Enjoy Smelt Ice Fishing and Eat Japanese Tempura [from Sapporo]

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

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

If you have half a day, you can enjoy a winter activity just like local Sapporoites do!

Just bring winter clothes to keep yourselves warm,
and you can go for ice fishing empty-handed.
Get the caught smelt fish cooked into tempura and taste them right out of the hot oil,
making your winter holiday a truly unforgettable one in Sapporo.

Recommended Programs

- We will provide the fishing equipment! Experience ice fishing empty-handed.
- Pick-up service available from JR Sapporo Station.
- You can taste "Smelt (Wakasagi)" tempura on site. Fun with kids.
- You can choose from Morning Course or Afternoon Course.

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Available time period

12 January - 11 March 2018

* Reservation Deadline: 2 days prior

Participation fee

[Morning Course]
Adult: 8,000 yen per person
Child (ages 6 to 11): 7,000 yen per person
Infant (ages 4 to 5): 5,200 yen per person

[Afternoon Course] *1 Feb. - 11 Mar. ONLY*
Adult: 7,200 yen per person
Child (ages 6 to 11): 6,200 yen per person
Infant (ages 4 to 5): 4,400 yen per person

Meeting location

Pick-up service is "Kane-no-Hiroba" where is the North Exit of JR Sapporo Station.

* Please note that it will be very crowded with people of different tours.

Pick Up Service

Bus or Taxi Plan

Required time

[Morning Course] (4.5 hours)
8:50am JR Sapporo Station North Exit "Kane-no-Hiroba"
9:00am Depart from JR Sapporo Station North Exit
9:30am After arrival, change clothes
10:00am-11:45am Ice fishing at Barato River & Tasting Smelt Fish Tempura
12:15pm-1:00pm Lunch using local foods
1:30pm Return to JR Sapporo Station

[Afternoon Course] (4 hours) *1 Feb. - 11 Mar. ONLY*
12:50pm JR Sapporo Station North Exit "Kane-no-Hiroba"
1:00pm Depart from JR Sapporo Station North Exit
1:30pm After arrival, change clothes
2:00pm-3:45pm Ice fishing at Barato River & Tasting Smelt Fish Tempura
4:20pm Depart to JR Sapporo Station
5:00pm Return to JR Sapporo Station

* Schedule might be changed due to traffic, weather or other conditions.

Requirements for participation

Ages 4 years old and up.
* Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Pregnant women may not participate.

Minimum: 2 participants
Maximum: 40 participants

* This tour will be canceled if there are less than 2 people booking by 5 days prior,
or when the ice condition is not well.

Things to bring / Required items

- Snow wear
- Winter cap (that covers your ears)
- Winter gloves
- Muffler
- Sun glasses
- Sun screen
- Pocket warmer
- Warm socks (your feet get cold, so two layers of socks are recommended)
- Wet tissue

Important notices

- Please notify all participants' name (full name), gender and age.

- Please bring your own winter clothes,
however, rental snow pants and snow boots are available.
- Please notify your size of snow pants (M/L/LL/LLL)
and shoe size (23cm/24cm/25cm/26cm/27cm/28cm).
- If you have your own snow pants and boots, and do not need rental,
please notify.
- They are limited numbers of size.
- Rental snow pants and snow boots are not available for children.

- When the tour is canceled due to weather reasons, we will inform you around
[Morning Course] 7:50am-8:00am,
[Afternoon Course ] 11:50am-12:00noon.
So, please notify your mobile phone number or the name and number
of your hotel when booking.

[Important notice]
- The guide / instructor will explain in easy / simple English.
- You may not participate in this tour on the spot.
- For your safety,
- Please follow the guide's instructions during the tour.
- Please do not let your children out of your sight.
- Take you litter home.
- The fishing tent is flammable, so please keep fire away.
- Cooking tempura may be canceled due to weather condition.
- Please understand that there is a possibility of not being able to catch any fish
due to various reasons.
- Please read and agree to the "terms and conditions" of our website.


Cancellations made by customers will be subject to the following penalty fees:
* 3-7 days before the tour: 20% of the tour fee
* 2 day before the tour: 30% of the tour fee
* 1 day before the tour: 40% of the tour fee
* On the day of the tour: 50% of the tour fee
* No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee

Included in this fee

Fishing tackle rental (fishing rod, fishing reel and bait)
Guide fee
Fishing tent, stool
Tasting Smelt Fish Tempura
Lunch * Please note that lunch is not included in [Afternoon Course].
Round-trip transfer from/to JR Sapporo Station (by bus or by taxi)
Insurance, Tax

* Rental snow pants and snow boots are available.
Please notify your size.

Not included in fees

Personal expenses

Payment method

- Advance Payment by online credit card.
- Advance Payment by overseas bank transfer.
(Japanese yen only. Please pay the additional bank transfer fee.)
* Note: Payment is due 3 days before the tour date.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before you apply.

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