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Barato River Smelt Ice Fishing Experience with Free Transfers from Sapporo


Fish directly on the ice covered river!

Enjoy ice fishing for tasty little wakasagi (smelt) just 30 minutes from Sapporo, and sample the freshest fish tempura with your lunch!

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Try this popular local pastime, ice fishing on the famous Barato River. No need for special equipment, as warm pants and thick boots are provided.

Experience drilling the ice, get fishing tips and guidance from the experienced instructor. On sunny days you can fish outside the tent too! There are clean bathrooms and a rest area available for guests.

After fishing, stop by a famous restaurant and store to sample some of Hokkaido's tastiest delicacies or have a warming lunch and fish tempura!
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 09:00 Pick-up at Hotels or JR Sapporo Station North Exit (Sankus Convenience Store)
  • 10:20 Wakasagi Fishing Experience
    20141212005405_420885125_10234_9 Once at the Barato River don your warm overalls, help drill into the ice and then fish for the tasty wakasagi smelt!
  • 12:20 End of Fishing
  • 13:00 Lunch
    Your guide will take you to a famous local restaurant, where you can try famous local delicacies.
    (Lunch price is not included in the tour)
  • 15:00-15:30 Drop-off at Hotels or JR Sapporo station
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Participants in middle school and below must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Long pants
    • Warm hat or jacket with a hood
    • Warm winter jacket and comfortable clothing
Additional Note(s)
    • The tour dates may be changed depending on ice conditions.
    • English guides may be available.
    • The tour may be cancelled in case of heavy snow or bad weather.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 23:59 local time, 2 business days to 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(6 reviews)
Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 6 - 6.5 hour(s)


Everyone had a great time!! Both the guys made it very easy and extremely enjoyable. Was definitely a highlight of the trip for everyone and will 100% consider doing again next time we come. Thanks a ...more
by: Gavab
Junjiro and Jin were our tour guides. They were very friendly and they set everything up for you! Prompt pick up, and they drop you off too. They also drive you to a small but great mom and pop restau...more
by: Gift
The children enjoy it very much. The staffs are very friendly and kind. This is really the great experience to my family. Thank you.
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