Misawa has plenty of housing opportunities both on and off base. However, your rank and whether you are accompanied by family members will determine your eligibility and length of waiting times for various housing options.
As soon as you know you are coming to Misawa, you should contact the Housing Office or Navy billeting. In general, personnel can expect an estimated wait of 0-3 months to obtain a military family housing assignment. There is a two pet limit per household for on-base quarters.
All personnel relocating should contact the Traffic Management Flight Office in Misawa to ensure what their weight entitlements are. Unaccompanied personnel have similar weight entitlements as accompanied; however, if residing in the dorms there will be no place for personal furniture or large items. All major appliances (stove, fridge, washer, and dryer) are provided in both on and off base housing.
All housing in the area is generally smaller than what you would find in the States. It is recommended that you leave large furniture items or excess household goods in stateside non-temporary storage. There is no non-temporary storage available at Misawa.