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Pool Dotonbori

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Pool Dotonbori (道頓堀プール)

Pool Dotonbori (道頓堀プール)is a planned 1-kilometer 12-15m wide and 1.1-1.4m deep pool in Dotonbori in Osaka, Japan scheduled to open in 2015. Pool Dotonbori will feature large spaces for advertising in order to subsidize the largest pool open to the public in a major metropolitan area.

The river water-fed pool will open on the 400th anniversary of the Dotonbori area and will feature open water swims and public swimming (¥1000 for the first hour and ¥500 for every subsequent hour). The pool can also be rented out by events or sponsors for 200,000 yen (US$2,424) for 2 hours.

On a typical weekend, there are usually 100,000 people per day walking along the area and along the planned boardwalk. There will be Pool Open Water (POW) competitions in a very public setting. The new-type of public exhibitions of open water swim will be endearing, exciting and entertaining for swimmers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.


Dotonbori is a downtown area in the city of Osaka on the island of Honshu in Japan that lies along the south bank of the Dotonbori-gawa Canal. The entire area of Dotonbori is crowded with a large number of restaurants, amusement facilities, Bunraku shows, storytellers' halls and movie theaters.

Dotonbori is often selected as a scene in the Japanese and foreign movies as the symbol of Osaka. The Dotonbori-gawa Canal is lined with advertisements and neon signs and decorated with neon lamps.

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