The Hamura Community Water Park is a good summer outing for families. This sujo koen (that’s Japanese for “waterpark”) has a lazy river, a big slide and shallow pools for kids. The price is ¥600 for the day or ¥300 […]
The Hamura Community Water Park is a good summer outing for families. This sujo koen (that’s Japanese for “waterpark”) has a lazy river, a big slide and shallow pools for kids. The price is ¥600 for the day or ¥300 for 2 hours for adults age 15 years or older. It costs ¥300 for the day or ¥100 for 2 hours for kids. You cannot apply sunscreen there, so do it ahead of time. No jewelry, sunglasses or hats in the water. You’ll need to store away your ereaders and wallets in the lockers – the ¥100 locker fee will be returned to you when you put the key in the lock. They will provide a bag for your shoes before entering the locker rooms. There are vending machines and an eating area outside the swimming pool. I would recommend swim shirts for your kids on hot, clear days – there isn’t a lot of shade and it is easy to burn. It is very clean and we had a great day there. Hours 10am – 6pm, open during summer. Summer 2013: Open July 13-Sept 1, 10am-6pm. — Jodi Wall, 2012; updated Sarah Straus, July 2013.
DIRECTIONS: Drive straight out of Fussa gate, keep right at Y intersection toward Fussa train station. Head around Fussa train station and continue toward the river. At the Shell gas station turn Right onto Route 29. Take Route 29 along the river into Hamura. I’m not sure how to describe the left hand turn you’ll need to take to get down to the river where the water park is, but it is past a damn in the river. At a narrow left hand turn, you end up winding down to the river near rice fields. I recommend taking a GPS for this one or studying the map. Parking attendant: 35.757971, 139.303356. Parking is a little walk from the water park – just follow the others in bathing suits. – Sarah Straus, July 2013
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