Lake Nojiri – Shinanomachi, Nagano

2013/9/18 Lake Nojiri – Shinanomachi, Nagano


Lake Nojiri is known for its dense population of smallmouth bass. Located 280km north west of Tokyo, this is not likely place to go for fly fishing. If you are fanatic about smallmouth bass fishing, then this is definitely your destination.



Smallmouth Bass, largemouth bass, blue gill, carp, and etc.


Open Season: 25 April – First Sunday in November

Boat Fishing: 7:00 – 16:00
Bank Fishing: Dawn-Dusk


600 JPY/day

Location of ticket machine/shop:

Map of the Fishery


1. Take Bullet Train Asama: Tokyo – Nagano
2. Take Shinetsu Line: Nagano – Kurohime
3. Take taxi to drive to Lake Nojiri

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