In April 2016 4Aviation was in Japan for the 14th time already. A small group of 5 travelled through a large part of the country to see many air bases and aircraft types. After a thorough preparation, the tour started on Saturday 9 April at Schiphol where the group first met in the aircraft for the direct flights to Tokyo-Narita. After arriving, on Sunday 10 April, the car was picked up, a roof rack was installed for the required steps and the steps were purchased from a local do-it-yourself store. After these tasks were completed, we hit the road since it was about more than an hour’s drive to the hotel for the first night stay in Tsuchiura.