Outdoor Recreation


@Misawa Outdoor Recreation Center


Phone number & hours
Fall & Winter 2021–2022 ODR Guide

Recharge for Resiliency (R4R) Discount eligibility

R4R discount prices are for active duty military and their family members assigned to Misawa Air Base. Verification in the form of a military/family member ID must be provided at time of enrollment.

  • Regular tour pricing applies to guests not eligible for R4R discounts.
  • Trips purchased at the R4R discount may not be transferred to non-eligible persons.
  • R4R discounts apply only to scheduled ODR programs and activities. Custom group and organizational tours are not eligible for this discount.

Outdoor Recreation Programs

Enrollment Policy

  • Each person may enroll themselves, a spouse and all family members assigned or attached to Misawa Air Base.
  • In addition to family members, you may enroll ONE guest.


  • Open to all active duty military members and their families. DoD civilians, retirees and contractors.
  • Some age limitations may apply to specific programs.
  • JASDF personnel are eligible to participate (full program prices apply)
  • AFI 34-101 Air Force Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Programs and Use Eligibility.


ODR Trips

Let Outdoor Recreation guide you on your next adventure! We have trips year round to get you exploring all that Japan has to offer.

Adventures by You

WHEN: Any day and subject to guide availability.

COST: Trip costs are based on the destination and number of participants. Always working weekends? We can arrange any of our popular adventure activities for your group on a day more convenient for you. Minimum participation numbers and at least one month advance booking is required, depending on the activity. Give us a call for more information.

October Tours

On sale now!

East Coast of Iwate

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Oct. 22–23
We will travel down to the coast line of Iwate Prefecture and make our first stop at Samurai Beach. This huge geological rock outcropping was formed over millions of years as the ocean weathered the granite smooth. Then we will go down the Osprey Cliff and hike the coast through […]

Family Fall Colors Hike

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Oct. 29
Come enjoy a day in the mountains with the whole family. No one does family adventure like ODR. Includes: transportation, backpack and certified Japanese mountain guide Saturday, Oct. 29 Departs | 7 a.m. Returns | 6 p.m. $30 per person Ages 7+

Hakkoda Day Hike

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Oct. 22
Begin your adventure at the Sukayu Hot Springs in the Hakkoda Mountains. From here you will be hiking to the Sennentai mountain hut, then on to the summit of Hakkoda’s Mount Odake. This is a physically challenging activity with a total distance of 8.5 kilometers round trip over semi-improved trails […]

Hakodate Getaway

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Oct. 8–11
Take the quickest boat ride from Aomori City to Ezo, otherwise known as Hokkaido. Your adventure begins with a dip into a wild hot spring called Mizunashi, where the crystal clear water mixes with the sea. You’ll also enjoy a hike with panoramic views on Mt. Esan and get a […]

Hot Spring Afterwork Club

Departs at 5 p.m.
Availability : Oct. 14 & Nov. 4
This is the trip to try a Japanese banquet. Depart Misawa Air Base after work and arrive at the most popular hot spring facility in Aomori, Rokka Pokka. Fancy meals are waiting for your arrival at Tatami Banquet Room where we will enjoy having a dinner, soaking, singing and talking […]

Kurikoma Overnight Hiking

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Oct. 1–2
Mt. Kurikoma (elevation 1,626 meters) straddles Miyagi, Iwate and Akita prefectures. People refer to the sight of the mountain completely covered in fall foliage as “the Carpet of the Gods.” On the way back we will stop by a wild hot spring, a hot waterfall flowing straight out of a […]

Mt. Mitsuishi Hiking & Camping

Departs at 6 a.m.
Availability : Oct. 15–16
By October, autumn starts higher up in the mountains and works its way down to sea level. Camping at this time is great since there is cooler weather, fewer insects and less crowding in popular locations. The autumn colors are pretty amazing in the Tohoku Region. Includes: transportation, certified Japanese […]

