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Guided facility tours – Yokosuka Headquarters

We offer guided tours to groups with 10 or more participants who apply in advance. If your group has fewer than 10 members, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our English speaking guide will show you the facilities with an informative commentary tailored to the interests of your group.

Time and Date

A guided tour is available (by prior booking only):
at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, or
at 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
from Monday through Friday, except national holidays, New Year holidays, and other special days when we cannot offer a tour.
* A guided tour takes one and a half hours or shorter.
** Tour participants are not allowed to arrive earlier than 30 minutes before the tour start time.

Number of participants

Guided tours are available for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 persons per group.

Application period

The application form can be submitted at the earliest six months prior to your preferred tour date, and should be submitted at the latest two weeks prior to the date.

Charge

Guided tours are available free of charge.

Tour Details:


General introduction and video
  
Usually two facilities (research vessels, underwater robotics, experiment facilities, etc.)
  
Marine Science Museum
  
Q&A

* The two facilities to visit in a tour are to be determined in accordance with the schedule of each facility. Please note that we may not be able to meet your request.

How to Apply for a Guided Group Tour

Tour Guidelines:

  • Guided tours are not available for any visitor under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • During the tour, participants will walk outside and visit maintenance shops, experiment facilities, etc. Please wear comfortable shoes with low heels. There are some facilities participants are not allowed to visit wearing high-heeled shoes or flip-lops.
  • Please inform us in advance, if there are disabled persons or wheeled-chair users in your group, or if you would like to take a baby stroller.
  • For security reasons, each preschool-age child should be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older
  • Guided tours are not recommended for children 7 years or younger.
  • Please note that in summer, the temperature sometimes reaches 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Please read carefully the following before applying for a tour.

  • We do not accept an application form through an agent. Please make sure the application form is sent to us directly by you.
  • Tours are booked on a first come, first served basis.
  • The contact person should be 18 years of age or older.
  • Please inform us of your transportation plan. Tour participants are not allowed to visit by motorbike or bicycle.
  • The final participants list should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to your tour date.

Application flow

Click here to send us an application form. The form should be submitted at the latest two weeks prior to your preferred tour date.

 

We will contact you to discuss your tour date. We will let you know whether a tour is available on your preferred date or not, within five business days.

 

We will give you detailed information on your tour.

 

Please email a final participants list no later than two weeks prior to your tour date. The list should include participants' names, their nationality, and companies/entities they belong to.
Your reservation is confirmed.

JAMSTEC souvenirs are available at a kiosk in the main building.

For more information, please click here to complete our contact form.