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United States Army
Zama-shi, Kanagawa Ken Japan 228-8920
Learn about the variety of housing possibilities available as well as information about setting up utilities in your home . Housing options are available to your unique situation including: housing for families, single service members, families that are enrolled in the exceptional family member program, pet owners and unaccompanied personnel. Explore your options to find a home that best fits your needs.
All Unaccompanied (military) Personnel are required to reside on-post in government-provided housing. Assignment is based on rank and can include barracks, senior enlisted quarters and bachelor officers’ quarters. Personnel in the ranks of E6 and below must report to their unit for assignment under the Army Barracks Management Program; personnel in the ranks of E7 and above and all officers will report to the Housing Office for assignment to bachelor officer or bachelor enlisted quarters.
Personnel on deferred travel or delayed dependent travel, or those who are geographical bachelors, are required to reside in UPH facilities. UPH for senior enlisted personnel and officers ranges in size from 340-460 square feet (studio to suite) with a private bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchen.
Carefully consider what you decide to bring. Avoid bringing bulky furniture. UPH facilities are fully furnished with government furniture, to include appliances. There are no large storage spaces available for excess household goods. Additional storage is difficult to obtain and must be done at your own expense.
Washers and dryers are provided in communal laundry rooms. You may be authorized 25% of your Joint Federal Travel Regulations/Joint Travel Regulations for household goods shipment based on your rank or grade. Personnel who elect to ship their own furniture may do so. The government furniture will be removed upon request. The authorized storage spaces are limited for small items such as small boxes, luggage, etc.
NOTE: For all incoming personnel, it is imperative to have your sponsor visit the Housing Office to obtain more specific housing information for your particular needs and/or requirements.
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You may be authorized 50% (accompanied personnel) and 25% (unaccompanied personnel) for your household goods shipment, based on your rank or grade. Personnel should not ship bulky or oversized furniture (i.e., king-size beds, German shrunk, large dining room furniture), as government and off-base housing is considerable smaller than U.S. standards.
Items that cannot fit in your assigned/selected housing will have to be stored at the occupant's expense. It is very important to contact your Transportation Office to determine your authorized weight allowance.
Due to the restricted weight allowances and the size of military family housing and off-base housing, Full Tour support for bedroom, living room and dining room furniture items is provided by the Housing Office. However, availability is limited. A washer, dryer and dishwasher are standard in military housing.
Army Community Service has a Lending Closet for basic kitchen items (i.e. dishes, glasses, pots, pans, utensils, iron, ironing board, etc.) The Housing Office and ACS do not provide televisions, bed linens or towels. An extension in the hotel or a delay in housing assignment will not be authorized.
NOTE: The electrical voltage in Japan is 100V/50HZ.
Military Family Housing and Unaccompanied Personnel Housing are built by the Government of Japan under the Status of Forces Agreement and managed by U.S. Army Garrison-Japan. Therefore, all military personnel will be mandatorily assigned to either family housing or unaccompanied housing.
Department of Defense civilians, with accompanying family members, will have the option to be assigned to military family housing or reside in off-post housing. Unaccompanied civilians must reside in off-post housing. The Housing Office offers a full array of services to assist in locating and securing adequate off-base housing. Do not secure off-base housing prior to arrival; all off-post housing must be approved by the Housing Office to ensure its meets DOD suitability standards.
Military and civilian sponsors, with accompanied command-sponsored family members assigned to or attached to U.S. Army Garrison-Japan may be offered family housing at either of our two housing locations: Camp Zama Housing or the Sagamihara Family Housing Area.
There are two housing areas: Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area. Family housing located at Kure is available for personnel assigned to Akizuki, Pier 6, located at Hiroshima, Japan. On-post family housing is usually available for all authorized personnel assigned to the Camp Zama installation and Akizuki, Pier 6 installation. Call the Family Housing Office at 011-81-46-407-3527 or DSN 315-263-3527, 315-263-4135 or 315-263-4136.