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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Room for Privates
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.
The Grand Hall
Ex-Office of Minister of Army
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 Tour time AM 9:10-9:30 AM 9:30-11:45
PM 13:10-13:30 PM 13:30-15:40
This tour requires the application for
participation in advance.
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
- Public Affairs