Smelt Ice Fishing and Japanese Tempura Tasting from Sapporo

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  • Free Cancelation - 7 Days Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 4 Hrs 30 Min Duration
  • English / Japanese
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  • Minimum 2 Travelers
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Cook the smelt you caught yourself and taste the delicious flavors of smelt (wakasagi) tempura
  • Spend your morning or afternoon relaxing, surrounded by the stunning wintertime beauty of the river
  • Get handy fishing tips from your guide, who'll show you all the basics to smelt ice fishing
  • Fish and enjoy your freshly-cooked smelt tempura inside a tent that protects you from the cold
  • Convenient round trip transfers to/from JR Sapporo Station Bell Plaza available
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  • 26 Feb 2018
    highly recommended. a place whereby tourists are really being taken care of, in Hokkaido. very well organized.

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  • Morning Course

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Fishing tackle rental (fishing rod, fishing reel and bait)
    • Guide fee
    • Fishing tent, stool
    • Smelt Fish Tempura
    • Lunch (Beef Steak with Rice and Miso Soup)
    • Round trip transfers from/to JR Sapporo Station (by bus or by taxi)
    • Snow pants and snow boots rental (no children's size available)
    • Insurance

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Individual expenses

    US$ 68.49

    70.45

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    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Fishing tackle rental (fishing rod, fishing reel and bait)
    • Guide fee
    • Fishing tent, stool
    • Smelt Fish Tempura
    • Lunch (Beef Steak with Rice and Miso Soup)
    • Round trip transfers from/to JR Sapporo Station (by bus or by taxi)
    • Snow pants and snow boots rental (no children's size available)
    • Insurance

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Individual expenses
  • Afternoon Course

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Fishing tackle rental (fishing rod, fishing reel and bait)
    • Guide fee
    • Fishing tent, stool
    • Smelt Fish Tempura
    • Round trip transfers from/to JR Sapporo Station (by bus or by taxi)
    • Snow pants and snow boots rental (no children's size available)
    • Insurance

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Individual expenses

    US$ 61.65

    63.40

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    Package Quantity

    Package Details

    Inclusive Of:

    • Fishing tackle rental (fishing rod, fishing reel and bait)
    • Guide fee
    • Fishing tent, stool
    • Smelt Fish Tempura
    • Round trip transfers from/to JR Sapporo Station (by bus or by taxi)
    • Snow pants and snow boots rental (no children's size available)
    • Insurance

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Individual expenses
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What To Expect

Try your hand at a fun and popular wintertime activity in Hokkaido by going smelt ice fishing at Barato River, a stunning fishing escape from the buste of Sapporo located only a half hour drive away. Meet up with your tour group at JR Sapporo Station Bell Plaza, then proceed via bus or taxi to the river, where you'll get to see the colorful tents pitched on top of the powdery snow. Change into your winter gear at Barato Garden Restaurant then head off towards the fishing area to get ice fishing tips from a professional guide. Fish inside the tents that protect you from the cold, using the holes already drilled, and try to catch as many fish as you can! The staff of the facility will then cook your freshly-caught smelt fish, and you'll get to enjoy it served tempura-style. You'll then enjoy a hot Hokkaido meal (morning tour only,) before you leave the river and head back to JR Sapporo Station.

smelt ice fishing barato river sapporo hokkaido japan
Enjoy smelt-ice fishing at Barato River in Sapporo, a popular wintertime activity in Hokkaido
smelt ice fishing barato river sapporo hokkaido japan
Fish using pre-drilled holes on the ice, or try drilling your own fishing hole
smelt ice fishing barato river sapporo hokkaido japan
Stay inside brightly-colored tents that protect you from the wintertime chill
smelt ice fishing barato river sapporo hokkaido japan
Savor the taste of the freshly-caught smelt by eating it tempura-style!
Activity Information
Confirmation

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  • 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
Itinerary

Itinerary:

