Atsugi, Kanagawa

Atsugi (Japanese厚 木 市, -shi ) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan.

Within Japan, Atsugi is mainly known as a suburb of metropolitan Tokyo -Yokohama and is also associated with the U.S. naval base at NAF Atsugi. However, this is not in Atsugi, but lies between the two nearby locations Ayase and Yamato.

The air force base in Atsugi is located at the place where on August 28, 1945 American troops first entered the main island of Japan, and thus heralded the end of the Second World War.


Atsugi, south of Tokyo, west of Yokohama and Ebina, north of Hiratsuka and east of Isehara.

The Sagami flows through the city from north to south.


Atsugi became a town on 1 February 1955.


  • Street: Tomei highway, towards Tokyo or Nagoya (toll road )
  • National road 129 in the direction of Fujisawa ( Kanagawa ) or Sagamihara
  • National road 246 in the direction of Tokyo center or Numazu
  • National Road 271, towards Odawara (toll road )
  • National road 412 direction Tsukui
  • Odakyu Odawara Line, stations Hon - Atsugi Atsugi and, towards Shinjuku or Odawara
  • JR Sagami Line, Railway Station Atsugi, Sagamihara direction Chigasaki or


  • Iiyama Kannon (temple Chokoku -ji)
  • Iiyama Spa
  • Nanasawa Spa

Other Facilities

  • Aoyama Gakuin University, Sagamihara until the move to in 2003
  • NTT Basic Research Laboratories

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Akira Amari (* 1949), politician
  • Kyoko Koizumi (born 1966 ), singer
  • Teruyuki Moniwa ( b. 1981 ), football player
  • Yūki Ogimi (* 1987), football player

Adjacent Cities and Towns

  • Hiratsuka
  • Ebina
  • Zama
  • Sagamihara
  • Samukawa
  • Isehara
  • Hadano

Pictures of Atsugi, Kanagawa