Tenkara and Light Tackle Fly-Fishing in Hokkaido's Mountain Streams

Enjoy fishing for beautiful wild mountain stream fish in Hokkaido’s rich natural environment.


8 hours


May to October


Eastern Hokkaido

Group size

1 to 3 persons




30,000 - 50,000 JPY


下森 雅文 Masafumi Shimomori

下森 雅文 Masafumi Shimomori

Director of REDBAND ARTWORKS, Trout Fishing Photographer and Guide


On this experience we will fish for mountain stream fish native to Hokkaido, such as landlocked Japanese salmon, Whitespotted char, and Dolly Varden trout. We will use light tackle such as tenkara rods (a traditional Japanese fishing method) and low-numbered glass rods. This plan includes the rental of fishing gear such as waders and fishing rods, so even beginners can enjoy mountain stream fishing without any worries. Price per person: For 1 person: 50,000 yen/person For 2 persons: 35,000 yen/person For 3 persons: 30,000 yen/person For more than 4 persons, please consult with the guide. Seasons: The high season is generally from early May to late October. The season may be slightly later or later depending on the natural conditions and climate of the year. Please contact the guide for the latest information. Japanese salmon: Early July to late September Whitespotted char: Late June to late August Dolly Varden trout: Early May - late October Rainbow trout: Early May - late October

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08:30 Meet at the designated location 09:30 Arrival at fishing grounds & preparation 12:30 Lunch break (light lunch will be provided by the guide) 13:00 Resume guiding 17:00 End of guided tour & clean-up 18:00 Finish tour at the designated location


- Beginners to mountain stream fishing are welcome - Upper elementary school age and up (recommended)


If you have your own fishing gear, please bring it all. However, for beginners, we can accommodate fishing gear rentals such as waders and fishing rods (tenkara rods and fly rods). Please be sure to consult with us in advance if you wish to rent such items. Also please note that all participants, regardless of whether they are beginners or experienced anglers, are required to bring their own hats, sunglasses, rainwear, and warm clothing.


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Access info

By Plane: Haneda Airport ⇔ Tokachi Obihiro Airport Travel time: approx. 90 minutes We will provide transportation to and from Tokachi Obihiro Airport. By Train: Sapporo - Obihiro: 2 hr. 24 min. From Kushiro to Obihiro: 1 hour 32 min. By Highway Bus: Sapporo - Obihiro 3hr 30min (summer schedule) 3hr 40min (winter schedule) Asahikawa - Obihiro: 3 hours 45 min. New Chitose Airport - Obihiro 2 hours 30 minutes (summer schedule) 2 hours 45 minutes (winter schedule)

Pick up


Nearest station

Obihiro Station

Meeting place

Tokachi Obihiro Airport

If you come by car

30 minutes to 1 hour