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Fukuoka Public Pool Guide 2018

Fukuoka is dotted with municipal swimming pools open to the public. Their indoor pools are ideal for swims even on rainy days with the temperature perfectly adjusted throughout the year, and all but two in this list of eight have outdoor pools for use in the summer months. Most also have free parking, shower rooms, and coin lockers. If you’re not fond of getting sandy, why not cool off at a swimming pool? Find nearest one to you and take your family or friends.

Fukuoka Shiritsu Chuo Shimin Pool

Open since 1977, this pool holds training and swimming lessons. Kickboard rentals are available for swimming practice, and beat boards can be rented too.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00, outdoor pool (summer period) 9:00~18:00
• Closed: Thu. and third Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee: May to Oct.: general ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants, Nov. to Apr.: general ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 1 min. on foot from Chuo Public Swimming Pool Nishitetsu bus stop, 15 min. on foot from Tojinmachi Subway Sta.
• Free parking: 25 spaces
• Address: 14-30 Nishikoen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• Tel.: 092-712-8090
http://fukuokashimincf.net/chuopool/english/
• Indoor pool: 25 m x 6 lanes (1.1 ~ 1.2 m deep), children’s pool (0.7 m deep)
• Outdoor pool: children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.6 m deep) *open throughout summer period
• Facilities: lobby, shower room, air-conditioned room, observation room, children’s lounge, coin locker (¥30)
• Rules/restrictions: 1) no food and drink, 2) no smoking, 3) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 4) flotation devices, beach balls, mats, etc. cannot be brought in (*donut-shaped inflatables are allowed in the outdoor pool only)
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Fukuoka City Civic Gymnasium and Pool

There are a wide range of activities available here as the facility has both a gymnasium and pool in the same building. No need to worry about parking even when you visit with your family on weekends as there is room for 120 cars.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00, outdoor pool (summer period) 9:00~18:00
• Closed: third Mon. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee: May to Oct.: general ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants, Nov. to Apr.: general ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 1 min. on foot from Chiyo-Kenchoguchi Subway Sta., 4 min. on foot from Chiyo-machi Nishitetsu bus stop, 10 min. on foot from Yoshizuka Sta.
• Parking: 120 spaces
• Address: 8-2 Higashikoen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• Tel.: 092-641-9135
http://www.sports-fukuokacity.or.jp/facility/gym_fukuoka.html
• Indoor pool: 25 m x 7 lanes (1.1 ~ 1.4 m deep)
• Outdoor pool: children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.5 m deep)
• Facilities: shower room, lobby, air-conditioned room, observation room, coin locker (¥30), and more
• Rules/restrictions: 1) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 2) no alcohol, 3) no food and drink, 4) no pets, 5) using soap and shampoo in the shower room is not allowed, 6) tattoos must be hidden
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Fukuoka Shiritsu Hakata Shimin Pool

Choose the lane which best suits your level: beginner, long-distance swimming, or walking. Classes are also available for children and adults. After working out, visitors can rest and take a break at separate men’s and women’s sauna rooms.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00, outdoor pool (summer period) 9:00~18:00
• Closed: Wed., second Thu. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, outdoor pool open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee: May to Oct.: general ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants, Nov. to Apr.: general ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 5 min. on foot from the Hanmichibashi Nishitetsu bus stop
• Parking: 60 spaces
• Address: 1-9-15 Higashinaka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• Tel.: 092-473-8855
http://ssk-hakata-pool.com/
• Indoor pool: 25 m x 7 lanes (1.05 ~ 1.115 m deep), children’s pool (0.6 ~ 0.7 m deep)
• Outdoor pool: none
• Facilities: sauna, shower room, hair dryer, swimsuit dryer, observation room, coin locker (¥30)
• Rules/restrictions: 1) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 2) makeup, hair dressing products, mobile phones, cameras, clocks, and books are prohibited, 3) taking photos in the pool area is prohibited, 4) electronic devices including waterproof ones are prohibited in the pool, 5) using soap and shampoo in the shower room is prohibited, 6) tattoos must be hidden
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Sawara Ward Public Pool

