Liberty Center

The Liberty Program focuses on Sailors E6 and below, 18-26 years of age. Unaccompanied Sailors of all ranks are also welcome to participate in Liberty activities and trips.

We offer recreational, sports and leisure activities, as well as cultural entertainment, Japanese language lessons, movies and bowling specials, and local day trips. Many events are free; all are brought to you at the lowest cost possible.

The Liberty Lounge is a great place for single sailors to spend some down time. There are several big screen televisions with comfortable seating, as well as gaming consoles, wireless internet, computers, massage chairs, phones to call home, and all the latest movies and games to enjoy. It even has its own mini theater, where you can request playing your favorites.

Sailors E5 and below receive discounted tours, movies, bowling and more! Look for ads with the "Blue Jacket Special" logo or download the current bowling or late night liberty specials under "Downloads."

GO MOBILE! Download the "NavyMWR Japan" app (and click on "Atsugi") and view upcoming Liberty events and trips: 

iPhone (App Store)  |  Android (Google Play)

Upcoming Events

12 Days of Christmas Starts (Dec 1-25)

Participate in Liberty’s holiday events and trips, and earn tickets to better your odds for a prize drawing on Liberty’s Christmas Day Party.

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Monte Carlo Night: Black Jack Tournament

24 players are eligible to enter, with free food and a prize to the winner. Sign up at the Liberty Center by 1700 to be eligible for play.

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Friday Night Game Night

Join us every Friday night in the Liberty Lounge for GAME NIGHT! We will be playing a variety of board, card and video games. Food and refreshments provided, and players are eligible to win prizes.

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Liberty Trip: New Sanno Overnight

Enjoy an overnight stay at the luxurious New Sanno Hotel. Once checked in you’ll enjoy your free time at the New Sanno and its amenities (indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, gym, game room and 4 restaurants) or you can take a walk to Shibuya, Harajuku or Roppongi area and enjoy the nightlife.

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Blue Jacket Liberty E1-E5: Yokota Base Shopping & Free Time

Enjoy Christmas shopping and dining at Yokota Air Base. We will arrive in Yokota at about 10:30 a.m. This tour is limited to U.S. military, retirees and SOFA-status patrons only.

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Liberty Trip: New Sanno Overnight

Enjoy an overnight stay at the luxurious New Sanno Hotel. Once checked in you’ll enjoy your free time at the New Sanno and its amenities (indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, gym, game room and 4 restaurants) or you can take a walk to Shibuya, Harajuku or Roppongi area and enjoy the nightlife.

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XBOX ONE NBA2K 18 Tournament

First and second-place winners take home a prize.

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Learn Japanese with Mike

Learn basic Japanese sentences, questions and customs in this intro to Japanese class.

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Monopoly Board Game Night

Monopoly is a board game about dominating the market by a single entity. Prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd place finishers.

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Liberty Trip: Sagamiko Illumination

Join Liberty as we view one of the most spectacular lighting events in the Kanto region. Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest will be lit up using up to five million LED lamps. The Sagamiko Illumilion is the biggest lighting event in the Kanto region and features a wide range of colors, accompanying music, and light constructions that take advantage of the fountains and lush greenery of the park.

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Blue Jacket Liberty E1-E5: Sagamiko Illumination

"SAGAMIKO ILLUMILLION" is the illumination spot of Japan, decorated with 4 million LED lights. Sagamiko “Pleasure Forest” is not only about the illumination, but is also a mini theme park filled with rides and attractions. Park admission fee is included. Ride tickets are your expense.

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Blue Jacket Liberty E1-E5: Emperor's Birthday Greeting & Meiji Shrine

The Imperial Palace is opened to the public only twice a year. Don’t miss this opportunity to see members of the Imperial family in person. Our next stop is the Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji that ruled Japan from 1867 to 1912.

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New Movie Monday

Join us at the Liberty Lounge for our new release movie viewing every Monday. Soft drinks will be provided.

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Liberty Christmas Eve Dinner at Trilogy

Sign up at Liberty to save your spot for Liberty’s Christmas Eve Dinner at Trilogy. Limited spaces!

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Blue Jacket Liberty E1-E5: Christmas Dinner at Gotemba Resort

Are you too tired to make Christmas dinner? Why not enjoy the Christmas evening with an all you can eat dinner and a Christmas illumination show.

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Liberty Christmas Day Party

Merry Christmas! Liberty will be hosting our annual Christmas Day Party at the Liberty Lounge. Join us for a taste of home with a large variety of holiday fillings and an assortment of delicious desserts. Stick around to watch Christmas movies at 4 p.m. at the mini theater.

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Open Mic Night

Be a star with your friends or by yourself at Liberty’s Mini-Theater! Choose from our huge selection of songs. Free beverages provided.

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Kerplunk Tournament

Come join Liberty to play Kerplunk. Let’s see who can get the least amount of marbles. Prizes will be given for 1st and 2nd place and beverages will be provided.

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Blue Jacket Liberty E1-E5: Naeba One Day Ski

Naeba is located in the heart of Niigata prefecture, an area known for heavy snowfall. The Naeba ski resort is equipped with 13 lifts that provide access to 19 courses from beginners to expert. The tour is limited to ages four and older due to the long distance.

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Blue Jacket Liberty E1-E5: Snow Monkey & Michinoeki

Set in the northern Nagano prefecture, the Jigokudani Yaen Park is home to the indigenous Japanese macaques monkeys. This area features numerous naturally heated pools that monkeys enjoy relaxing in. For lunch, our tour will continue to Michinoeki, where a variety of fruits, particularly apples can be eaten and purchased. Snow boots and extra socks are recommended.

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Tour: Emperor's New Year Greeting

Visit the Imperial Palace for a rare glimpse of the Imperial family at Chowaden Hall! Watch the impressive ceremony for the changing of the Imperial Guards. This tour is not recommended for young children due to the expected large crowds.

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