Hiroshima has a water park?!

Good morning everyone,

I don't know about you, but yesterday felt really cold, didn't it?! Today and tomorrow will be slightly warmer but unfortunately, they are now calling for rain on Saturday. Sunday will clear up and it'll be a mix of sun and clouds and highs of 13C for the first half of next week before warming up and hitting the mid- to high-teens from Wednesday.

So, I've suffered through the heat and humidity in Hiroshima for a few years now and nobody told me there was a water park?!

There's Chupi in Hatsukaichi, which has a big water park. How did I not know this? Have you ever been there? It sounds

Chupi is a great summer break from the heat. Although it may seem overly crowded on busy days, the atmosphere is fun and friendly and there is plenty of water for everyone to enjoy. Next to the pool is the Chupi park where kids can do activities in the “media plaza” (in Japanese) related to making a newspaper as these facilities are connected to the Chugoku shimbun newspaper. Chupi pool is a fun water park consisting of 7 main attraction areas including a large water slide, current pool, wave pool and smaller water play attraction areas as well as a basic pool.

Open every year from July to September, the Chupi pool is Hiroshima’s only water park. It is located off the main road, just past the Miyajima ferry port, along route 2. The park is a bit bigger than the central Family Pool and is open a week later in September. There is a free shuttle bus from Miyajima-guchi. Parking is Y1,000 for the day.

On Sat, Sun and Holidays prices are Y1800 for adults, Y1500 for elementary aged kids and up and preschool kids are Y800 yen- there are slightly cheaper entrance fees on Weekdays. Half price entry is available between 3-5pm (park is open till 6pm). The Chupi pool is open 9-6 Mon~Sat and from 8:30 on Sundays and holidays.

Keep Cool at Chupi Pool

water dump

There are also the usual strict regulations such as no tattoos or body piercing allowed in the waterpark (which is actually the only English sign they have). 

Private shaded areas are available for rent, usually costing Y3,000 for the day. There are also swim floaters, suits, towels, goggles and sunscreen available in the small shop near the entrance. There is a fair bit of food available from stalls which serve festival favorites like okonomiyaki , takoyaki,  yakisoba, karage, french fries, ice-cream, beer, drinks, kaki-gori, and udon  are the main offerings.

some shady eating zones

Is there a reason why nobody told me about this place? Is it only for kids? Is it boring? Expensive? As long as you let me know by July, so I can decide whether to try it out or not...

Have a great day!

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