Outdoor Recreation

We have expanded our hours!

Outdoor Recreation is now open Saturdays 8 a.m.–Noon

Recharge for Resiliency (R4R) Discount eligibility

R4r discount prices are for Active Duty Military an their family members assigned to Misawa Air Base. Verification in the form of a miliary/family member ID must be provided at time of enrollments.

  • 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 activites. Custom group and organizational tours are not eligible for this discount.

Single Airman Programs

Enrollment Policy 

  • Each eligible Airman may enroll herself/himself and ONE additional Airman.


  • Open to single or unaccompanied Active Duty US Military assigned or atached to Misawa Air Base. 
  • Includes all services and ranks. 
  • Guests are NOT permitted.

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.

Team Misawa Programs

Enrollment Policy

Each person may enroll himself/herself, a spouse and one guest. Navy personnel must enroll at the Navy Liberty Office, Building 980. 


  • Open to all Active Duty military membes and their spouses, ages 18 and over only. 
  • Navy personnel must sign up at the Navy Liberty Office Building 980.
  • Adults ONLY.

Get Outside!

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

Mt. Kokomagatake Overnight Backpack Hike

Departs 6 a.m.
Availability : Saturday–Sunday, Sept 21–22
Located in the Akita Prefecture, with spectacular views in all directions, this is an ideal first-time backpacking experience. Hike from […]

Padi Open Water Diver Course

Availability : Sept. 12–22
Learn to dive! Open yourself up to a whole new world of experiences as you explore life below the waves. […]

Nanataki Falls Hike & Matsukawa Onsen

7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, Oct. 26
Enjoy a moderate hike of eight kilometers on a gentle incline to the scenic Nanataki Waterfall on the north face […]

Autumn Lake Kayaking

7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, Oct. 19
Enjoy a day at Lake Towada with this kayak tour, perfect for both first-time paddlers and seasoned professionals. The autumn […]

Mt. Hakkoda Overnight Backpacking Hike

7 a.m. Saturday–4 p.m. Sunday
Availability : Oct. 19–20
This hike starts at the Sukayu Hot Springs Resort and takes you up to a rustic mountain hut where you’ll […]

Matsuminotaki Falls Mountain Bike & Hike

7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, Oct. 5
Explore one of Northern Japan’s most beautiful backcountry waterfalls that can only be reached on foot or by mountain bike. […]

Single Airman Trips

Single Airman trips are open to single and unaccompanied Active Duty military members from any branch of service.

Aomori Autumn Colors

7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, Oct. 26
Enjoy the colors of autumn as you transit the Hakkoda Mountains toward Nakano-Momijiyama, one of the largest areas of spectacular […]

Hakodate & Mt. Komagatake Hiking

7 a.m. Saturday–10 p.m. Sunday
Availability : Oct. 5–6
Enjoy the city of Hakodate and hike to summit of the Mt. Komagatake volcano. This volcano is still active with […]

 Team Misawa Trips


Twilight SUP & Kayaking

Availability : Sept. 19
Enjoy some relaxing after work stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Have fun on the lake and munch on some pizza, […]
Team Misawa Overnight Trips

These awesome overnight trips are a collaboration between the Single Airman and Navy Liberty Programs and are offered monthly. Single Airmen, ask about this month’s trip or sign up at the Outdoor Recreation Center. Single Sailors, please visit the Navy Liberty Office, Bldg. 980 for trip information or to sign up.

Rental Center

Visit the Outdoor Recreation Center located in the Weasels’ Den to make a reservation or give us a call for more information.


Regulator, BCD, wetsuit, scuba tank, snorkel, weights and air fills

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


Bicycles, volleyballs, tennis rackets and balls, badminton set, softballs, bats, gloves, helmets, frisbee, croquet, GoPros 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

Wild West Range

Base Beach


The Lodge

Weasels' Den

Outdoor Recreation Center

BLDG. 973
Monday–Tuesday & Thursday–Friday  |  7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday | 8 a.m.–Noon
PACAF Family Days  |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
CLOSED Wednesday, Sunday & 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.
Reservations  |  7 a.m.–6 p.m.
CLOSED federal holidays