Discover secret fishing spots in the middle of Shinjuku Tokyo Japan that you will not believe you can do in the middle of a metropolis city!
If you want to pass time in Japan and also have a good feed, fishing in the middle of Tokyo is a good way to do it.
Fishing in Shinjuku is either done indoors or outdoors in ponds which are stocked by a variety of fish.
Ichigaya Fish Center – Fishing Point
This place has two main areas. The mini-fishing area where you can catch goldfish and very small carp which you can bring home and a main area where they have larged sized concrete pools in which you can catch carp.
When catching the fish, return it to the attendant to get weighed. After weighing, you can redeem it for points to get prizes. You are not allowed to take the fish home, except when fishing in the mini-fishing area.
This place also sells aquarium supplies and plants.
Adult – 750円 per hour
Children – 430円 per hour
Student – 650円 per hour
Senior – 650円 per hour
Fishing rod rental – 100円
Bait – 100円
You can get a bigger discount if you purchase more hour blocks. But if you use more than your allotted time, you will be charged (Adult 130円 , Children/Seniors 80円) every 10 minutes.
This pond is filled with small carp and goldfish. Good for kids.
1 person – 400円 per 30 minutes
Includes rod rental and bait.
You are allowed to take 2 fishes home, but there is a Bagging and Oxygen fee of 100円.
Monday – Friday: 9:30 ~ 18:30
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 ~ 19:00
Public Holidays: Closed
This is basically a restaurant in which you can fish for your food. If you want the freshest fish, this is the place to be. Only 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku station. When you catch your food, you can give it to your server in which they clean and cook the fish. You can ask how you want your fish to be cooked.
There are 3 main ponds to catch your fish. The waiter will bang the drum in celebration of when you catch your fish. They will then weigh the fish in and you will be charged accordingly.
It is also English and foreigner friendly. They also have other dishes such as chicken and beef in case you or your friend/family do not eat fish.
Depends on what type of fish you catch and how you want it to be cooked.
Fishing rod rental – Free
Bait – ¥100
Typical meal cost: ¥1,500 – ¥4,500 (depends on what you can catch/eat.
Types of fish
Fishes that you can catch:
- Sea Bream
- Top Shell
- Spiny Lobster
Monday – Friday: 11:30 ~ 14:00, 17:00 ~ 23:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:30 ~ 23:00
Public Holidays: Closed