Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku - Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Shurakuen Fishing (Minato-ku, Tokyo) – Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Hard to believe it but smack dab in the middle of Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku residential neighborhood is a 90+-year-old fishing pond called Shurakuen Fishing (つりぼり衆楽園). The fishing pond is teaming with over 1,000 Japanese Herahun ( a type of carp) which your can catch and release. Easy to access, open early and fun to try fishing Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku TOkyowith no investment needed in gear.   Please note Shurakuen Fishing is surrounded on four sides by apartment buildings and a school, so they are very sensitive to keeping the location quite. The owners also do not speak English, so they request that you follow the rules below.

Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku – CentralShurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

You enter the 10-meter man-made pond from a dead-end road which runs parallel to the Honmura Elementary School. Once you enter the gate greet the owner and wife in the brown wood house and pay them for one hour, a road, net, and bait. You can buy extra bait later if needed. They will then show you to your sitting area. I went with my son and only paid for him since I was not going to fish, but watch. Please pay for the number of people fishing (using the rod).

Ball up the green bait and place on the hook to try catching a herahuna fish. When the bobbin moves up and down yank up quickly to catch in your net. If the hook is still in place remove gently and release the fish. There is a sink and soap to wash your hands after your fishing adventure.

Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku - Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

We went late in the afternoon and only had luck with one. It seems the fish were well fed by then. I would recommend going in the a.m. Overall we had a fun one hour break sitting, talking, watching and waiting for the fish. If you are walking from Hiroo Station pick-up a coffee at NEM Coffee Shop on the way to enjoy while fishing at Shurakuen. Enjoy some active playtime in Arisugawa Park after sitting quietly for one hour!Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku - Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing

Fun family activity for kids who can sit for an hour!

Shurakuen Fishing Notes

  1. The fishing spot is very exposed to the sun so bring sun lotion and wear a hat.
  2. There are mosquitos in the summer so wear repellent.
  3. You have to be comfortable sitting on cushions.

Shurakuen Fishing Rules to observe 

  1. No yelling or talking loudly (many people live in the neighborhood and come to the fishing spot to relax).
  2. No running or pushing.
  3. Please observe the time limit you have pre-paid.
  4. Please be courteous to your neighbors who are enjoying fishing next to you.

Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku, TokyoShurakuen Fishing Details
Address: 3-9-6 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 (東京都港区南麻布3-9-6)
Phone: 03-3473-2529 (Japanese language only)
Business hours: 8:00 – 16:00 (closed on rainy days, and 2nd and 4th Wednesday)
Cost:  One hour is 600 JPY, fishing rod, and net 200 JPY and bait 100 JPY
Access: 10 min walk from Hiroo station on the Hibiya Line, 15 min walk from Azabu Juban on the Oedo and Namboku Lines or Shirogane Takanawa Station on the Mita or Namboku Lines; 5 min walk from Korinji bus stop on bus lines 97 and 06 from Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shinagawa or Shinbashi.


P.S. If you`re looking to catch and eat try the popular Zauo Fishing Restaurant in Shibuya, Shinjuku and Meguro.

Shurakuen Fishing, Minato-ku – Central Tokyo Catch and Release Fishing


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  1. Nicolas Dinter

    I went there today with my son (20018/07/30) unfortunately the owners announced that they stopped the activity. Too bad I sounded great.

    NB: I should have called before going

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