5 public swimming pools

1) Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, which opened in 1956, was the main venue for the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. There are two swimming pools: 50 metres and 25 metres. Bring your favourite shampoo and soap, as they are not provided. If you buy a one-day ticket, you can also use the training room and the exercise studio.

Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

1-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku

+81 (0)3-5474-2114

http://tef.or.jp/kopgp

2) Haginaka Park Swimming Pool

This swimming centre, run by Ota City, has six pools. The outdoor pools are open from mid-July to the end of August, but the indoor pools are available throughout the year. From September to June, the pools are heated. There are indoor and outdoor water slides, so kids are bound to love this pool.

slide at the Haginaka Swimming Pool

3) Tokyo Tatsumi

This 50-metre swimming pool is used for official competitions but is also open to people who enjoy a good swim, including children. On the days when there are no competitions, you can use the pool all day for a fixed price.

pool at Tokyo Tatsumi

at: International Swimming Centre, 2-8-10 Tatsumi, Koto-ku

+81 (0)3-5569-5061

http://tatsumi-swim.net

4) Sumida Sports Kenko Center

Who cares about the weather when you can enjoy this fantastic indoor pool. There are five areas: a pool for infants and toddlers, a pool for children, a flowing pool, a 25-metre pool, and a water slide. On the 25th of every month, admission is free. Natural light flows into this indoor pool, making it a perfect place for a swim.

Sumida Sports Kenko Center

1-6-1 Higashi-Sumida, Sumida-ku

+81 (0)3-5247-7755

http://sumispo.com

5) East Chofu Park Pool

Another swimming pool run by Ota City. The 25-metre indoor pool is open until 9 pm, but you can spend as much time as you want here. The outdoor pools are available in July and August. The 50-metre outdoor pool is usually less crowded than the other areas.

East Chofu Park Pool

5-13-1 Minami-Yukigaya, Ota-ku

+81 (0)3-3728-7651

http://east-chofu.jp

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