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Takiya-Ryo (Night Fishing)

Special feature of Summer in Lake Hamana
Traditional fishing which continues over 100 years


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!


Period/ Fishing time
From Tuesday, May 15th to the end of September
(Reservations start from May first)
① Start at 7PM (Dinner at Takiya-tei is about 90 mins.)
② Start at 11PM (Dinner at Takiya-tei is about 90 mins.)
Capacity Cooking Charge Memo
One raft(※1)
(up to 4 adults)
No cooking ¥27,000 You can take all fish home. (※2)
Cooking available (※3)
(using Takiya-tei)
¥30,000 You can bring fish
which wasn't cooked home. (※2)
If you want to dine on raft only
(Only available to those participating in Takiya fishing · Space limited)
Adult (Jr. high and more) ¥3,000 /
children ¥1,500 / baby FREE
Cancellation fee ¥10,000 per boat if canceled fewer than 2 days prior
(※1) If you want kids to ride together, the combination of <2 adults plus 3 kids><3 adults plus 2 kids> are only available. In that case you need to pay additional 2,000 yen. (If one of the five passengers is an infant, the additional charge is not needed.)
The combination of <1 adult and 4 kids> is not available due to safety concerns.
(※2) If you want to take fish home, please take care of it by yourself. Please bring a cooler box or refrigerant.
(※3) The dishes offered at Takiyatei consist only of seafood. You are permitted to bring additional food and drink (such as rice balls, bread, etc).

several options
Interpreting service ¥15,000 per interpreter
※We recommend one interpreter per raft(each raft holds 20 people).
※The translation service is offered only before boarding the boat, and interpreting at Takiyatei.
※If your party consists of 3 people or less, the interpreter can accompany you on your boat ride to translate during fishing at no extra cost.
Raft with chairs and tables for dinner Please apply for the TAKIYA BASE plan at the bottom of this page.
※Normal rafts at Takiyatei have no chairs so you will sit on the floor.

How to make a reservation
Due to unpredictable weather conditions, it's possible that fishing will be cancelled. Please expect a confirmation call from Takiya association the day before your reservation. ※Such calls will be conducted in Japanese.
<English Reservation Support/ Additional ¥2000
You can make a reservation in English through us and we will support you with your reservation up to the day.
▶︎▶︎ Please send the following information to least 5 days in advance
・Desired Date (up to three requested dates)
・Desired Start Time
・Requested Number of Boats (4 adults per boat)
・Main Guest's Name
・Telephone Number in Japan
・Requested Boarding Point (Yuuto or Bentenjima)
・Whether or not you require a meal
・Any additional requests (interpreter, TAKIYA BASE, etc.)
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★ Onsite safety videos available in English and Chinese.★
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Contact details
Takiya association 053-592-2260(Japanese Only)
9985-3 Ubumi, Yuto-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Where to ride on
Bentenjima beach park ※3 mins walk from JR Bentenjima station
(3775-2 Bentenjima, Maisaka-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka)

Yuto branch of Hamana fishing cooperation
(9985-3 Ubumi Yuto-cho Nishi-ku Hamamatsu-shi、Shizuoka)

4396-1 Yamazaki, Yuto-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka
4620 Shizunomae Murakushi-cho, Nishi-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

■ Unfortunately, fishing may have to be suspended in bad weather.
■ Please be sure to wear a life jacket.
■ You have to follow the instructions of the boatman.
■ Due to the small size of the boat, sudden movements may cause you to lose your balance and fall into the lake. Please don't stand up suddenly and follow the instructions of the boatman.
■ Please be careful with the harpoon because its edge is very sharp.
■ All the staff including the boatman speak only Japanese. If you are not confident with Japanese conversation, we recommend you to have a translator come along.

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You can enjoy the fish and seafood you caught on the beautiful, blue and white Takiya Base, an exclusive raft available for our guests. Some plans which include a sunset cruise are also available!


Sunset cruise + fishing + dinner
Weekdays (Max 4 people per vessel) ¥36,000 (includes cooking fee)
Saturdays (Max 4 people per vessel) ¥37,500 (includes cooking fee)

Meal at Takiya Base Only
※Only available to those participating in Takiya fishing · Space limited
1 Person ¥3000
(Junior High School and up / includes cooking fee)
(Children (No charge for infants) / includes cooking fee)

2018.4.27 update
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