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O u t do o r Recreati on Center Building 973

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday | 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday | 8 a.m.–Noon Closed Wednesdays, Sundays and select federal holidays PACAF Family Days | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Facilities can be reserved up to 30 days in advance. Stop by ODR to make a reservation. Call 226-9378 with any questions.

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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 Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day Reservations 7 a.m.–6 p.m. *For Soccer Field, The Barn, or PT Reservations, visit the ODR front desk

Saturday and Sunday | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Private reservations are also available. Call ODR for availability.

Building 973

H i mb erg Pool Building 625

Last updated: April 2019

Monday–Thursday 6–10 a.m. & 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday 6–10 a.m. & 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Closed 5–6 p.m. for maintenance Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m.–Noon & 1–5 p.m. PACAF Family Days open at 8 a.m. Closed federal holidays

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Bas e B each & Mari na Building 1451

Phone 7-1556/957-1565 From Cell: 0176-77-8255 then 1-281-657-1565 Gate Hours Monday–Sunday 5 a.m.–8 p.m. Marina Rental Hours Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed if inclement weather is forecast

Near Security Hill (follow the signs)

The Lodge Building 1482

Open for private reservations year round

L ef t wich Park Near Security Hill

Open daily, dawn to dusk Open for private reservations year round

Di sc Gol f Course & Nat ure T ra ils Near The Lodge

Open 24/7, year round No reservations necessary, FREE to play

Camp Fa lcon Near The Lodge

Open for private reservations year round


Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s G ear Retail Store

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Rental Center

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Sporting Goods

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Entertainment 7 Camping Equipment & Sites

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FACI LI T I ES Base Beach & Marina

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Wild West Range

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Himberg Pool

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The Lodge & Climbing Boulder

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Parks & Recreation

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Disc Golf Course

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EVENTS Base Beach Opening

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Tour de Ogawara

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Red, White & Boom

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TO U R S Bike, Hike & Backpack

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Exploration and Celebration

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Scuba

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Mountain & Road Bikes

$10

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$100

Volleyball Set

$5

$8

Tug of War Rope

$5

$8

Sport Balls

$2

$3

Badminton Set

$3

$4

Softball Set

$5

$8

Backpack

$5

$8

Horseshoe Set

$3

$5

Disc Golf Set

$2

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(volleyball, football or basketball)

$16 (large, medium or small available)


Entertainment

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Canopy

$25

$35 (10 x 10 feet)

Chair

50¢

$1

(metal/plastic folding chair)

Table

$5

$8

(Aluminum folding type, 6 or 8 feet)

Large Cooler

$8

$12

Medium Cooler

$4

$6

Water Cooler/Jug

$2

$3

Cornhole Game Set

$5

$8

Honda™ Generator

$40

$60

Hammer Bell

$50

$80

Dunk Booth

$50

$80

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em

$55

$75

Spacewalk Bouncy Castle

$60

$80

Ninja Jump Bouncy Castle

$70

$85

Indoor Bouncy Castle

$40

$55

Large Gas Grill

$80

$120

(with 12 inch ball hitch, no propane)

Large Charcoal Grill

$60

$75

(with 1 ⅞ inch ball/hitch)

Regular Charcoal Grill

$50

$65

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Delivery/Pickup

$25

(round trip, one load; additional trips or loads, $20)

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R e n ta l C e n t e r Camping Equipment

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Camping Car

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Family Camp Package

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Couples Camp Package

$25

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$70

Sleeping Bag

$5

$8

$16

Sleeping Pad

$2

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Camping Cot

$5

$8

$16

Tent (2 person)

$8

$12

$24

Tent (4–6 person)

$10

$15

$30

Lantern

$5

$8

$16

Backpack

$5

$8

$16 (large, medium or small available)

Camping Table

$4

$6

$12 (camping, roller type)

Small Camping Stove

$10

$15

$30 (Weber, Coleman - fuel cylinders

Portable Fire Pit

$5

$8

Lawn Mower

$10

$15

Weed Eater

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Camper may be reserved 30 days in advance. Restrictions apply. Please call us for details.

Includes 4 sleeping bags, 4 sleeping pads, 1 tent (4–6 people), 1 stove, 1 lantern and a medium cooler

Includes 2 sleeping bags, 2 sleeping pads, 1 tent (2–3 people), 1 stove, 1 lantern and 1 small cooler

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C a m p J a pa n ! You don’t have to venture far to get away and be one with nature. Locals love to camp just as much as Americans do. Here are a few of our go-to spots. Want to find more? Stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center for a full list of campsites in the area, as well as expert tips on how to explore with confidence.

Oide Campsite next to Lake Towada Coordinates: 40.412726, 140.867792 Only an hour and a half drive from Misawa, this small campground is adjacent to stunning Lake Towada. The site offers auto and tent camping and has equipment available for rent such as tents, blankets and lanterns.

Tanesashi Camping Ground in Hachinohe

Coordinates: 40.510777, 141.608843 Camp on the beach or grassy area here at this open to the public campsite. Wake up to peaceful ocean views and listen to the waves roll onto the shore.

Tappizaki Campgrounds on Cape Tappi

Coordinates: 41.257276, 140.344275 If you’re a scuba diver, this one is for you! This campsite is located on the northwestern tip of the Tsugaru Peninsula, a popular dive site with warm waters and tent camping available near the dive site or on hillside terraces overlooking the water. Cabins and bungalows are also available for rent. Unzip your tent and take a short walk to the Cape Tappi dive site where you can swim through an underwater arch to deep volcanic rock grottos and canyons to see feather star crinoids and other sea creatures and plant life. Depending on weather conditions, warm waters for diving can extend into late October.

