Tours & Travel

Tours & Travel

The Tours & Travel office offers a variety of day and weekend tours, as well as special excursions when school is out. From snowboarding to strawberry picking, from fireworks to Fuji climbs, Tours provides many opportunities to explore and experience Japan. Our bilingual staff is ready to assist you with travel needs! Plus, book airline travel to any point on the globe through our contracted IACE travel service, located inside the Tours office. You can call IACE at 0467-63-6297 or 0467-63-6398.

Current tours are listed below.  Be sure to read the tours cancellation policy, available as a download on this page. You can also receive a list of upcoming tours via our newsletter.  Click here to see how many spots are available on upcoming tours.

Limited charter bus and van services are offered at the Tours & Travel office - see downloads section for details.

 

Book MWR Tours Online!

Register for an online account at the Tours and Travel office or at the Corner Pocket Cash Cage (bldg. 77) to sign up for most trips at MWR Atsugi Tours Online (Note: For overnight tours, Yunessun Spa tour, and all non-refundable tours, please continue to sign up in person at the Tours & Travel office, bldg. 978). 

Active Duty personnel in uniform have head-of-line privileges during lunch hours.

Upcoming Events

Tour: Kobe Overnight

Kobe is steeped in ancient cultural wonders, such as the 800-year old Ikuta Shrine, Nankinmachi (Chinatown) where Chinese immigrants settled since 1848, Kitano Ijinkan House which had a significant western influence on the Kobe area, and various other places you can see and enjoy at your leisure. At Rokkosan Farm you can enjoy the natural beauty of Kobe and mingle with gentle livestock.

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Tour: Yokota 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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Tour: All Day Disney

Spend your day at the “Happiest Place on Earth”! Tokyo Disney offers two theme parks, Disneyland & DisneySea. Drop-off and pick-up will be made at both locations. As the bus will not stay on location, please plan accordingly. Disney park tickets are your expense.

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Tour: 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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Tour: 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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Tour: Gotemba Christmas Dinner (Christmas Day)

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. The buffet serves western, Japanese and Chinese delights.

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Tour: 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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Tour: Snow Monkey & Lunch at 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.

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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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Tour: Snow Monkey & Tomioka Silk Mill

We’ll take you to see the famous snow monkeys at Nagano’s Jigokudani Yaen Park. Afterwards you’ll visit the Tomioka Silk Mill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recommend wearing snow boots and extra socks due to the snowy street.

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Tour: Asakusa Sightseeing Boat Cruise & Aqua Park

Tour the oldest temple in Tokyo, the Sensoji, have lunch and browse the Nakamise shopping district. Later, you’ll cruise on a boat along the Sumida River with nice views of Tokyo.

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Tour: GALA Yuzawa One-day Ski

GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort is located in the heart of Niigata prefecture, an area known for heavy snowfalls. This resort accommodates all skill levels as well as a sledding slope for all ages. The tour is limited to ages 4 and older due to the long distance.

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Tour: Tokyo Auto Salon 2019

Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the foremost automobile sector trade shows in Japan. More than 600 types of proficient, highly prized vehicles are showcased during the event, together with a wide display of supplementary parts and other related accessories.

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Tour: Snow Monkey & Michi-no-eki Lunch

This area features numerous naturally heated pools that monkeys enjoy relaxing in. Recommend wearing snow boots and extra socks. For lunch and souvenir shopping we will stop at the Michi-no-eki rest stop. This tour is limited to ages four and older due to the slippery mountain trails. Admissions to scheduled places are included.

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Tour: Shiga Kogen Overnight Ski

Shiga Kogen has 51 ski lifts, numerous gondolas and ski areas that are functionally connected by a shuttle bus device. Tour price is based on double occupancy (two people per room), bus transportation, dinner, and breakfast.

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Tour: Washi Village, Sake Brewery & Kawagoe Sightseeing

This tour will take you to Saitama prefecture, where the Ogawa Washi Village and the Seiun Sake Brewery are located. You’ll witness the entire sake brewing process, and have an opportunity to taste the final product.

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Tour: Shiga Kogen Overnight Ski

Shiga Kogen has 51 ski lifts, numerous gondolas and ski areas that are functionally connected by a shuttle bus device. Tour price is based on double occupancy (two people per room), bus transportation, dinner, and breakfast.

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Tour: All Day Disney

Spend your day at the “Happiest Place on Earth,” Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea. Drop-off and pick-up will be made at both locations. The bus will not stay on location so please plan accordingly. Disney park tickets are at your expense.

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Tour: Sanrio Puroland (Hello Kitty Land)

Meet your favorite Sanrio characters at this fabulous entertainment complex! Sanrio Puroland is an indoor theme park located in Tama New Town. The park is operated by the Sanrio Company, and hosts various musicals, restaurants, attractions, and theme rides using popular characters such as Hello Kitty, Pochacco, Keroppi, and many more.

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Tour: Strawberry Picking & Ashikaga Illumination

Enjoy all-you-can-eat strawberry picking at Tochigi strawberry farm. Next you will visit Sano Premium Outlet Mall for shopping and a late afternoon lunch. Your final stop will be at the Ashikaga Flower Park where you can take in numerous beautiful illumination displays.

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Tour: Snow Monkey & Michi-no-eki Lunch

Cost: Adult $60 Youth (12-14) $55 Child (6-11) $50 Infant (4-5) $47 Mileage: 600 km Depart: 5 a.m. / Return: 6:30 p.m. Please refer to Jan 19 tour description for details.

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Tour: Fujiten Snow Resort & Gotemba Dinner

Enjoy a family-friendly ski resort overlooking Mt. Fuji! The Fujiten Snow Resort features five skiing & snowboarding courses. For dinner, you’ll get to sightsee and dine at the Gotemba Kogen Micro Brewery Restaurant. Enjoy a buffet featuring Western, Japanese and Chinese selections.

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Tour: 43rd Annual Sumo Tournament Elimination 2019

The 43rd Annual Sumo Elimination Tournament will be held at the Tokyo's Ryogoku-Kokugaikan Hall. Tour is limited to 28 people on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations for this tour must be made in person.

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