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Fukuoka Public Pool Guide 2019

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 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.

Chuo Ward Public Pool (中央市民プール)


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 3rd Wed. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee (additional fee req. if staying over two hours):
  5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants
  11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• 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)
• Outdoor pool: children’s pool (0.3 ~ 0.6 m deep) *open throughout summer period
• Facilities: 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 (福岡市民体育館・プール)


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: 3rd Mon. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee (additional fee req. if staying over two hours):
  5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants
  11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥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 Nishitetsu ‘Chiyo-machi’ bus stop, 10 min. on foot from Yoshizuka Sta.
• Parking: 120 spaces
• Address: https://goo.gl/maps/j7bgRrpoTsS5LPHq6
• 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, coin locker, changing room, and observation room
• 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

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 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 (additional fee req. if staying over two hours):
  5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants
  11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• 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 ~ 1.115 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, 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 (早良市民プール)

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., 3rd Thu. (*open if hol. and closed the next day, open every day in summer), year-end hol. (12/28 ~ 1/4)
• Entrance fee (additional fee req. if staying over two hours):
  5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors (residents of Fukuoka City) ¥160, free for infants
  11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors (residents of Fukuoka City) ¥190, free for infants
• 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)
• 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 Civic Pool (城南市民プール)


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

• Open: indoor pool: 9:00~21:00, outdoor pool: 9:00~18:00 (summer period)
• Closed: Tue., 2nd 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 (additional fee req. if staying over two hours):
  5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants
  11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• 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)
• Outdoor pool: 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)


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 (additional fee req. if staying over two hours):
  5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants
  11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• 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)
• 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

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. Various levels 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 (additional fee req. if staying over two hours):
  5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants
  11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• 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)
• 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

Fukuoka Municipal Nishi Civic Pool Complex (総合西市民プール)


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
• Closed: Tue., 4th 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 (additional fee req. if staying over two hours):
  5/1 ~ 10/31: adult ¥320, HS ¥160, ES and JHS ¥110, seniors ¥160, free for infants
  11/1 ~ 4/30: adult ¥390, HS ¥210, ES and JHS ¥160, seniors ¥190, free for infants
• Access: 1 min. on foot from the Nishitetsu ‘Nishi Shimin Pool; bus stop, 3 min. on foot from the Nishitetsu ‘Ikimatsudai Iriguchi’ bus stop, 10 min. walk from Nishitetsu ‘Ikinomatsubara Danchi Minami’ bus stop, 5 min. on foot from Showa ‘Seiryo Koko-mae’ bus stop, 10 min. on foot from Showa ‘Ikinomatsubara Danchi Minami’ 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 Prefectural Pool Complex (アクシオン福岡県立総合プール)
• 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 Higashi-hiraokoen, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
092-623-4400
http://www.sponet.pref.fukuoka.jp/accions/k_pool01

Mirika Roden Indoor Pool (ミリカローデン那珂川屋内プール)
• 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 Pool (総合運動場内水泳場)
*Closed for renovation from 8/21 to mid-Nov. 2019
• 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: 4th Tue. (*open if hol. and closed the next day), Tue. for indoor pool (9/10 ~ 5/19)
2-1-10 Hinode, Saga City, Saga
0952-33-6119
http://www.seika-spc.co.jp/saga-undo/?page_id=24

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

Karatsu City Indoor Pool (唐津市屋内プール)
• 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, Saga
0955-74-8604
http://www.city.karatsu.lg.jp/sports/kyoiku/leisure/shisetsu/sports/okunaipool.html

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

Originally written in July 2017, updated in July 2019.
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Published: Jul 5, 2019 / Last Updated: Jul 5, 2019

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