[Hokkaido] Smelt Ice Fishing and Japanese Tempura Tasting from Sapporo
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  • Cook the smelt you caught yourself and taste the delicious flavors of smelt (wakasagi) tempura
  • Spend your morning or afternoon relaxing, surrounded by the stunning wintertime beauty of the river
  • Get handy fishing tips from your guide, who'll show you all the basics to smelt ice fishing
  • Fish and enjoy your freshly-cooked smelt tempura inside a tent that protects you from the cold
  • Convenient round trip transfers to/from JR Sapporo Station Kane-no-Hiroba available
What to expect

Try your hand at a fun and popular wintertime activity in Hokkaido by going smelt ice fishing at Barato River, a stunning fishing escape from the bustle of Sapporo located only a half-hour drive away. Meet up with your tour group at JR Sapporo Station Bell Plaza, then proceed via bus or taxi to the river, where you'll get to see the colorful tents pitched on top of the powdery snow. Change into your winter gear at Barato Garden Restaurant then head off towards the fishing area to get ice fishing tips from a professional guide. Fish inside the tents that protect you from the cold, using the holes already drilled, and try to catch as many fish as you can! The staff of the facility will then cook your freshly-caught smelt fish, and you'll get to enjoy it served tempura-style. You'll then enjoy a hot meal (morning tour only) before you leave the river and head back to JR Sapporo Station.

Additional Info

4 Chome Kita 6 Jōnishi, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 060-0806


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