Fly Fishing at Nikko’s Yunoko Lake​,​ the Birthplace of Fly Fishing in Japan

Make your fly fishing debut in Nikko, where fly fishing was originally brought to Japan in the Meiji era.


4 hours


May to September


Nikko, Tochigi

Group size

1 to 2 persons




30,000 JPY


星野 晃宏 Akihiro Hoshino

星野 晃宏 Akihiro Hoshino

Director of Ametsuchi, a guiding and gear shop


Fly fishing began in Japan in 1902 when British merchant Thomas Glover released brook trout into Yukawa and Lake Yunoko in Nikko for fun. The fish targeted during this experience are brook trout, which are found only in Yunoko and Yugawa lakes. Fly fishing is a method of fishing that uses an artificial bait (fly), which is made by wrapping bird feathers around fish hooks. In this session you will learn how to make flies and then fish with the hooks you have made.

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13:00 Meet and lecture 13:15 Fly tying 14:00 Lecture on casting and then begin fishing (we will take breaks) 17:00 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


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Access info

Take the Tobu Bus bound for Yumoto Onsen from the rotary in front of Tobu Nikko Station. Get off at Yumoto Onsen. Recommended bus: Tobu Nikko Station 11:10 a.m. → Yumoto Onsen 12:30 p.m.

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Nearest station

JR Nikko Station or Tobu Nikko Station

Meeting place

Nikko Yumoto Visitor Center

If you come by car

40 mins by car from JR/Tobu Nikko Stations