Enjoying a day out at Tokyo Summerland
Summer's here again and what better way to start the season than to hit the waters of Tokyo Summerland. The popular theme park offers loads of aquatic fun in the form of water slides, a wave pool, lazy pools, fun pools, jacuzzis, deck chairs for basking in the sun and much more.
We headed outdoors and tried the obstacle course; it wasn't easy, but failure results only in getting wet, which we didn't mind at all. The water slides were great fun too! As it was still early in the season, the queues were short and we had lots of space to ourselves in the pools. There will certainly be many more visitors when the school holidays start later in the month.
We visited at the right time today as the park unveiled its latest attraction, the Dekasla. This is a giant water slide on which visitors glide down on a circular six-man rubber tube into a huge conical structure, with a lot of excitement and screams along the way.
Admission fees to Summerland are 3500 yen from 1st July to 30th September, and 2000 yen for the rest of the year when the outdoor pool area is closed (4500 yen and 3000 yen respectively for unlimited rides). The theme park is located about 60-90 minutes west of central Tokyo.