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

ITT: Kawagoe Festival

Kawagoe is famous for its warehouse-style buildings reminiscent of an old town from the Edo Period (1603-1867). Against this historical backdrop, you’ll witness one of the largest traditional fall festivals in the Kanto Plain.

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ITT: Mt. Fuji 1st-5th Station Hike

Try a non-traditional hike of Mt. Fuji! This hike is a moderate-paced seven-hour trek from the base of Mt. Fuji to just the 5th station. THIS IS NOT A CLIMB TO THE TOP!

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ITT: Disneyland & DisneySea

Spend your day at the “Happiest Place on Earth”! Drop-off and pick-up will be made at both locations. As the bus won’t stay on location, please plan accordingly. Disney park tickets are at your expense.

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ITT: Kamikochi Hike

Located in Nagano prefecture, Kamikochi is famous for its natural beauty with picturesque mountains, colorful ponds, streams, the Azusa River, forests, and the Kappabashi Suspension Bridge.

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ITT: Izu Sightseeing & Nanadaru Walking Tour

You’ll enjoy walking along the Kawazu Nanadaru seven waterfalls where each fall has its own picturesque shape and soothing appearance.

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Ping Demo Day

Ping Demo Day Try the latest products from Ping! Friday, November 2 2-6 p.m. a the Golf Driving Range 

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ITT: Nishizawa Keikoku Hike Lunch or & Shirayuri Winery

Take in the natural beauty of a mountain river loaded with waterfalls immersed in fall foliage. This is an advanced level, four-hour hike over rugged slippery trails, and is limited to ages 10 and above.

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ITT: Mashiko Pottery Festival

Mashiko town is famous for its exquisite pottery and its country beauty. You can find wares discounted at 30-50% off. At Tsukamoto Shopping Mall, you can visit one of the largest furnaces in Mashiko and observe the pottery-making process.

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ITT: Enoshima Aquarium

Enjoy a trip to family-friendly Enoshima Aquarium where all ages can enjoy viewing a variety of marine life and take in shows that feature dolphins, sea lions and penguins.

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ITT: Mandarin Orange Picking & Izu Animal Kingdom

Izu peninsula is famous for mandarin oranges. For a one-hour period, you may pick and eat as many oranges as you like. Packed oranges are available for purchase.

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ITT: Universal Studios Japan (Overnight Tour)

Spend Veterans’ Day weekend at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. See exciting attractions that realistically reproduce movie masterpieces, characters and entertainment. We will stay at the Park Front hotel that is conveniently located very near USJ Park. TICKETS ON SALE FROM TUE, SEP 4 - THU, OCT 25 (Last Day)

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ITT: All Day Disney

Spend Veterans Day at the “Happiest Place on Earth,” Tokyo 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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ITT: Universal Studios Japan (Overnight Tour)

Spend Veterans’ Day weekend at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. See exciting attractions that realistically reproduce movie masterpieces, characters and entertainment. We will stay at the Park Front hotel that is conveniently located very near USJ Park. TICKETS ON SALE FROM TUE, SEP 4 - THU, OCT 25 (Last Day)

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ITT: Wakayama Bamboo Garden, Oyaji Temple & Stone Museum

Oyaji temple was carved into the side of a rock cliff, displaying Japan’s oldest Buddhist stone reliefs. Another awe-inspiring sight on this tour is the giant statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy.

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ITT: 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. Re-creating the surroundings of the animals’ actual African habitat, this zoo offers a tour through the animals’ environment while they roam about freely!

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ITT: Tokyo Sightseeing

You 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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ITT: Gotemba Outlet Shopping & Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day at Gotemba Outlet Mall and indulge in an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner at the Gotemba Resort while viewing the spectacular illumination. The buffet serves Western, Japanese and Chinese dishes.

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ITT: Spa Resort Hawaiians

Depart: 5:30 a.m./ Return: 10 p.m. Depart Spa Resort Hawaiians: 7 p.m. Relax in the giant open-air bath based on the historic Edo era or feel the adventure of the raging 100-meter tube ride (Wonder River) splashing into a huge indoor pool. The Spa Resort Hawaiians is a virtual indoor playground paradise. Experience the thrill of Hawaii in Japan.

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ITT: Hakone Sightseeing Ver.1

Enjoy the beauty of Hakone, a famous Japanese resort, and Mt. Fuji behind Lake Ashi. Featured is a 30-minute Hakone Ropeway journey from Sounzan Station to Togendai Station where visitors can take in spectacular views of the crystal-clear blue waters of Lake Ashi.

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ITT: Yokohama Sankeien Garden, Chinatown, & Boat Cruise

Sankeien is a traditional and typical Japanese-style garden designed and landscaped by a wealthy businessman in the historic silk trade. Chinatown is a great place for dining with its numerous Chinese restaurants and vendors.

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ITT: Kodomo no Kuni (Children's Land)

Kodomo no Kuni is a 240-acre park that houses farm animals, a 110-meter long slide, mini steam locomotive, an artificial river, and other facilities. Nature walks, craft art, and pottery are also popular activities. The Kids’ Zoo is another popular attraction, where kids and parents can interact with small animals. Here you can buy fresh milk and ice cream.

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ITT: Shinshoji Temple & German Village Illumination

Narita-san Shinshoji Temple welcomes seven million people annually; visitors are believed to receive luck in warding off evil spirits. The immense temple grounds contain a Niomon gate, the Buddha’s hall, three Saints hall, a belfry and a three-story pagoda.

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ITT: Chichibu Night Festival

This famous festival in Saitama prefecture celebrates the rendezvous of the shrine goddess and her patrons. Chichibu Shrine stands in a valley that is regarded as the gateway to the Chichibu Mountains.

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ITT: Mother Farmland

Besides producing a popular brand of milk, Mother Farm has the added advantage of being in a very scenic location filled with hands-on events and entertaining shows. Watch a unique piggy race and duck parade, help milk a cow, and pet farm animals that make Mother Farm great for the entire family. Admission tickets are included.

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ITT: Yunessun Hakone Spa

Yunessun is a hot spring theme park that offers numerous themed baths, including the coffee bath (made from real coffee beans), the wine bath, and Japanese-style open air baths. The heated Rodeo Mountain water slide offers fun for the whole family. Be advised, a tattoo policy is instituted and strictly enforced. Don’t forget your bathing suit! Admission tickets are included.

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ITT: New Sanno Brunch & Railway Museum

After enjoying the ever-popular New Sanno brunch, we’ll visit the Railway Museum located in Saitama city. This historical museum is fun for the entire family.

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ITT: 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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ITT: 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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ITT: 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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