public transportation

Use of public transportation is greatly appreciated for the cooperation with mitigating extremely heavy traffic congestion. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use JR Iwakuni station and walk to the West Gate. Guests can also pay a small fee to take a shuttle bus from the train station to the venue.

Event shuttle buses (Paid) will transport visitors from the JR Iwakuni train station to the drop off point aboard the installation, which is about a 15-minute walk to the event venue. For those who need special assistance and for families with small children, the shuttle buses may be a preferred option for easier access to the venue. Starting from the West Gate pedestrians should expect a 30 to 40-minute walk to the event venue.

Large commercial tour buses will be allowed entry. All buses will be directed to the appropriate pre-designated parking location.

Commercial chartered buses without passengers will not be authorized to enter the military installation.

No re-entry of commercial chartered buses. All commercial tour buses are asked to stay at pre-designated parking location during the event.