Iwakuni Base Friendship Day

On May 5, 2010 I went to the Iwakuni United States Marines Corps Air Station's yearly open house known as "Iwakuni Friendship Day". Iwanuki Friendship Day is held every year on the fifth of May and the main attraction of the open house is the air show that they hold.

The military base is located in Iwakuni, Japan and is one of the many American military bases scattered around the islands of Japan. Incidentally this is the second American base that I have visited in Japan, the first being the Yokosuka Navy base near Tokyo way back in 2005.

Iwanuki is located roughly 1 hour by train from Hiroshima city and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Higashi-Hiroshima (where I live now).

The event was quite popular and all the trains headed to Iwanuki were jam-packed.