An angler is an angler wherever they go and there are a lot of fun places to scratch your fishing itch along the Aki River. The Akigawa International Trout Fishing Ground is surrounded by lush, green scenery, setting the perfect mood for some fishing.
Four areas are available for fishing, but it’s the bait fishing area that draws the most interest. Rent a rod, buy some bait, and it’s off to cast your line into the clear waters.
There are guidance pamphlets available in English and the staff are all friendly, but everything explained and listed is in Japanese, so we recommend bringing someone who understands the language or using a translator app.
Once you’ve got a trout on the line, enjoy the thrill of reeling it in and securing a catch! Then, bring the trout you’ve caught (up to 10!) over to the BBQ.
The management offers all kinds of equipment and supplies for rental as well as all the ingredients for a typical Japanese barbeque, but you’re also welcome to bring your own fixings and spices. So fry up your catch over the fire and dig into a crispy, super-fresh trout delicacy!
If you aren’t feeling up to roasting fish yourself, there is a restaurant on-site that features broiled trout (naturally) lathered with their special sauce over rice with a side of miso soup. You can opt for the fried version if you prefer—you likely won’t be disappointed by either—and other everyday Japanese eats.
Akigawa International Trout Fishing Ground