On the frozen expanse of Lake Akan sits a collection of colorful tents waiting for novice and expert fishers alike. Whether you’re venturing alone or traveling with a family, booking one of these tents and ice-fishing for wakasagi smelt is a local pastime not to be missed. This popular winter activity is open to all ages. Inside each tent, a hole cut into the thick ice awaits. Drop your line in and wait to feel the nibble from these delicious little fish. All equipment is provided for you, and the staff offers thorough instructions, so even beginners can have fun without any worries. Continue this unique experience by eating your catch on the spot, tempura-style!