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December 14, 2010, marked the centenary of the first flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft in Japan, which had been “unofficially” achieved by Imperial Japanese Army Capt. Kumazo Hino in a German-designed Grade monoplane. (See the first entry on the Japanese Aviation History page of this website.) As aviation literally took off, urged on by the Army, airfields began to spring up across the country. Several current JGSDF bases have thus enjoyed long associations with aviation that stretch back far beyond the service’s formation.

Following the format adopted for the other SDF base histories that are currently (January 2016) being compiled, this page will provide comprehensive information on the key events and operations that have happened in the history of the following 20 Army Camp airfields:

Akeno  Hofu  Kisarazu  Naha  Tachikawa 
 Aomori  Jinmachi  Kita-Tokushima  Obihiro  Takigahara
 Asahikawa  Kasumigaura  Kita-Utsunomiya  Okadama  Takayubaru
 Hachinohe  Kasuminome  Metabaru  Somagahara  Yao

Initial information is being culled from the respective base websites, the URLs of which are included in the concluding data box of each entry, and Japanese Wikipedia. Additional factual information, for example from the Japanese aviation press, will be added and cited where applicable. 

Akeno
明野

Location  Ise, Mie Prefecture
Established  (As Gunnery School, Akenogahara Army Aviation
 School) April 22, 1920
 (As IJAAF Army Aviation School) May 17, 1924
 (JGSDF) August 1, 1955

[Text pending]

Akeno 1983Aerial view of Akeno airfield, taken in 1983. (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color
Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
via Wikimedia Commons)
  

JGSDF Akeno Army Camp Airfield
Based units

 Main Aviation School   (AH-1S, AH-64D, CH-47JA,
                                         OH-1, OH-6D, TH-480B, UH-1J, UH-60JA)

 Training Support Flight   (AH-1S, AH-64D, CH-47JA,
                                           OH-1, OH-6D, UH-1J, UH-60JA)
 

 HQ Flt (OH-6D) and 1st Flt/2nd Flt (AH-1S),
                                                 5th Anti-Tank Helicopter Sqn

 10th Sqn (Attached to 10th Division, UH-1J/OH-6D)

Contact points

 Akeno 5593-11, Obata-cho, Ise,
    Mie Prefecture 519-0596, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)596-37-0111

 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/akeno/

Nearest station  Akeno 明野 (Kintetsu Yamada Line / 近鉄山田線)
 Japanese Reference Sources

 Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 明野駐屯地

 

Aomori
青森

Location  Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture
Established  1956

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Aomori Army Camp Airfield
Based unit  
Contact points  Aza Chikano 45, Namidate, Aomori City,
    Aomori Prefecture 038-0022, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)17-781-0161
 9th Division: http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/neae/9d/
Nearest station  Aomori 青森 (JR East)
Japanese Reference Sources   Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 青森駐屯地

 

Asahikawa
旭川

Location  Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture
Established  (As National Security Force Camp Asahikawa) January 1954
 (JGSDF) July 1954

[Text pending]

Asahikawa 1977Aerial view of Asahikawa airfield, taken in 1977. (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color
Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
via Wikimedia Commons)
 

Asahikawa tower (Photo: JGSDF Northern Region ATC/Weather Group website [link], accessed Feb. 2, 2015) 

JGSDF Asahikawa Army Camp Airfield
Based unit  2nd Sqn (Attached to 2nd Division, UH-1H/J and OH-6D)
Contact points  Kokuyu-mubanchi, Shunkocho, Asahikawa,
    Hokkaido Prefecture 070-8630, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)166-51-6111
 Fax: +81 (0)166-53-1414
 2nd Division: http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/nae/2d/index.html
Nearest station  Shin-Asahikawa 新旭川 (Soya Main Line 宗谷本線 and
    Sekihoku Main Line 石北本線) / JR Hokkaido
Japanese Reference Sources   Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 旭川駐屯地

 

Hachinohe
八戸

Location  Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture
Established  August 15, 1962

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Hachinohe Army Camp Airfield
Based units  2nd Anti-Tank Helicopter Sqn HQ Flt (OH-1), 1st Flt/2nd Flt (AH-1S)
 9th Sqn (Attached to 9th Division, UH-1J/OH-6D)
Contact points

 Kikyonokanchi, Ooaza Ichikawa-machi, Hachinohe,
   Aomori Prefecture 039-2295, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)178-28-3111

 9th Division: http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/neae/9d/

Nearest station  Mutsu-Ichikawa 陸奥市川 on Tohoku Main Line 東北本線 / JR East
 and 
Aoimori Line 青い森線 / Aoimori Railway
  Japanese Reference Sources  Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 八戸駐屯地