Morning
  • 8:50am meet at JR Sapporo Station North Exit "Kane-no-Hiroba"
  • 9:00am departure from JR Sapporo Station North Exit
  • 9:30am arrive at Barato River and change clothes
  • 10:00am Ice fishing & Tasting Smelt Fish Tempura (around 105 minutes)
  • 12:15pm lunch (around 45 min)
  • 1:30pm arrive at JR Sapporo station, end of tour
Afternoon
  • 12:50pm meet at JR Sapporo station North Exit "Kane-no-Hiroba"
  • 1:00pm depart from JR Sapporo Station North Exit
  • 1:30pm arrive at Barato River and change clothes
  • 2:00pm Ice fishing & Tasting Smelt Fish Tempura (around 105 minutes)
  • 4:20pm depart from Barato River
  • 5:00pm arrive at JR Sapporo station, end of tour
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Please wear appropriate winter wear, such as a winter cap that covers your ears, winter gloves, a muffler, sun glasses, sun screen, pocket warmer, warm socks (two layers recommended). Kindly bring some wet wipes as well
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Please note: pregnant women and children aged 0-3 are not allowed to join this activity
  • Infant age 4-5
  • Child age 6-11
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • The minimum number of participants for this activity is 2. Klook will confirm your booking within 1 business day, but if the minimum number of participants is not met 5 days before the scheduled tour date, the tour on that date may be canceled. A notice will be sent by email and the tour fee will be fully refunded
  • Please bring your own winter clothes, as rental snow pants and snow boots are vailable only in limited quantities
  • Lunch is available during the morning tour only, but no vegetarian options are available
  • The staff at the facility will use only simple English to assist you and your group
  • Kindly understand that there is a possibility of not catching any fish, which varies depending on certain conditions
  • Tempura cooking may be canceled because of bad weather
  • If the whole activity is canceled because of bad weather conditions, you will be informed by the facility around 7:50-8:00am (morning tour) or 11:50am-12:00pm (afternoon tour) on the day of the activity. Klook will assist you in processing the refund
  • Please note: The fishing tent is flammable, so please keep live fire away from the tent
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is only valid on the date specified

Meet Up Location:

Kane-no-Hiroba
  • Address: 4 Chome Kita 6 Jōnishi, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 060-0806 JR Sapporo Station Bell Plaza
  • How to get there: take the JR line to Sapporo Station, then proceed directly to the North Exit
  • Please be at Kane-no-Hiroba at least 10 minutes before your departure time
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (12) 4.7
  • sock ngoh ann sharon 26 Feb 2018
    highly recommended. a place whereby tourists are really being taken care of, in Hokkaido. very well organized.
  • JYUN YU 22 Feb 2018
    Very Perfect activity!
  • mohd faizal 30 Jan 2018
    New exciting experience with nice guide. Try by your own fishing wakasagi at barato river in wintertime such a fun activity. The guide teach the technique n surely you will get the smelt fish. After that, try to eat the Japanese tempura. The smelt ice fish cooked into tempura and taste them!!
  • Man Ying Emily 24 Jul 2018
    Good experience, fried fish and good lunch!
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  • Wareemon 2 Apr 2018
    Very cool shoes. Staff get on time
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  • Ka yee 6 Mar 2018
    Very special experience, the day also under Blizzard, completely unaffected by the weather. Tour guide is very friendly, help. Lunch is good and delicious.
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  • Ka yee 6 Mar 2018
    Very special experience, the day also under Blizzard, completely unaffected by the weather. Tour guide is very friendly, help. Lunch is good and delicious.
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  • XIUJUN 25 Feb 2018
    The guide is very warm with Kia san to welcome us and give a lot of help!
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  • Tzu En 21 Feb 2018
    This activity, single participation is also fun enough. Time will not be too long, the Japanese local tour guides are very friendly and responsible.
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  • HSINYUAN 20 Feb 2018
    This is quite fun! Have a lunch on the morning trip, but also good to eat Oh ????
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