Don't have to bring anything! Enjoy smelt fishing, and tasting freshly fished smelt!

Lake Shinotsu is known all over Japan as a smelt fishing spot. One of the charm of the place is that people who don't have tools, knowledge, or even beginners and kids can enjoy smelt fishing. Lake Shinotsu has three fishing spots, "South Fishing Spot", "North Fishing Spot", and "Tappu Fishing Spot". At first, please sign in at "Tappu No Yu". There are several plans available. The one we recommend is cabin fishing, which includes rental equipment and hot spring bathing. There is a stove installed inside the cabin, and it's much more comfortable than finishing outside as you don't have to be affected by snow or wind. There is a guide staying too, so you can also ask them how to put bait, or tips of fishing. There are three options for smelt that you fished, "Sell", "Bring back home", and "Taste immediately". The one we recommend is of course "Taste immediately"! Bring freshly fished smelt to the restaurant of "Tappu No Yu”, and taste them by Tempura. The taste of crispy batter and slightly bitter smelt is amazing. It must be even more delicious as the smelt is fished by yourself! Finally, warm your cold body by soaking in hot springs. "Tappu No Yu″is a natural hot spring, where you can look out over the lake. Its alkaline springs flow directly from the source. There is also a private bath where you can spend time with your family. Please enjoy the very exciting winter activities with your friends, and family!

Lake Shinotsu Smelt Fishing & Tappunoyu Onsen

  • 【Address】Tappunoyu(front desk)/Ishikari District, Shinshinotsu, Dai 45 Sen, Kita−2
  • 【Business Hours】[Fishing spot usage time] Weekdays / available for 3 hours during 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays / 7:00 am -10:00 am or 10:30 am - 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 3:00 pm. Night fishing / 4:30 pm -7:00 pm (available only on Tappu fishing spot)
  • 【Parking Lot】Available
  • 【Official website】http://www.tappunoyu.com/fishing/
  • 【Contact Us】0126-58-3166