Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

 

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s official website. MCAS Iwakuni is the only Marine Corps installation on mainland Japan.
Local Event Information

Event information from Iwakuni City Hall
June 1 - September 10 Cormorant Fishing at Nishiki River

7 - 9 p.m. at Nishiki River, near Kintai Bridge. Reservation required. The sharing boat is 2,000yen for junior high school students and older, 1,000 yen for elementary school students and younger. The chartered boats are; 20,000 yen for 10 people, 30,000 yen for 15 people, 40,000 yen for 20 people, 50,000 yen for 25 people. For more information, contact the comorant fishing office at 0827-28-2877. URL: http://ukai.iwakuni-city.net/

August 8 The 48th Nishikigawa Water Festival

8 - 9:30 p.m. at the Kintai Bridge area. In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed to August 29, Saturday.

Traffic restrictions will be in effect on August 8 near the Kintai area. There will be no parking near the firework launching area from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the area is closed to all traffic from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Designated bicycle parking spaces are available at Iwakuni Driving School (English sign at entrance), Iwakuni Elementary School and Iwakuni 1-Chome. Click here to see the map. No swimming or rafting is allowed at designated areas on the map.

Shuttle buses are available between JR Iwakuni Station and the Kintai Bridge (approx. 20 minutes), and from Marifu Elementary School to the bridge (approx. 15 minutes). Parking space is available at Marifu Elementary School. Shuttle buses will depart once full. Times may fluctuate due to gridlock and unforeseen events.

Outbound to Kintai Bridge

  • JR Iwakuni Station, first departure 4 p.m., 250 yen for adult, 130 yen for elementary school students or younger (one way)
  • Marifu Elementary School, first departure 4:30 p.m., 210 yen for adult, 110 yen for elementary school students or younger (one way)
Inbound to JR Iwakuni Station (via Marifu Elementary School)
  • Kintai Bridge, last departure 10:10 p.m., the fares are same as above.
August 9 Shuto Fireworks Festival

8 - 9 p.m. at the Tenjin riverside of Shimada river, Shuto-cho. In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed to August 10. There is free parking space at the ground of Takamori Elementary School, Shuto Chuo Ground, and Shuto Town Fureai Hiroba. For more information, contact the Iwakuni-Nishi Chamber of Commerce, Shuto branch at 0827-84-0183. URL: http://www.iwakuninishi.com/

August 11 Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival

7:40 - 8:40 p.m. over the sea offshore from the Torii of Itsukushima Shrine. For more information, contact the Miyajima Tourist Association at 0829-44-2011. URL: http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_hanabi.html

August 13 The 24th Yanai Goldfish Lantern Festival

8:45 - 9 p.m. at Minamihama, Yanai City. In case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled. Free parking is available at the Miyahama Ground. For more information, contact the Yanai City Tourist Office at 0820-22-2111. URL: https://www.city-yanai.jp/site/kanko/kingyomatsuri-topics.html

August 16 Suo Oshima Fireworks Festival

8:15 - 8:50 p.m. at the Tachibana Branch Office, Suo Oshima Town Hall. Free parking is available. For more information, contact the Shuo Oshima Town Chamber of Commerce at 0820-77-0242.