Indoor walking lanes and a children’s slide at the outdoor pool are available during summer. Swimming lessons for all ages from infants to adults are offered. Check their schedule for details.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00, outdoor pool (summer period) 9:00~18:00
• Closed: Wed., third Thu. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, open every day in summer), year-end hol (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee: May to Oct.: general ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors (residents of Fukuoka City) ¥160, free for infants, Nov. to Apr.: general ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors (residents of Fukuoka City) ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 2 min. on foot from Akebono 2-chome Nishitetsu bus stop, 5 min. on foot from Sohara Nishitetsu bus stop, 10 min. on foot from the Joseibashi Nishitetsu bus stop
• Parking: 43 spaces
• Address: 1-3-15 Akebono Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
• Tel.: 092-841-1080
http://sawara-pool.nishitetsu-bm.co.jp/
• Indoor pool: 25 m x 6 lanes (1.2 ~ 1.3 m deep), children’s pool (0.9 m deep)
• Outdoor pool: children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.6 m deep) *open during summer period only
• Facilities: sauna, shower room
• Rules/restrictions: 1) no swimming diapers 2) intoxicated persons are prohibited in the pool area, 3) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 4) flotation devices are allowed only in the outdoor pool 5) entering the pool with makeup and hair setting products is prohibited, 6) food and drinks, mirrors, accessories, mobile phones, cameras, wristwatches, and books are prohibited in the pool area, 7) taking photos in the pool area is prohibited, 8) using soap and shampoo in the shower room is prohibited
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Jonan Ward Public Pool
There are a number of classes for beginners, so anyone can join in! An outdoor pool is also available during summer season.

• Open: indoor pool: 9:00~21:00, outdoor pool: 9:00~18:00 (summer period)
• Closed: Tue., second Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, outdoor pool open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28~1/4)
• Entrance fee: May to Oct.: general ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants, Nov. to Apr.: general ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 1 min. on foot from Jonan Public Swimming Pool (Jonan Shimin Pool-mae) Nishitetsu bus stop
• Parking: 62 spaces
• Address: 1-5-1 Katae, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka
• Tel.: 092-863-7098
http://jonan-pool.nishitetsu-bm.co.jp/
• Indoor pool: 25 m x 6 lanes (1.2 ~ 1.3 m deep), children’s pool (0.9 m deep)
• Outdoor pool: children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.4 m deep)
• Facilities: shower room
• Rules/restrictions: 1) no smoking, 2) no alcohol, 3) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 4) going into the pool with makeup and hair setting products are prohibited, 5) food and drinks, mirrors, accessories, mobile phones, cameras, wristwatches, and books are prohibited in the pool area, 5) taking photos in the pool area is prohibited, 6) electronic devices including waterproof ones are prohibited in the pool, 7) using soap and shampoo in the shower room is not allowed
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Fukuoka Shiritsu Minami Shimin Pool

Choose the lane which best suits your level: beginner, long-distance swimming, or walking courses. Families can enjoy the colorful children’s outdoor pool which is only open during the summer.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00, outdoor pool (summer period) 9:00~18:00
• Closed : Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, outdoor pool open every day in summer), last day of every month (*closed the day before if last day falls on Thu., Sat., or Sun.), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee: May to Oct.: general ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants, Nov. to Apr.: general ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 5 min. on foot from Wada Nishitetsu bus stop
• Parking: 50 spaces
• Address: 3-31-1 Miyake, Minami-ku, Fukuoka
• Tel.: 092-561-6011
http://ssk-minami-pool.com/
• Indoor pool: 25 m x 7 lanes (1.1 ~ 1.2 m deep), children’s pool (0.7 m deep)
• Outdoor pool: children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.6 m deep) *open during summer period only
• Facilities: shower room, coin locker (¥30), observation room
• Rules/restrictions: 1) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 2) going into the pool with makeup and hair setting products is prohibited, 3) accessories, mobile phones, cameras, wristwatches, and books are prohibited in the pool area, 4) taking photos in the pool area is prohibited, 5) electronic devices including waterproof ones are not allowed in the pool, 6) using soap and shampoo in the shower room is not allowed, 7) tattoos must be hidden
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Fukuoka Shiritsu Higashi Shimin Pool

Swimming classes for beginners, long-distance swimming, and pool walking are held in the indoor pool. Various level of classes are offered for children as well as adults.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00, outdoor pool (before and during summer period) 9:00~18:00
• Closed: Fri. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, outdoor pool open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee: May to Oct.: general ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants, Nov. to Apr.: general ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 5 min. on foot from the Najima Nishitetsu bus stop, 10 min. on foot from Najima Sta.
• Parking: 76 spaces
• Address: 2-42-1 Nagashima, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka
• Tel.: 092-662-6111
http://fukuokashimincf.net/higashipool/english/
• Indoor pool: 25 m x 7 lanes (1.1 ~ 1.2 m deep), children’s pool (0.7 m deep)
• Outdoor pool: children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.6 m deep) *open during summer period only
• Facilities: coin locker (¥30), lobby, shower room, sauna, children’s lounge, observation room, and more
• Rules/restrictions: 1) no smoking, 2) no alcohol, 3) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 4) no swimming diapers, 5) using soap and shampoo in the shower room is prohibited, 6) tattoos must be hidden
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Sogo Nishi Shimin Pool

