Chupea Pool   ちゅーピ・プール

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Chupea Pool

Swimming Pool Chupea.

Chupea Pool

Slide Chupea Pool.

Large pool for all ages

A few kilometers from the center of Hiroshima, the open air pool complex Chupea Pool enchants its swimmers.

September attracts many visitors looking to escape the heat and have a good time. A giant water slide, wave pool, and other bubble baths can occupy young and old for the whole day. When the stomach demands its due, do not panic: the restaurant offers culinary specialties of the region like fashionable Hiroshima Okonomiyaki (noodle cake baked with sauce between two rice pancakes), takoyaki (fried octopus) karaage (fried chicken pieces), udon (noodle soup) and ice cream devoured mercilessly by hungry children.

The staff are extremely kind and helpful, but no one here speaks English. Sunscreen, bathing suits, towels, buoys and goggles can be bought for a few yen if you forgot them at your hotel. It is also possible to rent umbrellas for 3,000 yen to shelter you from the bright sun of Hiroshima Bay.

Please note, tattooed swimmers stop at the gates of this aquatic paradise. As in most of the public baths of the archipelago, tattoos are associated with Japanese yakuza, members of the mafia, and are strictly prohibited. In Japan, gangsters cannot take a dip.

Comments Read comments from our travellers

Mrs

I'm sorry to ear you say the last words "gansées can not take a dip". Like other country, Japan have evolve in the perceptions they have of different arts expression forms. Actually before Édouard période, the tattooing art was common and well practice in Japan. So maybe it is a new period to star seeing tattoo as art, which it is! It's the art witness of trust between an artist and a person. The artist have to be gifted, obviously. The perceptions is not reality. Persons with tattoos are not gangsters.