List of airports in Japan

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Aircraft at Terminal 3 of Fukuoka Airport

This is a list of airports in Japan, grouped by classification and sorted by location.

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan lies to the east of China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, and the Sea of Japan, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands, accounting for 97% of the land area, are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku. The capital of Japan is Tokyo. As of February 2012, Japan had 98 total airports, with 28 operated by the central government, and 67 by local governments.[1]

Airport classifications[edit]

In Japan, airports serving civil aviation routes are governed by the Aeronautical Law for safety purposes, by the Noise Prevention Law for noise prevention purposes and by the Airport Development Law for economic development purposes.[2] The latter law groups such airports into four legal classifications:[3]

  • Hub/First Class airports (拠点空港) serve a hub role in domestic or international transportation. They are subdivided into privately managed airports (the three largest international airports), national airports (run by the central government) and special regional airports (hubs run by prefectural or municipal governments).
  • Regional/Second Class airports (地方管理空港) are other prefectural/municipal airports that the central government deems important to national aviation.
  • Joint-use/Third Class airports (共用空港) are those shared between civil aviation and the Japan Self-Defense Forces.
  • Other airports (その他の空港) fall outside the above categories.

Some airports in Japan do not fall under the scope of the Japanese airport statutes. These include the three major U.S. military air bases in Japan (Kadena Air Base, MCAS Iwakuni and Yokota Air Base) and certain smaller aerodromes for firefighting, corporate or other special purposes.[2] In 2001, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, which receives 20% of the public-works construction budget, commenced a scheme to build airfields predominantly for airlifting vegetables. Kasaoka Airfield was one of nine airfields constructed; however it was later determined that flying vegetables to Okayama from Kasaoka took just as long due to loading and unloading, and cost approximately six times as much as road transport.[citation needed]

Airports[edit]

Airport names shown in bold indicate the airport has scheduled service on commercial airlines.

Municipality Prefecture Island ICAO IATA Airport name Coordinates
FIRST CLASS AIRPORTS
Izumisano / Tajiri / Sennan Osaka Honshū RJBB KIX Kansai International Airport 34°26′03″N 135°13′58″E / 34.43417°N 135.23278°E / 34.43417; 135.23278 (Kansai International Airport)
Narita Chiba Honshū RJAA NRT Narita International Airport 35°45′53″N 140°23′11″E / 35.76472°N 140.38639°E / 35.76472; 140.38639 (Narita International Airport)
