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IN HAMAMATSU.COM Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Visitor Guide

IN HAMAMATSU.COM Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Visitor Guide Hamamatsu

Unique Night Spearfishing Experience


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!
蟹Takiya baseでの食事
It will be suspended during a declaration of the state of emergency by Shizuoka Prefecture.
Period/ Fishing time
May 15 (Tue) - end of Sep.
(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.)
※For making a reservation in October, please contact us for consultation.
Raft with chairs and tables for dinner
takiya base
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
Capacity4 people per vessel ※Up to 20 people (5 vessels)
¥33,000/ vessel +(¥1,000/ person)
※We will respond in English or Chinese until the day of booking.

Takiya ryo and accommodations plan
The featured accommodations are a private lodge with a dedicated dock, so guests can leave for the fishery directly from the inn, and guests can venture out after dinner.
Raft with chairs and tables for dinner
takiya basetakiya base
Capacity4 people per vessel ※Up to 80 people (20 vessels)
Cooking available ¥36,000/ vessel
No cooking ¥33,000/ vessel
※We will respond in English or Chinese until the day of booking.
  • If you want kids to ride together, the combination of <2 adults plus 3 kids><3 adults plus 2 kids> are only available.
    The combination of <1 adult and 4 kids> is not available due to safety concerns.
  • The dishes offered at Takiyatei consist only of seafood. You are permitted to bring additional food and drink (such as rice balls, bread, etc).
Interpreting service
¥15,000/ interpreter
※We recommend one interpreter per raft(each raft holds 20 people).
※Interpretation service is available only before boarding and on a raft. (No interpreter is available during fishing on the vessel)
※If your party consists of 3 people or less, the interpreter can accompany you on your boat ride to translate during fishing.
Meal at The Raft Only
AvailableOnly available to those participating in Takiya fishing
※Space limited
Jr. High School and up ¥3,000
Children ¥1,500
How to make a reservation
Please send the following information to at least 5 days in advance
  • Desired Date (up to three requested dates)
  • Desired Start Time(7pm or 11pm)
  • Choose from the menus below
    <No Cooking/ TAKIYA-TEI>
  • Need interpretation or not
  • Requested Number of Boats (4 adults per boat)
  • Requested Number of People
  • Main Guest's Name
  • Telephone Number in Japan
  • Requested Boarding Point (Yuuto, Bentenjima, THE HAMANAKO, and XIV HAMANAKO)
Cancellation Charges
¥10,000 per boat if cancelled fewer than 2 days priorbr
※Cancellation due to the weather will incur no charge.
Onsite safety videos available (English, Simplified/ 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
※3 mins walk from JR Bentenjima station
Yuto branch of Hamana fishing cooperation
  • 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.
2021.4.19 update
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