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

Kayaking & Asamushi Fireworks Festival

Departs at 10 a.m.
Availability : Thursday, Aug. 1
Enjoy an afternoon of coastal kayaking along the Natsudomari Peninsula, a beach festival and an awesome fireworks show all in […]

Tour De Ogawara

7 a.m.
Availability : Saturday, Aug. 31
Tour de Ogawara is a cycling challenge that takes cyclists off base and around Lake Ogawara. Enjoy breathtaking views while […]

Introduction to Kayaking

8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, July 20
Join us at the Base Beach this summer and learn the basics of kayaking. Get started with this exciting sport […]

Padi Open Water Scuba

Availability : Aug. 8–18 & Sept. 12–22
Learn to dive! Open yourself up to a whole new world of experiences as you explore life below the waves. […]

Coastal Kayaking at Natsudomari Peninsula

7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, July 27
Explore your devotion to the ocean with salt water paddling and incredible scenery. This tour traces the rocky, volcanic coastline […]

Family Kayaking at Odanai Pond

9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Availability : Sunday, July 21 & Sunday, Aug. 25
Odanai Pond is a beautiful pond less than 30 minutes from the main gate, full of colorful lotus blossoms. No […]

Discover Lake Kayaking

7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, Aug. 24
Outdoor Recreation wants you to enjoy a day at beautiful Lake Towada, the perfect kayaking location for a first time […]

Mt. Iwate Overnight Backpacking Hike

6 a.m. Saturday–6 p.m. Sunday
Availability : Aug. 3–4 & Sept. 14–15
Challenge yourself in summiting Mt. Iwate via the Yanagisawa Route. While this is the easiest route, it is still physically […]

Cape Tappi Scuba Diving

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Sunday, Aug. 11
Enjoy the warm waters of the Japan Sea and the best dive site in the Aomori Prefecture. Explore an underwater […]

Single Airman Trips

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

Aomori Nebuta Festival

5–11 p.m.
Availability : Sunday, Aug.4
Stand along the route of the Aomori Nebuta Festival and take in the lights, sounds and traditions! This trip includes […]

Morioka Sansa Festival

1 p.m.–Midnight
Availability : Saturday, Aug. 3
This festival is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most taiko drummers in a single parade […]

Aomori Nebuta Festival Join the Parade!

5–11 p.m.
Availability : Friday, Aug. 2
Dress up and join in the parade as a dancer! The Nebuta Festival is Japan’s most well-known festival. This festival […]

Aomori Hashikami Coastline

7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Availability : Saturday, July 20
Spend a day exploring the Aomori Prefecture’s southeastern coastline between Hachinohe and the Iwate Prefecture. This tour includes transportation and […]

 Team Misawa Trips

Cooling Off in Sendai

Departs at 7 a.m. & Returns at 8 p.m.
Availability : Saturday–Sunday, Aug. 24–25
If you’ve survived a Misawa summer, you know just how hot things are going to get this year! Stay cool […]

Fuji Expedition

Departs 11 p.m. & Returns 6 p.m.
Availability : Thursday, July 25–Sunday, July 28
Enjoy the thrill of Japan’s biggest and most extreme roller coasters at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park for a full […]

Twilight SUP & Kayaking

Availability : Aug. 8 & Aug. 29
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