Experience a popular wintertime activity in Hokkaido by going smelt ice fishing at the stunning Lake Shinotsu, shaped like a half-moon and surrounded by a magnificent winter scenery. Meet up with your tour group at the Sapporo Station Bus Terminal, then head off to the lake, admiring the sight of the fresh, powdery snow piled up on the ground. Once you arrive at the lake, you'll head inside the warmed heating tent and begin fishing for smelts while standing on the wooden boards that cover the thick layer of ice. Try to catch as many fish as you can with the help of the fishing guide, because you'll be able to taste the smelt for lunch or even bring them back home once the tour ends! Enjoy a freshly-prepared tempura lunch meal at Shinshinotsu Onsen Tappu-no-yu, before you spend the rest of the tour relaxing in the calm waters of the hot spring. The tour ends with a drop off back at the bus station, where you'll be free to explore the surrounding area for the rest of the day.