12 of the best Tokyo pools you should know

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This pool ticks all the boxes: outdoor, 50 metres, with a stunning urban view, parked the middle of the skyscrapers. Open from July 1st to mid-September.
Price : Adult 600 JPY/2hrs.
Address : 2-7-2 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0011

With a great location close to the river, this outdoor pool can get really busy when it opens from July to mid-September. It has a designated space for kids with inflatables.
Price : Adult 200 JPY/2hrs.
Address : 2 Chome-4-36 Meguro, Tokyo 153-0063

One of the few Olympic-sized pools to be open all year-round. This indoor pool is combined with a gym. Enjoy it while you can as it will close for refurbishment for most of 2019.
Price : Adult 600 JPY/2hrs.
Address : 1 Chome-17-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0051

Nice outdoor pool with the plus of being really quiet sometimes, which is a luxury in Tokyo. A family friendly pool located in a nice park near tennis courts and a baseball field.
Price : Adult 360 JPY/2hrs.
Address :1 Chome-5-番−27号 Ikejiri, Setagaya, Tokyo 154-0001

A local pool close to Shibuya which has the advantage to not be busy at all. The charming old school style 25 m pool has even 2 Jacuzzis.
Price : 400 JPY/2hrs for full access of this hidden gem.
Address :3 Chome-14-13 Higashi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0011

With 2 Olympic-sized indoor pools, this may be the largest swimming centre in Japan! You just have to be aware that the pools are not open to the public every day.
Price : Adult 600 JPY/2hrs.
Address : 2 Chome-8-10 Tatsumi, Koto, Tokyo 135-0053

Located in a park between Shin Okubo and Takadanobaba, this local indoor pool isn’t usually too busy on weekdays. The staff are very friendly and there’s a great swim gear store in the entrance hall.
Price : Adult 400 JPY/2hrs.
Address : Chome-5-1 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-0072

A bit less central than some but if you find yourself out in west Tokyo, or fancy a bit of a summertime (July - September) adventure you could do a lot worse than taking a dip in this excellent outdoor 50 metre pool alongside sounds of cicadas.
Price : Adult 400 JPY/2hrs.
Address : 2 Chome-2-10 Omiya, Suginami, Tokyo 168-0061

A local indoor pool located close to Higashi Shinjuku, and open from 8am in the summertime. Pool staff can be a little strict. It gets busy on weekends but weekday afternoons are often super quiet. This one’s all about the timing.
Price : Adult 400 JPY/2hrs.
Address : 3 Chome-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-0072

If you ever dreamt to take an elevator in your swim suit to jump in a pool at the 11th floor with a stunning view, you have to try this pool in Ikebukuro. View to the business district from the jacuzzi is stunning.
Price : Adult 400 JPY/2hrs.
Address : Toshima, Kamiikebukuro, 2 Chome−5−1 Tokyo 170-0012

A very nice and quiet pool between the busy and trendy neighbourhoods of Shibuya and Shimo-Kitazawa. Located in a park, this 25m pool is the ideal place for people who want a peaceful swim.
Price : Adult 400 JPY/2hrs.
Address : 2-19-39 Komaba, Meguro City, Tokyo 153-0041

A 25 meter pool ideally located for the people working around the business area of Otemachi or Tokyo station. Next to the river, you can jump in this pool during lunch break and it is very quiet.
Price : Adult 400 JPY/2hrs.
Address : 2 Chome-1-8 Uchikanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0047