Yagen Valley Campgrounds in Mutsu

Coordinates: 40.394756, 141.334176 This budget-friendly campsite offers the ability to hike, fish and see wildlife. The campsite has facilities within walking distance and a massive fire pit perfect for any group trip. Have breakfast and then sneak off to explore the hiking trails and river. When you’re ready to relax, hop into an outdoor onsen located nearby. Many attractions are just a short drive away, such as Osorezan, the Gates of Hell.

Nagawa Cherry Village in Nanbu Town

Coordinates: 40.394756, 141.334176 Often called “Gnome Village” because of the brightly-colored, gnome-hat like treehouses—these fun huts can fit up to four people each and no reservation is required. Bring your own grills to cook all of your favorite foods and wash utensils in sinks right by your campsite, with restrooms nearby as well. Kids can see the dragon tower that stands at 100 feet tall. Adults can relax in the nearby onsen, grab a bite to eat at restaurants and venture along the hiking trails. Locals tell you to bring a sled, as there is a large hill to rush down, snow or not. On the way back, pick fresh fruit just a short drive from the campsite, spend a day at the indoor and outdoor waterpark with hot and cold water pools as well as sauna rooms and visit the 700-year-old Hokji Temple.

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Base beach & marina Building 1451 Phone 7-1556/957-1565 From Cell: 0176-77-8255 then 1-281-657-1565 Gate Hours Monday–Sunday 5 a.m.–8 p.m. Marina Rental Hours Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed if inclement weather is forecast. Open to the public from May–October depending on weather.

Beach Cabins

$30 per day Noon–11 a.m. (next day) Our beach cabins can comfortably sleep up to six people and include one bunk bed, one futon and one full bed. Reservations must be made in advance at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

Visit our Rental Center inside the Weasels’ Den for all of your camping equipment needs!

Large Pavilion

$50 per day 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. The large pavilion offers two covered seating areas and multiple grills for barbecuing. Located at the center of the beach grounds, it offers easy access to the Rental Office, volleyball court and restrooms.

Small Pavilion

$30 per day 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m The small pavilion offers covered seating and grills to barbecue on. Located at the far left of the beach grounds, this is the most private area, with beautiful views of Lake Ogawara. .

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Yuko Cabin

$30 per day 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Max occupancy 30 Open your door to a porch overlooking beautiful Lake Ogawara. The Yuko Cabin offers an indoor prep and bar area with a microwave and mini fridge as well as a private patio area.

Campsite

$15 Noon–11 a.m. (next day) Camp out in one of our four campsites under the stars. Max occupancy is six people (tent not included).


Base Beach Opening Saturday, May 25 Gate 5 a.m.–8 p.m. Rental Office 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the Base Beach officially opens for powerboat, pontoon boat, jet ski, canoe and kayak rentals. You can reserve beach facilities such as the pavilions, the Yuko Cabin or other cabins by calling ODR at 226-9378.

Marine Licensing

Jet skis, powerboats and pontoon boats are available to rent starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance at the Outdoor Recreation Center. You must already be licensed to schedule a reservation.

STEP 1

Download the study guide for FREE at 35fss.com/outdoor-recreation/base-beach/.

STEP 2

Visit ODR with your USFJ POV driver’s license during normal hours of operation to take a written test. No appointment needed.

STEP 3

Sign up for a jet ski or powerboat course. You will receive your certification card after completing the hands-on course.

Jet Ski & Powerboat Courses Saturdays June 1 & 15 July 13 & 20 Aug. 10 & 24 Sundays May 19 Jet Ski | 8–10 a.m. Powerboat | Noon–2 p.m. Sign up at the Outdoor Recreation Center. $50 per course $20 R4R price Ages 18+

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Thursday, Aug. 8 & 29 | 5 p.m. SUP • 5–6:30 p.m. Dinner • 6:30–7 p.m. Kayaking • 7–8:30 p.m. $15 per person | Ages 18+

Enjoy some relaxing after work stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Have fun on the lake and munch on some pizza, without having to go any farther than our own Base Beach. Sunsets on the lake are beautiful and this is often the flattest and calmest water. Includes a stand-up paddle board, kayak, guide, and all required safety gear. This program is conducted in conjunction with the US Navy MWR Liberty Program. Navy personnel, please enroll at the Liberty Office, Building 980, or call 226-9516 for more information. All others, enroll at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

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Marina Rentals

(USD cash only) Yamaha® Ski Boat $55 per hour Fish/Ski Combo $45 per hour Pontoon Boat $45 per hour Jet Ski Slow Key $25 per half hour | $40 per hour Jet Ski Fast Key $30 per half hour | $50 per hour (Restrictions apply, please ask ODR staff for details) Qualified Driver $15 (per availability, ask ODR staff for reservations) Canoe $5 per hour | $20 per day Kayak $5 per hour | $20 per day (fits one to two people) Stand-Up Paddle Board $15 per day | $5 per hour Pedal Boat $5 per hour Ski, Kneeboard, Wakeboard or Tube $5 per boat rental Wetsuit $3 per boat rental PFD (life vest) $2 with boat rental

