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!

Sign up for most 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) 

Here's how:

First, register in person for an online account at the Tours & Travel office, or at the Corner Pocket Cash Cage (bldg. 77). Then go here and log in to reserve and pay for your tour.

Online sign-ups are an option; customers may still sign up in person at the Tours & Travel office beginning 9 a.m. on the first business day of each month. However, online sign-ups (only on the first business day of each month) will begin at noon. On all other days, online sign-ups can be made 24/7.

Active Duty personnel in uniform will continue to receive head-of-line privileges on the first day of tour sign-ups from 9-10 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Mt. Fuji Safety Briefs

Are you interested in climbing Mt. Fuji with MWR? If so, you must attend this safety brief prior to signing up for the Mt. Fuji trip.

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Tour: Osaka Sightseeing

Visit Osaka, the third largest city in Japan, famous for the extraordinary Osaka castle. Dotonbori, where we’ll spend lunch and shopping time, is one of Osaka's most popular tourist street destinations.

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Tour: Asakusa Sightseeing, Boat Cruise, & Aqua Park

We will arrive at the oldest temple in Tokyo, the Sensoji Temple. We will spend time visiting the temple, have lunch and browse through Nakamise shopping street. Later, we’ll take a boat cruise down the Sumida River viewing Tokyo.

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Tour: Five Colored Lakes Hike & Abukuma Cave

Discover the Aizu region of Goshikinuma "5 Colored Lakes", Mt Azuma, and Abukuma cave in the Fukushima pref. The 5-colored lakes, ranging from reddish green to cobalt blue, sits on a highland plain in the Bandai-Asahi National Park.

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Tour: Fuji Safari Park

Go on an African Adventure “Japanese Style”. We are off to Fuji Safari Park; one of the most unique zoos in Japan.

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Tour: Aizu Wakamatsu Sightseeing

We are going to Aizuwakamatsu which is located in the Aizu region of Fukushima prefecture. During the Boshin War, this city was besieged by the imperial forces. Aizu was a loyal supporter of the Tokugawa Shogun who had recently abdicated power to the Emperor.

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Tour: New Sanno Brunch & Hiratsuka Tanabata Star Festival

Enjoy an array of pastries, made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles and other dishes that make up the New Sanno’s Sunday Brunch. Next, we will attend the Tanabata Star Festival.

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Mt. Fuji Safety Briefs

Are you interested in climbing Mt. Fuji with MWR? If so, you must attend this safety brief prior to signing up for the Mt. Fuji trip.

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Tour: Mt. Fuji One Day Climb

Climbers must attend a Mt. Fuji Safety Brief prior to signing up for this tour (2016 & 2017 briefs are still valid). Class dates: Wed, Jun 6 & 20, 4-5 p.m. Additional safety briefs will be offered in July.

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Tour: Tree Cross Adventure Zip-Line

Enjoy a physically challenging and exciting Zip-line course that will test your climbing and balance skills to the limit. The course is abouttwo-hours long that consist of vertical and horizontal rope ladders, vertical nets, rock climbing walls, and zip-lines up to 173 meters.

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Tour: Peach Picking, Kaleidoscope Making, and Shirayuri Winery

Shirane in Yamanashi Prefecture is one of the rare places in the Kanto Plain where peach picking is available. Packed peaches can be purchases at an additional charge.

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Mt. Fuji Safety Briefs

Are you interested in climbing Mt. Fuji with MWR? If so, you must attend this safety brief prior to signing up for the Mt. Fuji trip.

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Tour: Kurobe Dam & Naraijuku

Enjoy the spectacular view from Kurobe Dam, Japan’s largest dam that is on the Kurobe River in Toyama Prefecture. It stands 610 feet high and holds 260,000,000 cubic yards of water.

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Tour: Tokyo Sightseeing

We will start this tour at Tokyo Tower, where you’ll have a chance to view Tokyo city from an observatory 150 meters high. From the Imperial Palace, you’ll have a perfect photo opportunity against the backdrop of Nijubashi (double layer bridge).

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Tour: Mt. Fuji One Day Climb

Climbers must attend a Mt. Fuji Safety Brief prior to signing up for this tour (2016 & 2017 briefs are still valid). Class dates: Wed, Jun 6 & 20, 4-5 p.m. Additional safety briefs will be offered in July.

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Tour: Fuji Sightseeing Ver.2

This tour begins from Lake Yamanaka which features an open view of the wondrous Mt. Fuji. Next, we will visit the flower fields of Yamanakako where flowers bloom all year round.

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Tour: Hakone Kosui Fireworks & Boat Cruise

Experience the 1,000 floating lanterns and 3,000 exploding fireworks at the Hakone Kosui Festival. The nine-headed Dragon God of LakeAshi is worshiped, while red rice and sake is offered to the Gods.

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Mt. Fuji Safety Briefs

Are you interested in climbing Mt. Fuji with MWR? If so, you must attend this safety brief prior to signing up for the Mt. Fuji trip.

Read More