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Shinshinotsu Lake Smelt Fishing

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

Hokkaido 98 Booked

Experience a unique winter activity, cook up your catch then relax in the warm waters of the Shinshinotsu hot springs

  • 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
What We Love:

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!

Activity Details

7-5 Hours


Min 1 Traveler(s)

Meet Up With Guide

24 Hours

Conditional Cancelation*


  • 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:

  • 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

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

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

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:


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity and each booking will be charged JPY300

Reviews (4)


SO MUCH FUN!!! well worth the price


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


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


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!!

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