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Hokkaido River Smelt Fishing and Tempura on the Barato River from Sapporo

Ice fishing on the Barato River

Bundle up and catch some fish on the river!

Go ice fishing in Sapporo and enjoy crispy tempura made from the freshly caught catch! No experience or equipment necessary, everything is provided for a fun day trip.

  • Ice fishing on the Barato River
  • Classic ice fishing in Hokkaido
  • Ice fishing in Sapporo during winter
  • Fresh caught smelt fried into tempura
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Step onto the thick ice of the Barato River, for a true taste of Hokkaido's winter wonders! With snow boots and warm fishing pants included, you can enjoy a day out on the ice in comfort. Once in your tent, drop a line to fish for the famous local wakasagi river smelt. No experience necessary since your guide will soon have you fishing like a pro. Even kids can get some hands-on fun.

Once you have your fish, your guide will turn them into the freshest tempura you have ever tasted, right on the ice!
With both a full lunch, tempura treat, and transportation, this is the best way to enjoy a day out in Hokkaido.
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Price
Morning Course
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 40.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 75.51
USD 75.51
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 66.07
USD 66.07
Infant (Age 4-5)
USD 49.08
USD 49.08
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 75.51
USD 75.51
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 66.07
USD 66.07
Infant (Age 4-5)
USD 49.08
USD 49.08
Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    • To/From Sapporo Station free x per person
      To/From Sapporo Station free x per person
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Insurance / Japanese-speaking staff / Japanese-speaking instructor / Fishing equipment (fishing rod, fishing reel and bait) / Fishing tent and stool / Wakasagi tempura / Pick-up and drop-off at Sapporo Station (by bus or taxi)
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 08:50 Check-in at JR Sapporo Station North Exit "Kane-no-Hiroba"
  • 09:00 Departure from JR Sapporo Station North Exit
  • 09:30 Arrival at Barato River
    Once at the ice fishing site, you can get changed into the warm waterproof winter clothes. Snow pants and boots are available for rental.
  • 10:00 -11:45 Wakasagi Ice Fishing in Barato River & Tempura
    ワカサギ2014_5 After a demonstration and assisted by the professional fishing guide, catch the local wakasagi (river smelt) and enjoy fresh tempura right on the ice!
  • 12:15 -13:00 Lunch
    Get changed and then refuel with a delicious beef steak lunch!
  • 13:30 Tour Ends at JR Sapporo Station
Package detail / Schedule
Afternoon Course
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 40.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 67.96
USD 67.96
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 58.52
USD 58.52
Infant (Age 4-5)
USD 41.53
USD 41.53
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 67.96
USD 67.96
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 58.52
USD 58.52
Infant (Age 4-5)
USD 41.53
USD 41.53
Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 4.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    • To/From Sapporo Station free x per person
      To/From Sapporo Station free x per person
  • Inclusion: Insurance / Japanese-speaking staff / Japanese-speaking instructor / Fishing equipment (fishing rod, fishing reel and bait) / Fishing tent and stool / Wakasagi tempura / Pick-up and drop-off at Sapporo Station (by bus or taxi)
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 12:50 Check-in at JR Sapporo Station North Exit
  • 13:00 Departure from JR Sapporo Station
  • 13:30 Arrival at Barato River
    Once at the ice fishing site, you can get changed into the warm waterproof winter clothes. Snow pants and boots are available for rental.
  • 14:00 -15:45 Wakasagi Ice Fishing in Barato River & Tempura
    ワカサギ2014_4 After a demonstration and assisted by a professional fishing guide, catch the local wakasagi (river smelt) and enjoy fresh tempura right on the ice!
  • 16:20 Get changed and head back to Sapporo
  • 17:00 Tour Ends at JR Sapporo Station
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Children 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Along with winter clothes, we recommend you also bring the following:
      - Snow wear
      - Winter cap (that covers your ears)
      - Winter gloves
      - Ear muffs
      - Sunglasses
      - Sun screen
      - Disposable hand warmer
      - Warm socks (two layers of socks are recommended)
      - Hand wipes
Requirement(s) - Others
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • For safety reasons, please follow your guide's instructions at all times.
    • If you bring children, please keep a close watch on them.
    • Please take any garbage back with you.
    • As the tents are flammable, please keep any fire or lighters away.
    • Depending on weather conditions, it may not be possible to make the river smelt tempura.
    • For various reasons, sometimes the river smelt may not be in the area. In this case there will be no refunds provided.
    • Should the tour be cancelled due to weather conditions, you will be informed regarding cancellations between 07:50 AM ~ 08:00 AM (Morning Course) or 11:50 AM ~ 12:00 PM (Afternoon Course).
    • The tour operator cannot provide rental boots or pants for children. Please make sure to provide your own, if needed.
    • Please note that the tour will be operated mainly in Japanese and simple English.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 40.
FAQ
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 3 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 67.96
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(4.67/5.00) 4.67 / 5
(3 reviews)
Language Japanese
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 4.5 - 5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

Look! I caught 2 smelts on 1 line
by: Aidaleena
What an wonderful experience!!!the smelt was delicious. we fished in the hut and caught 20 smelts. Caution:It is cold even in the hut.
by: Yong Liang
The trip was very exciting. My friends and i enjoyed the trip very much... An excellent trip to experience... Thanks for organisig this event!! Keep it up!!!
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