Shinshinotsu Lake Smelt Fishing

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

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  • Free Cancelation - 7 Days Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 7 Hrs Duration
  • Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • 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
Most Recent Review

  • Ngo Yin Jovita 17 Feb 2019
    Activity was actually organized by the Chuo Bus company. Everything went smoothly as planned, from the fishing, lunch and hot springs. There are snow activities available, such as banana boat rafting, but subejcted to an additional price.

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  • Shishinotsu Lake Smelt Fishing

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

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    • Other personal expenses
    • Any other items not included in Inclusive Of menu

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Fishing fees and equipment
    • Cooking fees of the fish you caught
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    • Hot spring admission fee
    • Round trip transportation from Sapporo

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    • Other personal expenses
    • Any other items not included in Inclusive Of menu
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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
Wade in the hot springs of Shinshinotsu Hot Spring to warm yourself from the winter breeze
sapporo buffet lunch
Have your catch cooked into a delicious tempura lunch to enjoy with a restaurant buffet
Activity Information
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 7:50am meet up at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal (2/F)
  • 8:10am depart
  • 9:35am Shinshinotsu Lake & Shinshinotsu Hot Spring (fishing, having lunch, hot springs etc.)
  • 2:00pm leave Shinshinotsu lake
  • 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:

  • This tour operates from 7 Jan 2019 to 15 Mar 2019, Monday to Friday (closed on 11 Feb due to Japanese festival)
  • Child ticket: Age 6-12
  • Children aged 0-5 is free for charge so long as they're accompanied by a paying adult and do not require their own seats. If they require seats, you'll have to purchase child tickets for them.
  • A adult only can acompany by a child aged 0-5
  • 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
  • A Japanese bento meal will be served for lunch. Also the fish you caught could be fried as tempura for lunch
  • In case the tour gets canceled due to natural disasters, the operator will inform you via email before 6:00am (Japan local time) on the travel date and full refunds will be given
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the specified date

Meeting Up Information:

  • Please arrive at the pick up location at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time. No refunds will be issued for no-shows or late arrivals
  • Meet up time: 7:50am
  • Location: 2F, Regular Sightseeing Bus Counter of Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • Address: 2 Chome-1 Kita 5 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō, Japan
  • How to get there: 3min walk from JR/Namboku Line/Toho Line Sapporo Station

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Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (32) 4.5
  • Ngo Yin Jovita 17 Feb 2019
    Activity was actually organized by the Chuo Bus company. Everything went smoothly as planned, from the fishing, lunch and hot springs. There are snow activities available, such as banana boat rafting, but subejcted to an additional price.
  • Hashim 16 Feb 2019
    I have enjoyed this activity. A difference kind of activity... fishing during winter. The people there were very helpful especially the ‘ uncle’ who was incharge of us in the tent. He help us hooked the worm and teach us how to fish though he spoke Japanese , he tried very best to help us. The people in the restaurent were also very polite n nice. They help to change our lunch to fish instead of chicken without any difficulties instead they sincerely apologies to us for the delay. I will recommend this activity to others.
  • Shu Ling 13 Feb 2019
    Interesting experience even though we only caught one fish but the other end of the tent caught 5. we didnt get to go the bath because we wanted to catch at least one fish but couldnt catch any till it was close to lunch time. Lunch was great!! a big box with 5 different dishes plus rice.
  • Mun Fei 6 Feb 2019
    Smelt fishing in a ice hole + very a great hot springs spa + good food. Strongly encourage to come. It's about 1 hr from Sapporo, tour ends around 3pm, with time to roam around Sapporo.
  • HongHuat 21 Jan 2019
    Great experience fishing on the freezing lake! we manage to get 9 fish!
  • Mun Kit 21 Jan 2019
    wonderful fishing experience especially for those from hot weather country. Only complaint is bait is small , difficult to hooked up when my hand is shaking
  • Yiling 10 Jan 2019
    it was pretty fun. lunch was mediocre. the guide asked the group early on where we were all from and most, if not all, were non-japanese. the guide however, could only speak Japanese and was talking throughout the trip but no one could understand her, which was a bit of a shame.
  • s 23 Feb 2015
    SO MUCH FUN!!! well worth the price
  • s 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
  • s 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
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