Tokyo Fishing Spots


If you are traveling in Japan with young ones, or you just want to wet a line, there are lots of options for those who want to go Fishing in Tokyo. There are fishing ponds, lakes and areas in Tokyo that offer a uniquely Japanese Fishing experience, for the whole family to enjoy. Companies like Shimano and Daiwa have become global giants due to their dominance in sports fishing, and Tokyo is well known for having the best fishing stores in the world, with stores like Sansui, Johshuya (especially the huge store in Shibuya) and Tackle Berry which sells second-hand gear. Here is a list of Tokyo Fishing Spots.

A Japanese style fishing float in Tokyo Bay

Tokyo Fishing Spots

Ichigaya Fish Center

The Ichigaya Fishing Center has two fishing pools basically one for children and one for adults. The fishing is for carp, and all fish are returned to the pond once your haul has been weighed. After reaching a certain fish weight you can win the prize of another free hour of fishing. Location: 1 Chome-1 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Ichigaya Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Benkeibashi Boat Pier

The Benkeibashi Boat Pier you can choose to fish from the floating pier or on a boat. The pole and bait are included in the entrance price. Benkeibashi often hosts fishing tournaments throughout the year, as well as seminars for beginners. Location: 4-26 Kioicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo Train Access: Nagatacho Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Grilled Aiu, a popular freshwater target.


The Suzuki-en is a traditional fishing pond that was built in 1924. Suzuki-en features ponds of common and crucian carp, as well as a goldfish fishing tank. Suzuki-en is the perfect place to introduce newcomers to the joys of Japanese fishing. The owner and regular patrons are ready to teach you some fishing tips and tricks. Location: 3-38-33 Asagaya-minami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Asagaya Station, 3 min walk Google Maps


This 350-year old goldfish farm has a pet shop and adjacent restaurant offering popular lunch sets. You can also try goldfish scooping and take your catch home. Location: 5-3-15 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Hongo-Sanchome Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Shinagawa Fishing Garden

The Shinagawa fishing pond was once the swimming pool of the Hotel Pacific Tokyo. This fishing spot is fun, and it has a partly covered area. Fishing gear including tackle is provided and this is a catch-and-release facility. Location: 3-13-3 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Shinagawa Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

Musashino-en Fishing Pond 

At the Musashino-en Fishing Pond, you can choose from five separate fishing ponds to try your luck at carp fishing. Location: 2-22-3 Suginami-ku, Omiya, Tokyo Train Access: Eifukucho Station, 3 min walk Google Maps

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