Fishing in the Wilderness of Eastern Hokkaido

Fishing

Fishing in Akan

Fishing

Caught Fish



 


Welcome to Eastern Hokkaido!
Enjoy a variety of fishing styles amid lush nature with guides who love what they do. 
Located in the eastern part of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, the Shiretoko and Akan areas make up a natural paradise of wetlands, lakes and diverse flora and fauna. Shiretoko, registered as a World Natural Heritage Site, is blessed with an abundance of virgin nature, from forests to rivers. In winter, the Sea of Okhotsk is covered with spectacular drift ice. As you cast your line across a peaceful lake, observe how the elements of Shiretoko’s nature are interconnected.
Your salmon fishing tour starts with some interesting background information about Shiretoko. You then head for the Akan area, important to the indigenous Ainu people, to try your hand at catching rainbow trout and white spotted char. The area is a mecca for fans of fly fishing.
One of the best fishing spots in the area is about 10 minutes drive from the main street where the hotels are located (although the location may vary depending on fishing conditions). It is usually difficult to access such a location as this without a seaplane or helicopter. This makes Lake Akan popular with fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. 
After a day spent on the lake, enjoy a dinner rich in seafood, fish and seasonal vegetables with your fellow travelers.


Date

Schedule

Accommodation

Day 1

Arrival at Memanbetsu Airport

Resort Hotel in
 Shiretoko
Day 2

Nature walk in Shiretoko - a World Heritage Site, and lure fishing

Resort Hotel in
Shiretoko
Day 3
Salmon Fishing (fishing with lures)

Resort Hotel in
Akan

Day 4

Catching wild rainbow trout and white spotted char

Resort Hotel in
 Akan
Day 5

Stream fishing in the Akan River (fly fishing) 

Resort Hotel in
 Akan
Day 6

Transfer to Sapporo

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