Outdoor Recreation


@Misawa Outdoor Recreation Center


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

RecOn Discount eligibility

RecOn 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 RecOn discounts.
  • Trips purchased at the RecOn discount may not be transferred to non-eligible persons.
  • RecOn 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.

November Tours

On sale now!

Juniko Overnight

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : Saturday, Nov. 18–Sunday, Nov. 19
Enjoy the fall colors and otherworldly blue ponds in the famous Juniko Hiking Trail System on the west coast of Aomori. Breakfast and dinner are provided in a cozy minshuku, with locally sourced food and spacious Japanese-style rooms. Your second day will include a relaxed hike with tide pools on […]

Motor Paraglider in Sendai

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : Friday, Nov. 10–Monday, Nov. 13
We’re headed to Matsushima Bay to ride on tandem paragliders! Join us as we visit a deserted island and visit other wondrous views in Miyagi Prefecture. Includes: transportation, Adventure Guide, admission fees and lodging There is a mandatory pre-trip briefing at ODR. Friday, Nov. 10–Monday, Nov. 13 Departs | 8 […]

Mt. Eboshi Summit Hike

Departs 8 a.m.
Availability : Monday, Nov. 13
Join us for a summit hike straddling the peninsula between Mustu Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Views at the top alone are worth the trip. The trail is easy enough for kids but offers enough variety in terrain/vegetation to satisfy more experienced hikers. Includes: transportation, Adventure Guide and backpack Monday, […]

Mt. Hakkoda Day Hike

Departs at 7 a.m.
Availability : Saturday, Nov. 4
We’re headed to the Hakkoda Mountains! We’ll hike to the Sennentai Mountain Hut and the summit of Hakkoda’s Mount Odake. We will hike over semi-improved trails and rock, so come prepared to hop, skip and walk with a pack. Includes: transportation, Adventure Guide and backpack Those under 18 years of […]

Team Misawa World Heritage in Aomori

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : Saturday, Nov. 18
From Misawa, we will head over to the Sea of Japan coast! Visit the largest ginkgo tree in Japan, estimated to be more than 1,000 years old. It will be illuminated for a limited time for some unreal photograph opportunities. Includes: transportation, Adventure Guide and lodging accommodations Those under 18 […]

The Three Capitals

Departs at 5 p.m.
Availability : Wednesday, Nov. 22–Monday, Nov. 27
Experience Kyoto, Osaka and Nara prefectures — all historic capitals of Japan at one time. You’ll be spending your Thanksgiving weekend taking in not only the natural beauties of Japan, like the bamboo forest, but also the city views. Includes: transportation, Adventure Guide, lodging and select admission fees There is […]

Women in the Wild Hike

Departs at 8 a.m.
Availability : Saturday, Nov. 25
Join us as we explore one of our favorite trails in the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. We’ll wander through wooded paths, enjoy the soothing sound of streams and wildlife, and stop along the way to eat lunch with a view. Includes: transportation, Adventure Guide and backpack Those under 18 years of […]

December Tours

On sale Thursday, Nov. 2.

Distant Resort Run

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
Availability : Saturdays | Dec. 16 & 30
Want to change up the scenery but don’t want to drive 3+ hours on your own? Join us as we head one of our favorite further away resorts, Geto Kogen or Tazawako Ski Resort.  Sign up early, as these seats go fast! Includes: transportation, Adventure Guide, ODR ski/snowboard rental and […]

Holidays in Hokkaido

Departs at 6 a.m.
Availability : Friday, Dec. 22–Tuesday, Dec. 26
If you weren’t sure about what to do during your holiday break, now you have plans! Grab your seat for a whirlwind tour on the island of Hokkaido. This trip will have you exploring the frozen landscape by snowmobile, warming up in an outdoor hot spring and more! Includes: transportation, […]

Resort Run

Departs at 6:30 a.m.
Availability : Sunday, Dec. 24 & Monday, Dec. 25
Hit the hottest resorts in Northern Tohoku and get the biggest bang for your buck! Take a load off this season and leave the driving to us. These trips will rotate between the larger resorts of APPI, Aomori Springs, Hachimantai and Shizukuishi. Sign up early, as these seats go fast! […]

Rental Center & Gear Shop

Visit the Outdoor Recreation Center to make a reservation or give us a call for more information.
*Some rental items are available depending on the season.


Base Beach Boathouse

Kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards


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 & Boathouse

Parks & Recreation

The Lodge

Weasels' Den

Outdoor Recreation Center

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Spring Hours | April 1–Nov. 30
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday  |  8 a.m.–2 p.m.
PACAF Family Days  |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays, Wednesdays & Federal holidays

Winter Hours | Dec. 1–March 31
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday  |  Noon–6 p.m.
Saturday  |  8 a.m.–2 p.m.
PACAF Family Days  |  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
CLOSED Sundays & Federal holidays



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