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Dear all,

I will have the opportunity to spend 2 days of spotting around Tokyo shortly. It will be a Sunday and a Monday. I will reserve the Monday for Hyakuri - I could need some advise for the Sunday:

- visiting Kisarazu on a Sunday - anything visible from the outside or would all be inside?
- same for Tateyama?

- regarding Hyakuri - has anybody bought a stepladder close to Hyakuri?! Any advise would be welcome, before spending 3 hours searching... :(


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p.s. I have been to Iruma and Atsugi before so I know my way around there.
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eriktex wrote:Dear all,

I will have the opportunity to spend 2 days of spotting around Tokyo shortly. It will be a Sunday and a Monday. I will reserve the Monday for Hyakuri - I could need some advise for the Sunday:

- visiting Kisarazu on a Sunday - anything visible from the outside or would all be inside?
- same for Tateyama?

- regarding Hyakuri - has anybody bought a stepladder close to Hyakuri?! Any advise would be welcome, before spending 3 hours searching... :(


Ciao,


Erik

p.s. I have been to Iruma and Atsugi before so I know my way around there.
Waste of time going to those bases on a Sunday.

Try Atsugi,it's about 60 Km west of Tokyo,but they have movements(both Japanese and US) every day.The base is near a station,if using public transoprt.By road,the roads get very busy during the day.
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eriktex wrote:- regarding Hyakuri - has anybody bought a stepladder close to Hyakuri?! Any advise would be welcome, before spending 3 hours searching... :(
Did not buy one at Hyakuri, but home depot centres like Homac and Gran Stage (http://www.yamashin.info/GStsukuba/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) sell step ladders. Best approach would be to locate one using GoogleEarth.

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Thanx for your replies! Then I will skip Kisarazu and just try Shimofusa, Iruma and Atsugi on the Sunday (been there before, I liked the roof of that apartment building at Atsugi). Last time I was there also during the weekend and the traffic was not too bad at all...

I will Google for the stepladder (and after use I will hide it near Hyakuri for the next Dutch spotter visitors, will post the coordinats here...) :D


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You can also chain-lock it to a tree, like they do at Iruma. Then send the key to the next guy going where the stepladder is.

By the way, did you consider Yokota as an option for Sunday ? Or Shimofusa ?

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It all depends on the time that I have (land at 8 am on Sunday) and how busy the trafic is.

I will follow the route Shimofusa, Iruma, Yokota, Atsugi but I need to be back at the hotel in Tsuchiura in the evening (and buy the stepladder along the way...on a Sunday) and I don't wanna cross downtown Tokyo. And then Monday morning early it is Hyakuri time (and Kasumigaura)!!!


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Hoi,

Ben ondertussen alweer een weekje terug uik Japan. Hyakuri was super, ik heb zojuist wat plaatjes in de foto-sectie van dit forum geplaatst.

En zoals beloofd heb ik mijn trapje achtergelaten voor andere Nederlanders...een paar plaatjes hiervan staan in het Praethuys.

Een log zal ik ook nog wel een keer posten, maar ik ga nu inpakken voor Brogel... :D Tot morgen of tot later,

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Hello, everybody.
Im going to visit Tokyo in December on weekends.
Does anybody knows is there any AFB around Tokyo with flight activity in Saturdayys & Sundays?
Thanx in advance.
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That will be Yokota and Atsugi but don't expect much.
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P.Terlouw wrote:That will be Yokota and Atsugi but don't expect much.
Thanx for help.
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Isn't Atsugi empty with US Navy already? They were supposed to have moved to Iwakuni this quarter.

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Atsugi: 2 P-1s/day for normal patrol misson on the week end.
Somtimes 1 to 4 of FA-18s visit Atsugi.

Yokota: 1-3 C-17s or C-5s for normal transport mission.

All other air bases are holiday.(Iruma, Shimofusa, Kisaradu, Tateyama, Hyakuri etc.)

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Post by ASh »

Thanks for useful information. Hope to meet some Hornets at Atsugi AFB.
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