Smelt Ice Fishing

Smelt Ice Fishing

Come be surrounded by Mother Nature, enjoy ice fishing, and eat delicious, fresh smelt in Urabandai!

During November and December, smelt fishing is done from on board a traditional Japanese houseboat. From January through March, it can be enjoyed atop the ice. The houseboats and the rental houses available for ice fishing allow you to fish in warmth and comfort. A one-day, 700 fishing permit is required and can be purchased at convenience stores in Urabandai. For information about smelt fishing, please contact the Urabandai Tourism Association.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website https://www.urabandai-inf.com/en/?page_id=24207
Contact

Urabandai Tourism Association

(+81) 241-32-2349

staff1@urabandai-inf.com

Best Season
  • Winter
Opening Hours

Opening hours depend on the location

Ice fishing season usually runs from Nov. to late Mar. Please check with Urabandai Tourism Association for more information.

Parking Available
Access Details
Access Hibara-chinai, Kitashiobara Village, Yama District, Fukushima Pref. 969-2701 View directions
Getting there

By Car: 30 min drive from the Inawashiro-Bandaikogen I.C. exit off the Ban-etsu Expressway (via Route 115 and 459)

By Train: 30 min by bus from Inawashiro Station (JR Ban-etsu West Line), via Bandai Toto bus' Inawashiro Line or Hibara Line. Alternatively, take a taxi straight from Inawashiro Station.

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