 

Hofu
防府

Location  Hofu, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Established  

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Hofu Army Camp Airfield
Based unit  13th Sqn (Attached to 13th Brigade, UH-1J/OH-6D)
Contact points  Ooaza Tajima-mubanchi, Hofu,
    Yamaguchi Prefecture 747-8567, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)835-22-1950

 13th Brigade Japanese-language website [link]

Nearest station  Hofu 防府 (Sanyo Main Line 山陽本線) / JR West
  Japanese Reference Sources  Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 防府分屯地

 

Jinmachi
神町

Location  Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture
Established  Completed as IJNAF airfield 1944
 (JGSDF) August 1956

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Jinmachi Army Camp Airfield
Based unit  6th Sqn (Attached to 6th Division, UH-1J)
Contact points  Jinmachi-minami 3-1-1, Higashine,
    Yamagata Prefecture 999-3797, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)237-48-1151 (PR Group extn. 5898)
 Fax: +81 (0)237-47-1784

 6th Division Japanese-language website [link]

Nearest station  Jinmachi 神町 (奥羽本線 Ou Main Line) / JR East
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 神町駐屯地

 

Kasumigaura
霞ヶ浦

Location  Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture
Established  (IJNAF) July 1921
 (National Security Force) February 1953
 (JGSDF) July 1, 1954

[Text pending]

Kasumigaura 1984Kasumigaura airfield in 1984 (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color
Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
via Wikimedia Commons)
 
 

JGSDF Kasumigaura Army Camp Airfield
Based unit  Branch Aviation School
 (AH-1S, AH-64D, CH-47JA, OH-1, OH-6D, UH-1J, UH-60JA)
Contact points  (Public Information Center)

 JGSDF Kasumigaura Army Camp Public Information Group

 2410, Migimomi, Tsuchiura,
    Ibaraki Prefecture 300-0837

 Tel.: +81 (0)29-842-1211, extensions 2217/2241 

 E-mail: pr-adm-eadep@inet.mod.gsdf.go.jp

 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/eae/eadep/ 

Nearest station  Arakawaoki 荒川沖 (Joban Line 常磐線) / JR East
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 霞ヶ浦駐屯地

 

Kasuminome
霞目

Location  Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Established  (IJAAF) March 1944
 (JGSDF) December 1955

[Text pending]

Kasuminome 1984Kasuminome airfield in 1984 (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color
Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
via Wikimedia Commons)
  

JGSDF Kasuminome Army Camp Airfield
Based units  Northeastern Region Aviation Group HQ
 HQ Flt (OH-6D) and 1st Flt/2nd Flt (UH-1J),
    Northeastern Region Helicopter Sqn
Contact points  Kasuminome 1-1-1, Wakabayshi-ku, Sendai,
    Miyagi Prefecture 984-8580, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)22-286-3101 (PR Group extn. 301)

 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/neae/neaavn/

Nearest station  Sendai 仙台 (JR East)
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 霞目駐屯地

 

Kisarazu
木更津

Location  Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture
Established  (IJNAF) April 1936
 (JASDF) August 1956
 (JGSDF) March 1968

Airfield at Kisarazu, Chiba PrefectureThere has been an airfield at Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, since the Imperial Japanese Navy completed the first facility there in April 1936. Now used primarily by the JGSDF, this aerial view was taken from a based CH-47JA Chinook helicopter in October 2012.
(J-HangarSpace would like to thank Japan Aviation Journalists’ Association Executive Director
Yukio Suzuki for his key role in arranging the flight.)

Kisarazu 1988Kisarazu airfield in 1988 (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color
Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
via Wikimedia Commons)
 
 

JGSDF Kisarazu Army Camp Airfield
Based units  Central Readiness Force, under 1st Helicopter Brigade:

 102nd Sqn (UH-60JA, OH-6D)

 103rd/104th/105th/106th Sqns (CH-47JA), 1st Helicopter Wing

 Special Transport Helicopter Sqn (EC225LP)

 Liaison Reconnaissance Flt (LR-1/LR-2)

 

 HQ Flt (OH-1) and 1st Flt/2nd Flt (AH-1S), 4th Anti-Tank Helicopter Sqn

 1st Sqn (Attached to 1st Division, UH-1H/J)

Contact points  Azuma-chisaki, Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture 292-8510, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)438-23-3411 (PR Group, extn. 347)

 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/crf/heridan/

Nearest station  Kisarazu 木更津 (Uchibo Line 内房線) / JR East
 Japanese Reference Sources   Central Readiness Force website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 木更津駐屯地

 