Water Sport Rentals Yamaha® Ski Boat $55 per half hour $65 per hour | $300 per day Fish/Ski Combo $45 per half hour | $55 per hour $250 per day Pontoon Boat $45 per half hour | $55 per hour | $250 per day Jet Ski Slow Key $25 per half hour | $40 per hour Jet Ski Fast Key $30 per half hour | $50 per hour Kayak $20 per day | $80 per week (pedal drive) Surf Board $15 per day | $60 per week (includes leash) Stand-Up Paddle Board $15 per day Paddle/Oar $2 per day | $8 per week (one per kayak, FREE with rental) PFD (life vest) $5 per day $8 per weekend | $16 per week (FREE with (kayak/canoe rental)

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Wild west range Open April 13–Nov. 3 From DSN 226-4128 From Cell 0176-77-4128 Near Security Hill (follow the signs) Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Liberty Blue Jacket card holders receive FREE field fees and rentals once a week. To find out more, visit the Navy Liberty Office, Building 980.

Friday Night Lights 6–9 p.m.

We’ll get down all summer with paintball under the lights on our Speedball Court. Enjoy FREE field entries, Attack Pack rentals, and grab some FREE barbecue and prizes while you’re at it! We’ll even have some discounted paint specials available. You only pay for paintballs. No advance registration required, just show up to play.

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Paintball

Attack Pack | $10 per day (includes paintball marker, mask and one air cylinder) Air Cylinder | $3 (filled) Air Refill | FREE (with air cylinder rental) Paintballs Available in quantities of 2,000 at the field, price varies Group Rates for Private Parties (includes field fee and Attack Pack rental, 10 player minimum, by reservation only) Reservations are available Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–1 p.m. or 1–5 p.m. A payment of $150 is required at the time of reservation. Call for more information and availability.

Battlefields Challenge your friends, family and coworkers on one, two or all three of our paintball fields or Speedball Court. Fields & Courts • The War Zone • The Castle • Trenches • Speedball Court

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Skeet & Trap

Private Parties

A minimum of 10 rounds is required to schedule a private reservation. A payment of $250 is required at the time of reservation. Call for more information and availability.

Round of Skeet (25 shots and 25 targets) $25 Round of Trap (25 shots and 25 targets) $25 Shooting Range Take your best shot on our skeet and trap shooting range.

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Archery

Private Parties 10 person minimum, $150 minimum fee Annual Field Fee (own equipment) $50 One Day Field Fee (own equipment) $5 Bow And Five Arrows $10 Target Practice Practice your aim on our targets

NEW ARCHERY GEAR

Test your skills and accuracy with our BRAND NEW archery equipment! We have compound bows fresh out of the box for your shooting enjoyment. No need to be intimidated by a new sport, our GenesisÂŽ bows are made with user comfort and accuracy in mind and the Wild West Range staff loves to help you achieve your marksmanship goals! Equipment is available in a wide range of sizes, from youth to adult. 17


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Himberg pool Hours of Operation Building 625

Monday–Thursday 6–10 a.m. | 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Fridays 6–10 a.m. | 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Closed 5–6 p.m. for maintenance Saturdays & Sundays 8 a.m.–Noon | 1–5 p.m. PACAF Family Days open at 8 a.m. Federal holidays CLOSED

The Fish Bowl $25 for two hours The Fish Bowl can accommodate up to 16 people and features a service counter, small refrigerator, microwave, TV, DVD player and picnic tables. Rental includes use of the party room for two hours. Does not include exclusive pool use. Reservations are available: Monday–Thursday 1–3 p.m. & 3–5 p.m. Friday 1–3 p.m., 3–5 p.m. & 6–8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 1–3 p.m. & 3–5 p.m.

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Swim Lessons Parent & Child Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim and more! Enrollment dates are listed below. Swim Lessons: May–June Sessions Enrollment opens Saturday, April 20 8 a.m.–Noon Outdoor Recreation Center $90 per person • Monday & Wednesday Classes Start May 6 / End June 26 • Tuesday & Thursday Classes Start May 7 / End June 27 $50 per person • Saturday Classes Start May 11 / End June 29 Upcoming Swim Lesson Enrollment Dates: *No Swim Lessons for July–August September–October Sessions Enrollment opens Saturday, Aug. 17 8 a.m.–Noon Outdoor Recreation Center

Swim Schedule

Open Recreational Swimming Monday–Friday | 1–3 p.m. Fitness Swimming Monday–Friday 6–9 a.m. / Six lanes 9–10 a.m. / Lane availability varies 11 a.m.–1 p.m. / Six lanes Monday–Thursday 5–6 p.m. / Lane availability varies

Physical Training Reservations

Weekdays | 6–9 a.m. | Three lanes To schedule a reservation, stop by ODR. Physical Training reservations are available during the designated times above for up to 60 minutes per lane.

Family Fun Night

Select Fridays | 6–8 p.m. FREE | All Ages Water guns and float toys are welcome! Check our calendar for dates.

Dates are subject to change, for more information about swim lessons or schedules, visit our web page: https://35fss.com/outdoorrecreation/himberg-pool/.

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Kayaking Family Day Hike at Tsuta Route TM Mt. Hayachine Hike Hakkoda Mountains Hike Jet Ski & Powerboat Courses

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Family Fun Night

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 and to check guide availability.

