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Where to swim in Tokyo?

Discussion in 'Japan Practical' started by Alma, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Alma

    Alma nature's sweet success

    Apr 2, 2005
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    Hello everybody :)

    hot and humid summer is here... I dont mind it so much to go to swim, but I do mind all stress that is been layering on my back lately... and idea of letting it go by swimming sounds just great...!

    so simple as that... public swimming pools in Tokyo? preferably somewhere near me :p (I am in setagaya-ku, as far as I remember)...
    information, experiences, prizes, etc... please! お願いいたいします!

    p.s. I was trying to find this info on google, and did found one site, but seems to be old, so maybe not accurate (even now when I think about it... nobody probably moved pool... but who knows.. this is Japan)

    p.p.s. I was also searching this forum for similar threads... couldnt find any.

    :bluush:


    :)
     
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  2. undrentide

    undrentide Japa'n vagyok
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    Jan 18, 2006
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    Hi Alma san,

    Yes, there's one in Setagaya-ku.
    It's run by Setagaya-ku, information in Japanese here.
    http://www.city.setagaya.tokyo.jp/030/d00004059.html
    (Could not find it in English section, though.)

    Here's an old article on swimming pools in Osaka and Tokyo (from The Japan Times July 2001 issue - maybe this is the one you've found?)
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20010701a7.html
    ---- quote ----
    Setagaya Kuritsu Sogo Undo-jo: Indoor 50-, 25-meter and children's pools, at 4-6-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku, reached by bus from Futako Tamagawa Station, Tokyu Denentoshi Line, or Seijyo Gakuen Station, Odakyu Line. Closed 3rd Mon. (2nd Mon. in July, open daily in Aug.; 400 yen for adults (2 hours June-Sept., whole day Oct. to May). Call (03) 3417-0017.
    ---- unquote ----


    It seems that the swimming pool was newly built since then, in new premises.

    Now it's located at:
    Funabashi 7-9-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
    Tel: 03-3789-3911
    (Its office is still at Okura.)


    Access:

    1. "Daito-gakuen" stop by the bus running between Chitose-Funabashi and Kibougaoka Danchi.
    2. "Asahi Shinbun Sha mae" by the bus running between Chitose-Funabashi and Umegaoka station or Hachiman-yama Station and Kibougaoka Danchi.
    3. "Houshouji" by the bus running between Umegaoka Station - Chitose Fuanbashi

    4. "Chitosedai 6 chome" by the bus between Chitose-Karasuyama Sta. and Chitose-Funabashi Sta.

    Open:
    9:00 ~ 21:00
    Closed:
    1st Monday of the month, End of the year (usually around 28-30th Dec.) and New Years holidays (1st-3rd Jan) and maintenance day (no specific dates mentioned)
    They don't close during August.

    Admission:
    Adult JPY400, Child JPY150
    On Saturday, Sunday and public holidays during the months June - September the above fee is for 2 hours. Otherwise there's no time limit.

    Oh, and the name of the swimming pool is Chitose Onsui Puuru (Pool).

    It has a 25m course, you can swim while enjoying the nice view of green of the park next to the pool, according to the Setagaya-ku website.
    It also has a training room, pool for children, a jacuzzi, an excercise room, etc. (Actually I cannot tell of they have only one room for each or several rooms of similar facility...:embarrased:)

    Parking lot is available (JPY100 for 30 min.)
     
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  3. GaijinPunch

    GaijinPunch 窶ー窶懌?堋「窶堋ゥ窶堙ァツ行窶堋ォ窶堙懌?堋ケ窶堙ア

    Nov 25, 2004
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    I go to the pool at the Meguro Kumin Center. It's a decent walk (10 minutes?) from Meguro. They don't open until after the rainy season, and of course, they employ that stupid "sessions" rule either to make more money (why not just charge more?) or as they say, for safety. It's a huge pool though. Great for swimming laps.

    Setagaya pool (in Mishuku) has pretty much every child in Setagaya there on the weekend. Good luck with that.
     
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  4. Alma

    Alma nature's sweet success

    Apr 2, 2005
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    thank you both! :)

    I will check this undrentide :) and no, that is not web site I have found, so thanks once again.

    GaijinPunch, sessions? and, I am free on some workdays, so that is why I considered going to swim :)
     
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  5. happa

    happa 後輩

    Feb 17, 2008
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    The pool complex

    in Kinuta Koen is wonderful- 50meters is rare, and more important, deep enough to make you feel supported by the water,
    but try to avoid it on weekends.
    Cards can be purchassed from the counter/machine and offer reductions.
    exact location:URLXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    some other places you might want to check:
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    The following errors occurred with your submission:
    You do not have enough posts yet to add URLs to third-party websites.
    AH so?!! then how I can be really of any help?
     
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  6. Alma

    Alma nature's sweet success

    Apr 2, 2005
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    you are new to forum, so that prevents you from posting links for a while... (but cannot stop you from sending it to me by PM:oops:)

    and welcome to the forum, btw! :) thanks for helping me out!
     
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  7. happa

    happa 後輩

    Feb 17, 2008
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    Thanks for the Welcome Alma
    I don't think a PM is the solution as the forum will loose its purpose, to benefit everybody,
    so here we go again:
    1. exact location:
    mapion.co.jp/c/f?uc=1&grp=all&nl=35/37/41.137&el=139/36/56.322&scl=25000&bid=Mlink
    2.check:
    tokyowithkids.com/entertainment/sports/swimmingpools.html
    3. check:
    ima-chan.co.jp/guide/submr100/sub10207/sub10207.htm

    just add the http and www with the corresponding dots at the beginning ;)

    I used to live in Setagaya, moved between Sanjya, Komazawa, Yoga, NikoTama, closer and closer to the river. It's a nice place.
    Don't miss the hanabi@Nikotama
     
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