Tokoname Aichi Honshū RJGG NGO Chūbu International Airport (Centrair) 34°51′30″N 136°48′19″E / 34.85833°N 136.80528°E / 34.85833; 136.80528 (Chūbu Centrair International Airport)
Ōta Tokyo Honshū RJTT HND Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) 35°33′12″N 139°46′52″E / 35.55333°N 139.78111°E / 35.55333; 139.78111 (Tokyo International Airport)
Toyonaka / Ikeda / Itami Osaka / Hyōgo Honshū RJOO ITM Osaka International Airport (Itami) 34°47′04″N 135°26′21″E / 34.78444°N 135.43917°E / 34.78444; 135.43917 (Osaka International Airport)
SECOND CLASS AIRPORTS
Akita Akita Honshū RJSK AXT Akita Airport 39°36′56″N 140°13′07″E / 39.61556°N 140.21861°E / 39.61556; 140.21861 (Akita Airport)
Asahikawa Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJEC AKJ Asahikawa Airport 43°40′15″N 142°26′51″E / 43.67083°N 142.44750°E / 43.67083; 142.44750 (Asahikawa Airport)
Chitose Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCC CTS New Chitose Airport 42°46′31″N 141°41′33″E / 42.77528°N 141.69250°E / 42.77528; 141.69250 (New Chitose Airport)
Fukuoka Fukuoka Kyūshū RJFF FUK Fukuoka Airport 33°35′04″N 130°27′06″E / 33.58444°N 130.45167°E / 33.58444; 130.45167 (Fukuoka Airport)
Hakodate Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCH HKD Hakodate Airport 41°46′12″N 140°49′19″E / 41.77000°N 140.82194°E / 41.77000; 140.82194 (Hakodate Airport)
Higashine Yamagata Honshū RJSC GAJ Yamagata Airport 38°24′43″N 140°22′16″E / 38.41194°N 140.37111°E / 38.41194; 140.37111 (Yamagata Airport)
Kirishima Kagoshima Kyūshū RJFK KOJ Kagoshima Airport 31°48′12″N 130°43′01″E / 31.80333°N 130.71694°E / 31.80333; 130.71694 (Kagoshima Airport)
Kitakyūshū Fukuoka Kyūshū RJFR KKJ Kitakyūshū Airport 33°50′44″N 131°02′06″E / 33.84556°N 131.03500°E / 33.84556; 131.03500 (Kitakyūshū Airport)
Kunisaki Ōita Kyūshū RJFO OIT Oita Airport 33°28′46″N 131°44′14″E / 33.47944°N 131.73722°E / 33.47944; 131.73722 (Oita Airport)
Kushiro Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCK KUH Kushiro Airport 43°02′27″N 144°11′35″E / 43.04083°N 144.19306°E / 43.04083; 144.19306 (Kushiro Airport)
Mashiki Kumamoto Kyūshū RJFT KMJ Kumamoto Airport 32°50′14″N 130°51′19″E / 32.83722°N 130.85528°E / 32.83722; 130.85528 (Kumamoto Airport)
Matsuyama Ehime Shikoku RJOM MYJ Matsuyama Airport 33°49′38″N 132°41′59″E / 33.82722°N 132.69972°E / 33.82722; 132.69972 (Matsuyama Airport)
Mihara Hiroshima Honshū RJOA HIJ Hiroshima Airport 34°26′10″N 132°55′10″E / 34.43611°N 132.91944°E / 34.43611; 132.91944 (Hiroshima Airport)
Miyazaki Miyazaki Kyūshū RJFM KMI Miyazaki Airport 31°52′38″N 131°26′55″E / 31.87722°N 131.44861°E / 31.87722; 131.44861 (Miyazaki Airport)
Naha Okinawa Okinawa ROAH OKA Naha Airport/Naha Air Base 26°11′45″N 127°38′45″E / 26.19583°N 127.64583°E / 26.19583; 127.64583 (Naha Airport)
Nankoku Kōchi Shikoku RJOK KCZ Kōchi Airport 33°32′46″N 133°40′10″E / 33.54611°N 133.66944°E / 33.54611; 133.66944 (Kōchi Airport)
Natori Miyagi Honshū RJSS SDJ Sendai Airport 38°08′23″N 140°55′01″E / 38.13972°N 140.91694°E / 38.13972; 140.91694 (Sendai Airport)
