Kadena Air Base

Last updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Kadena Air Base is a large airport located in , Japan. It serves and the surrounding areas.

It doesn't operate scheduled services.

Kadena Air Base is situated in the continent of Asia, specifically in the country of Japan, with latitude 26.351667 and longitude 127.769444.

It has an elevation of 43.59 meters (143 ft) and is identified by the GPS code RODN.

Elevation43.59 m (143 ft)
AddressJapan, 〒904-0201 Okinawa, Nakagami District, Kadena, Kudoku, Unnamed Road
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Airport address

Kadena Air Base

Japan, 〒904-0201 Okinawa, Nakagami District, Kadena, Kudoku, Unnamed Road

Which country is Kadena Air Base?

Kadena Air Base is situated in , which is in Japan, a country located on the continent of Asia.

How do I get from Kadena Air Base to city centre?

To get from Kadena Air Base to the city center, you have a few transportation options:

  1. Taxi: Taxis are readily available outside the base. You can simply flag one down or ask the base transportation office to arrange a taxi for you. The journey to the city center will take around 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic.

  2. Base Shuttle Bus: Kadena Air Base operates a shuttle bus service that connects the base to various locations on the island, including the city center. Check with the base transportation office for the shuttle bus schedule and pick-up/drop-off points.

  3. Public Bus: Okinawa has an extensive public bus network that can take you from Kadena Air Base to the city center. You can find bus stops near the base entrance. Look for buses heading towards Naha, which is the capital city of Okinawa. The journey may take around 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic.

  4. Rental Car: If you prefer more flexibility and independence, you can rent a car from one of the rental agencies near the base. This will allow you to drive to the city center at your own pace. However, keep in mind that parking in the city center can be limited and expensive.

It's always a good idea to check with the base transportation office or ask locals for the most up-to-date information on transportation options and schedules.

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Most common questions

Below are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Kadena Air Base.

  1. What is the location of Kadena Air Base? Kadena Air Base is located on the island of Okinawa, Japan. It is situated in the city of Kadena, which is in close proximity to the capital city of Naha.

  2. What is the primary mission of Kadena Air Base? The primary mission of Kadena Air Base is to provide air and space power to enhance the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region. It serves as a key hub for U.S. Air Force operations in the region, supporting various aircraft and units, including fighter jets, bombers, and reconnaissance aircraft.

  3. Can civilians visit Kadena Air Base? Yes, civilians can visit Kadena Air Base, but they need to follow certain procedures. Visitors must be sponsored by a military member or have an approved reason for their visit. They are required to obtain a visitor pass at the base's Visitor Control Center and comply with all security regulations during their time on the base.