Unique night spearfishing Experience


  • Sports/Outdoor
  • Japanese Culture

At Lake Hamana in Hamamatsu city, there is a unique way of fishing that has been locally practiced for over 100 years. The fishing is done from May to September in the shallow area of the southern part of Lake Hamana. Ships depart at sunset, and use lights to illuminate sleeping fish and marine life below, which are caught and scooped into nets. Lake Hamana is a famous saltwater lake, and has quiet waves, so you can easily see the bottom of the lake and the many fish that live there. Also there are many shallow spots where fish can be harpooned, thus this style of spear fishing has proliferated in the area. You can bring your catches home, but also you can eat them at “Takiya-tei,” a raft located on the lake. The boatman on each “Takiya-tei” raft prepares the seafood as tempura, miso soup, etc. The seafood you eat on the lake is exceptional!


Date & TimeMay to September
From 6:00 PM
Prices33,000yen/vessel (Varies by experience)
LocationYuto branch of Hamana fishing cooperation
Address9985-3 Ubumi, Yuto-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi
AccessBy car: 25 minutes from Tomei Hamamatsu Nishi IC
By bus: Take the Entetsu Bus bound for Irino Yamazaki from Hamamatsu Station bus platform no. 2. Get off at Ubumi Asaba after 35 minutes. The facility is 15 minutes on foot from here.
By train: 10 minutes by taxi from JR Maisaka Station
Foreign Language SupportInterpreter available
Cancellation Policy¥10,000 per boat if cancelled fewer than 2 days prior
※Cancellation due to the weather will incur no charge.

Additional Notes

•If you want kids to ride together, the combination of <2 adults plus 3 kids><3 adults plus 2 kids> are only available.
The combination of <1 adult and 4 kids> is not available due to safety concerns.
•The dishes offered at Takiyatei consist only of seafood. You are permitted to bring additional food and drink (such as rice balls, bread, etc).
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