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Pool Spots in Nara Area

  • Mahoroba Athletics Park Family Pool
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Miyadouchou 310
    This family-friendly water park located within a health park is only open for summer between mid July and the end of August. Guests can play in the park's lazy river, two water slides, a kiddy pool, a pool with a giant dumping water bucket, and a water fountain. Admission is free for children three and under, making the park a popular destination with families. The park also has a convenient food court.
  • Sango Town Water Park
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Ikoma-gun Sangocho Seya Nishi 1-2-4
    This pool complex is located inside Sango Town Sports Center a five-minute walk from Shigisanshita Station on the Kintetsu Ikoma Line. The indoor pool is heated with hot spring water from 650 meters underground and can be used year-round. It is well-suited for health-building activities such as water walking as well as for swimming practice. The outdoor pools are opened during the summer. They feature a water slide with a 15-meter drop, , a lazy river, and a kiddy pool, making it a popular destination for families.

    地下からくみ上げた温泉ならぬ冷泉のプールです。泳ぎながらもお肌に効く感じがします。 とても小さいのですが、サウナもあり気軽に行けるところがいいです。

  • Heguri Total Sports Center Water Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Ikoma-gun Heguricho Fuki 72 General Sports Center
    This outdoor pool is located at Heguri Total Sports Center about a 20-minute drive from Ichibu Interchange on the Daini Hanna Road. It features water slides that leverage the natural terrain, a 25-meter pool, and a lazy river which is especially popular. There are also a straight water slide for children and a kiddy pool, making it a great destination for families with small children. The water park’s shop offers light fare such as stir-fried noodles, french fries, and hot dogs.
  • Kashihara Sports Park Swimming Pool
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Kashihara-shi Unatecho 323-2
    An outdoor pool located inside the Kashihara Sports Park in Unate Town, Kashihara City that is open during the summer season. They offer a variety of pools including a regulation 50 meter pool usable for athletic meets, a 25m pool, a lazy river, and a children-oriented pool with various playing equipment. They also have three types of water slide including an almost 20-meter tall jumbo slide.
  • Mahorobakenko Park Swimpea Nara
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Miyadouchou 310

Nara Main Areas


With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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