The 23rd World Scout Jamboree is over!


The 23rd World Scout Jamboree is the event held in July - August 2015, and this page

is kept for REFERENCE PURPOSE only!.

The event was attended by 33,628 people from 155 countries and terrtories! We would like to say big THANK YOU for everybody!

For more information about the next Jamboree, see

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About 23WSJ


About the Theme


“WA: a Spirit of Unity” is the theme for the Jamboree. The Kanji Character “和” (WA) embraces many meanings such as unity, harmony, cooperation,friendship and peace. WA also represents Japan and its culture


From Tuesday, 28 July To Saturday, 8 August 2015



Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City,


Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan


Coordinates : N 34°01’ , E131°23’


Altitude    : 2.7m - 15.8m


Avg.Temp. :Max30.6°C/Min15.2°C


Avg. Rainfall : 4.1mm / day




The official points of entry will be announced in the second Bulletin.Below are the airports and train station located around the Jamboree site.

Fukuoka Airport, which is about 2 hours drive away from Jamboree site, has direct flights to Incheon (Seoul), Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei, Singapore and 12 other Asian cities. In addition to those direct international flights, American Airlines, British Airways and several other international airlines have connection and code-share flights.

Shin-Yamaguchi Station (Japan Rail, Shinkansen) will be the main gateway for those traveling to and from the Jamboree by train. Shin-Yamaguchi is about 4.5 hours from Tokyo and 2 hours from Osaka by Shinkansen (bullet train).

Yamaguchi Ube Airport, the airport closest to Jamboree site, has 9 flights to and from Tokyo daily. It is about 30 minutes drive away from Jamboree site.

Kansai International Airport, which is about 4 hours drive away from Jamboree site, has direct flights from many cities around the world including Frankfurt, Helsinki and Istanbul.

Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport (to be open in December 2012), which is about 1hour 50minues drive away from Jamboree site.


We are planning to have a Pre-23WSJ in 2013, as the 30th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree and the 16th Nippon (National) Jamboree.


We have received a number of questions regarding the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. We have compiled several frequently asked questions and answers.


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23rd World Scout Jamboree

28 JulyTo 8 August 2015

Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City,

Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

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