Naha Base Air Festival features Japanese air show
Churashima Air festival is something special to see for those who’ve never seen a Japan Self Defense Force air show. The JASDF Naha Air Base is adjacent to Naha International Airport and it shares the runways.
The festival program includes overhead flights of various Japan Air Self Defense Force and Japan Coast Guard aircraft, both rotary and fixed wing on both days, and an F-15 night flight projection mapping show is scheduled for Saturday after sunset.
No military show is complete without a static display of military equipment, and that’s true for the Churashima Air Festival. Military hardware displays from the Ground Self Defense Force, Maritime Self Defense Force and Air Self Defense Force will be open to the public to look, touch and take pictures.
There is no parking at the Naha Air Base venue. Visitors must park at Naha Military Port or Chura Sun Beach and take a free shuttle bus to the festival. Portable chairs and pets are not permitted at the air show.
Admission to the festival is free. The gate opens 10:00 on both days Dec.9 and 10th. The festival closes at 19:00 on Saturday and 16:00 on Sunday.