Halloween events on base in Japan

Halloween events on base in Japan

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

It’s that time of year again when ghosts and goblins visit for some sweet treats and Halloween fun. The holiday is fast-approaching and there are many fun activities for kids of all ages. Though we are still keeping safety in mind and base protocols are still in place, don’t let the fun of the season pass you by.

A list of what to expect on your base follows. Keep in mind that each base has different requirements and rules in place, so visit your local command’s Facebook page or website for updates. Also note events are subject to change at the discretion of base officials.

Stay safe and have a spooky, happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat
Date: Oct. 29
Hours: 5 – 8 p.m.

Visitors can be sponsored on base for the event. The sponsoring member must escort visitors on base, and can apply for sponsorship ahead of time, so visitors can just come to the main gate and show their IDs. If visitors do not apply for base access ahead of time, their sponsor can still apply for a visitor pass the day of the event at the Visitor Control Center. For more information, visit Misawa Facebook page.

Trick or Treat
Date: Oct. 29
Hours: 5 – 9 p.m.

DoD ID card holders and MLC, IHA, and JASDF partners may sponsor up to 10 guests and a vehicle. Base access for this event will only be granted through Fussa Gate and escorts must remain with their visitors at all. Visitors over 15 years old must be prepared to present ID to Security Forces personnel. For more information, visit the Yokota Facebook page or call or call 225-9912 or 7606.

Trick or Treat
Date: Oct. 31
Hours: 4 – 7:30 p.m.

MLC employees can escort four guests (Submission of the escort-request form is required).

MWR Halloween Events
・Mason Jar Pumpkin Crafting Contest: Oct. 24-30 at Liberty Center
・Halloween Costume Party: Oct. 28, 4 p.m. at Club Takemiya
・‘80s Halloween Party: Oct. 28, 6 p.m. at Officers’ Club Kurofune Lounge
・Youth Sports 5K Zombie Run: Oct. 28, 5 p.m. at Purdy Pavilion/Berkey Field
・Halloween Face Painting Contest: Oct. 28 – 30 at Liberty Center

(For more information on MWR Halloween event, visit the website)

Trick or Treat
Date: Oct. 29
Hours: 4 – 8 p.m.

Areas open for Trick-or-Treating will be Family Housing, other than Towers or Senior Officer Housing. ID card holders who want to escort guests need to fill out and submit the escort request document to Atsugi Pass and ID Office by 4 p.m. on Oct. 21. For more information, visit here or call 264-4446.

Camp Zama & Sagamihara Housing Area
Trick or Treat
Date: Oct. 31
Hours: 6 – 9 p.m.

SOFA-status personnel, MLC/IHA and JGSDF members can escort up to seven adult guests (18 years or older) each and one vehicle onto Camp Zama or SFHA. Each of the seven adult guests can additionally have up to three children under the age of 18 with them.

For more information, visit the website or call 263-4697.

Trick or Treat
Date: Oct. 30
Hours: 5 – 8 p.m.

Main Base and Atago Housing Areas. Sofa status, MLC/IHA and JMSDF members can sponsor up to 8 guests. Register your guests by 3 p.m., Oct. 21.

  • USO Spooky House (ages 12 and below): Oct. 28, 3 – 6 p.m. at USO Next to the AMC Terminal. Complimentary food available for everyone.
  • Radio Tower of Terror: Oct. 28 and 29, 4 – 6:30 p.m. (ages 14 and below), 6:30 – 11 p.m. (ages 15 and above) at AFN Building near the Monzen Bridge.

For more information, visit Facebook page.

Trick or Treat

Date: Oct.31

Hours: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

All personnel aged 18+ must present government-issued photo ID. (Driver’s license, My number card, passport, etc.)

Vehicle access will be limited to only SOFA-owned vehicles. Non-SOAF Trick-or-Treaters are requested to come on foot and refrain from parking or standing outside the housing gates.

  • Spooky Eve at NEX:  Oct 30, 0 p.m. - 4 p.m. at NEX

  • Fall Festival and Halloween Event: Oct. 29, 1:30-5 p.m. at Hario Ball Field

For more information, visit Facebook page.

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