Updated March 2019.
Japanese Air Defense Air Force Museum (JASDF))
Hamamatsu Air Base was established at 1925 as a base of the Imperial Japanese Air Force to house the newly formed IJAAF No. 7 Air Regiment. In 1933, it was designated as the main aviation flight school of the Japanese army. After World War II, the base's facilities were used as an emergency airstrip by the United States Air Force, and were returned to the Japanese government at 1952 for use as a flight training school for the nascent Japanese Self-Defense Air Force. .
In 1999, an aviation museum, the JASDF Hamamatsu Air Base Center, was established. The museum has many aircraft from the history of the Japan Air Self Defense Force on static display, as well as a restored example of a WWII era, A6M5 Zero.
At 2004, in celebration of the 50 anniversary of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Hamamatsu Air Base hosted a screening of the US Air Thunderbirds aerobatic display team.
From 2008, the MRI-104 Patriot missile was deployed at Hamamatsu Air Base.
Although they have a huge and impressive collection, admission is absolutely free.
Where you can put pilots' clothes to take pictures and use flight simulator, all for free.
The museum also holds special exhibitions from time to time.
Open Hours: from 9: 00 - 16: 00
And every year on the last Sunday of November the base hosts the Hamamatsu Air Festival, a super festival with 126 stands, with 66 stands and 60 food stands with delicious food and drinks.
An event for those who enjoy aviation, with aerobatics show, aircraft exhibitions, helicopters, tanks, turbines and more.
Date: Annually on the last Sunday in November.
Open Hours: 9: 00 to 15: 00hr.
Shizuoka-ken Hamamatsu-shi Nishi-ku Nishiyama 432 - 8551