MOD Ichigayadai Tour

 

MOD Ichigayadai Tour

The site of Ichigaya area is about three times as large as that Hinoki-machi area (about 57.5 acres).
There are facilities necessary to accommodate 10,000 works including uniform personnel living in this area.
At the front, Building A is in the center and Building B, Building D, and Building E are arranged symmetrically.
On the north side, barracks, a welfare building, and an athletic field are located.

The site of Ichigaya area is about three times as large as that Hinoki-machi area
Helicopter display (A morning course visit institution)
Memorial Zone (A mouring course visit institution)

The utility helicopter (UH-1H "Hiyo-dori" )is exhibited

The area which the martyr to duty cenotaph of the Self Defense Forces is built is called the Memorial Zone.
Memorial monuments which used to be scattered in the Ichigaya area were collected and transferred in one place.

Building A (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)
Building B (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)

The core functions of national defense are concentrated. Minister of State for Defense, Internal Chiefs of Joint, Ground, Maritime and Air Staff, Defense Intelligence Headquarters, all of them have offices in this building.

This building is used by Central Communication Command and other communications units of the three services.
Communication tower:about 720 feet high

Building C (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)
Building D (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)

This building is used by Defense Intelligence Headquarters and other intelligence units of the three services.

There are Technical Research & Development Institute, Central Contract Office, and Defense Facilities Administration Agency.

Building E (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)
Main Gate (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)

There are support units for Internal Bureau and Staff Offices of three services, various project teams and conference rooms.

There is about 36 feet high difference and about 330 yards distance the main gate and buildings, outdoor escalator is installed.

Welfare building (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)
Barracks (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)


2F Public-information exhibition room (A afternoon course visit institution)

There are Exhibition section to display equipment,Video Theater to enjoy PR videotapes, and Information section to surf MOD websites.

Barracks has private rooms (room for 2 sergeants and room for 3 privates) for uniformed personnel who live and work in the site.
There are also Dining Facility and bathrooms.

Facility and bathrooms

Room for Privates

Dining Facility

Bathroom

Ichigaya Memorial Halls (A visit institutuin common in the morning / afternoon)
 

This hall is part of Building No.1 which is used to be locates at the place of Building A. The building No.1 was constructed for Army Cadet School in 1937 and used for Tokyo Trial since 1946.

Panorama of Ichigaya Memorial Hall

The Grand Hall

"Binden-no-ma"

Ex-Office of Minister of Army

MOD Ichigayadai Tour Course

A morning course

  • Main Gate:9:30- (Reception time 9:10-9:30)
  • Honor Guard Ceremony Square
  • Ichigaya Memorial Hall
  • Barracks
  • Wellfare Building
  • Helicopter display
  • Memorial Zone
  • Building D, Building E
  • Main Gate:11:45

A afternoon course

  • Main Gate:13:30- (Reception time 13:10-13:30)
  • Honor Guard Ceremony Square
  • Ichigaya Memorial Hall
  • Barracks
  • Wellfare Building(public-information exhibition room)
  • Honor Guard Ceremony Square
  • Building D, Building E
  • Main Gate:15:40
Tour Information

The Tours are held once in the morning and once in the afternoon from Monday to Friday.
Reception starts 20 minutes before the tour at the Main Gate.

Reception time
Reception time Tour time
AM 9:10-9:30 AM 9:30-11:45
(total 2h15m)
PM 13:10-13:30 PM 13:30-15:40
(total 2h10m)

This tour requires the application for
participation in advance.

Application Date:
For Individual ( including a small group
up to 9 persons) : 2 Working Days prior
to your participation.
For Group (more than 10 persons): 14 Days
prior to your participation.

For information, contact:
Public Information Division,
Ministry of Defense
5-1 Ichigaya honmura-cho, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokio 162-8801, Japan
Tel: 03-3268-3111(Ext.21904)

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