Kita-Tokushima
北徳島

Location  Matsushige, Tokushima Prefecture
Established  (JGSDF) March 26, 2010

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Kita-Tokushima Army Camp Airfield
Based unit  14th Sqn (Attached to 14th Brigade, UH-1H/J)
Contact points  Sumiyoshikaitaku 38, Sumiyoshi, Matsushige Town, Itano District,
    Tokushima Prefecture 771-0292, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)88-699-5111 (14th Sqn, ext. 3931)
 Fax: +81 (0)88-699-5116

 14th Brigade Japanese-language website [link]

Nearest station  Naruto 鳴門 (Naruto Line 鳴門線) / JR Shikoku
  Japanese Reference Sources  Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 北徳島分屯地 

 

Kita-Utsunomiya
北宇都宮

Location  Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture
Established  (JASDF) August 1957
 (JGSDF) November 1962

[Text pending]

Utsunomiya 1974Utsunomiya airfield in 1974 (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color
Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
via Wikimedia Commons)
 

JGSDF Kita-Utsunomiya Army Camp Airfield
Based units  Branch Aviation School (LR-2, OH-6D, UH-1J)
 1st Flt, 12th Sqn (Attached to 12th Brigade, UH-60JA)
Contact points  Kamiyokota-machi 1360, Utsunomiya,
    Tochigi Prefecture 321-0106, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)28-658-2151

 Japanese base website [link]

Nearest station  Suzumenomiya 雀宮駅 (Utsunomiya Line 北宇都線) / JR East
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 北宇都宮駐屯地

 

Metabaru
目達原

Location  Yoshinogari, Saga Prefecture
Established  (IJAAF) 1940s
 (JGSDF) July 1954

[Text pending]

Metabaru 1987Metabaru in 1987 (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color
Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
via Wikimedia Commons)
 
 

JGSDF Metabaru Army Camp Airfield
Based units  Western Region Aviation Group:

 HQ Flt (OH-6D), 1st Flt (UH-60JA), 2nd Flt (UH-1J),
     Western Region Helicopter Sqn

 HQ Flt (OH-1) and 1st Flt/2nd Flt (AH-1S),
     3rd Anti-Tank Helicopter Sqn

 

 4th Sqn (Attached to 4th Division, UH-1H/J)

Contact points  Tateno 7-1, Yoshinogari-cho, Kanzaki District,
    Saga Prefecture 842-0032, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)952-52-2161 (PR Office extn. 205/206)
 E-mail: log-pl-wadep@inet.gsdf.mod.go.jp

 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/wae/metabaru/ 

Nearest station  Yoshinogari-koen 吉野ヶ里公園
     (Nagasaki Main Line 長崎本線) / JR Kyushu
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 目達原駐屯地

 

Naha
那覇

Location  Naha, Okinawa Prefecture
Established  (IJNAF) 1933
 (JGSDF) November 1972

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Naha Army Camp Airfield
Based unit  15th Helicopter Sqn (Attached to 15th Brigade, LR-1/LR-2, CH-47JA, UH-60JA)
Contact points  Kagamizu 679, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 901-0192, Japan
 Tel.: +81 (0)98-857-1155
 15th Brigade website:
 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/wae/15b/15b/index.html
Nearest station  (Naha Airport)
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 那覇駐屯地

 

Obihiro

帯広

Location  Obihiro, Hokkaido Prefecture
Established  (As IJAAF airfield) October 1940
 (National Police Reserve) February 1951

[Text pending]

Obihiro 1977An aerial view of JGSDF Obihiro Army Camp/Tokachi airfield, formed from four photos taken in 1977. 
  (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,
Transport and Tourism via Wikimedia Commons)
 

JGSDF Obihiro Army Camp Airfield
Based units  HQ Flt (OH-1) and 1st/2nd Flt (AH-1S),
     1st Anti-Tank Helicopter Sqn

 5th Sqn (Attached to 5th Division, UH-1H/J)
Contact points  Sen 31-banchi, Minami 7, Minami-cho, Obihiro,
    Hokkaido 080-8639, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)155-48-5121
 5th Division: http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/nae/5d/
Nearest station  Obihiro 帯広 (Nemuro Main Line 根室本線) / JR Hokkaido
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 帯広駐屯地

 

Okadama
丘珠

Location  Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture
Established  1954

[Text pending]

Okadama 1985Okadama airfield in 1985 (Photo: National Land Image Information [Color
Aerial Photographs], Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
via Wikimedia Commons)
 
 

Okadama tower(Photo: JGSDF Northern Region ATC/Weather Group website [link], accessed Feb. 2, 2015)  

