Wakasagi Smelt Ice-fishing at Lake Shinotsu: A Perfect Day Trip from Sapporo – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Only a short 1-hour ride from Sapporo, Hokkaido, the town of Shinshinotsu’s Lake Shinotsu is a great place to enjoy ice-fishing for wakasagi (smelt). Regardless of the weather, you can fish peacefully when you sign up for the full ice-fishing plan, which includes a roofed hut. Don’t have the proper equipment? Fear not, as the site has everything you could ever need for rental. After a day fishing for smelt, why not savor your hard work by bringing your catch to the restaurant to have it made into tempura? To finish off your adventure, stop by the neighboring Tappu no Yu hot springs for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. The best part? It’s included in your package! 

Lake Shinotsu

N2 45 Sen, Shinshinotsu, Ishikari-gun, Hokkaido