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Tokyo is hot in the summer, and swimming is the perfect way to cool down. Here's how to find the ideal summer beach, pool or water park.

Scorching summers are the norm in Japan's capital. If you need to find a way to cool off, there's nothing better than a summer beach or pool. If you're willing to travel a short distance from the city you have a huge range of options, including both natural and artificial beaches, water parks and rivers. The most far-flung location is the Ogasawara Islands, a subtropical, World Heritage archipelago a day's voyage south of Tokyo.

Are you a beach fan or pool fan?

Paddling and swimming are perfect for cooling off on a hot summer's day, so Tokyo's beaches and swimming pools are popular destinations every year.

Visitors willing to take a short trip have a range of choices. Swimming pool and water park fans will enjoy leisure facilities like Toshimaen and Yomiuri Land, which provide a full spectrum of activities, including water slides and a lazy river. It's fun for everyone, from children to adults.

For beach fans, the closest spot is Odaiba Beach, an artificial beach some 800 meters long in the heart of Tokyo (swimming is not allowed). Visitors can enjoy seaside activities while taking in the view of Rainbow Bridge and the skyscrapers on the opposite shore.

Also recommended are the beaches on the Izu Islands, where white waves and a cobalt blue sea are the setting for an idyllic resort. In Tokyo’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands, listed as a natural World Heritage Site, visitors can witness a unique evolutionary path.

Browse the information below, and discover the type of aquatic activity that suits your style!

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Toshimaen

Water Park hours Sat., June 29 – Mon., September 30 of 2019
* Hours vary by date
URL http://www.toshimaen.co.jp/index.html

 Toshimaen

Yomiuriland

Water Park hours Sat., June 29 – Sun. and public holiday, September 16
* Hours vary by date
URL http://www.yomiuriland.com/wai/

 Yomiuriland

Odaiba Beach

Water Park hours Year round (admission free) * Swimming is prohibited
URL http://www.tptc.co.jp/park/01_02

Odaiba Marine Park

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