JGSDF Okadama Army Camp Airfield
Based units  Northern Region Aviation Group HQ

 Northern Region Air Sqn (LR-2)

 HQ Flt (OH-6D) and 1st Flt/2nd Flt (UH-1H/J),
     Northern Region Helicopter Sqn

 7th Sqn (Attached to 7th Division, UH-1H/J, OH-6D)

 11th Sqn (Attached to 11th Division, UH-1H/J, OH-6D)

Contact points  161-banchi, Okadama-cho, Higashi-ku, Sapporo,
    Hokkaido 007-8503, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)11-781-8321
 Fax: +81 (0)11-781-0504
 Base website [link]
 11th Division website:
 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/nae/11d/
Nearest station  Taihei 太平 (Sassho Line 札沼線) / JR Hokkaido
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 札幌飛行場 (Sapporo Airfield)

 

Somagahara
相馬原

Location  Shinto, Gunma Prefecture
Established  March 27, 2001

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Somagahara Army Camp Airfield
Based units  HQ Flt (OH-6D) and 2nd Flt (CH-47JA), 12th Sqn (Attached to 12th Brigade)
Contact points  Ooaza Arai 1017-2, Shinto-mura, Kita-Gunma District,
    Gunma Prefecture 370-3594, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)279-54-2011

 12th Brigade: http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/eae/12b/

Nearest station  Shibukawa 渋川 (Joetsu Line 上越線 or Agatsuma Line 吾妻線) / JR East
  Japanese Reference Sources  Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 相馬原駐屯地

 

Tachikawa
立川

Location  Tachikawa, Tokyo
Established  (IJAAF) November 1922
 (National Security Force) 1952
 (JASDF) February 1955
 (JGSDF) March 1972

[Text pending] 

tachikawa hangarsSome of the hangars and the control tower at JGSDF Tachikawa Army Camp in 2013. The Imperial Japanese Army commenced airfield operations from this Tokyo location in 1922.  

JGSDF Tachikawa Army Camp Airfield
Based units  Eastern Region Aviation Group HQ

 HQ Flt (OH-1) and 1st Flt/2nd Flt (UH-1H/J),
    Eastern Region Helicopter Sqn

 

 1st Sqn (Attached to 1st Division, UH-1J/OH-6D)

Contact points  Midori-cho 5, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8501, Japan
 Tel.: +81 (0)42-524-9321 (PR Group)
 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/eae/eaavn/index.html
Nearest station  Tachikawa 立川 (Chuo Line 中央線) / JR East
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 立川駐屯地

 

Takayubaru
高遊原

Location  Mashiki, Kumamoto Prefecture
Established  (JGSDF) June 1957

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Takayubaru Army Camp Airfield
Based units  Western Region Aviation Group HQ

 Western Region Aviation Group:

 Western Region Air Sqn (LR-2)

 3rd Flt (CH-47J/JA), Western Region Helicopter Sqn

 

 8th Sqn (Attached to 8th Division, UH-1H/J)

Contact points  Ooaza Oyatsu 1812, Mashiki-machi, Kamimashiki District,
    Kumamoto Prefecture 861-2204, Japan
 Tel.: +81 (0)96-232-2101
Nearest station  Higoozu 肥後大津 (Hohi Main Line 豊肥本線) / JR Kyushu
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 高遊原分屯地

 

Takigahara
滝ケ原

Location  Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture
Established  April 11, 1960

[Text pending] 

JGSDF Takigahara Army Camp Airfield
Based unit  Training Support Flight (OH-1)
Contact points  Nakabata 2092-2, Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture 412-8550, Japan

 Tel.: +81 (0)550-89-0711

 http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/takigahara/

Nearest station  Gotemba 御殿場 (Gotemba Line 御殿場線) / JR Central
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 滝ケ原分屯地

 

Yao
八尾

Location  Yao, Osaka Prefecture
Established  (IJAAF) 1941
 (JGSDF) September 1954

[Text pending]

Yao 2014 posterThe poster that advertised the event marking the 60th anniversary of Yao’s establishment and
the 52nd anniversary of the Central Region Squadron in November 2014.  

JGSDF Yao Army Camp Airfield
Based units  Central Region Aviation Group HQ

 HQ Flt (OH-1) and 1st Flt/2nd Flt (UH-1J),
     Central Region Helicopter Sqn

 

 3rd Sqn (Attached to 3rd Division, UH-1J/OH-6D)

Contact points  PR Group, JGSDF Yao Army Camp,
 Yao Airport 1-81, Yao, Osaka Prefecture 581-0043, Japan
 Tel.: +81 (0)729-49-5131, extn. 229
  http://www.mod.go.jp/gsdf/mae/3d/yao/
Nearest station  Shiki 志紀 (Yamatoji Line 大和路線) / JR West
 Japanese Reference Sources   Base website (accessed [date])

 Base Watching Guide (Ikaros, 1996)

 Wikipedia 八尾駐屯地

 (All photographs on this website are copyright J-HangarSpace
unless otherwise stated.) 