Niigata Niigata Honshū RJSN KIJ Niigata Airport 37°57′21″N 139°06′42″E / 37.95583°N 139.11167°E / 37.95583; 139.11167 (Niigata Airport)
Obihiro Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCB OBO Tokachi-Obihiro Airport (Obihiro) 42°44′00″N 143°13′02″E / 42.73333°N 143.21722°E / 42.73333; 143.21722 (Tokachi-Obihiro Airport)
Ōmura Nagasaki Kyūshū RJFU NGS Nagasaki Airport 32°55′01″N 129°54′49″E / 32.91694°N 129.91361°E / 32.91694; 129.91361 (Nagasaki Airport)
Takamatsu Kagawa Shikoku RJOT TAK Takamatsu Airport 34°12′51″N 134°00′56″E / 34.21417°N 134.01556°E / 34.21417; 134.01556 (Takamatsu Airport)
Ube Yamaguchi Honshū RJDC UBJ Yamaguchi Ube Airport 33°55′48″N 131°16′43″E / 33.93000°N 131.27861°E / 33.93000; 131.27861 (Yamaguchi Ube Airport)
Wakkanai Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCW WKJ Wakkanai Airport 45°24′15″N 141°48′03″E / 45.40417°N 141.80083°E / 45.40417; 141.80083 (Wakkanai Airport)
Yao Osaka Honshū RJOY Yao Airport 34°35′48″N 135°36′02″E / 34.59667°N 135.60056°E / 34.59667; 135.60056 (Yao Airport)
THIRD CLASS AIRPORTS
Aguni Okinawa Aguni RORA AGJ Aguni Airport 26°35′34″N 127°14′25″E / 26.59278°N 127.24028°E / 26.59278; 127.24028 (Aguni Airport)
Amami Kagoshima Amami Ōshima RJKA ASJ Amami Airport 28°25′51″N 129°42′45″E / 28.43083°N 129.71250°E / 28.43083; 129.71250 (Amami Airport)
Aomori Aomori Honshū RJSA AOJ Aomori Airport 40°44′00″N 140°41′19″E / 40.73333°N 140.68861°E / 40.73333; 140.68861 (Aomori Airport)
Gotō / Fukue Nagasaki Fukue RJFE FUJ Fukue Airport 32°39′58″N 128°49′58″E / 32.66611°N 128.83278°E / 32.66611; 128.83278 (Fukue Airport)
Hachijō Tokyo Hachijōjima RJTH HAC Hachijojima Airport 33°06′54″N 139°47′09″E / 33.11500°N 139.78583°E / 33.11500; 139.78583 (Hachijojima Airport)
Hanamaki Iwate Honshū RJSI HNA Hanamaki Airport 39°25′43″N 141°08′07″E / 39.42861°N 141.13528°E / 39.42861; 141.13528 (Hanamaki Airport)
Harue Fukui Honshū RJNF FKJ Fukui Airport 36°08′34″N 136°13′26″E / 36.14278°N 136.22389°E / 36.14278; 136.22389 (Fukui Airport)
Hikawa Shimane Honshū RJOC IZO Izumo Airport 35°24′49″N 132°53′24″E / 35.41361°N 132.89000°E / 35.41361; 132.89000 (Izumo Airport)
Ie Okinawa Iejima RORE IEJ Iejima Airport 26°43′21″N 127°47′13″E / 26.72250°N 127.78694°E / 26.72250; 127.78694 (Iejima Airport)
Iki Nagasaki Iki RJDB IKI Iki Airport 33°44′57″N 129°47′09″E / 33.74917°N 129.78583°E / 33.74917; 129.78583 (Iki Airport)
Ishigaki Okinawa Ishigaki ROIG ISG Ishigaki Airport (closed) 24°20′41″N 124°11′13″E / 24.34472°N 124.18694°E / 24.34472; 124.18694 (Ishigaki Airport)
Ishigaki Okinawa Ishigaki ROIG ISG New Ishigaki Airport
Izu Ōshima Tokyo Izu Ōshima RJTO OIM Oshima Airport 34°46′55″N 139°21′37″E / 34.78194°N 139.36028°E / 34.78194; 139.36028 (Oshima Airport)
Kawasoe Saga Kyūshū RJFS HSG Saga Airport 33°08′59″N 130°18′08″E / 33.14972°N 130.30222°E / 33.14972; 130.30222 (Saga Airport)
Kikai Kagoshima Kyūshū RJKI KKX Kikai Airport 28°19′17″N 129°55′41″E / 28.32139°N 129.92806°E / 28.32139; 129.92806 (Kikai Airport)
