Water Slides at Nasunogahara Water Park (Photo: Water Slides at Nasunogahara Water Park – CyberOyaji / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Nasunogahara Summer Pools

Seasonal outdoor pools in a vast park

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Water Slides at Nasunogahara Water Park (Photo: Water Slides at Nasunogahara Water Park – CyberOyaji / CC BY-SA 3.0)
Venue: Nasunogahara Park When: Late Jul - Late Aug 2022

Nasunogahara is a sprawling park with dozens of things for families to enjoy. Each year in the summer, for six weeks only, they open their outdoor pools. There are four pools in total. One for toddlers, one for small children, a general pool and one with waves. There is a large water slider too. Facilities include coin lockers, a shop and a restaurant. Of course there are changing rooms and toilets too.

The pools are open from the middle of July to the end of August annually. However, the pools did not open in 2020, but they have confirmed that they are planning to open them in 2021. During the season, the pools are open from 9 am to 5 pm daily, with last entry at 4 pm.

Getting there

By car: The park is about a ten minute drive from the Nishinasuno Shiobara Interchange of the Tohoku expressway.

By public transport: The park is about a 20 minute walk from Senbonmatsu Farm. A bus goes from JR Utsunomiya line’s Nishi Nasuno station. The bus ride takes about 15 minutes.

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Lynda has been in Japan for 20 years and blogging about Saitama on her personal blog insaitama.com for 14 of them.  Despite its central location, just North of Tokyo, Saitama is still quite unknown to the international tourist, but frequented by domestic travelers. It is a great place to experience some off-the-international-tourist-trail locations and meet with locals and national tourists. I hope to introduce a taste of what there is to do and see in my articles on Japan Travel and help you with your Saitama travel planning.  Be sure to stop by my website where you will find 600 things to do in Saitama and 400 active events! 

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Elizabeth S a year ago
Nasu-Shiobara is great for families, isn't it? There's so much to keep kids entertained and then there are the onsens and historic spots.
Elizabeth S a year ago
I'm of the same mind - only venturing out only in close proximity to home and investigating quieter paces and finding a lot of quiet places to recharge.
Elena Lisina a year ago
I wish I was a kid! :)
Lynda Hogan Author a year ago
Haha! As a Mom of 4 I get away with being a kid while I'm "supervising" them!!!