Lake Hamana near Hamamatsu city is famous across Japan for its excellent-quality freshwater eel. Full of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, they have long been regarded as a healthy yet tasty seafood and were eaten in the past by samurai to improve their stamina.
In this experience, you will have a go at fishing for Lake Hamana’s famous eels in a local fishing style that involves catching them with your bare hands in a dedicated eel pool. They’re a slippery hold but don’t worry, it does get easier!
After the fishing activity, you will then move to the BBQ area. There you will wear classic Japanese happi coats and cook your eels in the traditional Japanese kabayaki-style. Kabayaki is a method of cooking unagi eel, where the fish is split down its back, gutted, butterflied, and filleted before being placed on skewers. It is then dipped in a sweet soy-sauce-based marinade before being grilled on a BBQ or grill. For this activity you will have your kabayaki-style eel on a bed of fresh Japanese sticky rice.
After cooking, you will then sit down to enjoy your creations, as well as other dishes made using seafood from Lake Hamana, as a tasty lunch.
• Nationally-licensed tour guide
• Private Transportation Fee
• Hotel pick-up & drop-off
• Use of facilities and equipment
• Two freshwater eel per person
• Ingredients for Kabayaki eel cooking
• Any additional food or shopping expenses
|Date & Time||10：00～13：00|
|Required Time||3 hours|
|Max. Number of Participants||2 people or more|
|Prices||19,800 yen/group + 8,250 yen/person|
|Location||Lake Hamana (Hamamatsu)|
|Foreign Language Support||Interpreter Available|
|Cancellation Policy||If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation rates and remittance charges will be charged.|
(1) 3-14 days prior to the program date: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program date: 50 % of the program fee
(3) 1 day before the program date: 100 % of the program fee
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