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

Passport to Manhood

The Passport to Manhood program offers classes for young men to help promote responsibility, reinforce positive behavior, and develop character in adolescent males.

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Tour: 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, plus other facilities. Nature walks, craft art, and pottery are also popular activities.

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Tour: 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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Tour: Mt. Fuji One-day Climb

Conquer the iconic Mt. Fuji! Tour price ncludes a Mt. Fuji Climbers Coin and T-shirt

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Tour: Fuji Yoshida Fire Festival

This spectacular annual event is held at the Fuji Sengen Shrine, which celebrates the end of Mt. Fuji’s climbing season by honoring the guardian spirit of the volcano. This shrine was the focal point of Mt. Fuji worship and pilgrim activities at a time when the mountain was once considered sacred.

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Tour: Tsumago & Magome Village Hike

These two historical towns in Nagano prefecture are known for their authentic wooden and restored dwellings from the Edo and Meiji periods.

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Tour: Alpine Route (Overnight Tour)

Explore the famous “Roof of Japan”, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Enjoy 90 km of dynamic scenery as you traverse by ropeway, cable car and a trolley bus!

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Tour: Tokyo Bay Kannon & Mt. Nokogiriyama Walking Tour

We’ll take a cable-car ride up Mt. Nokogiriya- ma for a breathtaking view of the Chiba coastline. We’ll also visit a 1,300 year-old temple, view the largest Buddha (31m) in Japan and visit the Tokyo Bay Kannon and a graceful statue of the Buddhist goddess of mercy.

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Tour: Alpine Route (Overnight Tour)

Explore the famous “Roof of Japan”, the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Enjoy 90 km of dynamic scenery as you traverse by ropeway, cable car and a trolley bus!

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Tour: All Day Disney (Labor Day)

Spend your day at the “Happiest Place on Earth,” Tokyo Disney, which offers two major parks: Disneyland & DisneySea. Drop-off and pick-up will be made at both locations. Our bus won’t stay on location, so please plan accordingly. Disney park tickets are at your expense.

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Tour: Seto Pottery Festival

The Setomono festival is one of the three largest pottery fairs in Japan. Over 200 shops are set up along the Seto River and more than a half-millionvisitors visit annually. Be sure to bring sufficient yen and a bag for your purchases. You may want to bring your own lunch or eat at one of the local restaurants.

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Tour: Fuji Sightseeing Ver.1

Mount Fuji, which straddles Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, was officially registered as a World Heritage site on June 26, 2013. Enjoy one of the best views of this 3,776 meter mountain from Fuji Peace Park.

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Tour: Grape Picking & Shosenkyo Walking Tour

Pick as many grapes as you can eat at the Kohakuen Grape Farm, featuring over a dozen different types. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Shosenkyo Gorge, part of the Chichibu-Tama National Park and designated as an official scenic park in Japan.

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Tour: 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 great for the entire family. Children can learn railway principles, systems, and the latest technologies (including future plans) through models, simulations, and play equipment.

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Tour: Ise Shrine & Mikimoto Pearl Island

The Ise Jingu (Ise Shrine) is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun and the universe. After which we'll visit Meoto Iwa, the "Wedded Rocks" that represent the union between the creators of kami (Shinto spirits), Izanagi and Izanami. We will also visit the Mikimoto Pearl Island, a small island known as the birthplace of cultured pearl aquaculture.

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Tour: Kamogawa Sea World

Kamogawa Sea World is filled with exciting attractions and performances. During the scheduled shows, you will see the enormous orca whales glide through the water and perform tricks with ease.

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Tour: Kyoto Sightseeing Ver.3

Enjoy visiting beautiful historical sites, such as the World Heritage site Byodoin Temple, built in 1052 by the Regent, Fujiwara no Yorimichi. Next, we'll visit Manpuku-ji Temple, built in 1661 that introduced the Chinese Ming Dynasty style of architecture.

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Tour: Toi Goldmine, Joren Waterfall & Niji no Sato

Take a drive with us along the breathtaking coastline west of the Izu Peninsula. Our first stop is the Toi Gold Mine opened in 1577. The exhibitions provide a realistic glimpse into the lives of miners and their environmental surroundings.

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