Before the construction of Haneda Airport, Tachikawa Airfield was Tokyo’s primary airport. It was the main operating base of Japan Air Transport, then the country’s flag carrier. But it was a military base and 35 kilometres (22 mi) away from central Tokyo, aviators in Tokyo used various beaches of Tokyo Bay as airstrips, including beaches near the current site of Haneda (Haneda was a town located on Tokyo Bay, which merged into the Tokyo ward of Kamatain 1932). In 1930, the Japanese postal ministry purchased the land.
From January through December, there are many Japanese holidays and special occasions you can participate in.
If you’re taking Japanese lessons, make sure you get in on the fun! This is a great way to practice your skills in an authentic, cultural setting.
Get ready to mark your calendar!