Lake Gando in Yabukawa in Morioka, Iwate Pref. is known as the coldest place in main island of Japan. Lake Gando attracts people as its beauty by the season. Fresh verdure in spring, camping and hiking in summer, and leaves turning red in autumn.

At the moment, the lake surface is frozen and is famous for smelt ice fishing which is another attraction of Morioka.
Fishing tools and tents can be rented, which will make your life easier to come and enjoy this unique experience with friends or family.
Asking the staff to prepare the freshly caught smelt as Tempura is a must try.
Enjoy your outdoor activity with smelt ice fishing!