This facility boasts of the largest pool in the city. The main pool is 25 meters long with 10 lanes while the sub-pool has 7 lanes. A baby pool is also available, so families can swim safely together. Advanced swimming classes and swimming clubs are available.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00
• Close: Tue., fourth Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, outdoor pool open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28~1/4)
• Entrance fee: May to Oct.: general ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants, Nov. to Apr.: general ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 1 min. on foot from the Nishi Shimin Pool Nishitetsu bus stop, 3 min. on foot from the Ikimatsudai Iriguchi Nishitetsu bus stop, 10 min. walk from Ikinomatsubara Danchi Minami Nishitetsu bus stop, 5 min. on foot from Seiryo Kokomae Showa bus stop, 10 min. on foot from Ikinomatsubara Danchi Minami Showa bus stop
• Parking: 119 spaces
• Address: 1-4-1 Nishinooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
• Tel.: 092-885-0124
http://www.sports-fukuokacity.or.jp/facility/pool_nishi.html
• Indoor pool: 50 m x 25 m x 10 lanes (3 ~ 3.3 m deep), 25 m x 14 m x 7 lanes, children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.35 m deep)
• Outdoor pool: none
• Facilities: coin locker (¥30), lobby, shower room, sauna, observation room, and more
• Rules/restrictions: 1) no smoking, 2) no alcohol, 3) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 4) no swimming diapers, 5) using soap and shampoo in the shower room is not allowed, 6) tattoos must be hidden, 7) must apply for a card to be presented when using the 3.3 m deep pool (ES prohibited, JHS must have parental consent)
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Other Public Pools Around and Outside of Fukuoka City

Accion Fukuoka Kenritsu Sogo Pool
• Open: Jul. ~ Sep. 9:00~21:00, Oct. ~ Jun. 13:00~21:00 (*Sat., Sun. and hol. 9:00~21:00)
• Closed: Mon. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), year-end hol. (12/30 ~ 1/1)
2-1-3 Higashihiraokoen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
092-623-4400
http://www.sponet.pref.fukuoka.jp/accions/k_pool01

Mirika Roden Indoor Pool
• Open: 9:00~23:00 (*Sun. and hol. ~22:00)
• Closed: Mon. (*open if hol. and closed the next day)
2-6-1 Naka, Nakagawa-machi, Chikushi, Fukuoka
092-951-2021
http://www.sg-shiteikanri.jp/mirika/

Sogo Undo Jonai Swimming
• Open: Indoor pool: 8:30~23:00 (Sat., Sun. and hol. ~21:00), 9/10 ~ 5/19 10:00~23:00 (Sat., Sun. and hol. ~21:00), 12/29, 1/2 and 1/3: 10:00~16:00, 50 m pool (5/20 ~ 9/23) and diving pool (5/20 ~ 9/10): 8:30~17:00, 7/1 ~ 8/31 ~19:00
• Closed: fourth Tue. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), Tue. for indoor pool (9/10 ~ 5/19)
2-1-10 Hinode, Saga City
0952-33-6119
http://www.seika-spc.co.jp/saga-undo/?page_id=24

Saga Healthy Active Life Promote Center
• Open: 9:00~21:30 (*Sat., Sun. and hol. ~21:00)
• Closed: Mon., year-end hol.
2553 Nagase, Takakise-machi, Saga City
0952-36-9309
http://www.saga-kenkoundo-c.jp/

Karatsu City Indoor Pool
• Open: 14:00~20:00 (*children’s pool: 7/21 ~ 8/31 except 8/13 ~ 8/15)
• Closed: Mon., Thu., year-end hol. (12/29 ~ 1/3)
3-1-15 Futago, Karatsu City
0955-74-8604
http://www.city.karatsu.lg.jp/sports/kyoiku/leisure/shisetsu/sports/okunaipool.html

Karatsu City Nakanose Pool (Outdoor)
• Open: 10:00~17:00 (*7/21 ~ 8/31 only)
• Closed: 8/13 ~ 8/15
• Free
4 Nakanose-dori, Karatsu City
0955-72-9237
http://www.city.karatsu.lg.jp/sports/kyoiku/leisure/shisetsu/sports/nakasepool.html

Originally written in July 2017, updated in July 2018.
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Published: Jul 19, 2018 / Last Updated: Jul 24, 2018

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