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Japanese-American Friendship Festival 2023

Please note: visitors attending Friendship Festival may be photographed in support of U.S. Air Force audiovisual products and public affairs communications. The imagery is intended to document a historical event and highlight positive relations with our local

We are excited to announce that Yokota Air Base is scheduled to open its gates to the local community for the annual Japanese-American Friendship Festival 2023 on May 20 and May 21.

This festivals is a long-standing tradition meant to continue the strong partnership between Yokota Air Base and the local community. The festival will be open to our Japanese friends and neighbors as well as our on base community.

On May 20 and May 21, Yokota AB will host the 47th Japanese-American Friendship Festival. The festival will celebrate the enduring partnership between the United States and Japan and serves as an opportunity to strengthen ties between the base and local communities.

This year, aircraft static-displays, live music, food vendors and a variety of performances are planned for the festival as a way to showcase Yokota's mission and strengthen the invaluable bond with our host nation.

For continuous updates, please monitor the Yokota Air Base Facebook page and our official website.

We look forward to welcoming you to our base festivals this year.

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Friendship Festival Flier

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Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2023
Time: 9:00-20:00


The Supply/Ushihama gate will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days.

No public vehicle/motorcycle/bicycle parking is available.



The closest station is the JR Ome Line’s Ushihama station which is a 10-minute walk to the gate.  Additionally, the JR Ome Line/Seibu Haijima Line, Haijima station is a 20-minute walk to the gate.

We expect Ushihama station to be very crowded on the Festival days. Please utilize Haijima station for smooth access. 



For U.S. and Japanese visitors over 16 years old, photo identification with your nationality is required upon entry. Valid forms of identification include a passport, driver's license, my number card, or a residence identification card.


All non-Japanese and non-U.S. visitors are required to bring a passport, residency card, and are asked to register 72 hours prior to the event using Eventbrite. 

日米国籍以外の方は、パスポート及び在留カードの提示と、72時間前までに 事前登録もしくは会場での登録が必要です。

In addition, attendees will be required to have their bags searched prior to being granted entry to the festival grounds.


Prohibited items include:

・Large container/bags ・Alcohol・ Glass bottles

・Bicycle/Tricycle ・Animals (pets)-support dogs exempt

・Kickboard, Roller skates, Stake board

・Radio controlled car/flying object (including drone etc.)・Toys (Kites, balls, etc)

・Military costume/equipment ・ Costumes that obstruct identification of an individual  ・ Costume props that might be perceived as weapons

・Weapon (include toys, Air guns/model guns etc)・Knives (box cutters, Razor type blades, scissors, swords etc)・Explosive materials (include fireworks) 
・Drugs ・Any danger objects 


・大型手荷物・バック ・アルコール飲料 ・ガラス瓶類
・自転車 ・三輪車
・遊具(凧、ボール等) ・軍服、装備品等
・爆発物(花火等) ・薬物 ・危険物全般


Schedule of Events & Maps

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Please click here to see a list of vendors!