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Fukuoka Public Pool Guide 2021

Fukuoka is dotted with municipal swimming pools open to the public. Their indoor pools are ideal for swimming even on rainy days with the temperature perfectly adjusted throughout the year, and most 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 the nearest one to you and take your family or friends.

* All Facilities temporarily closed until Sep. 30, 2021 due to the declaration of a state of emergency. (As of Sep. 15)

Rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Reservations required
A phone reservation is required to use any of these public pools. You can only make a reservation for the following week. Reservations can be made only once per week, and up to three slots. The maximum group size is five.

Replacement System
Maximum 2 hours, and only one slot per day. The user will be asked to leave when the time is up.
(1) 10:00 ~ 12:00 (2) 13:00 ~ 15:00 (3) 16:00 ~ 18:00 (4) 19:00 ~ 21:00

Fukuoka public pool ask visitors the following:
• Do not visit the building if you have a fever.
• Wear a mask when visiting public pools.
• Please change into a swimsuit at home before you come (if possible.)
• Please bring a bag for your shoes.
• Please disinfect your hands when entering the building.

Fukuoka Public Pool Fee
5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110
11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160

Fukuoka Municipal Nishi Civic Pool Complex (福岡市立総合西市民プール)

After a full year of renovation work, the Fukuoka Municipal Nishi Civic Pool Complex has just reopened, equipped with both 25m and 50m pools, with depths ranging from 1m to over 3m. It is also the main venue for the FINA World Championships in Kyushu scheduled for 2022.

Photo: Fukuoka Municipal Nishi Civic Pool Complex facebook

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00
• Closed: Tue., and 4th Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Access: 1 min. on foot from Nish Public Swimming Pool’ bus stop
• Parking: 120 spaces
• Address: 1-4-1 Nishinooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka
092-885-0124
http://www.sports-fukuokacity.or.jp/facility/pool_nishi.html
• Indoor pool: 50 m x 10 lanes (1.1 ~ 1.2 m deep), children’s pool (0.3 m ~ 0.35 deep)
• Indoor sub pool: 25m x 7 lanes (1.1m deep)
• Facilities: shower room, observation room, 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
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Chuo Ward Public Pool (福岡市立中央市民プール)

Open since 1977. Located near Nishi Koen, it is the closest public pool to the city center, just a six minute bus ride from Tenjin. The outdoor pool is closed this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00
• Closed: Thu. and 3rd Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Access: 1 min. on foot from Nishitetsu ‘Chuo Public Swimming Pool’ bus stop, 15 min. on foot from Tojinmachi Subway Sta.
• 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)
• Facilities: shower room, observation room, 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
• Must-bring items: swimsuit, swimming cap, goggles and towels if necessary

Hakata Ward Public Pool (福岡市立博多市民プール)

Choose the lane which best suits your level: beginner, long-distance swimming, or walking. Classes are cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for the time being.The saunas are closed too.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00
• Closed: Wed., second Thu. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Access: 5 min. on foot from the Nishitetsu ‘Hanmichibashi’ 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 ~ 1.15 m deep), children’s pool (0.6 ~ 0.7 m deep)
• Facilities: shower room, observation room, coin locker (¥30)
• Rules/restrictions: 1) children under 1 y.o. are not allowed to swim, 2) makeup, hairdressing 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 (福岡市立早良市民プール)

Opened in 1974, this is the oldest public pool in Fukuoka City. The indoor pool has 6 lanes for adults and 1 lane for children. All school classes and lessons have been canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19 this year. The outdoor pool is also closed.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00
• Closed: Wed., 3rd Thu. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Access: 2 min. on foot from Nishitetsu ‘Akebono 2-chome’ bus stop, 5 min. on foot from Sohara Nishitetsu bus stop, 10 min. on foot from the Nishitetsu ‘Joseibashi’ bus stop
• Parking: 44 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)
• Facilities: shower room, observation 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 Civic Pool (福岡市立城南市民プール)

Jonan Civic Pool has two indoor pools for children with different depths of water. The outdoor pool is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 this year.

• Open: indoor pool: 9:00~21:00
• Closed: Tue., 2nd Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Access: 1 min. on foot from Nishitetsu ‘Jonan Public Swimming Pool (Jonan Shimin Pool-mae) 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), children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.4 m deep)
• Facilities: shower room, changing 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

Minami Ward Public Pool (福岡市立南市民プール)

Located just 10 minutes by bus from Nishitetsu Ohashi Sta. Choose the lane best suited to your level: beginner, long-distance swimming, or walking courses. The outdoor pool is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 this year.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00
• Closed : Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), 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)
• Access: 5 min. on foot from Nishitetsu ‘Wada’ 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)
• 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

Higashi Ward Public Pool (福岡市立東市民プール)

Swimming classes for beginners, long-distance swimming, and pool walking are held in the indoor pool. Classes have been cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19 this year. The outdoor pool is also closed.

• Open: indoor pool 9:00~21:00
• Closed: Fri. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Access: 5 min. on foot from the Nishitetsu ‘Najima’ 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)
• Facilities: coin locker (¥30), lobby, shower room, 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

Accion Fukuoka Prefectural Pool Complex (アクシオン福岡県立総合プール)

Located in Higashi Hirao Park, this facility is used for competitions. It has 50 m lanes and a diving pool suitable for international competitions. The 50 m pool can be used as a skating rink during the winter season.

Photo: Fukuoka Prefectural Pool Complex

• No free-swimming lanes, only available for lap swimming.
• Closed: Mon. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), year-end hol. (12/30 ~ 1/1)
• No free-swimming lanes, only available for lap swimming.
• Closed: Mon. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), year-end hol. (12/30 ~ 1/1)
• Regular hours: 9:00 ~ 21:00, Oct. ~ Jun. 13:00~21:00 (*Sat., Sun. and hol. 9:00~21:00)
• Entrance fee (25 m, 50 m pool, 2 hours, including locker fee ¥50): adult ¥470, HS and JHS ¥370, ES ¥260, seniors ¥50
• Access: 4 min. on foot from the Nishitetsu ‘Accion Fukuoka-mae’ bus stop
2-1-3 Higashi-hiraokoen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
092-623-4400
http://www.sponet.pref.fukuoka.jp/accions/k_pool01
• Indoor pool: 50 m x 8 lanes (2 ~ 2.2 m deep), 25 m x 8 lanes (1 ~ 1.4 m deep)
• Diving pool: 20 m x 22 m x 1 lane (5 m deep)

Mirika Roden Indoor Pool (ミリカローデン那珂川屋内プール)

Located in Nakagawa City. An indoor pool with a bright and refreshing space that gets natural light. The training gym and studio can also be used.

Photo: Mirika Roden Indoor Pool facebook/

• Open: 9:00~23:00 (*Sun. and hol. ~22:00)
• Closed: Mon. (*open if hol. and closed the next day)
• Entrance fee (2 hours): adult ¥440, HS and ES ¥340, JHS ¥220, seniors ¥220, infants ¥120
• Access: 5 min. on foot from the Nishitetsu ‘Nakagawa-chu Kitaguchi’ bus stop
2-6-1 Naka, Nakagawa City, Fukuoka
092-951-2021
http://www.mirika.or.jp/
• Indoor pool: 25 m x 7 lanes, children’s pool (0.4 m deep)


Originally written in July 2017, updated in June 2021.
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Published: Jun 15, 2021 / Last Updated: Sep 15, 2021

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