Ancient Japanese Tenkara Fishing in Nikko
Learn the simple yet efficient ancient Japanese method of Tenkara fly fishing. Perfect for beginners.
April to September
1 to 2 persons
Tenkara fishing is a traditional Japanese fishing technique that has been practiced since ancient times.Tenkara fishing uses a bird's feather or other feathers (known as a hair hook) wrapped around the hook to catch wild and rock fish. Recently, it has started to gain popularity outside of Japan as well. The only tools used are a rod, line, and a hair hook. The simplicity of the equipment makes it easy for beginners and those with less physical strength. Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture has its own unique culture called Nikko tenkara, and is the only place in Japan where a river has been created specifically for tenkara fishing so that even beginners can enjoy tenkara fishing. In this tour, you will experience making tenkara hooks and actually try fishing for wild and healthy fish in beautiful mountain streams with the hooks you have made.
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08:00 Meet and lecture 08:05 Create hair hooks 08:40 Move to the water and start fishing (we will take breaks) 13:00 Finish
・ High school students and older. ・ This tour is designed for beginners or those with zero fishing experience.
Please bring the following items: ・ A cap to protect you from the sun ・ Comfortable clothing ・ Snacks and beverages ・ Rain wear (if you have it) ・ A change of clothes in case of a fall. Rental items: ・ Fishing rods and traps ・ Waders (boots up to the chest) ・ Sunglasses ・ Life jacket
Please contact us if you have any questions about nearby facilities.
3 min. walk from JR Nikko Station 5 min. walk from Tobu Nikko Station
JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station
If you come by car