Event Details

MAY 5, 2017

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni is pleased to announce our joint open house, JMSDF/MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day 2017 scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017.

This year marks the 41st anniversary of Friendship Day and will combine both Fleet Air Wing 31 and MCAS Iwakuni in an exciting, fun-filled event, which will consist of both static displays and aerial performances.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

No parking will be available aboard MCAS Iwakuni for privately owned vehicles, motorcycles or mopeds during Friendship Day. Guests are encouraged to use the multitude of public transportation options that are available to Friendship Day such as trains, shuttle busses or private tour companies.

PEDESTRIANS & BICYCLES

Cyclists are asked to walk in; parking for bicycles will be available inside the air station. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be admitted through the Main Gate and C Gate.

TRAIN SCHEDULES

Trains are one of the most popular ways to attend Friendship Day. The closest JR stations from MCAS are Iwakuni station and Minami Iwakuni Station. It will take about 30min on foot from either station to MCAS. Please familiarize yourself with the local schedules and special itineraries in place for Friendship Day.

BUS

Many buses will be dedicated to bringing guests to and from the base. Shuttle buses to MCAS Iwakuni will be available from JR Iwakuni Station.

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