By Rod Powers
After your flight has arrived, you will be met by a MAC representative who will escort all passengers to the Inbound Customs and Immigration Area. There you will be given a general briefing concerning immigration and customs clearance procedures, instructions on how to complete the immigration and customs forms, and the location of the baggage pickup area.
After completion of immigration formalities you will pick up your bags and go to the customs inspection area for inbound customs inspection.
After you leave the customs inspection area, you should check with the Army Air Traffic Coordinating Office (AATCO) for transportation to Camp Zama. The AATCO will either have transportation waiting or will arrange it for you. Your sponsor may meet you either at Yokota AB terminal or upon your arrival at Camp Zama. It is about a 90 minute drive from Yokota to Camp Zama.
Arrival at New Tokyo International Airport (Narita) (About 75 miles from Camp Zama)
First, clearance is through Japanese quarantine (Second Floor). Immigration
is next (Second Floor). After completion, go downstairs to the baggage claim
Claim your luggage at the designated baggage carousel (first floor) and proceed through customs.
For PCS and TDY Travelers, destination Camp Zama:
After landing at Narita and upon completion of immigration, and customs, proceed through the South Wing lobby, toward the doors to the far right of the terminal. Buses to Camp Zama depart the short term parking area at 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm. The bus ride will take anywhere from two to four hours.
You may use one of the two U.S. Forces telephones located at the Northwest Arrival Counter to connect you with the New Sanno Hotel switchboard in downtown Tokyo. To use the Army telephone, in the event that no transportation arrangements have been made and there are no TMP vehicles in the airport vicinity, you will be given instructions on how to proceed to Camp Zama by one of the following methods:
Purchase tickets for the Yokohama City Air Terminal (YCAT) limousine bus. Buses
depart at about 30 minute intervals. A TMP vehicle will be dispatched to meet
you at YCAT and transport you to Camp Zama (use caution buses depart for many
other destination besides YCAT). Fare is 3,100 yen for adults and 1,550 for
Purchase tickets on the Yokota MWR bus for the New Sanno Hotel in downtown Tokyo. The bus makes two trips per day and the departure schedule can be provided by the MAC representative at the Northwest Airline counter. Fare is $18.00 per passenger ($9.00 for children ages 5-12). A TMP vehicle will provide onward transportation.
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Wait at the airport until a TMP vehicle can make a pickup. This may be necessary if a pet is to be transported. Travel time from the TMP to Narita should be from two to four hours.