No equipment required, just bring yourself!
Shikabe is a fishing town located along Hokkaido's Pacific coast.
Shikabe offers a unique and simple port fishing experience.
Participants in the experience can catch fish known as "chika" (Japanese sea smelt) with lines cast from the pier.
Chika are 10-15cm in length.
Guests can then enjoy tempura prepared from their catch right there and then using simple cooking equipment, rounding off a perfect fishing experience.
Reservations and enquiries can be made at Michi-no-Eki Shikabe Geyser Park (reservations must be made at least three days in advance).
On the day of your experience, please go to Michi-no-Eki first to sign in. From there,
a quick five-minute walk to Shikabe port, and you are ready to begin your fishing experience!
Catch "chika," a fish found only in waters north of the Tohoku area
As the title of the experience states, no equipment is necessary.
With all supplies provided, and no need to carry any equipment,
this experience is perfectly suited to travelers looking for an enjoyable adventure surrounded by the abundant nature of Hokkaido.
Even kids will fish easily!
As the chika are migratory fish to the waters surrounding the port of Shikabe, the chances of encountering whole schools of the fish are said to be high.
Groundbait is used to attract the fish, meaning guests can keep clean hands while enjoying a very easy and fun fishing experience.
The experience is available during opening hours of the Michi-no-Eki, with morning being recommended for the best chances of making a catch.
This experience is provided from May to November,
with spring (May-June) and fall (October-November) recommended as the best times to fish.
Fish caught during the experience are prepared there and then and made into fresh tempura.
To enjoy the taste of freshly fried chika, only a simple seasoning of salt is required.
Then the fresh, hot, and delicious tempura is yours to savor.
Hot springs also available!
The fishing experience is available to parties of two or more people.
Hot springs are also available in the locality
so why not have members of your party not interested in fishing take a relaxing soak instead?