Explore East Hokkaido
Become one with nature
as you explore the lake, river and forest
on this fishing adventure
Fishing in Lake Akan and the Akan River
A Closer Look
Akan: A trout fishing paradise!
This nature-rich area with a lake and river is an enjoyable fishing spot for beginners and experts alike. There aren’t many places where you can enjoy fishing surrounded by such ancient, abundant primeval forest. Fishing conditions vary depending on the weather and water temperature, but a guide who knows everything there is to know about the Akan area will show you the best fishing spot of the day and teach you the right technique.
Shigeru Takada is a guide at Lake Akan Tsuruga Adventure Base SIRI. He is Akan’s most knowledgeable fishing guide and knows the area inside out – you can count on him to show you the best spots for each season!
Other qualifications: Forest guide with Maeda Ippoen Foundation, Walking Lifemeister with the Japan Nordic Walk League, Level 1 in the SAJ Ski Badge Test, Advanced Lifesaver.