Stay cool at these local Okinawa waterparks

Stripes Okinawa

- Okinawa Ken Sogo Undo Koen: A 25-meter indoor pool is open 9 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. from January 5 through December 27. 240 yen for adults and college/university students, 120 yen for high schoolers and below (May – September); 490 yen for adults and college/university students, 240 yen for high schoolers and below (Oct – April); 50-meter outdoor pool is open 9-7 p.m. from May through September. 240 yen for adults and college/university students, 120 yen for schoolers and below; Recreation pool is open 9:30 a.m. – 5:45 pm. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese Public Holidays from April through September except July and August, during which the pool is open 9:30 a.m.- 6:15 p.m. everyday except Tuesdays; 860 yen for those above 18 years old, 430 yen for ages between 6 and 18, 100 yen for ages between 3 and 5, free admission for 2 years old and under; Closed on Tuesdays. 20-minute ride from Gate 2 of Kadena Air Base; 098-930-5716 (Japanese). 

- Recreation Pool: Through Aug. 31 and weekends on Sept., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., close Tuesdays; Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park facilitates the outdoor pools with slide and kids’ pool; 860 yen for adults, 310 yen for ages 6-18, 100 yen for ages 3-5; Tattoo friendly (need to cover by rash guard or bandage); 3 miles east from Kitanagusu IC on Okinawa Express; 098-932-5114; okinawa-kenso.com/?page_id=160.

- Majunland Swimming Pool: Open year-round, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Closed on second Monday; swimming pools, including those for water walking, swimming machine, Jacuzzi, foot pressure points and more. Located in ANA MAJUNLAND URASOE; For residents of Urasoe city, 800 yen for adults, 400 yen for elementary and middle and high school students. For those from other municipalities and areas, 1,040 yen and 520 yen respectively; 10 minutes drive from Camp Kinser; 098-942-4132 (Japanese); www.majunland.com/.

- Nago City B & G Ocean Center Pool: Open year-round, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., closed on Tuesdays; 25-meter poo;, jacuzzi and children’s pools; 320 yen for adults, 160 for high school students and below (May through October); 430 yen and 270 yen respectively (November through April); 20-minute ride from Camp Schwab; 0980-54-1082 (Japanese); www.nago-pool.jp/.

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