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The lodge

Private Reservations Get exclusive use of the facility for the day. Book your next birthday party, going away, baby shower and more at The Lodge. Reservations are available year round. Visit ODR to make a reservation. $50 Noon–11 a.m. next day 70 people max capacity

LODGE AMENITIES: • Booths and Couches • Restrooms • Refrigerator • Sink • Microwave

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T o u r d e O g awa r a Saturday, Aug. 31 7 a.m. Registration opens Monday, July 1 $15 per person | Ages 16+

Tour de Ogawara is a cycling challenge that takes cyclists off base and around Lake Ogawara. Enjoy breathtaking views while you exercise and have fun with other biking enthusiasts on this 53 kilometer course. Barbecue and event shirts are provided to participants. Need some wheels to get in shape for Tour de Ogawara? You can rent bikes by the day, weekend, or week from ODR.

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B i k e , h i k e , & b a c k pa c k Hachimantai Snowshoe Overnight hike

Saturday–Sunday, April 20–21 $100 per person | $50 R4R price Departs 7 a.m. Ages 18+ This is a great hike for beginners because the distance to the mountain hut is relatively short and on easy terrain. This part of the Hachimantai mountains opens in midApril and the drive through the high snow walls is worth the trip. You’ll have lots of hiking opportunities and will overnight in a comfortable mountain hut. This tour includes transportation, a guide, backpack, sleeping pad & bag, and headlamps. There is a mandatory pre-trip safety and equipment issue meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

Matsuminotaki Falls Mountain Bike & Hike

Saturday, May 18 & Sept. 28 Departs 7 a.m. $35 per person Ages 16+ Explore one of Northern Japan’s most beautiful backcountry waterfalls that can only be reached on foot or by mountain bike (both make it more fun). This is a challenging activity with a total biking distance of 20 kilometers round trip and a relatively short hike of two kilometers round trip. Includes a mountain bike, helmet and a daypack.

Minakami Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Biking, & Bungee Jumping

Friday–Monday, May 24–27 Departs 7 a.m. $750 per person | $375 R4R price Ages 18+ Enjoy a weekend of fun and adventure whitewater rafting in the Gunma Prefecture. You’ll also mountain bike through forest trails and bungee jump from a river bridge! Lodging and all gear will be provided. Meals and incidentals are not included.

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Mt. Hachimantai “Eye of the Dragon” Hike

Monday, May 27 & Saturday, June 1 Departs 7 a.m. $55 per person | $30 R4R price Ages 18+ Hike to a very unique attraction that only exists for a short time each year. As the snow melts atop the Hachimantai Mountains, wetlands create incredible snow and ice features and the Eye of the Dragon is one of the most famous! Have no fear, as the hike is relatively easy over hard-packed snow. After the journey and a scenic drive, we’ll enjoy another bit of Japanese culture at Matsukawa Volcanic Hot Springs (tattoo friendly). This tour includes a tour guide, daypack and hot springs admission.

Family Day Hike At Tsuta Route

Saturday, June 8 | Departs 9 a.m. $25 per person | $15 R4R price Ages 7+ Enjoy a beautiful day in the Hakkoda foothills hiking the easy Tsuta nature loop trail. This trail is perfectly suited for families and novice hikers alike. This route features several alpine ponds and marshes to enjoy along the way. The expansive forest of beech trees gets thick in summer making this area especially popular for bird watching. N

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Saturday–Sunday, June 8–9 | Departs 7 a.m. $75 per person Join Team Misawa as we explore the varying landscapes of the Iwate coastline and attempt to summit Mt. Hayachine, the second highest peak in the Iwate Prefecture. In addition to the awesome locations, some of this trip’s highlights include stargazing, barbecue and having exclusive access to a retired luxury train, which has been converted into a hotel. Bring your friends or they’ll be jealous! Tour guides and lodging are included.

Hakkoda Mountains Hiking Sennintai Route

Saturday, June 15 | Departs 7 a.m. $50 per person | $30 R4R price Ages 12+ Begin your adventure at the Sukayu Hot Springs in the Hakkoda Mountains. From here you will be hiking to the Sennintai mountain hut and then on to the summit of Hakkoda’s Mount Odake. This is a challenging activity with a total distance of 8.5 kilometers round trip over semi-improved trails and rock, so come prepared to hop, skip and walk with a pack. This trip includes a mountain guide, backpack and trek poles.


Mt. Iwate Overnight Backpack Hike

Saturday–Sunday, July 13–14 Saturday–Sunday, Aug. 3–4 Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 14–15 Departs 6 a.m. $75 per person | $50 R4R price Ages 18+ The best things in life are worth working for and watching the sunrise from the summit of Mt. Iwate is truly a life changing experience! Join the adventure team from Outdoor Recreation as we challenge ourselves to overcome this monster of stone and soil. Experience backpacking in true Japanese fashion by overnighting in a primitive mountain hut. View the evening stars, cook what you carry, and feel the new day’s first ray of sunshine kiss your face on the summit of Mt. Iwate. This is a challenging activity and a mandatory briefing is required prior to the trip at the Outdoor Recreation Center. A guide, overnight accommodation and camping gear are included. N

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Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 7–8 Departs 5 p.m. $40 per person We know you work hard every day! So, here’s a trip where you can just relax and enjoy time with new and old friends. Join Team Misawa as we head to Yagen for a good old fashioned campout. Tents, barbecue, games, onsen and swimming—this camping experience has it all. Navy personnel, please enroll with the Liberty Office or call 226-9516 for more information. All others, enroll at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

