Important Notice: In order to protect the safety and health of both the guides & the guests, we pause all new bookings until the further notice.

Drift ice sightseeing Ship Trip and ice fishing in Abashiri

Food and drinks
Art & Tradition
Fun with Kids
City walk
Girls' Favorites
Nature & Sports
7.5 hours

What we will do

Come enjoy winter in Abashiri, during a one day trip with an English speaking guide.

Available for small groups from 2 to 4 people.

The tour includes a journey on the famous icebreaker ship from Abashiri, Sightseeing drift ice from Cape Notoro, and Icefishing activity on the frozen Abashiri Lake.

We will of course take care of the reservation of the tickets, and the organization of the tour. So that all you have to do is to enjoy this unique experience in Japan.

*Access to the ship/boarding time may be subject to changes due to crowd conditions.

☆ Season January 20 - March 15(Depending on ice condition, it might end earlier.)


8:15 - 8:45am Pick up at JR Abashiri Station (Town of Abashiri, Hokkaido)

Please contact us for the fees if you want to be picked up at another place.

9:00 - 9:30 Drift ice sightseeing

Tour lasts for approximately 1 hour. (Subject to change according to drift ice conditions.)

11:00 Arrival at Cape Notoro

12:00 Lunch

13:15 Smelt ice fishing

16:00 Drop-off at Abashiri Station


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After spending my Engineer Career in Japan for more than 25 years, I left technical field and Tokyo to move to Hokkaido in Shari near Shiretoko, to enjoy nature and my hobby fishing.

I have been fascinated by Shiretoko nature wildlife and Ainu culture and decided to share my experience as nature guide.

I like to talk, discuss and make new friends ! I can speak, English, French and Japanese.

I’m waiting for you in Shiretoko.

I will guide you to discover and experience the wonders of this preserved last natural frontier, named from Ainu Sir’Etok ... End of the Earth

Après une carrière d’ingénieur de 25 ans au Japon, j’ai quitté la technique et Tokyo pour profiter de la nature et pratiquer ma passion la pêche.

Je me suis établi à l’extrémité nord du Japon, dans l’ile de Hokkaido, à Shari la localité la plus proche du parc national de Shiretoko.

J’ai appris à connaitre la nature, l’unique faune sauvage de Shiretoko ainsi que la culture des habitants originels, le peuple Ainu,

J’ai décidé de partager ma fascination pour le lieu et mon expérience comme guide nature.

J’aime parler, discuter et me faire des nouveaux amis.

En Français ma langue maternelle, Anglais et Japonais.

Where we will meet

JR Abashiri Station (Town of Abashiri, Hokkaido)

What I will provide

・English speaking local guide

・Pick-up and drop-off

・Private transportation in 4wd vehicle

・Cruise boat tickets (3500 Yen) and fishing license (1000 Yen) are not included

What to bring

・Season appropriate clothing, Snow boots, drinks


・Transfers area, please consult.

・Trips can be modified to match your preferences and travel needs.

・Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions!

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