Last updated: August 17, 2021
Catch your own lunch
When Lake Onuma on Mt. Akagi freezes over, ice fishing for wakasagi, or Japanese pond smelt, becomes a popular pastime. These small, silvery fish, about the size of sardines, are delicious when deep-fried.
You can rent all the equipment you need on the lakeshore, including fishing gear, a drill to make a hole in the ice, and a tent to keep you warm. Take your catch back to the rental shop, and they will fry up your fish free of charge.
Akagiyama, Fujimi-machi, Maebashi ( Map)
About 1 hour 10 minutes by bus from Maebashi Station
About 35 minutes by car from Maebashi IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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