Outdoor Recreation


@Misawa Outdoor Recreation Center


Phone number & hours

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 7–14 days advance booking is required, depending on the activity. Give us a call for more information.

Upcoming Adventures

Big Summer Blowout

Departs at 6 a.m.
Availability : May 28–May 31
Have you been dying to really feel alive? Join the Misawa Adventure Team for a weekend of extreme sports, high […]

Tamagawa Hot Spring

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : May 8
Tamagawa, located in the Hachimantai volcanic park, is the most famous hot spring in Japan. Boasting the largest fl ow […]

Baba Rock & Hotokegaura Beach

Departs at 9 a.m.
Availability : April 10 & May 22
  At Hotokegaura Beach, nearly 20 million years ago deep sea volcanic activity created a precipice of green volcanic tuff […]

Tour De Ogawara

8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Availability : Sept. 4
8 a.m. | Rider Registration 9 a.m. | Challenge $35 per person $20 R4R Price Ages 16+ Challenge yourself on […]

Pacific Ocean Fishing

Departs at 5 a.m.
Availability : May 22
Catch a charter boat from Hashikami Fishing Port south of Hachinohe to cruise in the Pacific Ocean for some bottom […]

Hakkoda Up & Over Backcountry Tour

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
Availability : April 17
Travel by ski or splitboards across the entire northern Hakkoda range. This human-powered advanced level trip will bring you to […]

Coastal Kayaking

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : May 1
Experience the wonder of the Japanese coastline like never before and our “devotion to the ocean” with salt water paddling. […]

Tsugaru Peninsula

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : May 1
Spend a day exploring the Aomori Prefecture’s Tsugaru Peninsula. Often referred to as the “backwoods of Japan”, this region has […]

East Coast of Iwate

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : May 15–May 16
Explore the Iwate Coastline on this ridiculously sweet trip! Let your headlamp be your guide as you spelunk through the […]

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 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