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​ Tenkara fishing

​guided tour

(For inexperienced and beginners)

Tenkara fishing is an ancient Japanese method of fishing using flies with feathers wrapped around their hooks.
In recent years, simple and deep Tenkara fishing has attracted attention overseas, and now boasts a worldwide name as TENKARA.

Tenkara fishing consists of a simple rod, line, and flies.Due to its simplicity, there are few troubles, and it is characterized by being easy to handle even for beginners. It's compact enough to fit in a backpack for trail running, so you can enjoy it with other outdoor activities.
When you actually go fishing, you can see that it is a very efficient system that eliminates waste.

Tenkara's field mainly targets headwaters and relatively small satokawa, and targets yamame trout and char.

It is said that there used to be professional fishermen all over the country who engaged in tenkara fishing, and they made a living by taking the fish they caught to lodgings.

Tenkara fishing can be called Japanese fly fishing.
In fact, Nikko is also a place where the unique style of Nikko Tenkara has been passed down. Please check this out for details. →

​Ametsuchi offers guided tours for beginners at the land of Nikko Tenkara tradition. We will guide you through the simple yet profound world of Tenkara fishing.

​Schedule example

8:00 AM



​ When you meet up at the designated meeting place, we will accept you. At the same time, we will hand over rental items (meeting time, etc. can be changed according to your request, such as the transportation you use)



fishing lecture


Technical lectures on tenkara fishing and lectures on manners for fishing.



actual fishing


After the lecture, let's finally go out to the field and start fishing. One-on-one support such as fishing methods and points where fish are found. We will take a break on the way and guide you through an effortless process. Enjoy fishing in the beautiful nature of Nikko!



End of actual fishing


Return to the meeting place and be dissolved.We will also introduce hot springs and spots according to your request, so please do not hesitate to contact us.​Take care on your way home and come visit Nikko again!

  • 【初心者対象・1日1組、2名様まで・レンタル道具フルセット】初めてのテンカラ釣り体験を、日光テンカラ釣り伝承の地で。

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    5 時間

    1名様 22000円(税込)

​ Tenkara fishing rules and manners

1. Never throw away garbage. Take home everything else you brought with you.

2. Fishing may pose dangers to the surroundings, such as swinging the rod or attaching a hook.
Make sure there are no people around you when fishing.
3. Catch and release is the rule for the river where you can experience Tenkara fishing.
Please give due consideration to the release so as not to damage the fish as much as possible.

​4. In principle, the person who reaches the point first has priority.So that we can spend time together comfortably,

Keep your distance.

5. Let's use facilities such as toilets and benches cleanly.

​6. Always be humble and grateful to nature.

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