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Shinshinotsu Lake Smelt Fishing


Some of Japan's finest ice fishing & warming hot spring soak

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  • 7 Hrs - 5 Hrs Duration
  • Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Enjoy ice fishing in the comforts of a heated tent
  • Warm up and unwind in the nearby hot springs afterwards
  • Have your fish cooked up for you at the on-site restaurant along with a buffet lunch
  • Enjoy the convenience of transportation to and from Sapporo included
  • All fishing equipment is provided
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  • 23 Feb 2015
    SO MUCH FUN!!! well worth the price

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    4.9 (11 reviews)

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What To Expect

As winter comes to Hokkaido and Shinshinotsu lake freezes over, ice fishing season begins - a Hokkaido experience not to be missed! Enjoy the scenic snowscape as you fish through holes made in the ice to catch smelt and dace fish. If this is your first time fishing, there are plenty of friendly staff to show you how to use the equipment. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, have your catch cooked at the on-site restaurant into a delicious tempura lunch. If you haven't had the most success with your catch, don’t worry, there’s also a full buffet you can choose from too. When you’re in the mood for something more warming and relaxing, take a dip in the hot springs known for their soothing, mineral qualities. Feel free to bring your own towel, otherwise towels sell at JPY200, and keep in mind before booking that the Japanese gender-segregated spring is for nude bathing only. Roundtrip transport from Sapporo is also included. Happy fishing!

Shinshinotsu lake smelt fishing
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Shinshinotsu ice fishing
Discover an unforgettable winter activity in Hokkaido
hokkaido ice fishing
All fishing equipment from rods to bait are included
smelt fishing hokkaido
See who can fish the most smelt out of your friends and family!
sapporo buffet lunch
Have your catch cooked into a delicious tempura lunch to enjoy with a restaurant buffet
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Fishing fees and equipment
  • Cooking fees of the fish you caught
  • Buffet lunch (Japanese dishes e.g. fish, salad, rice)
  • Hot spring admission fee
  • Roundtrip transportation from Sapporo


  • 7:50am meet up at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 8:10am depart
  • 9:35am Shinshinotsu Lake & Shinshinotsu Hot Spring (fishing, having lunch, hot springs etc.)
  • 2:00pm leave Shinshinotsu lake
  • 3:05pm pass by Sapporo Beer Museum
  • 3:10pm Sapporo Clock Tower (can get off the bus and leave the tour here if preferred)
  • 3:15pm drop off at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • The Japanese hot spring (Onsen) is gender separated nude bathing only. If you are uncomfortable with this, please re-consider before you make the booking
  • Hokkaido is very cold in the winter, make sure you dress warmly
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Scheduling: 10 Jan 2017 to 24 Feb 2017, from Monday to Friday (weather dependent)
  • Child ticket: Age 6-12
  • Free for children under age 5, each adult can only accompany one children under age 5
  • You can bring your own towel to Shinshinotsu Hot Spring or you can choose to purchase on the spot (no rental provided). Towels are JPY200, bath towels are JPY600
  • When fishing on the lake, you will be in a heated tent
How To Use
  • You must present a printed voucher for this activity
  • The lead traveler must present a valid passport for redemption

Meeting Up Information:

  • Meet up time: 7:50am
  • Location: 2F, Regular Sightseeing Bus Counter of Sapporo Station Bus Terminal

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Cancelation Policy
  • Any cancelations or changes to the reservation must be made at least 7 days prior to the activity. We will charge you a JPY300 handling fee per order and you will be refunded the remaining amount
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Reviews (11) 4.9
  • dong 23 Feb 2015
    SO MUCH FUN!!! well worth the price
  • dong 11 Feb 2015
    i had a such a good time with my family. i love how klook always have these cool activities that i wouldn't have thought of going until i browsed. thanks guys
  • dong 16 Jan 2015
    Catching fish in the cold (I didn't catch any but plenty of people around me did) and then going to the hot springs was the best
  • dong 14 Jan 2015
    One of my best trips in Hokkaido! There is nothing more natural than catching your own fish and the feeling of pulling it out from the water is unbeatable. I will do it again ten times over!!
  • CHUN-YUAN 10 Oct 2017
    Very special one trip is also the first time to participate very fun next time will be participating
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  • Yu ting 24 Feb 2017
    Full of convenience, the order can be directly under the counter to the ticket, but also save time in advance to make an appointment
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  • Chui Lin 16 Feb 2017
    Very fun itinerary, we called the staff digging outside and fishing, fishing nine
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  • dong 15 Feb 2015
    Including the hotel shuttle, the price is actually very reasonable. The first fishing is not sure but the staff is very friendly explanation, very recommended
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  • dong 8 Feb 2015
    The trip to Japan is almost all the tickets on the road, the whole trip down each event are value for money
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  • dong 7 Feb 2015
    Very interesting, suitable for family competition to see who should catch the fish first
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