provides a Picnic Box for guests. There is also a pool store open from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. offering a variety of items. Those with visible tattoos will not be allowed into the facilities. Advance reservation is required.

Opening period: July 1st – September 3rd, 2023.

Admission Fee: Options range from 5,500 yen to 8,000 yen. 

Opening times: 9:00-21:00. See the website for entry slots. 

▶ Shinagawa Prince Hotel official website: https://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/plan/summerpool2023_visitor/

5. Tokyo Summerland

© Tokyo Summerland Co.,Ltd.

Tokyo Summerland is a thrilling amusement park that promises a splash of fun for everyone! Dive into the Adventure Dome, an indoor tropical paradise with water rafts and a Jacuzzi, perfect for any weather. Or, float your worries away on Japan’s longest lazy river at the Adventure Lagoon. And if you’re up for some dry fun, head over to Thrill Mountain for an array of amusement rides. With a One-Day Pass, you can enjoy unlimited access to all these attractions. Just remember, no tattoos are allowed! Ready for a day of unforgettable fun? Tokyo Summerland awaits!

Opening period: April 29 – September 24

Admission Fee: Options range from 3,900 yen to 5,200 yen.

Opening times: The park operates on different schedules throughout the year, with extended hours during the summer season. From April 29 to July 21, the park is open on weekdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. From July 22 to August 31, the park is open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. From September 1 to September 24, the park resumes its weekday and weekend schedule.

▶ Tokyo Summerland official website: https://www.summerland.co.jp/english/

6. ANA InterContinental Tokyo Garden Pool

© 2023 The Hotelier Group Akasaka K.K.

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo’s Summer Beach Club is a luxurious urban oasis in the heart of Tokyo. This 20-meter open-air swimming pool on the 4th floor offers guests a chance to relax and soak up the sunshine while enjoying the city’s skyline. After sunset, the pool reflects the shimmering lights of the city and Tokyo Tower, mirroring the vibrance and energy of Tokyo. The poolside snack bar provides light snacks, drinks, and summer cocktails. The pool facilities include a 20-meter outdoor swimming pool and a shallow, 6-meter round children’s pool. 

Please note that noticeable tattoos must be covered. Advance reservation is required.

Opening period: June 24 – September 30, 2023

Admission Fee: Options range from 6,000 yen to 25,000 yen.

Opening times: 10:00-22:00. See the website for entry slots.

▶ ANA InterContinental Tokyo Garden Pool official website: https://anaintercontinental-tokyo.jp/en/facilities/open-air-swimming-pool/

7. Hotel East 21 Tokyo Garden Pool

© Hotel East 21 Tokyo

Immerse yourself in the urban oasis that is the Hotel East 21 Tokyo Garden Pool. This luxurious pool offers a tranquil escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim under the sun. As evening falls, the pool transforms into a magical night-time retreat, twinkling under the stars. The poolside Garden Cafe serves up a variety of drinks and light meals, perfect for a leisurely day by the pool. Whether you’re a hotel guest or a day visitor, this pool offers a unique and relaxing experience in the heart of Tokyo. Visible tattoos are not allowed. 

Opening period: July 1 – September 30, 2023

Admission Fee: Options range from 5,500 yen to 13,200 yen.

Opening times: 10:00-21:00. See the website for day and night schedules.

▶ Hotel East 21 Tokyo Garden official website: https://www.hotel-east21.co.jp/facility/pool.php

8. Aqua Field Shiba Koen

© 2021 Aqua Field Shibakoen

Offering nice views of nearby Tokyo Tower, this city-run, summer-only pool is one of the more popular swimming spots in central Tokyo. The 50-meter, eight-lane pool is one of the most affordable despite its great location, although entry is limited to 2 hours, with an extension of up to 1 more hour only. There is also a children’s pool available. No advance reservation is required, tickets can be purchased from a vending machine on site. Visible tattoos are not allowed. 

Opening period: July 1 – September 15, 2023

Admission Fee: 600 yen for 2 hours (1-hour extension, 300 yen)

Opening times: 9:00-20:00 (July/August), 9:00-17:00 (September)

▶ Aqua Field Shibakoen official website: https://shibakoen.wixsite.com/aquafield-pool

9. Yomiuriland Pool WAI


Yomiuri Land Pool WAI is a water amusement island that brings a taste of the South Pacific to Tokyo. With beautiful palm trees and a beach-like shoreline, this pool will make you feel like you’re at the water’s edge. The park offers more fun than you can handle, with thrilling water slides and a variety of pools, from the lazy river to full-size diving pools. As the sun sets, the pools gain a new sense of refinement and style with relaxing music and mood lighting, creating a space for adults to completely relax. The park also offers a variety of entry fees and passes, including a One-Day Pass that includes pool access. Visible tattoos are not allowed.

Opening period: July 1 – September 10, 2023

Admission Fee: General admission tickets range from 3,400 yen to 4,000 yen. Night admission is 2,200 yen only for 18 years and up. Day pass tickets from 6,400  yen.

Opening times: 9:00-17:00 (July to August 3, September), 9:00-20:30 (August 3 to 31, September 2-3), 

▶ Yomiuri Land Pool WAI official website: https://www.yomiuriland.com/wai/

10. Aqua Blue Tama

©︎Aqua Blue Tama

Last but not least, and unlike other pools in this list, this facility is available year-round! The closest you will get to a  tropical paradise is Aqua Blue Tama, located in Tama City, western Tokyo. This heated indoor pool facility is a fitness enthusiast’s dream. Swim to your heart’s content in the pool, build your strength in the gym, or engage in a variety of activities like aerobics and yoga in the mini sports hall. Aqua Blue Tama even offers classes to enhance your swimming skills or introduce you to various sports. Affordable and accessible, Aqua Blue Tama is your passport to a day filled with fun and fitness. Dive in and make a splash today!

Opening period: Open every day

Admission Fee: General admission is 620 yen for 2 hours, an extension is available for an extra 300 yen.

Opening times: 9:00-20:00

▶ Aqua Blue Tama official website: https://www.tama-pool.org/

Tokyo’s pools offer a unique way to experience the city. Amidst the urban hustle, they provide a refreshing escape, a place to unwind or have fun. It’s a different side of Tokyo, one that’s worth diving into.

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