Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation CLOSED Tuesday, Feb. 2 & Wednesday, Feb. 3 for an employee resiliency trip. We look forward to seeing you
Thursday, Feb. 4!

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.

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.

Live for the thrill

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

Hakkoda Dojo Overnight Day Trip

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
Availability : Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24
Earn your turns this year! Join the Adventure Team as we enjoy the best of what our local area has […]

Kyoto & Osaka Spring Break

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : March 23-March 28
If you have ever dreamed of traveling to exotic locations for spring break, Outdoor Recreation has the perfect trip for […]

Snow Camping

Availability : March 20-March 21
Come along with our hot blooded Adventure Team as we teach you how to live large while camping in the […]

Super Ice Bowl Kayaking

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : Feb. 8
Not interested in sitting around watching football and commercials this year? Come along with Outdoor Recreation as we don the […]

Moriyoshi Backcountry Overnight

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
Availability : Feb. 27–Feb. 28
Calling all advanced skiers and riders! Moriyoshi is a legendary ski area amongst local ski celebrities, boasting some of the […]

Hakkoda Backcountry Overnight

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
Availability : March 12–March 13
Enjoy an early weekend on this advanced backcountry mission to the Hakkoda wilderness with our Adventure Team. Spend the day […]

Backcountry Boot Camp Basics and Companion Rescue

Class starts at 5 p.m. each evening prior to field training at 6:30 a.m. the next day
Availability : Session 2: Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 20
Do you have everything you need to explore the backcountry this season except the experience? Join Outdoor Recreation’s expert guides […]

JAPOW Niseko Adventure

Departs at 7 p.m.
Availability : Feb. 10–Feb. 15
Misawa is the jackpot of all bases for skiers and snowboarders, and the neighboring island of Hokkaido is the crown […]

Nyuto Hot Spring & Snow Festival

Departs at 9 a.m.
Availability : Feb. 6
Northern Japan is cold in February, so what better way to warm up than hopping in on the hot spring […]

 Team Misawa Trips

Learn to Shred Ski & Snowboard Instruction

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
Availability : Jan. 24 & Feb. 7
Have you found yourself stationed in the land of ice and snow with no clue what to do? Misawa Outdoor […]


Jan. 23 & 30
Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
$80 per person | $40 R4R price
$20 ride only
All ages are welcome

Are you always looking for the best winter ski and snowboard destinations? So are we! Spend your winter traveling northern Japan in style and comfort on the Misawa Outdoor Recreation Shred Bus. is year we will be chasing the snow to provide you with the most epic conditions imaginable at more than 10 local resorts, including Appi, Aomori Spring, Geto, Hachimantai, Hakkoda, Okunakayama, Shizukuishi, Tazawako and more!

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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 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.
Reservations  |  8 a.m.–6 p.m.
CLOSED select federal holidays

SOME HOURS MAY CURRENTLY DIFFER, PLEASE SEE https://35fss.com/fss-updated-hours-of-operation/ FOR HOURS.