Kita Akita Akita Honshū RJSR ONJ Odate-Noshiro Airport 40°11′31″N 140°22′18″E / 40.19194°N 140.37167°E / 40.19194; 140.37167 (Odate-Noshiro Airport)
Kitadaitō Okinawa Kitadaitō RORK KTD Kitadaito Airport 25°56′41″N 131°19′37″E / 25.94472°N 131.32694°E / 25.94472; 131.32694 (Kitadaito Airport)
Kobe Hyōgo Honshū RJBE UKB Kobe Airport 34°37′58″N 135°13′26″E / 34.63278°N 135.22389°E / 34.63278; 135.22389 (Kobe Airport)
Kōzushima Tokyo Kōzushima RJAZ Kōzushima Airport 34°11′22″N 139°08′01″E / 34.18944°N 139.13361°E / 34.18944; 139.13361 (Kōzushima Airport)
Kumejima Okinawa Kumejima ROKJ UEO Kumejima Airport 26°21′49″N 126°42′50″E / 26.36361°N 126.71389°E / 26.36361; 126.71389 (Kumejima Airport)
Makinohara / Shimada Shizuoka Honshū RJNS FSZ Shizuoka Airport 34°47′46″N 138°11′22″E / 34.79611°N 138.18944°E / 34.79611; 138.18944 (Shizuoka Airport)
Masuda Shimane Honshū RJOW IWJ Iwami Airport 34°40′35″N 131°47′25″E / 34.67639°N 131.79028°E / 34.67639; 131.79028 (Iwami Airport)
Matsumoto Nagano Honshū RJAF MMJ Matsumoto Airport 36°10′00″N 137°55′22″E / 36.16667°N 137.92278°E / 36.16667; 137.92278 (Matsumoto Airport)
Memanbetsu Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCM MMB Memanbetsu Airport 43°52′50″N 144°09′51″E / 43.88056°N 144.16417°E / 43.88056; 144.16417 (Memanbetsu Airport)
Minamidaitō Okinawa Minamidaitō ROMD MMD Minami-Daito Airport (New Minamidaito) 25°50′48″N 131°15′49″E / 25.84667°N 131.26361°E / 25.84667; 131.26361 (Minami-Daito Airport)
Miyakojima Okinawa Shimojishima RORS SHI Shimojishima Airport 24°49′36″N 125°08′41″E / 24.82667°N 125.14472°E / 24.82667; 125.14472 (Shimojishima Airport)
Miyakojima Okinawa Miyakojima ROMY MMY Miyako Airport 24°46′58″N 125°17′42″E / 24.78278°N 125.29500°E / 24.78278; 125.29500 (Miyako Airport)
Miyakejima Tokyo Miyakejima RJTQ MYE Miyakejima Airport 34°04′25″N 139°33′37″E / 34.07361°N 139.56028°E / 34.07361; 139.56028 (Miyakejima Airport)
Monbetsu Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJEB MBE Monbetsu Airport (Okhotsk-Monbetsu) 44°18′15″N 143°24′15″E / 44.30417°N 143.40417°E / 44.30417; 143.40417 (Monbetsu Airport)
Nakashibetsu Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCN SHB Nakashibetsu Airport 43°34′39″N 144°57′36″E / 43.57750°N 144.96000°E / 43.57750; 144.96000 (Nakashibetsu Airport)
Niijima Tokyo Niijima RJAN Niijima Airport 34°22′01″N 139°16′07″E / 34.36694°N 139.26861°E / 34.36694; 139.26861 (Niijima Airport)
Ojika Nagasaki Ojika RJDO Ojika Airport (Nagasaki Ojika) 33°11′27″N 129°05′25″E / 33.19083°N 129.09028°E / 33.19083; 129.09028 (Ojika Airport)
Okayama Okayama Honshū RJOB OKJ Okayama Airport 34°45′25″N 133°51′19″E / 34.75694°N 133.85528°E / 34.75694; 133.85528 (Okayama Airport)
Okinoshima Shimane Dōgo RJNO OKI Oki Airport 36°10′42″N 133°19′24″E / 36.17833°N 133.32333°E / 36.17833; 133.32333 (Oki Airport)
Okushiri Hokkaidō Okushiri RJEO OIR Okushiri Airport 42°04′18″N 139°25′58″E / 42.07167°N 139.43278°E / 42.07167; 139.43278 (Okushiri Airport)
