The JASDF theme park which you can enjoy for free
Air Park is the first JASDF theme park. Abundant information related to the Self-Defense Forces can be found at the 3-storey Exhibition Museum, the Display Hangar where actual planes and the like are shown, and the Zentenshu Theater where you can feel like a pilot on the spectacular big screen. The park is located at the south side of the Hamamatsu base for the JASDF, so if you are lucky, you can see the arrival and takeoff of active training planes.
You can watch and experience the world of the JASDF
The one place that is irresistible for plane lovers is the Display Hangar. Beginning with the Zeroes that were in operation during World War II, 19 planes that have been used by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force are on display. You can even sit in the cockpit of some of these planes. Also, the authentic electric flight simulator for two is popular for getting that feeling of a pilot. As you can choose the level, even novices can enjoy the simulator. At the Display Hangar, along with the many planes there, flight suits used by the JASDF pilots are also on display. You can even try them on for 15 minutes although the helmets are replicas. There are sizes for people from 3 years of age to adults, so the experience is recommended to take that commemorative photo with the whole family.
Original goods that can’t be obtained anywhere else!
After touring the park, take a break at Sky Lounge Fuji. Located at the most scenic spot at Air Park, you can see planes arriving and taking off and even Mt. Fuji on clear days. Museum Shop Tsubasa is perfect for searching for those souvenirs. There are plastic models of JASDF jets, along with T-shirts and caps, even Hamamatsu Base senbei crackers and other snacks that you cannot obtain anywhere else.