Mt. Kokomagatake Overnight Backpack

Saturday–Sunday, July 20–21 Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 21–22 Departs 6 a.m. $95 per person | $50 R4R price Ages 18+ Located in the Akita Prefecture, with spectacular views in all directions, this is an ideal first-time backpacking experience. You’ll hike from a station near the summit and make your way around the volcanic crater to a mountain hut that you will call home for the night. This trip includes a mountain guide, backpack, sleeping bag & pad and trek poles. A mandatory pre-trip briefing will be required at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

Mt. Himekami Hiking

Saturday, June 22 Departs 6 a.m. $45 per person | $35 R4R price Ages 16+ Join the Misawa adventure team as we travel to Mt. Himekami. This dominating landscape feature is located near Morioka City in the Iwate Prefecture of Japan. The route to the summit is approximately five kilometers round trip. The journey requires trekking over boulder-strewn and steep terrain, if you plan to see the summit. This hike includes a mountain guide, daypack (as needed) and trek poles. N

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Saturday–Sunday, Aug. 24–25 | Departs 7 a.m. $120 per person If you’ve survived a Misawa summer, you know just how hot things are going to get this year! Stay cool with Team Misawa as we tour Northern Japan’s best swimming holes and waterfalls. Plunge into the refreshing water at the base of Akiu Falls, experience the refreshing mist of Nametsu falls, and relax while floating the crystal clear waters of the Momijigawa river. Tour guides and lodging are included. Navy personnel, please enroll with the Liberty Office or call 226-9516 for more information. All others, enroll at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

Amnon Falls Hike & Camp (overnight)

Saturday–Sunday, Aug. 31–Sept.1 Departs 7 a.m. $100 per person | $60 R4R price Ages 18+ Discover the World Heritage Site, Shirakami Forest. Experience the feeling of traveling back in time, as the Anmon Falls are tucked away in an area surrounded by steep rock walls and dense forest. The Anmon-no-Taki path is approximately a two hour hike that takes eager visitors from the camping area to all three majestic waterfalls. A tour guide, camping equipment, firewood, lanterns, coolers, ice, grills and charcoal are included. You bring the food and drinks and we provide the means to grill it.

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E x p l o r at i o n & C e l e b r at i o n Osaka & Hiroshima Spring Adventure

Friday–Tuesday, April 5–9 Departs 5:30 a.m. $600 per person | $375 R4R price This tour starts with a van ride to Sendai where we’ll roll aboard Japan’s largest ocean car ferry for an overnight journey to Nagoya. From there, we’ll roll off for a short drive to Osaka. You’ll enjoy the Osaka nightlife as well as a day in Hiroshima (by bullet train from Osaka), visiting the Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Shrine. Then we’ll explore the ancient capital of Nara before heading back to Nagoya for the journey back to Sendai and Misawa. Transportation, tour guides, ocean ferry and bullet train fare are included (Osaka-Hiroshima-Osaka) along with lodging (single rooms) and select admissions. Meals and incidentals are not included.

Ski & Snowboard at Geto

Saturday, April 6 Departs 6 a.m. $75 per person | $30 R4R price Join us for the last ski & snowboard trip of the winter season!

Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival (night)

Saturday, April 27 | Noon–10 p.m. | Departs 7 a.m. $25 per person

This tour also offers other attractions en-route before arriving in Hirosaki for evening cherry blossom viewing. Transportation, a tour escort and admission to specified attractions is included.

Kakunodate Cherry Blossoms & Samurai Houses Sunday, April 28 | Departs 7 a.m. $25 per person Ages 18+

Visit the historic former samurai village of Kakunodate in the Akita Prefecture during the spring cherry blossom season. The photo opportunities are endless as you tour the preserved samurai residences. This trip includes transportation and a tour escort. Admission to museums and meals are not included. A dinner stop will be made at the Morioka City AEON Mall on the return trip, where Starbucks and many other restaurants are housed.

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Aomori Western Shores Saturday, May 4 | 7 a.m.–9 p.m. Departs 11 a.m. $35 per person

Join us as we explore the beaches and rocky coastline of Aomori prefecture’s western shoreline. You’ll start at Shichiri Beach where a 30,000 year old forest is preserved in the beach sands.

Iwate Coastline & Caves

Saturday–Sunday, May 11–12 (overnight) Departs 7 a.m. $200 per person | $95 R4R price Explore the scenic Pacific Ocean coastline of the Iwate Prefecture, a traditional Japanese village, and a very unique cave. The Rokando Cave is not a tourist-developed cave and you’ll really get the feel of nature as you squeeze through narrow passages to access the many chambers and an underground waterfall. Includes cave tour, lodging and admissions. Meals and incidentals are not included.

Aomori Shimokita Peninsula Saturday, May 18 | Departs 9 a.m. $25 per person The Osorezan Temple is one of Japan’s three Buddhist holy mountain temples and is often referred to as the “gateway to the other world.” Volcanic steam vents and bubbling mud pots give the temple a spooky feel. You’ll also see the Yokohama Town Nanohana Festival, with an ocean of bright yellow blossom fields. Later, drive and hike to the white cliffs of Hotokegaura to watch the sunset over the Tsugaru Strait. This trip includes a tour guide and admission fees.

