Outdoor Recreation


@Misawa Outdoor Recreation Center


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

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 at least one month advance booking is required, depending on the activity. Give us a call for more information.

Upcoming Adventures

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Availability : Aug. 17–21
Learn to dive at the next level! Expand your underwater experiences and skills in a PADI Advanced Open Water Course. […]

Team Misawa Mega SUP Challenge

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : July 23
Single airmen and single sailors will challenge each other on our Mega Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP). Several challenges will require […]

Hike & Camp – Mt. Iwate

Departs at 5 a.m.
Availability : July 16–17
The best things in life are worth working for, and watching the sun rise from the summit of Mt. Iwate […]

Matsuminotaki Bike & Hike

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : July 23
Explore one of Japan’s most beautiful backcountry waterfalls on this awesome trip! Matsuminotaki Falls can only be reached on foot […]

Aomori West Coast

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : July 30 & Aug. 27
Join us as we explore the beaches and rocky coastline of Aomori Prefecture’s western shoreline. We’ll start at the nooks […]

Fat Bike Tour

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : June 25 & Aug. 14
Join us as we take in the beauty of Northern Japan in a totally new way, FAT BIKES!!! These awesome […]

Choose Your Own Adventure – Hokkaido

Departs at 6 p.m.
Availability : Thursday, June 30–Tuesday, July 5
Another edition to our “Choose You Own Adventure” trip series for 2022. Niseko is the adventure tourism hub in Hokkaido […]

Shinrin-Yoku & Takigyo

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : June 25, July 31 & Aug. 28
Experience a combination of two Japanese spiritual practices. Shinrin-yoku is a guided meditation in the forest known as nature bathing. […]

Hike & Camp – Mt. Mitsuishi

Departs at 5 a.m.
Availability : July 2–3
Grab your hiking boots and hop onto this awesome adventure with ODR! We are heading into the volcanic mountains of […]

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

Pontoon boat, 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