Rebun Hokkaidō Rebun RJCR RBJ Rebun Airport 45°27′18″N 141°02′21″E / 45.45500°N 141.03917°E / 45.45500; 141.03917 (Rebun Airport)
Rishirifuji Hokkaidō Rishiri RJER RIS Rishiri Airport 45°14′31″N 141°11′15″E / 45.24194°N 141.18750°E / 45.24194; 141.18750 (Rishiri Airport)
Sado Niigata Sado RJSD SDS Sado Airport 38°03′40″N 138°24′51″E / 38.06111°N 138.41417°E / 38.06111; 138.41417 (Sado Airport)
Sakata Yamagata Honshū RJSY SYO Shonai Airport 38°48′44″N 139°47′14″E / 38.81222°N 139.78722°E / 38.81222; 139.78722 (Shonai Airport)
Shinkamigoto Nagasaki Kyūshū RJDK Kamigoto Airport 33°00′49″N 129°11′33″E / 33.01361°N 129.19250°E / 33.01361; 129.19250 (Kamigoto Airport)
Shirahama Wakayama Honshū RJBD SHM Nanki-Shirahama Airport 33°39′44″N 135°21′52″E / 33.66222°N 135.36444°E / 33.66222; 135.36444 (Nanki-Shirahama Airport)
Taketomi Okinawa Hateruma RORH HTR Hateruma Airport 24°03′30″N 123°48′14″E / 24.05833°N 123.80389°E / 24.05833; 123.80389 (Hateruma Airport)
Tamakawa Fukushima Honshū RJSF FKS Fukushima Airport 37°13′39″N 140°25′41″E / 37.22750°N 140.42806°E / 37.22750; 140.42806 (Fukushima Airport)
Tanegashima Kagoshima Kyūshū RJFG TNE New Tanegashima Airport 30°36′18″N 130°59′30″E / 30.60500°N 130.99167°E / 30.60500; 130.99167 (New Tanegashima Airport)
Tarama Okinawa Tarama RORT TRA Tarama Airport 24°39′14″N 124°40′31″E / 24.65389°N 124.67528°E / 24.65389; 124.67528 (Tarama Airport)
Tokunoshima Kagoshima Kyūshū RJKN TKN Tokunoshima Airport 27°50′11″N 128°52′53″E / 27.83639°N 128.88139°E / 27.83639; 128.88139 (Tokunoshima Airport)
Tottori Tottori Honshū RJOR TTJ Tottori Airport 35°31′48″N 134°09′45″E / 35.53000°N 134.16250°E / 35.53000; 134.16250 (Tottori Airport)
Toyama Toyama Honshū RJNT TOY Toyama Airport 36°38′54″N 137°11′15″E / 36.64833°N 137.18750°E / 36.64833; 137.18750 (Toyama Airport)
Tsushima Nagasaki Tsushima RJDT TSJ Tsushima Airport 34°17′06″N 129°19′50″E / 34.28500°N 129.33056°E / 34.28500; 129.33056 (Tsushima Airport)
Wadomari Kagoshima Kyūshū RJKB OKE Okinoerabu Airport 27°25′54″N 128°42′20″E / 27.43167°N 128.70556°E / 27.43167; 128.70556 (Okinoerabu Airport)
Wajima Ishikawa Honshū RJNW NTQ Noto Airport 37°17′36″N 136°57′44″E / 37.29333°N 136.96222°E / 37.29333; 136.96222 (Noto Airport)
Yakushima Kagoshima Yakushima RJFC KUM Yakushima Airport 30°23′08″N 130°39′33″E / 30.38556°N 130.65917°E / 30.38556; 130.65917 (Yakushima Airport)
Yonaguni Okinawa Yonaguni ROYN OGN Yonaguni Airport 24°28′03″N 122°58′47″E / 24.46750°N 122.97972°E / 24.46750; 122.97972 (Yonaguni Airport)
Yoron Kagoshima Yoronjima RORY RNJ Yoron Airport 27°02′38″N 128°24′06″E / 27.04389°N 128.40167°E / 27.04389; 128.40167 (Yoron Airport)
Zamami Okinawa Fukaji ROKR KJP Kerama Airport 26°10′06″N 127°17′36″E / 26.16833°N 127.29333°E / 26.16833; 127.29333 (Kerama Airport)
OTHER AIRPORTS
Amakusa Kumamoto Kyūshū RJDA Amakusa Airfield 32°28′56″N 130°09′32″E / 32.48222°N 130.15889°E / 32.48222; 130.15889 (Amakusa Airfield)
Bungo-ōno Ōita Kyūshū ROIT Oitakenou Airfield 33°1′34″N 131°30′20″E / 33.02611°N 131.50556°E / 33.02611; 131.50556 (Oitakenou Airfield)