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Friday–Sunday, May 24–26 Departs 7 a.m. $200 per person $175 Navy & R4R price Enjoy an easy hike on Mt. Tarumae, see World War I fort ruins, look out on the sparkling Lake Shikotsu and relax in the open-air Mizunashi Wild Hot Spring. S


Aomori Tsugaru Peninsula

Saturday, June 1 | Departs at 9 a.m. $30 per person Spend a day exploring the Aomori Prefecture’s Tsugaru Peninsula. Often referred to as the “backwoods of Japan,” the region has its own unique dialect and some beautiful attractions. You’ll visit the Cape Tappi coastline and its rocky cliff views, the 1,000 torii gates of the Takayama Shrine, and the Tsuruno Maihashi Wooden Bridge.

Zao Park Volcano (overnight)

Saturday–Sunday, June 22–23 Departs 7 a.m. $200 per person | $95 R4R price With a height of 1,841 meters, Mount Zao is one of the most prominent mountains in the Tohoku Region, sitting on the border between the Yamagata and Miyagi Prefectures. This active volcano features a beautiful crater lake, known as Okama, due to its resemblance with a traditional cooking pot. You’ll also enjoy some short trekking in the Omoshiroya Valley and visit other seasonal attractions Tour guides, lodging and admission to attractions are included.

Best of Japan Summer Getaway Tuesday–Saturday, July 2–6 Departs 6 a.m. $600 per person | $375 R4R price Experience Japan’s largest ocean car ferry, Osaka nightlife, the view from atop the largest suspension bridge (if you’re not afraid of heights,) the Historic Himeiji Castle and more of Japan’s BEST attractions during this multiday whirlwind tour! This tour includes ocean ferry and ground transportation, lodging and attraction/activity fees.

Aomori Hashikami Coastline

Saturday, July 20 Departs 7 a.m. $25 per person Journey south for a day along the Pacific coastline to visit the Tanesashi Oceanside Park and beach, Ashige coastal lookout, Kabu Island, lighthouses, and a 128-year-old Japanese inn and museum. A tour guide is included.

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Thursday–Sunday, July 25–28 Departs 11 p.m. $600 per person | $375 Navy & R4R price Get a taste for the freedom that can be felt along this storied path as you make your ascent of Mt. Fuji, a true Japan “bucket list” item. If having the chance to climb Japan’s tallest volcano is not enough for you, this trip also allows you to enjoy the thrills of Japan’s biggest and most extreme roller coaster at the Fuji-Q Highlands Amusement Park! This tour includes round-trip transportation (40-passenger tour bus), a double-accommodation hotel near Mt. Fuji, admission to Fuji-Q Highlands and a tour escort.

Aomori Nebuta Festival (participate) Friday, Aug. 2 | Departs 5 p.m. $30 per person Dress up and join in the parade as a dancer! The Nebuta Festival is held during the first week of August each year and features nightly parades of giant illuminated paper floats depicting traditional Tsugaru art and thousands of chanting dancers and drums. The parade takes place for six nights through downtown Aomori City. A tour guide and traditional Nebuta costume are included.

Morioka Sansa Festival

Saturday, Aug. 3 | Departs 1 p.m. $35 per person This festival is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Taiko (drum) festival and parade in the world. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture as over 10,000 taiko drummers take part in the parade, along with thousands of dancers dressed in traditional local costumes.

Aomori Nebuta Festival (view only) Saturday, Aug. 4 | Departs 5 p.m. $25 per person Find yourself standing along the route of Japan’s most well-known festival! The Nebuta Festival is held during the first week of August each year and features nightly parades of giant illuminated paper floats depicting traditional Tsugaru art and thousands of chanting dancers and drums. The parade takes place for six nights through downtown Aomori City.

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K ay a k , F l o a t & S o a k Hachikuro Wild Hot Springs Saturday, April 13 | Departs 7 a.m. $45 per person | $30 R4R price Take in views of Lake Towada’s Hakka Pass and Nana Waterfall. Explore a remote mountain valley and enjoy a relaxing hot soak in the iron-rich Hachikuro Wild Hot Springs before heading for home. There are no facilities. Tattoos are allowed and swimwear is required.

Family Kayaking Trip at Odanai Pond

Saturday, June 15 Sunday, July 21 & Aug. 25 Departs 9 a.m. $25 per person | $10 R4R price Ages 6+ Less than 30 minutes from the main gate is a beautiful pond full of colorful lotus blossoms and you’ll get to see them up close from your kayak! Absolutely no experience required, we’ll show you everything you need to know and outfit you for fun with single kayaks for ages 13+ and doubles so those 12 and under can share with an adult.

Discover Lake Kayaking

Departs 7 a.m. Saturday, April 27, June 8 & 22 Aug. 24, | Monday, Sept. 2 $55 per person | $30 R4R price Ages 16+ Outdoor Recreation wants you to enjoy a day at beautiful Lake Towada, the perfect kayaking location for a first time paddler or a seasoned professional. We are stoked for the spring blossoms and emerald green leaves of summer surrounding the lake on all sides to be at their peak, making the view from a kayak absolutely breathtaking! Bring your lunch and a great attitude and we will help you make memories that you will never forget! 30

Coastal Kayaking at Natsudomari Peninsula

Thursday, June 27 & Saturday, July 13 Departs 7 a.m. $55 per person | $30 R4R price Ages 16+ Explore our devotion to the ocean with salt water paddling and incredible scenery. Start on the southwestern tip of the Shimokita Peninsula and head north along the volcanic cliffs. Experience the wonder of the Japanese coastline like never before, as this area is only accessible from the sea; no roads or trails will get you here! Novices can use siton-top kayaks and those with more experience can opt for a sea kayak. This trip includes a guide, kayak, and all necessary equipment.

