Lake Abashiri Smelt Fishing Plan (Includes All Equipment & Tent Rental)

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Hokkaido Experience Plan

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Price(Lowest) :

¥2,800 ~

Overview :

1. During the winter season, Lake Abashiri is covered in a thick layer of ice. Experience smelt fishing on the frozen surface of the lake!
2. There's no need to bring anything to enjoy this fishing experience--the rental pole, bait, rental chair, and all other rental items necessary for fishing are included.
3. The rental tent protects against the cold winds so fishers can relax and enjoy the fishing.
4. Enjoy some fresh-caught smelt prepared tempura style. (Separate charges for cooking). These delicious smelt are the pride of Hokkaido and thrive in the waters of Lake Abashiri which has inflows of seawater from the Okhotsk Sea.



08:30-15:30 Smelt Fishing Experience Experience smelt fishing on the frozen surface of the lake!
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] in the Remarks.


Remarks:Conducting Company:
Abashiri City Tourist Association
Inside Minato Kanko Koryu Center at
4 Minami 3-jo Higashi, Abashiri-shi, Hokkaido
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show a printed copy of the reservation confirmation sheet or a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail. Simply showing the confirmation on a mobile device screen will not be accepted.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
If a child age 5 or younger will participate in the smelt fishing experience please make a booking for them at the child rate.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
Depending on operational circumstances, certain tour dates may be canceled, or tour operation may cease entirely.
Those that fail to bring the reservation confirmation sheet may not be able to participate. Refunds will not be issued in such cases.
Depending on the condition of the lake's frozen surface, the tour period and hours may change, or the tour may be canceled.
A full refund will be issued if the tour is canceled. Please contact the agent that handled your tour booking within 7 days of the planned tour date.
Please note that no compensation will be provided for transportation expenses to the location even if the tour is canceled after customers have travelled to the location.
Please note that if a customer is unable to attend the tour owing to their own circumstances, refunds will not be issued.
Customers will be loaned a fishing pole and other equipment. Please treat them with care. In the event they are damaged, customers may have to pay compensation.
Also, please return all rental items by 15:45.
Tent capacity is 2 to 4 people. The use time is between 8:30 and 15:30.
*There are cases of carbon monoxide poisoning almost every year. If using coal briquettes or other methods of heating inside the tent be sure to maintain sufficient flow of clean air into the tent and pay close attention to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

Participants can fry their own caught fish for tempura. A pot for tempura, cooking oil, etc. are available for a JPY 1,000 rental charge. (Please pay at the location.)
Please do not throw away any trash, etc. in the fishing area.
It may not be possible to catch any fish depending on fishing conditions. Thank you for your understanding.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
This is an unguided plan, so please go to the meeting location on your own.
The fishing equipment and tent rental are available between 8:30 and 15:30. Please go to reception at the Lake Abashiri Smelt Fishing Window at your preferred time.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
This is an outdoors winter experience plan. Please make sufficient preparations for the cold on your own.
E.g.) Thick coat, gloves, hat, scarf, sweater, etc.