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Notices

Announcements

JASDF
2016 Airshow Dates
Mar. 13  Komaki

Kumagaya AB 2016

Apr. 3  Kumagaya

Hofu-Kita leaflet 2016

May 22  Hofu-Kita

Miho poster 2016

May 29  Miho
Aug. 7  Chitose
Sept. 11  Misawa
Sept. 19  Komatsu
Sept. 25  Akita
        (Airport event)
Sept. 25  Shizuhama
Oct. 9  Ashiya
Oct. 16  Hamamatsu
Oct. 30  Gifu
Nov. 3  Iruma
Nov. 26  Kasuga
Nov. 27  Hyakuri
Nov. 27  Tsuiki
Dec. 4  Nyutabaru
Dec. 11  Naha

2017 Airshow Dates
Mar. 5  Komaki
Apr. 2  Kumagaya

JASDF Hofu-Kita

May 21  Hofu-Kita
May 21  Shizuhama

Miho poster 2017

May 28  Miho
July 23  Chitose
Aug. 27  Matsushima
Sept. 10  Misawa
Sept.*  Komatsu
Oct.*  Ashiya
Oct. 15  Hamamatsu
Oct.*  Hyakuri
  (SDF Review)
Nov. 3  Iruma
Nov. 19  Gifu
Nov. 25  Kasuga
Nov. 26  Tsuiki
Dec. 3  Nyutabaru
Dec. 9-10  Naha

2018 Airshow Dates
Mar. 3  Komaki
Nov. 3  Iruma
Nov. *  Hyakuri

JGSDF
2016 Airshow Dates
Apr. 9  Somagahara
Apr. 10  Takayubaru

Metabaru 2016

Apr. 16  Metabaru
Apr. 17  Kasuminome
Apr. 23  Hachinohe
Apr. 24  Narashino
June 5  Kasumigaura
June 19  Asahikawa
June 19  Kita-
          Utsunomiya
June 19  Okadama
Sept. 10  Obihiro
Oct. 1  Tachikawa
Oct. 2  Akeno
Oct. 16  Yao
Nov. 20  Naha

2017 Airshow Dates

Kisarazu 170225

Feb. 25  Kisarazu

Metabaru 2017

Apr. 1  Metabaru
(Cherry Blossom
    Festival on Apr. 2)

Somagahara 170408

Apr. 8  Somagahara
Apr. 9  Takayubaru

Apr. 16  Kasuminome
   (60th anniversary)

Utsunomiya 170416

Apr. 16  Utsunomiya
   (67th anniversary
   with parade/flypast)
May 21  Kasumigaura
   (64th anniversary)
May 28
    Kita-Utsunomiya
   (44th anniversary)
June 25  Okadama
Sept. 2  Obihiro
Sept.*  Kisarazu
Oct. 15  Yao
Nov. 4  Akeno
Nov. 19  Naha
Nov. 23  Tachikawa

2018 Airshow Dates
Jan. 14  Narashino 

JMSDF
2016 Airshow Dates
Apr. 24  Kanoya
             (Cancelled)
April 30  NAF Atsugi
May 5  Iwakuni
  (+ Friendship Day)
May 22  Omura
             (Cancelled)
June 4  Ohminato
July 16  Maizuru

July 17 Komatsushima
July 18  Kobe-Hanshin
July 30  Tateyama
Sept. 4  Hachinohe
Sept. 25  Tokushima
Oct. 16  Ozuki
  (“Swell Festival”)
Oct. 29  Shimofusa

2017 Airshow Dates
Apr. 29  NAF Atsugi
Apr. 30  Kanoya
May 5  Iwakuni
(joint Friendship Day)
May 21  Omura
June 10  Ohminato
July*  Komatsushima
July*  Ozuki
(children’s event)
July 29  Maizuru
July 29  Tateyama
Sept.*  Hachinohe
Sept.*  Shimofusa
Sept.*  Tokushima
Oct.*  Ozuki
  (“Swell Festival”)

(*) Date to be confirmed

(Please note that air show dates are subject to change/cancellation.)


Links

The Aviation Historian

Japan Association of Aviation Photo-
graphers
 (JAAP, Japanese only)

Asian Air Arms

Visitors
(from Feb. 2016, earlier shown below)

Visitors to Feb. 2016

Past visitors