Rock Fishing with Traditional Japanese Fishing Method TENKARA (One Day Plan)

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Experience the popular Japanese fishing technique, ''TENKARA Fishing''!
There is no limit to the variety of hair hooks you can use as pseudo-bait. There is no limit to the variety of hair hooks that can be used as simulated bait.
A nature guide who knows all about mountain streams will guide you in a fun and entertaining way!
Tenkara fishing is a traditional Japanese technique that is different from fly fishing. Tenkara fishing is a traditional Japanese technique that is different from fly fishing. The simple style of fishing, using only a rod without a reel, a unique fishing line, and a handmade hook, is attracting a lot of attention overseas. In this tour, nature guide Mr. Imanishi will show you the charm of tenkara fishing. The fishing spot will be chosen from a number of secret spots, and you will be able to enjoy it until the day of the tour. The target is the popular Japanese Char, an endemic species in Japan. Our guide, Mr. Imanishi, has made more than 100 kinds of hair hooks by himself! His choice is the result of his extensive knowledge and experience. The full-day course includes a hairhook making workshop and then a trip to the fishing grounds. Of course, you can take home the hair hook you made as a souvenir. The time spent in the great nature of the Northern Alps, confronting the flow of the river and the scenery of creatures and plants, will surely be a day you will never forget.


Rock Fishing with Traditional Japanese Fishing Method TENKARA (One Day Plan)

Per Person

Adults・Children same amount 32000Yen


Plan Details

Period 2023/5/8(Mon)~2023/10/31(Tue)
What is included in the travel/plan price ・Rental of tenkara fishing rods and hooks
・ Guide fee
・Fish tickets
Minimum number of participants per group 2 person/people
Minimum number of participants 2 person/people
Maximum number of participants 6 person/people
Operating Company High Mount Associe .inc
Tour Conductor No
Start Time 8:30
Tour Time About 6hours -7hours
Reservation Deadline 3days befor start day
Payment Method CreditcardVISAmastercardjcbamericanexpressdiners
- Tour itinerary -

8:30 a.m. Meet at the Hakuba Yamani Kawani Guide Center
8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Hair hook making and workshop
Around 10:30 a.m., guide will lead you to your destination.
10:45 a.m. Tenkara fishing experience begins
(Lunch on your own) 
14:45 p.m. After the experience, guide will lead you to the guide center.
15:00 Dismissal at Hakuba Yamani Kawani Guide Center
Please bring your own lunch.
Please come by your own car or rental car.

- Meeting Place -

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Hakuba Yamany Kawany
- Important Points -
  • What to bring: comfortable clothes, trekking shoes, rain gear, drinks (no caffeine), snacks, lunch, warm clothes, hat, sunglasses, towel, plastic bag for wet things.
  • For safety reasons, pregnant women and people with heart disease are not allowed to participate.
  • Children are not allowed to participate. (Minimum age: 4 years old) Parents are also required to participate.
  • We do not provide transportation. Please cooperate with us. We will meet and disperse on site. If you do not have a car, please contact us when you make a reservation.
  • Please be aware that you are responsible for any injuries or accidents.
  • If you have a car, please consult with us at the time of booking.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
- Cancellation Fee -

From the tenth day prior to the start of the tour: 20% of the tour fee, From the seventh day onward: 30% of the tour fee, From the day prior to the start of the tour: 40% of the tour fee, From the day of the start of the tour: 50% of the tour fee,

After the day. No show From the day of the start of the tour From the day prior to the start of the tour rom the seventh day onward: From the tenth day prior to the start of the tour
100% 50% 40% 30% 20%
- Plan Provider Company -

Nagano Tourism Organization
131-4 NakagosyoOkadamachi, Nagano City
Registration of Travel Services:Governor of NaganoTravel Services Type 2 436
Certified General Travel Services Manager:Takeshi mitsui

Contact Phone Number:026-219-5274


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Plan Contents

Meet at Yamani Kawani Guide Center.

Please arrive at the guide center 5 minutes before the start of the tour.
A day of mountain stream fishing begins with learning about the flow of the changing seasons and the wilderness of insects, fish, forests, and animals.

Making Hair Hooks

Hairhooks are made with a simple hook and feathers or hair to catch insects, larvae, and other fish that interfere with your territory. There are an infinite number of types of hairhooks to choose from, depending on how nature changes in a few days.


This fishing technique originated in Japan and has become a world trend in mountain stream fishing. The guide will teach you how to fish at the best spot of the day, so even beginners and children can start fishing. Tenkara fishing is often referred to as "ninja fishing" because of the way it is done quietly and from the shadows. Immerse yourself in this simple yet interesting world.

Japanese Char

The rockfish is called "Japanese Char" in English. Similar to salmonids, their overseas approximations have a descending life history, descending to the sea during the growth process and migrating upstream after maturing. However, because char prefer cold water environments, Japanese char do not migrate to warmer waters, but stay near the headwaters of cold-water rivers for the rest of their lives (land-locked life history).

In addition to rockfish, a variety of other fish can be caught. What kind of fish will be caught is up to you.

Guide Introduction

Hisanori Imanishi is a nature guide living in Hakuba Village who loves nature and is loved by it.
His hundreds of self-made hair hooks are truly works of art, the result of over 30 years of trial and error. The insects that feed the fish and the vegetation of the four seasons change in just a few days. Mr. Imanishi's experience and knowledge of the natural flow of the water allows him to select hair hooks and guide you into the bosom of nature with his sixth sense of wonder.
Through his life's work as a nature guide, I would like to convey the depth, strength, and fragility of nature," says Imanishi, whose eyes are always on the protection and coexistence of nature.

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