Scuba Fun Dive

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
Availability : Oct. 9, 16 & 23
Now that you’re a certified diver, let’s jump in and have fun. Enjoy the waters of the Japan Sea, Mutsu Bay or other locations we discover and add to the list. These fun dives will be at the location of the guide’s choice. We may go to the old standard […]

November Tours

On sale Saturday, Oct. 1

Deserted Island & Spa Resort Hawaiians

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Nov. 10–13
Let’s explore a deserted island! Previously a resort, the island has abandoned buildings and wild animals (more than 500 deer, 100 monkeys and rabbits, etc.). It takes 15 minutes to the island by chartered boat. We will also go to Spa Resort Hawaiians, which has the largest outdoor hot spring […]

Hot Spring Afterwork Club

Departs at 5 p.m.
Availability : Oct. 14 & Nov. 4
This is the trip to try a Japanese banquet. Depart Misawa Air Base after work and arrive at the most popular hot spring facility in Aomori, Rokka Pokka. Fancy meals are waiting for your arrival at Tatami Banquet Room where we will enjoy having a dinner, soaking, singing and talking […]

Mt. Hakkoda Hut Overnight Backpacking

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Nov. 5–6
Over the centuries, the Hakkoda Mountains are a place where legends have been born. Our journey will begin by winding through dense foothills, and will culminate as you rise to the summit of Mt. Odake, the tallest peak in the Hakkoda Range. You will have the opportunity to spend the […]

Nanataki Falls Hike & Matsukawa Onsen

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Nov. 12
Enjoy a moderate hike of six kilometers roundtrip on a gentle incline to the scenic Nanataki Waterfall on the north face of Mt Iwate. After the hike you’ll have a chance to soak in one of Iwate Prefecture’s most popular natural hot springs with beautiful outdoor grotto pools as well […]

Naturing at World Heritage

Departs at 10 a.m.
Availability : Nov. 19
From Misawa, we will jet over to the Sea of Japan coast and make a quick lunch stop at an ocean-view restaurant before having a soak in Furofushi Onsen. You’ll bathe in the rejuvenating outdoor seaside pool with a natural pH of 6.16 said to aid in disinfection and skin […]

Santo-The Three Capitals

Departs at 5 p.m.
Availability : Nov. 22–27
Santo, meaning “the three Capitals,” includes Kyoto, Nara and Osaka — all historic capitals of Japan at one time. Starting off in Kyoto, the group will visit the popular sites of Fushimi Shrine, Kiyomizu and Bamboo Street. Next is Nara, home to the oldest temples and many important cultural assets. […]

Rental Center & Gear Shop

Visit the Outdoor Recreation Center located in the Weasels’ Den to make a reservation or give us a call for more information.
*Some rental items are available depending on the season.

Base Beach Marina

Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and more


Ski & Snowboard

Skiis and poles, cross country skiis, snowboards, snowshoes and base repairs (seasonal rentals December–April) 


Sleeping bag, pads, tents, cots, lanterns, campstoves, grills and backpacks

Sporting Goods

Bicycles, volleyballs, tennis rackets and balls, badminton set, softballs, bats, gloves, helmets, discs, badminton, and more


Canopies, chairs, tables, water coolers, bouncy castles and more


Outdoor Recreation has a number of facilities around base that will get you out and enjoying all the seasons in Misawa. Click on the links below to learn more about each one. Looking to venture off base? Scroll up for our trips!

Himberg Pool

Area 35

Base Beach & Marina

Parks & Recreation

The Lodge

Weasels' Den

Outdoor Recreation Center

BLDG. 973
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday  |  8 a.m.–Noon
PACAF Family Days  |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays, Wednesdays & select Federal holidays


226-9378  DSN
0176-77-9378  CELL

Weasels' Den

BLDG. 973
Arcade, The Barn, playground, running track, soccer field
Monday–Friday  |  5 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday  |  8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday  |  10 a.m.–7 p.m.
PACAF Family Days | 5 a.m.–5 p.m.
CLOSED select federal holidays