Chōfu Tokyo Honshū RJTF Chofu Airport 35°40′18″N 139°31′41″E / 35.67167°N 139.52806°E / 35.67167; 139.52806 (Chofu Airport)
Hiroshima Hiroshima Honshū RJBH HIW Hiroshima-Nishi Airport 34°22′01″N 132°24′50″E / 34.36694°N 132.41389°E / 34.36694; 132.41389 (Hiroshima-Nishi Airport)
Komatsu Ishikawa Honshū RJNK KMQ Komatsu Airport 36°23′38″N 136°24′27″E / 36.39389°N 136.40750°E / 36.39389; 136.40750 (Komatsu Airport)
Makurazaki Kagoshima Kyūshū Makurazaki Airfield 31°15′45″N 130°21′31″E / 31.26250°N 130.35861°E / 31.26250; 130.35861 (Makurazaki Airfield)
Matsushige Tokushima Shikoku RJOS TKS Tokushima Airport 34°07′58″N 134°36′24″E / 34.13278°N 134.60667°E / 34.13278; 134.60667 (Tokushima Airport)
Minami Torishima Tokyo Honshū RJAM MUS Minami Torishima Airport 24°17′23″N 153°58′45″E / 24.28972°N 153.97917°E / 24.28972; 153.97917 (Minamitorishima Air Field)
Misawa Aomori Honshū RJSM MSJ Misawa Airport / Misawa Air Base (USAF) 40°42′19″N 141°22′19″E / 40.70528°N 141.37194°E / 40.70528; 141.37194 (Misawa Airport/Air Base)
Nagoya Aichi Honshū RJNA NKM Nagoya Airfield / Komaki Air Base (JASDF) 35°15′18″N 136°55′28″E / 35.25500°N 136.92444°E / 35.25500; 136.92444 (Nagoya Airfield)
Okayama Okayama Honshū RJBK Kōnan Airport (Kounan) 34°35′29″N 133°56′00″E / 34.59139°N 133.93333°E / 34.59139; 133.93333 (Kōnan Airport)
Okegawa Saitama Honshū Honda Airport 35°58′21″N 139°31′42″E / 35.97250°N 139.52833°E / 35.97250; 139.52833 (Honda Airport)
Sapporo Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCO OKD Okadama Airport (Sapporo Okadama) 43°07′03″N 141°22′53″E / 43.11750°N 141.38139°E / 43.11750; 141.38139 (Okadama Airport)
Teshikaga Hokkaidō Hokkaidō Teshikaga Airfield 43°28′45″N 144°26′9″E / 43.47917°N 144.43583°E / 43.47917; 144.43583 (Teshikaga Airfield)
Toyooka Hyōgo Honshū RJBT TJH Tajima Airport 35°30′46″N 134°47′13″E / 35.51278°N 134.78694°E / 35.51278; 134.78694 (Tajima Airport)
Yonago Tottori Honshū RJOH YGJ Miho-Yonago Airport 35°29′32″N 133°14′11″E / 35.49222°N 133.23639°E / 35.49222; 133.23639 (Miho-Yonago Airport)
Military Airports
Asahikawa Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCA Asahikawa Air Field (JGSDF) 43°47′40″N 142°21′54″E / 43.79444°N 142.36500°E / 43.79444; 142.36500 (Asahikawa Air Field)
Ashiya Fukuoka Kyūshū RJFA Ashiya Air Field (JASDF) 33°52′53″N 130°39′06″E / 33.88139°N 130.65167°E / 33.88139; 130.65167 (Ashiya Air Field)
Ayase Kanagawa Honshū RJTA NJA NAF Atsugi (US Navy / JMSDF) 35°27′17″N 139°27′00″E / 35.45472°N 139.45000°E / 35.45472; 139.45000 (Naval Air Facility Atsugi)
Chitose Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCJ Chitose Air Base (JASDF) 42°47′40″N 141°39′59″E / 42.79444°N 141.66639°E / 42.79444; 141.66639 (Chitose Air Base)
Fussa Tokyo Honshū RJTY OKO Yokota Air Base (US Air Force) 35°44′55″N 139°20′55″E / 35.74861°N 139.34861°E / 35.74861; 139.34861 (Yokota Air Base)
Gifu Gifu Honshū RJNG Gifu Air Field (JASDF) 35°23′40″N 136°52′10″E / 35.39444°N 136.86944°E / 35.39444; 136.86944 (Gifu Air Field)
