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Takiya-Ryo: Experience a Traditional Fishing Method at Lake Hamana

September 7, 2022

Did you now that you can experience takiya-ryo, a fishing method practiced for over 100 years, at Lake Hamana? Takiya-ryo involves heading onto the lake at night in a small boat. Fishers then illuminate the boat’s bow to attract fish to the light. At the same time, this gives them a clear view to catch shrimp and crabs at the bottom of the lake with harpoons and fishing nets.

The types of fish and shellfish that are abundant in the lake change according to the time and season. You might even get a chance to catch high-quality crabs and eels! The fisher will also cook your catches on the spot on a raft floating on the lake. The experience is held yearly from late May to the end of September.

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