Outdoor Recreation


@Misawa Outdoor Recreation Center


Phone number & hours

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 7–14 days advance booking is required, depending on the activity. Give us a call for more information.

Upcoming Adventures

Beach Festival in Akita

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : July 24–July 25
Travel with Outdoor Recreation to the beautiful beaches of Akita Prefecture as we join in the fun at the sand […]

Samuraihama Bouldering & Rock Climbing Overnight

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : July 10-11
We are taking to the coastal rock areas to get vertical. Let’s start off slow by working on bouldering technique […]

Night Kayaking Lake Towada

Departs at 3 p.m.
Availability : July 23 & Aug. 27
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Night kayaking will start before sunset and finish after dark in […]

Waterfall Training

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : July 17 & Aug. 14
A trip for those who do go chasing waterfalls. Cleanse your mind and soul thru a Shinto purification ritual. In […]

SUP & Snorkel

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : July 17 & Aug. 7
Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP) are one of the easiest ways to quickly gain access to loads of fun places not reachable […]

Night Kayaking Lake Towada

Departs at 3 p.m.
Availability : June 25
$45 per person | $25 R4R price Ages 16+ (parental supervision required under age 18) The fun doesn’t stop when […]

Mt. Hachimantai Overnight Hike

Departs at 6 a.m.
Availability : June 26–27
The scenery here is just amazing with picture perfect views of nature, especially in the summer. The Alpine flowers grow […]

Aomori West Coast

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : July 10
Join us as we explore the beaches and rocky coastline of Aomori Prefecture’s western shoreline. We’ll start at the nooks […]

PADI Discover SCUBA Diving

5–7 p.m.
Availability : June 16, 23 & 30
Curious about the underwater world? Want to know what it feels like to breath underwater? Join our professional certified instructor […]

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

Powerboats, pontoon boat, jet skis, 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