Go Fishing in Tokyo – A Reference Guide


Ichigaya Fish Center

The Ichigaya Fishing Center has two fishing pools basically one for children and one for adults. The catch is carp, and all fish are returned to the pond once your haul has been weighed. After reaching a certain weight you can win the prize of another free hour of fishing. 

Location: 1-1 Ichigaya Tamachi, Shinjuku-ku, 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-ku, Tokyo  Train Access:  Akasaka Mitsuke Station, 5 min walk  Google Maps


A traditional fishing pond 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 novices to the joys of Japanese fishing, as the owner and regular patrons here 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  Google Maps

Shinagawa Fishing Garden

The Shinagawa fishing pond, which was once the swimming pool of the now- decommissioned Hotel Pacific Tokyo, 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 

Choose from five seperate fishing ponds to try your luck at carp fishing.

Location: 2-22-3 Suginami-ku, Omiya, Tokyo  Train Access:  Nishi-Eifuku Station Google Maps


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