Pacific Ocean Fishing

Sunday, July 7 | Departs 6 a.m. $110 per person | Ages 18+ Catch a boat from Hashikami Fishing Port, south of Hachinohe, out on the Pacific Ocean, and fish for some bottom flounder and greenling. A tour escort, fishing gear, tackle and bait are included. We don’t guarantee a catch; that’s why they call it “fishing” instead of “catching.”


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Saturday, July 20 | Departs 8 a.m. $35 per person | $20 R4R price Ages 13+ (a parent must participate with those under 18) Join us at the Base Beach and learn the basics of kayaking to get you started in a new and exciting sport. Learn about safety, paddle techniques, handling and assisted rescue techniques on the water. After you’ve had time to practice, we’ll take a short lake tour to put it all together. This course uses either sea kayaks or sit-ontop kayaks (your choice).

Kayaking & Asamushi Fireworks Festival

Thursday, Aug. 1 Departs 10 a.m. $55 per person | $35 R4R price Ages 18+ This tour combines beautiful coastal kayaking along the shore of the Natsudomari Peninsula with an awesome evening fireworks festival at Asamushi Beach. The paddle is 12 kilometers and we’ll stop at a few locations along the way to explore the coastline and an island or two before arriving at the festival area. The fireworks at Asamushi kick off the week-long Nebuta Festival in nearby Aomori City and take place on the first of August each year. Grab your beach blanket and get yourself a front row seat for some incredible fireworks. Basic swimming ability is required. Guides, a kayak and all required safety gear are included.

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Kawarage Hot Springs

Saturday–Sunday, Sept. 14–15 Departs 7 a.m. $200 per person | $95 R4R price Experience something truly unique on this Japanese adventure, a hot waterfall flowing from a volcanic area. In all actuality, you have a whole river to splash around in and it’s all hot! On the second day, explore the shores of Lake Tazawako, Japan’s deepest lake and the famous Kakunodate Samurai Village. This tour includes a tour escort, one night of lodging in a single room and admission fees.

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Scuba PADI Open Water Scuba Course

Learn to dive! Open yourself up to a whole new world of experiences as you explore life below the waves. The PADI Open Water Scuba Course is the most recognized dive certification on earth, and you can get it right here in Misawa! Our expert instructors will teach you everything you need to know to stay safe and have fun anywhere in the world. Includes: Student materials, a mask, snorkel, boots, fins and gear bag which are yours to keep! Equipment rental (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, weights) is also included. The minimum age to participate is 12 (parental permission and attendance at off-base training activities is required). Thursday–Sunday | Aug. 8–18 Thursday–Sunday | Sept. 12–22 $500 per person | $225 R4R price

PADI Discover Scuba at the Himberg Pool

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could breathe underwater? Well, here is your chance to find out as we slide below the surface at the Himberg Pool. Join our expert staff for an evening making bubbles and memories that will last a lifetime! Sunday, June 9 & 16 | 9 a.m. $30 per person | $10 R4R price Ages 12+

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SCUBA GEAR RENTALS

Scuba Tank $5 per day | $8 per weekend $16 per week Scuba life-support items are available to certified divers only and proof of certification is required. Weight Set $5 per day | $8 per weekend $16 per week Snorkeling Set $5 per day | $8 per weekend $16 per week Regulator $7 per day | $10 per weekend $28 per week BCD $7 per day | $10 per weekend $28 per week Scuba Tank Air Fills $7 per day


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Sunday, Aug. 11 Sunday, Sept. 15 Departs 7 a.m. $100 per person | $60 R4R price Enjoy the warm waters of the Japan Sea and the best dive site in the Aomori Prefecture. Explore the underwater swim-through arch and volcanic rock grottos unique to Northern Japan. This site is ideal for all skill levels and especially wellsuited for those new to the sport (maximum depth is 50 feet).

This tour is for certified scuba divers only. Please bring your certification card to enroll. At a minimum, you must have a watch suitable for diving, dive tables or a dive computer. This tour includes a professional dive guide and all the necessary equipment. *Requires Open Water SCUBA Certification or higher certification.

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P o l i c i e s & I n f o r m at i o n Rental Center

To check out equipment, you must have a current DoD identification card. Family members must be at least 18 years of age. Persons not assigned to Misawa Air Base must present official TDY, leave orders, or other official documentation showing organization assigned or residence. Local national employees and members of Japan Air Self Defense Forces (JASDF) may check out equipment on a space available basis only and must present a valid base identification card at the time of checkout. Entertainment items may be reserved up to one month in advance of the date needed. Rental and loan equipment items are available on a first-come, first served basis. Items available for rent may be checked out any time during normal operating hours and must be returned no later than the specified time and date on the rental sales receipt. Items returned after this time will incur a late fee. Late fees are equal to the single daily rental rate of the specific item. Weekly rates will not apply to late-returned items. All late fees and charges are payable when the item is returned. The person who signs the issue contract is liable for any lost, damaged, or destroyed items. This person is also responsible for ensuring that the items are turned in by the due date, clean and dry. Cleaning fees for tents will be $15 per tent. Cleaning and repair fees for scuba equipment is outlined in the rental agreement and varies for gear affected and extent of damage. A cleaning fee equal to one-day rental fee will be assessed for all other equipment. Each customer is responsible for checking each item’s condition before taking the item out of the facility. If any item is unacceptable, ask the Outdoor Recreation Staff to exchange it. If you don’t know how to use the equipment, ask for assistance and instruction. After the customer signs the issue contract and leaves the facility with the equipment it is their responsibility to ensure it is returned in accordance with this policy.

