Misawa has a long history as an aviation hub in northern Japan. A beach in Misawa was the departure point for the Miss Veedol — the first airplane to fly non-stop across the Pacific in 1931. Today, the city’s airport is host to both the Japan Air Self-Defence Force and the US Air Force, as well as commercial services.
The museum features a replica of Miss Veedol, the Gasuden Koken, an airplane that set a long distance record in 1938, a General Dynamics F-16, and a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, among other military and civilian aircraft.
Children under high school age are admitted for free.