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No. 2930Program currently off season
Ice Fishing with a Japanese Twist [with Tempura Tasting] from Sapporo
During the season, many fishing tents are colorful on the ice.
The professional Fishing guide will advice you how to cacth small fish from under the ice.
We caught over 1000 fish with 34 people on 24 February last year. That's our record of 2019.
Yammy! "Smelt (Wakasagi)" Fish Tempura!
Enjoy Barato Garden style Beef steak lunch ‼ *Morning course only.
The steak will fire at the last minute, so hot!
We will provide the fishing equipment! Experience ice fishing empty-handed.
Many people gather for this time Ice fishing. Let's start!! Anyone can enjoy this program!
meeting point"Kane-no-Hiroba"where is the North Exit of JR Sapporo Station.

This is what we call Hokkaido!
River Smelt Ice Fishing and Cooking Tempura on Frozen River!!

Hokkaido’s winter tradition – Ice Smelt Fishing is available for anyone who has half a day free!
Just keep yourself warm, and anyone – from children to women – can join with empty hands since our services include snow pants and boots, tent, fishing tool rentals, change rooms, restrooms, and local fishing guides.

Smelt Fishing isn't so easy at first but once you get the hang of it, it is super fun!
Why don't you compete with your friend & family how many fish you can catch?

It surely would make your winter holiday a truly unforgettable and tasty one!

[Why you should join this?]
*You can taste the Tempra of the fresh fishes you just caught on the frozen river
*Pickup and Drop-off service is included from and to JR Sapporo Station
*Free-rental of snow pants and boots are included
*Local professional fishing guide will kindly teach you how to fish
*Lunch is included in the Morning Couse
*You still have a half free-day before or after this tour

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Program details
Available time period

2020-01-16 - 2020-03-15

Available time period Detail
[Morning Course] 11 Jan. - 15 Mar. 2020
[Afternoon Course] 4 to 11, 15,16, 22 to 24, 29 Feb. 2020
Required time
[Morning Course] 4.5 hours
[Afternoon Course] 4 hours
[Morning Course] 4.5 hours
09:05am Meet at "Kane-no-Hiroba" near JR Sapporo Station North Exit
09:15am Depart from JR Sapporo Station
09:45am Arrive at the river and change clothes
10:15am-12:00pm Ice fishing and Tasting smelt fish tempura
12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch (Beefsteak)
01:40pm Arrive at JR Sapporo Station

[Afternoon Course] 4 hours
12:50pm Meet at "Kane-no-Hiroba" near JR Sapporo Station North Exit
01:00pm Depart from JR Sapporo Station
01:30pm Arrive at the river and change clothes
02:00pm-3:45pm Ice fishing and Tasting smelt fish tempura
05:00pm Arrive at JR Sapporo Station

* Schedule might be changed due to traffic, weather or other conditions.
Program fee
Morning Course / Adult:8,500 yen
Morning Course / Child (ages 6 to 11):7,500 yen
Morning Course / Infant (ages 4 to 5):5,500 yen
Afternoon Course / Adult:7,500 yen
Afternoon Course / Child (ages 6 to 11):6,500 yen
Afternoon Course / Infant (ages 4 to 5):5,000 yen
Included in this fee
Fishing tackle rental (fishing rod, fishing reel, and bait)
Tent and stool
Fishing guide and assistants
Tasting “Wakasagi” Fish Tempura
Transfer service from and to JR Sapporo Station (by bus or taxi)
*Lunch (Morning Course only) -- Beefsteak with rice and miso soup or kids meal for infants. Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or preferences.

[Free-rental gear] *Please let us know your size in advance.
- Snow pants [Unisex: M/L/LL/LLL]
- Waterproof boots [23/24/25/26/27/28cm]
*They are limited numbers of sizes
*No rental gear for children
Not included in fees
Personal expenses
Pick Up Service
Included (from/to "Kita-no-Hiroba" of JR Sapporo Station)
Payment method
Credit Card. We will send you a URL of the online credit card payment service.

- The guide/instructor will explain in easy/simple English.
Requirements for participation
Meeting location
Required Items
Requirements for participation
Ages 4 years old and up

Minimum: 2 participants *Single traveler's inquiry is also acceptable
Maximum: 40 participants

- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Pregnant women are not allowed to participate since there are slippery
- All the people who go to the venue are required to pay the tour fee.

*This tour may be canceled if only a single participant booked by 5 days prior, or weather or ice condition is not safe.
Meeting location
"Kane-no-Hiroba" near the North Exit of JR Sapporo Station
Address of meeting location
Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido

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Things to bring / required items
[A must]
- Thick down jacket
- Snow pants (Free-rental is available)
- Waterproof boots (Free-rental is available)
- Warm gloves
- Warm socks (Two or more layers are recommended)
- Cap or hood that covers your ears

- Pocket warmer
- Muffler
- Sunglasses
- Reading glasses. Fishing bait is tiny!
*When the tour is canceled due to weather or ice conditions, we will inform you of the day. Please make sure that you are reachable on your mobile phone or via a hotel's phone at the time below.
- Morning Course 8:00am-8:15am on the day
- Afternoon Course 11:50am-12:00pm on the day

[Note: ]
- This is a shared tour. You will share a vehicle and a fishing tent with other participants.
- No refund applies even if you can't catch a single fish.
- You can't join this tour without riding a vehicle we arranged.
- The venue may be changed due to the ice condition.
- Please do not let your children out of your sight.
- Please take your rubbish home with you.
- The fishing tent is flammable, so please keep the fire away.
Travel conditions, etc.:
This program belongs to Hokkaido Treasure Island Travel inc.
Please read our Terms & Conditions before you apply.
Cancellations made by customers will be subject to the following penalty fees:
* 4-3 days before: 20%
* 2 days before: 30%
* 1 day before: 40%
* On the day: 50%
* On the day or No show: 100%
Available time period
[Morning Course] 11 Jan. - 15 Mar. 2020 [Afternoon Course] 4 to 11, 15,16, 22 to 24, 29 Feb. 2020
Required time
[Morning Course] 4.5 hours
[Afternoon Course] 4 hours
Program fee
[Morning Course] Adult: 8,500yen
[Afternoon Course] Adult: 7,500 yen

Customer Reviews

Ice Fishing with a Japanese Twist [with Tempura Tasting] from Sapporo
Iris Wong
2020/2/19 22:55
Travel with couples An enjoyable experience & had a fun day
Ice Fishing with a Japanese Twist [with Tempura Tasting] from Sapporo
Iris Wong
2020/2/19 22:55
Travel with couples An enjoyable experience & had a fun day
very uniqe Experience!
From Philippine
2020/2/17 14:43
Ice Fishing Activity-Very unique experience! The guide thorughly explained hao to do it right. kaind a hard to cach fish for the first few minute...
Ice fishing on barato river!
2020/2/10 21:27
I went in this experience with my husband and we had so much fun! We spent 10days in hokkaido and this is definitely our favourite memory of the tr...
Fun family day
2019/2/25 11:51
Our whole family enjoyed this experience very much. The bus trip through the suburbs of Sapporo was quite short, and after allowing participants...
An Enjoyable experience!
Jun Soh
2019/2/11 11:23
It was an enjoyable half day activity, very well planned by the crew of Hokkaido Experience. Everyone was there on time, and it was a comfortable r...
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Hiroshi Yamato


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Pick-up service available from JR Sapporo Station! Let's go to Ice Fishing!!

Company information

Company:Treasure Island Short Trips
Address:9F Daito Building 8-1 Minami 2-jo Higashi 2-chomeChuo-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido