Benkei Fishing Club – Akasaka, Tokyo

15 Nov Benkei Fishing Club – Akasaka, Tokyo

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Surrounded by hotels and office buildings, right underneath the highway, Benkei Fishing Club stands in the midst of busy metropolitan are of Tokyo. Club stocks large mouth bass and rainbow trouts in Benkei Moat which was formerly a part of second circular moat to Castle Edo. This moat originally opened as recreational boating pond right after the WWII, had been a free fishery for years, and turned into paid-fishery for about past 10 years.

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It makes you feel quite strange to cast fly line in the middle of streets, but woods surrounding the moat will take your mind off streets into the game of fishing in matter of seconds. Well… you still make a good photogenic character from the perspective of tourists visiting Tokyo looking for something to shoot at. So make sure you dress nicely:)

Species

Large mouth bass, bluegill, snakehead, and carp.

Information

http://www.maidokun.com/benkei/

Open Season All season
Open Hour 9:00 – 18:00
Weekends and holidays May- Sep: 6:00 -18:00
Fishing Permit Lure/Fly Fishing
1,050 JPY/hour
2,500 JPY/day
Rental spining tackle is 630 JPYBait Fishing
420JPY / half an hour
2,500 JPY/day
Rental rod 100JPY, bait 100JPY
Rental Boat Boat fee included in above
Address & Phone Number 4-26 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
03-3238-0012
Regulation – Casting from bank only allowed on the floating platform
– Large mouth bass must be released (it is illegal to relocate this speci by government regulation to preserve natural habitat)

Map

http://maps.google.co.jp/maps?f=q&hl=ja&geocode=&q=%E5%BC%81%E6%85%B6%E6%A9%8B&ie=UTF8&s=AARTsJpGHIYE9_zIi8-G8yxB58_m2qO9IQ&ei=IU8MScH2NpLqugPBk-3_AQ&cd=1&cid=35679029,139735969,13948950058673542068&li=lmd&ll=35.687139,139.735966&spn=0.028164,0.046091&z=14&iwloc=A

Access by Train

1. Tokyo Metro Ginza-Line or Marunouchi-Line to Akasaka Mitsuke station.
2. Tokyo Metro Hanzomon-Line or Yurakucho-Line to Nagatacho station.

Access by Car

Parking is right neaby:

http://www.navitime.co.jp/?ctl=0152&keyword=&name=%e6%9d%b1%e4%ba%ac%e9%83%bd%e6%b8%af%e5%8c%ba%e8%b5%a4%e5%9d%82&LCode=0805&lon=503086719&lat=128394004&type=2&atr=101043910_395847940521492_605606248_n

Surrounded by hotels and office buildings, right underneath the highway, Benkei Fishing Club stands in the midst of busy metropolitan are of Tokyo. Club stocks large mouth bass and rainbow trouts in Benkei Moat which was formerly a part of second circular moat to Castle Edo. This moat originally opened as recreational boating pond right after the WWII, had been a free fishery for years, and turned into paid-fishery for about past 10 years.

It makes you feel quite strange to cast fly line in the middle of streets, but woods surrounding the moat will take your mind off streets into the game of fishing in matter of seconds. Well… you still make a good photogenic character from the perspective of tourists visiting Tokyo looking for something to shoot at. So make sure you dress nicely:)

Species

Large mouth bass, bluegill, snakehead, and carp.

Information

http://www.maidokun.com/benkei/

Open Season All season
Open Hour 9:00 – 18:00
Weekends and holidays May- Sep: 6:00 -18:00
Fishing Permit Lure/Fly Fishing
1,050 JPY/hour
2,500 JPY/day
Rental spining tackle is 630 JPYBait Fishing
420JPY / half an hour
2,500 JPY/day
Rental rod 100JPY, bait 100JPY
Rental Boat Boat fee included in above
Address & Phone Number 4-26 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
03-3238-0012
Regulation – Casting from bank only allowed on the floating platform
– Large mouth bass must be released (it is illegal to relocate this speci by government regulation to preserve natural habitat)

Map

http://maps.google.co.jp/maps?f=q&hl=ja&geocode=&q=%E5%BC%81%E6%85%B6%E6%A9%8B&ie=UTF8&s=AARTsJpGHIYE9_zIi8-G8yxB58_m2qO9IQ&ei=IU8MScH2NpLqugPBk-3_AQ&cd=1&cid=35679029,139735969,13948950058673542068&li=lmd&ll=35.687139,139.735966&spn=0.028164,0.046091&z=14&iwloc=A

Access by Train

1. Tokyo Metro Ginza-Line or Marunouchi-Line to Akasaka Mitsuke station.
2. Tokyo Metro Hanzomon-Line or Yurakucho-Line to Nagatacho station.

Access by Car

Parking is right neaby:

http://www.navitime.co.jp/?ctl=0152&keyword=&name=%e6%9d%b1%e4%ba%ac%e9%83%bd%e6%b8%af%e5%8c%ba%e8%b5%a4%e5%9d%82&LCode=0805&lon=503086719&lat=128394004&type=2&atr=10