Pools, Amusement Parks and Attractions Galore Across the Kanto Area
If you’re looking for water and endless thrills, you’ll love the waterpark! Spend a day kicking back for a float along the lazy river or strap in for the ride of your life on a rip-roaring roller coaster.
From pools and water to full on amusement parks, here’s a round up of spots in and around Tokyo to check out.
1. Tokyo Summerland (Tokyo)
This amusement park is located in Akiruno City, Tokyo. In addition to one of the biggest outdoor lazy rivers in all of Japan, it also includes plenty of indoor pools for water fun you can enjoy no matter what the weather. There’s an array of different water slides, but you’ll definitely want to check out the DEKASLA slide course that includes an oversized water raft for up to 4-5 people!
At Thrill Mountain in the amusement park area, there’s plenty to try, from endless thrills and attractions for big kids to easy-going rides for your little ones.
2. Yomiuriland (Tokyo)
Just a 30-min. drive from Shinjuku Station will take you to this amusement park open all year for kids and adults to enjoy.
The waterpark and waterslides open up every summer! There’s everyone’s favorite, a smooth-flowing lazy river, as well as a full on diving pool and the kid favorite “Anpanman Pool” with all your favorite animated characters. Don’t forget the night pool for evening illuminations and fun.
3. Tobu Zoo Park (Saitama)
This public zoo is also an amusement park and a waterpark that opens in the summer.
In addition to the rare white tiger, here you can find 1,200 different animals in 120 different species inside.
In the summer you’ll find a lazy river with gentle waves, all of this in addition to the white tiger- themed water slide “Tiger Splash”. There’s also an area for small children and a water slide where parents can ride together with their kids.
4. Seibuen Amusement Park (Saitama)
This amusement park is home to a full range of rides and retro classics, including a Godzilla attack ride, an Astro Boy attraction from the hit Osamu Tezuka manga, and a revamped 1960s cityscape!
In the summer, you’ll also find a lazy river, wave pool and water slides to enjoy. During the day there’s an all out water battle, and in the evening fireworks light up the sky for a perfect end to a summer day in Japan.