SATURDAY • 8 APRIL • 11 A.M.–4:30 P.M.

Entry at Yokota Air Base East Gate, off McGuire Avenue.


Yokota East Gate will be closed to vehicle traffic until 7 p.m. on Saturday, 8 April.

A shuttle will run from the Enlisted Club to the base theater every 30-40 minutes from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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 here. 

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:

Firearms, to include air guns  •  Knives, including box cutters and razors  •  Swords  •  Drugs  •  Alcohol  •  Explosive materials  •  Glass bottles


Additional information for on-base guests:

  • Residents should expect the East Gate and a portion of McGuire Avenue to be closed to vehicle traffic between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    • The base will release a message on Yokota social media and the Yokota webpage when the East Gate is re-opened to vehicle traffic.
  • Members of the base community will be required to show a valid photo ID upon entering and exiting the event grounds. Visitors are directed to use established Traffic Control Points when entering or leaving the festival site.
  • Only those aged 16 and over will be required to present a photo ID.
  • A special base shuttle will be available to transport visitors between the Enlisted Club and the base theater every 30-40 minutes from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The regular base shuttle will run as normal.
  • Parking will be available adjacent to the Base Theater but is expected to be limited.  Please utilize the shuttle or walk to the venue.
    • Please be respectful to east side housing residents and do not park in parking areas designated for residents.
    • Parking at the Medical Group is limited to medical personnel/patients, festival vendors and other designees.
  • Based on the number of guests we are expecting, and the increase in booths in the festival area, we ask that all community members leave their pets at home.                                                                                                


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 Do you have any estimate on maximum participation for the festival? フェスティバルの来場者数はどれくらいですか?

In previous years over six thousand visitors have attended. .


 Is there a list of vendors and schedule of events available? お店のリストやイベントのスケジュールはありますか?

Vendor list and schedule of events can be found at the 374th FSS event page here. 

お店のリストやイベントのスケジュールは、こちらの374 FSSのサイトでご確認ください。

 Will certain items be prohibited? (i.e. lawn chairs, large bags, etc.) 持ち込み禁止のものはありますか?(例:ピクニックチェア、大型手荷物など)​

Guests are discouraged from bringing items like lawn chairs and blankets to the Festival.


 Will pets be allowed? And if so, are there certain pets prohibited? ペットを連れて入場できますか?可の場合、入場できないペットの種類はありますか?

No off-base pets will be allowed to attend. On-base residents are requested to not bring pets as well.


 Will vendors only accept USD or Yen (or both)? 屋台での支払いに使える通貨は何ですか?

Most booths will be prepared to accept Yen and Dollars


Sakura Spring Festival 2023

We are excited to announce that Yokota Air Base is scheduled to open its gates to the local community for the annual Sakura Spring Festival 2023 on April 8.


Yokota’s Sakura festival is an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of springtime, while serving as an opportunity to strengthen ties between the base and local Japanese communities. This year offers live music performances, food vendors, games for all ages, and views of flowering sakura blossoms throughout the venue. We encourage all attendees to celebrate this local tradition as a way for Yokota and local Japanese residents to continue strengthening the invaluable bond of friendship they share.


Yokota AB officials are continually assessing public health conditions and will evaluate the most up-to-date information and procedures to ensure the safety of our personnel and festival attendees.


We look forward to celebrating the long-standing and close bond between our base populace and the local community. See you at Sakura Spring Festival 2023!