Outdoor Recreation Trips

Signing up for a trip can be accomplished at the Outdoor Recreation Center, Hangar 973, unless otherwise noted. Outdoor Recreation Programs are open to all Active Duty military members, their families, DoD civilians, retirees, contractors, and JASDF personnel. Enrollment for trips is available for purchaser, their immediate family members, and one guest only. Payment in full is required at time of enrollment. All advertised Outdoor Recreation Programs, to include prices and destinations, are subject to change, postponement or cancellation without prior notification. Weather plays a key role in the location and safety of

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Outdoor Recreation Programs, drivers and guides may alter itineraries as necessary. All trip destinations, as well as arrival and return times are subject to change based on weather, road conditions or other circumstances. No refunds, credits, or incentives are given for such conditions, or changes in programs, unless they result in full cancellation. Certain cancellation policies and fees apply.

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. Eligibility: • 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 (fullprogram prices apply).

Single Airman Programs

Enrollment Policy: • Each eligible Airman may enroll herself/himself and ONE additional Airman. Eligibility: • Open to single or unaccompanied Active Duty US military assigned or attached to Misawa Air Base. • Includes all services and ranks. • Guests are NOT permitted.


Team Misawa Programs

Enrollment Policy: Each person may enroll herself/himself, a spouse, and one guest. Navy personnel must enroll at the Navy Liberty Office, Building 980. Eligibility: • Open to all Active Duty military members and their spouses, ages 18 and over only. • Navy personnel must sign up at the Navy Liberty Office in Building 980.

Marine Licensing A USFJ POV Driver’s License must be presented (or US state license and deployment orders for TDY/TAD personnel). Private license course appointments are available ($75 per person) based on examiner availability. Misawa powerboating and jet ski license programs require you to successfully complete a written examination BEFORE enrolling in the jet ski and powerboat courses. The study guide can be downloaded for FREE from https://35fss.com/base-beach/ and the test is offered at the Outdoor Recreation Center during normal hours of operation (no later than 30 minutes before closing). No appointment needed.

Himberg Pool • All children ages 10 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. • Children unable to stand in the water must be within arm’s length of an adult at all times. • Children ages 12 and under must pass the PACAF Deep Water Test and possess a current PACAF Deep Water Access Card to use the deep end of the pool. • Children ages 13 and older (and children ages 11 or 12 with a valid PACAF Deep Water Access Card) may remain at the facility unattended. • Physical Training reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance. When not reserved, fitness swim lanes are available on a first-come, firstserved basis. Reservations are for group activities only and not for individual fitness training.

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P a r k s & R e c r e at i o n Nature Trails

Located near The Lodge Open daily, dawn to dusk *Only maintained in spring/summer Northern Japan is teeming with natural sights to explore and we are lucky enough to have access to an abundant wilderness right here on Misawa Air Base. Take a hike and see many plant varieties indigenous to the area, such as Japanese wild ginger and mountain fern. Look out for the occasional wildlife sighting, to include foxes and serows. These trails start out as easy to explore but caution is suggested when hiking with little ones. The terrain becomes more difficult to conquer when venturing further in, with steep and winding paths, as well as marshes draped in foliage, that little ones may easily slip in to.

Leftwich Park

Located near Security Hill Open daily, dawn to dusk $30 facility rental fee Leftwich Park has a large park area for plenty of outdoor activities. It also features large grills for barbecuing and plenty of covered and uncovered seating.

Camp Falcon

Located near The Lodge Open for private reservations year round $30 facility rental fee Rent Camp Falcon for your next event, get-together or just to camp out under the stars. The campgrounds have small bleacher seating, in-ground fire pits and a small covered area with benches.

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Disc golf follows the rules of traditional golf, where players strive to complete each hole in the least amount of strokes possible. However, instead of using a ball and clubs, players throw discs, much like Frisbees® but smaller and designed especially to fly with more precision for the sport. These discs each have a certain weight or thickness that designates them as drivers, putters, etc. Players throw a disc from each tee to an elevated metal basket to complete their turn. Meticulous grooming of a course is not a requirement for this sport. Trees, streams and terrain changes provide challenging obstacles and an exciting course. Disc golf was designed for anyone and disc golf courses are often in public parks, open year round and FREE to play on in all weather, with people from all walks of life. The sport truly is loved by many. Try it out for yourself! 37


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• Lucky’s has assisted military personnel and TEL:0176-53-5959 their families for over 45 Office years. Off Base Main • Get ready for camping season with all of our four-wheel drive and motor home options for sale just outside of the POL Gate. • Each vehicle comes with 0% financing and warranty options. • Let us take care of repairs, maintenance and JCI Inspections. We’ll even lend you a loaner car for the duration of your maintenance.

INSURANCE • We recommend full coverage insurance to keep you well equipped for all of the risks that you may encounter on the road while driving in Japan. • Our insurance includes free tow truck services (on and off base) and GPS services that can be used up to three times per year. • Visit us inside the Weasels’ Den or call us today at 0176-53-5959 to speak with a representative.

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