Ginowan Okinawa Okinawa ROTM MCAS Futenma (US Marine Corps) 26°16′15″N 127°44′53″E / 26.27083°N 127.74806°E / 26.27083; 127.74806 (Marine Corps Air Station Futenma)
Hachinohe Aomori Honshū RJSH Hachinohe Air Base (JMSDF) 40°33′07″N 141°28′02″E / 40.55194°N 141.46722°E / 40.55194; 141.46722 (Hachinohe Air Field)
Hamamatsu Shizuoka Honshū RJNH Hamamatsu Air Base (JASDF) 34°45′01″N 137°42′11″E / 34.75028°N 137.70306°E / 34.75028; 137.70306 (Hamamatsu Air Base)
Hōfu Yamaguchi Honshū RJOF Hōfu Air Field (JASDF) 34°02′04″N 131°32′47″E / 34.03444°N 131.54639°E / 34.03444; 131.54639 (Hōfu Air Field)
Iruma Saitama Honshū RJTJ Iruma Air Base (JASDF) 35°50′31″N 139°24′38″E / 35.84194°N 139.41056°E / 35.84194; 139.41056 (Iruma Air Base)
Ise Mie Honshū RJOE Akeno Air Field (JGSDF) 34°32′00″N 136°40′20″E / 34.53333°N 136.67222°E / 34.53333; 136.67222 (Akeno Air Field)
Iwakuni Yamaguchi Honshū RJOI MCAS Iwakuni (US Marine Corps) 34°08′38″N 132°14′08″E / 34.14389°N 132.23556°E / 34.14389; 132.23556 (Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni)
Kamimine Saga Kyūshū RJDM Metabaru Air Field (JGSDF) 33°19′31″N 130°24′49″E / 33.32528°N 130.41361°E / 33.32528; 130.41361 (Metabaru Air Field)
Kanoya Kagoshima Kyūshū RJFY Kanoya Air Field (JMSDF) 31°22′05″N 130°50′17″E / 31.36806°N 130.83806°E / 31.36806; 130.83806 (Kanoya Air Field)
Kasaoka Okayama Honshū Kasaoka Airfield
Kasumigaura Ibaraki Honshū RJAK Kasumigaura Air Field (JGSDF) 36°02′05″N 140°11′34″E / 36.03472°N 140.19278°E / 36.03472; 140.19278 (Kasumigaura Air Field)
Kisarazu Chiba Honshū RJTK Kisarazu Air Field (JGSDF) 35°23′42″N 139°54′47″E / 35.39500°N 139.91306°E / 35.39500; 139.91306 (Kisarazu Air Field)
Matsushima Miyagi Honshū RJST Matsushima Air Field (JASDF) 38°24′11″N 141°12′43″E / 38.40306°N 141.21194°E / 38.40306; 141.21194 (Matsushima Air Field)
Mutsu Aomori Honshū RJSO Ōminato Air Field 41°13′58″N 141°07′56″E / 41.23278°N 141.13222°E / 41.23278; 141.13222 (Ōminato Air Field)
Obihiro Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCT Tokachi Airfield (JGSDF) (formerly Obihiro Airport)[4] 42°53′25″N 143°09′30″E / 42.89028°N 143.15833°E / 42.89028; 143.15833 (Tokachi Airfield)
Ogasawara Tokyo Honshū RJAW IWO North Field (Iwo Jima Air Base) 24°47′03″N 141°19′21″E / 24.78417°N 141.32250°E / 24.78417; 141.32250 (Iwo Jima Air Base)
Okinawa Okinawa Okinawa RODN DNA Kadena Air Base (USAF) 26°21′06″N 127°46′10″E / 26.35167°N 127.76944°E / 26.35167; 127.76944 (Kadena Air Base)
Omitama Ibaraki Honshū RJAH Ibaraki Airport (Hyakuri Airfield) (JASDF) 36°10′54″N 140°24′53″E / 36.18167°N 140.41472°E / 36.18167; 140.41472 (Ibaraki Airport)
Sendai Miyagi Honshū RJSU Kasuminome Air Field (JGSDF) 38°14′08″N 140°55′23″E / 38.23556°N 140.92306°E / 38.23556; 140.92306 (Kasuminome Air Field)
Shimofusa Chiba Honshū RJTL Shimofusa Air Base (JMSDF) 35°47′56″N 140°00′44″E / 35.79889°N 140.01222°E / 35.79889; 140.01222 (Shimofusa Air Field)
