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. As of February 2012, the country has 98 total airports, of which 28 are 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 that airport has scheduled service on commercial airlines.

Municipality Prefecture Island ICAO IATA Classification Airport name Coordinates
Izumisano / Tajiri / Sennan Osaka Honshū RJBB KIX First-class 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 First-class 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 First-class 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 First-class 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 First-class 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)
Akita Akita Honshū RJSK AXT Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class 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 Second-class Yao Airport 34°35′48″N 135°36′02″E / 34.59667°N 135.60056°E / 34.59667; 135.60056 (Yao Airport)
Aguni Okinawa Aguni RORA AGJ Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class New Ishigaki Airport
Izu Ōshima Tokyo Izu Ōshima RJTO OIM Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class 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 Third-class Kerama Airport 26°10′06″N 127°17′36″E / 26.16833°N 127.29333°E / 26.16833; 127.29333 (Kerama Airport)
Amakusa Kumamoto Kyūshū RJDA Other 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 Other Oitakenou Airport 33°1′34″N 131°30′20″E / 33.02611°N 131.50556°E / 33.02611; 131.50556 (Oitakenou Airfield)
Chōfu Tokyo Honshū RJTF Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other 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 Other Miho-Yonago Airport 35°29′32″N 133°14′11″E / 35.49222°N 133.23639°E / 35.49222; 133.23639 (Miho-Yonago Airport)
Asahikawa Hokkaidō Hokkaidō RJCA Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military Kasaoka Airfield
Kasumigaura Ibaraki Honshū RJAK Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military Ōminato Air Field (JMSDF) 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 Military 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 Military North Field (Iwo Jima Air Base)(JMSDF) 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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 Military 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)
Ishigaki Okinawa Ishigaki ROIG ISG Closed Ishigaki Airport (codes now used by New Ishigaki Airport) 24°20′41″N 124°11′13″E / 24.34472°N 124.18694°E / 24.34472; 124.18694 (Ishigaki Airport)
Kokura Minami-ku Fukuoka Kyūshū RJFR KKJ Closed 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 Closed 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