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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 the mainland of Japan.
Traveling between the airports and Iwakuni : How to get to MCAS Iwakuni

The Air Movility Command (AMC) Patriot Express is mandated by USMC and USTRANSCOM regulations and should be used to the maximum extent possible for all inbound PCS movements to aboard MCAS Iwakuni. Sponsors should be awaiting new arrival at the temporary Lodging Facility.

To get to MCAS Iwakuni from the U.S., you may use one of the below airports. Please click the link below which corresponds to the airport where you are going to land.

MCCS Iwakuni provides the shuttle service between Hiroshima Airport and MCAS Iwakuni. For more detail, click here.
 

When traveling on a commercial airline to Hiroshima, Osaka or Fukuoka, you should contact your sponsor and obtain airport and Shinkansen (train) information for transportation to Iwakuni. Make sure to get several hundred dollars exchanged into yen for each traveler before leaving the U.S.

You should also purchase a global pre-paid phone card so you can contact the station in the event of an emergency or if you get lost. If you become lost and cannot reach your sponsor, contact the station's officer of the day. Please see Contact page.

Important documents you must have when entering Japan:

  • PCS Orders
  • Area Clearance/Dependant entry approval
  • Passports
  • I.D. Cards for each person
  • Immunization records
  • Naturalization paperwork, if applicable
  • Current driver's licenses or permits
  • Original birth certificates
  • Social Security cards
How to send luggage : How to get to MCAS Iwakuni

There are delivery services at the airports to send luggage to MCAS Iwakuni. Black Cat delivery company (Yamato Transport Co. Ltd.) can access the base.

The counter location at each airport

Narita Airport

Service name Delivery company Location at the airport
GPA Airport Delivery Service
Tel: 0476-32-4755
(9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
Yamato Transport Co. Ltd. Terminal 1
  • North Wing, 1st Floor (7 a.m. – last flight)
  • South Wing, 1st Floor (6:30 a.m. – last flight)
  • North Wing, 4th Floor (7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
  • South Wing, 4th Floor (7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
Terminal 2
  • Main Bldg., 3rd Floor (7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
  • Main Bldg., 1st Floor (6:30 a.m. – last flight)

 Kansai International Airport

Service name Delivery company Location at the airport
Nishinihon PASCO
Tel: 0120-415002 (Free dial within Japan **)
Yamato Transport Co. Ltd.

1st floor

 Hiroshima Airport

Service name Delivery company Location at the airport
Yamato Transport Co. Ltd.
Tel: 0848-86-8750
(8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Yamato Transport Co. Ltd. 1st floor

Fukuoka Airport

Service name Delivery company Location at the airport
Yamato Transport Co. Ltd.
Tel: 092-477-7567
(8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
Yamato Transport Co. Ltd. 1st floor

The address to send your luggage to
If you already know your housing address (Bldg. Numebr, Room Number), please fill in as follows (Do NOT use your PSC and BOX number);

Zip 740-0025
MCAS Iwakuni, Misumi-cho, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Building # **** (your building number)
Room # **** (your room number)
Phone: 0827-79-**** (the last 4-disit of DSN)
Name: Print your name

(Japanese)〒740-0025
山口県岩国市三角町米海兵隊岩国航空基地
建物番号 #****
部屋番号 #****
電話番号:0827-79-****
名前:

If you do not yet have housing and plan to stay in the Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF), please use the below address:

Zip 740 – 0025
MCAS Iwakuni, Misumi-cho, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Building # 444, Monzen & Nishiki Lodges
Phone: 0827-79-3221
Name: Print your name

(Japanese)〒740-0025
建物番号 #444 (モンゼン&ニシキ・ロッジ)
部屋番号 #****
電話番号:0827-79-3221
名前:

Cost:
Depending on the size of your luggage and the distance from MCAS Iwakuni, costs will vary. Expect to pay 2,000–4,000 yen per piece of luggage.

Delivery time:
Dependent on when you bring your luggage to the transport company’s counter, it should be roughly three days.
(i.e. if you bring your luggage on Sept. 6, you will receive your luggage Sept. 8.)
If you want them to deliver your luggage on a specific day, you can ask at the counter. But it cannot be earlier than the normal delivery day. (i.e. if today is Sept. 6, you can ask them to deliver after Sept. 8.)