9 hours
Activity Level
Fishing, Snow walk

Nanae town Foggy Ice Walk and Night Ice Smelt Fishing in Onuma Quasi-National Park

The Onuma area was created by the 1640 eruption of Mt. Komagatake in the southern tip of Hokkaido, which gave rise to the rare landforms we see today. The Onuma lakes and marshes have been designated as a national park and registered as a Ramsar wetland, and a wide variety of creatures, including migratory birds, live in harmony with humans. This area was the first place in Hokkaido to adopt Western-style agriculture, and fishing has been practiced in the Onuma and Konuma for over 100 years. Ski resorts in the area have one of the longest gondolas in Japan, and at the top of the gondola you can see a foggy ice. This is a tour to enjoy the blessings of nature in the Onuma area by walking to see the snowy scenery that can only be seen in winter, and by try wakasagi(Ice Smelt) fishing at night.


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No. ED000018 Nanae town Foggy Ice Walk and Night Ice Smelt Fishing in Onuma Quasi-National Park

Area Nanae town
Length 9 hours
Price From JPY 36,000
Season Mid Jan – Early Mar
Group size Minimum: 2 Maximum: 6
Activity level 2*★★☆☆☆
Meeting point JR Onuma Koen Station
Access From JR Hakodate Station: about 30min by express train, 40 min by a car
Price includes • Fishing fees, tent rentals, fishing gear rentals, etc
• Guide fee
• Snowshoe rental
• Lunch
• Car with driver
• Insurance fee
Clothing • Warm/ Windproof/ Waterproof jacket
• Warm Shoes
• Gloves, Beanie
• Comfortable and moveable clothing
*Warm clothes and shoes are available for rent (limited number)
Items to bring • Backpack
• Water bottle
• Change of clothes

Traveler’s Digest

Meet your guide at JR Onuma Koen Station. We will head to Hakodate Nanae Snow Park and take a ride on one of the longest gondolas in Japan at 3,319 meters to the top of the mountain. There you will be treated to spectacular views of some of Hokkaido’s most famous mountains, including Komagatake and Mt.Yotei in Niseko. Change into snowshoes and go hiking. Use all your senses to enjoy the silvery world of trees silently lined up under the cover of foggy ice. We will have a plate lunch using locally grown rice and vegetables etc. at the Peak Café on the top of the mountain. In the evening, we will move to Onuma Quasi-National Park. As the sun sets, we will enjoy Ice Smelt Fishing in the silence of nature. We will taste the fish we catch as tempura.