Department of Defense Education Activity

Ikego ES: Our Community

Ikego Housing Area

The Ikego area was a former ammunition depot in Zushi City. In 1937, the Japanese Imperial Navy used the land as a storehouse for ammunition. Ikego Housing Area first opened in April, 1996. It is located approximately eight kilometers from Yokosuka Naval Base. Driving to Ikego is an easy task and will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes without heavy traffic. Traffic is heaviest between 7-8 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Ikego is set in forested hills in the seaside resort town of Zushi. There are three and four bedroom units for officer, and enlisted families. Ikego has a Navy Exchange Mini-Mart, club, pool, Child Development Center, gas station, fire department, post office, sports fields, paint-ball course, campgrounds, tennis courts, gym, and Community Center. No-fee shuttle buses run from Ikego to Yokosuka in the morning and return in the evening, and following extra curricular events at the High School. Ikego can be reached in 20 minutes by toll roads (costing 300 yen), and about 30 minutes by surface roads (no cost). Japanese public transportation involves riding two trains at a minimum cost of 230 yen.

Ikego Community Activities

Ikego Youth Sports

Command Partnership--DESRON

Stars & Stripes Japan

Spotted Stripes