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A mammoth pool at Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo is packed on Saturday afternoon.

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Kind of reminds me of a petri dish.

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Why would you do it?

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oh look people soup !

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This is filthy. I can just imagine the number of people relieving themselves in the pool. According to one survey, one in five people do it. They should start issuing tickets for people caught doing it.

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Piddler's paradise! I reckon at least half if these 'sardines' will be at the doctor's next week with ear, nose and throat infections.

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How incredibly dangerous!

And yeah absolutely filthy, I wud rather wade in with my frogs & medaka in the pond in my yard then that!

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How deep and big is that pool? That's got to be incredibly dangerous for any kids who happen to slip underwater. Do they have lifeguards or anything like that?

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Crazy Joe- tickets eh? How would u go about identifying the source?

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Aaah Japan - the land of tranquility

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I can understand the need to beat the the heat but HOW is that safe?? One of those kids slips off their innertube and not a soul would see them go under -- certainly not a lifeguard (if there are any). Isn't there a capacity limit?

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They love their inflatable toyz,weather it be the beach, or the pool.. I guess if everyone disgarded their inflatable friends there would be twice as much room in the pool.....

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@horserfella

It was only a joke.

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@horserfella

It was only a joke.

@CrazyJoe - ah, yes. Upon reading your comment a second time, I'm surprised I didn't see the obvious joke. I stand corrected.

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Same swimming pool everywhere in Japan. Same type of swimming pool photo every summer.

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You can call in a standing pool - but it surely isn't a swimming pool.

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My idea of hell. Why on earth are they allowed to bring in those dumb inflatables in a pool that sized with no many people? Lifeguard nightmare.

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I wouldn't like to be a lifeguard here.

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There is actually a urine sensitive die you can put in pools that turns the water purple around a person urinating although, I fear this pool would just be one big purple pond. Brrrrrr!

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Why on earth are they allowed to bring in those dumb inflatables in a pool that sized with no many people?

The swimming complex sells them.

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Was there any space for the water?

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filthy!!! makes me want to just run there and jump in - NOT!!! yuck

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Hope they doubled up on the chlorine!

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considering how unsanitary Japanese pools are, I blame Japanese pools for the ear infection I currently have

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@BS

considering how unsanitary Japanese pools are

I think pools in any country are unsanitary, not just Japan, that is why all pools are sanitized with (NOT Chlorine) but Trichloroisocyanuric acid.

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good point wipeout. It's a pretty deceiving photgraph. It looks like they are crammed into a length of about 10 meters, but it could be well over 50 meters.

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just checked and that pool is actually 160 meters in length and 60 meters in width.

< http://www.toshimaen.co.jp/pool/guide.html>

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Is anyone in that picture actually happy? I don't see one person smiling ... but do see what appears to be a lot of frowns ...

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I get sent one of those photos every year from friends abroad asking whether this really happens in Japan.

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Gaaaa!

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can I tag myself here? that's me on the pool. lolz

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