Shimonoseki Yamaguchi Honshū RJOZ Ozuki Air Field (JMSDF) 34°02′49″N 131°03′08″E / 34.04694°N 131.05222°E / 34.04694; 131.05222 (Ozuki Air Field)
Shintomi Miyazaki Kyūshū RJFN Nyutabaru Air Base (JASDF) 32°05′01″N 131°27′05″E / 32.08361°N 131.45139°E / 32.08361; 131.45139 (Nyutabaru Air Base)
Tachikawa Tokyo Honshū RJTC Tachikawa Airfield 35°42′39″N 139°24′11″E / 35.71083°N 139.40306°E / 35.71083; 139.40306 (Tachikawa Airfield)
Tateyama Chiba Honshū RJTE Tateyama Air Field (JMSDF) 34°59′15″N 139°49′55″E / 34.98750°N 139.83194°E / 34.98750; 139.83194 (Tateyama Air Field)
Tsuiki Toyama Honshū RJFZ Tsuiki Air Field (JASDF) 33°41′06″N 131°02′25″E / 33.68500°N 131.04028°E / 33.68500; 131.04028 (Tsuiki Air Field)
Utsunomiya Tochigi Honshū RJTU Utsunomiya Air Field (JGSDF) 36°30′52″N 139°52′15″E / 36.51444°N 139.87083°E / 36.51444; 139.87083 (Utsunomiya Air Field)
Yaizu Shizuoka Honshū RJNY Shizuhama Air Base (JASDF) 34°48′46″N 138°17′53″E / 34.81278°N 138.29806°E / 34.81278; 138.29806 (Shizuhama Air Base)
FORMER AIRPORTS
Kokura Minami-ku Fukuoka Kyūshū RJFR KKJ Kokura Airport (codes now used by Kitakyūshū Airport) 33°50′11″N 130°56′49″E / 33.83639°N 130.94694°E / 33.83639; 130.94694 (Kokura Airport)
Natsu Island Tokyo Natsu Yokosuka naval airfield 35°19′27″N 139°38′53″E / 35.32417°N 139.64806°E / 35.32417; 139.64806 (Yokosuka naval airfield)

Heliports[edit]

City served Prefecture Island ICAO Heliport name Operator Pad data Coordinates
Komatsushima Tokushima Shikoku RJOP Komatsushima Heliport JMSDF 85 ft (26 m) AMSL, 250 m × 45 m (820 ft × 148 ft), asphalt concrete 34°00′19″N 134°37′35″E / 34.00528°N 134.62639°E / 34.00528; 134.62639 (Komatsushima Heliport)
Kōtō Tokyo Honshū RJTI Tokyo Heliport Tokyo Municipal Government 16 ft (5 m) AMSL, 90 m × 30 m (295 ft × 98 ft), asphalt concrete 35°38′10″N 139°50′22″E / 35.63611°N 139.83944°E / 35.63611; 139.83944 (Tokyo Heliport)
Maebashi Gunma Honshū RJTS Soumagahara Heliport JSDF-G 1,306 ft (398 m) AMSL, 500 m × 30 m (1,640 ft × 98 ft), asphalt concrete 36°26′05″N 138°57′11″E / 36.43472°N 138.95306°E / 36.43472; 138.95306 (Soumagahara Heliport)
Maizuru Kyoto Honshū RJBM Maizuru Heliport JMSDF 19 ft (6 m) AMSL, 400 m × 45 m (1,312 ft × 148 ft), asphalt concrete 35°29′25″N 135°22′38″E / 35.49028°N 135.37722°E / 35.49028; 135.37722 (Maizuru Heliport)
Zama Kanagawa Honshū RJTR Camp Zama Kastner Army Heliport US Army 367 ft (112 m) AMSL, 457 m × 16 m (1,499 ft × 52 ft), asphalt 35°30′49″N 139°23′37″E / 35.51361°N 139.39361°E / 35.51361; 139.39361 (Camp Zama Kastner Army Heliport)

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References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Aoki, Mizuho, "Bubble era's aviation legacy: Too many airports, all ailing", Japan Times, 7 February 2012, p. 3.
  2. ^ a b Isaku Shibata, "Japanese Laws Related to Airport Development and the Need to Revise Them," Journal of Air Law and Commerce vol. 65 (winter 1999), p. 125.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Japanese AIP at AIS Japan