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Winter Fly Fishing in Hokkaido Using Snowshoes

Go fly fishing for large American trout and rainbow trout during the quiet winter months when few anglers are around.


8+ hours


February to March


Shiribetsu River or Toshibetsu River, Hokkaido

Group size

1 to 2 persons




55,000 - 65,000 JPY


下山 巖 Iwao Shimoyama

下山 巖 Iwao Shimoyama

Director of Hokkaido Fishing Guide Service Dolly Varden


Winter fly fishing is a great way to target healthy American trout and large rainbow trout, even in cold weather. We will reach the river by walking through the snow on snowshoes. In winter, the riverbanks that are densely vegetated in summer are covered with snow, making access easier, and you can enjoy discovering the trees and animal tracks along the way.

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Schedule: ・ Meet at the Dolly Varden shop to check equipment and tackle ・ After that, move to the fishing spot (Shiribetsu River or Toshibetsu River) ・ Morning fishing ・ Lunch on the river ・ Afternoon fishing ・ 16:00 tour ends


Open to anyone with previous fly fishing experience.


Snowshoe rentals re aavailable. Participants must bring waders and warm clothing.


If you have any questions about our facilities or nearby accommodations, please contact us.

Access info

The start and end point of the tour are at the Dolly Varden shop in Sapporo, next to the entrance of the base station of the Sapporo Moiwa Ropeway.

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Nearest station

Sapporo Moiwa Ropeway Entrance Station

Meeting place

Dolly Varden, 5-3-1 Fushimi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo

If you come by car

1 minute from Sapporo Moiwa Ropeway Entrance Station