Outdoor Recreation


@Misawa Outdoor Recreation Center


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

RecOn Discount eligibility

RecOn 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 RecOn discounts.
  • Trips purchased at the RecOn discount may not be transferred to non-eligible persons.
  • RecOn 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.

June Adventures

On sale Now!

July Adventures

On sale Saturday, June 1

Akita Beach Adventure

Departs at 9 a.m.
Availability : Saturday, July 27–Sunday, July 28
Tired of the summer heat? Join us on our first ever Akita Beach Adventure! We’ll visit Kamaya Beach to ride on banana boats, witness the sandcastle/statue contest and take in an awesome firework show. After that, we will follow it up by riding rail bikes and visiting Lake Tazawa! Includes: […]

Best of Japan

Departs 7 a.m.
Availability : Wednesday, July 3–Monday, July 8
Go big or go home this Independence Day! We’re going to the tallest Buddha statue in Japan, the longest zipline, the largest flower garden and more! Includes: Transportation, Adventure Guide, lodging and admission fees Wednesday, July 3–Monday, July 8 Departs | 7 a.m. Returns | 10 p.m. $650 per person […]

Mt. Iwate Day Hike

Departs at 5 a.m.
Availability : July 13
Summiting the volcano just west of morioka is no easy feat! Whether you’re preparing for uji or you are just looking to add another summit to your list, this is the adventure for you. Includes: transportation, mountain guide and backpack • There is a mandatory pre-trip briefing at the Outdoor […]

Mt. Iwate Hut Night Backpacking

Departs at 5 a.m.
Availability : July 20–21
Summiting the volcano just west of morioka is no easy feat! Whether you’re preparing for Fuji or you are just looking to add another summit to your list, this is the adventure for you. Plus, you get to stay in a primitive mountain hut! Includes: transportation, mountain guide, 65L backpack, […]

Odanai SUP Adventure

Departs 10 a.m.
Availability : Sunday, July 21
Less than 30 minutes from the main gate is a beautiful pond full of colorful lotus blossoms and scenic wildlife. No experience is required, we will show you everything you need to know about standup paddle boarding (SUP) and outfit you for a beginner friendly adventure! Includes: Transportation, ACA SUP […]

Sunset Paint & Night Kayak

Departs at 2:30 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, July 27
What’s more fun than combining FSS activities on one epic adventure? The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Once we arrive at Lake Towada we’ll start kayaking, then pull up onto shore to paint the sunset. Once our paintings are complete we’ll go back out on the water […]

Team Misawa Explore Asamushi

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : Saturday, July 20
Join us and our friends over at the Navy Liberty Program for a fun-filled summer adventure! We’ll take a short hike where we get to visit a local temple, take a break at a foot bath, and visit the Asamushi Aquarium. Includes: Transportation, Adventure guide and entrance fees Saturday, July […]

Rental Center & Gear Shop

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


Base Beach Boathouse

Kayaks, canoes, surfboards and stand up paddle boards


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


Daily, weekly and weekend rentals available


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 & Boathouse

Parks & Recreation

The Lodge

Weasels' Den

Outdoor Recreation Center

BLDG. 486
Spring Hours | April 1–Nov. 30
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday  |  8 a.m.–2 p.m.
PACAF Family Days  |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays, Wednesdays & Federal holidays

Winter Hours | Dec. 1–March 31
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday  |  Noon–6 p.m.
Saturday  |  8 a.m.–2 p.m.
PACAF Family Days  |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays & Federal holidays



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