American Channel Catfish and Camp

 Updated 05/04/2017 0530 **Dates had to be changed. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Did you know there are American Channel Catfish in Japan? These fish were released about 10 years ago in Lake Kasumigaura, Japan's second largest lake, and Lake Kitaura. Now they are very plentiful.  We will be going to Lake Kitaura to camp and fish. There is an hot spring within a 10 min walk. 
You have an option to be on your own (you provide your own equipment and food) but have transportation, or have us prepare your meals. 

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you like to participate. Leave a message if you have any questions. 


Saturday Jun 17th
Depart Zama 0730, arrive at lake 1130
Set up camp start fishing
Lunch 1200 TBD
Dinner: 1830 BBQ
Campfire at night, make smores/roast marshmallows. 
Sunday. Jun 18th
Breakfast:  0700 Omelettes with sausages/bacon, assorted juices and coffee.
Lunch:1200 TBD
Depart: 1600, Arrive back at Zama around 2000
  • Times are estimates and depends on traffic conditions.  
  • Trip will only be cancelled during severe weather. 
  • Will schedule pickup points in Tokyo and other areas
On your own:
            Cost: $25  You provide your own equipment and prepare own meals.              
             Transportation: $50 single or $90 a couple  (8 spots available) Must bring car seat for infants
            Rental equipment available.
Deluxe Plan: We provide kitchen/dining area, cook meals, clean up so you have more time to relax and enjoy. 
            Cost: Includes campsite entrance fee for each person, food and drinks, and a little towards us for planning, making and guiding.  
           Transportation: $40 single or $70 a couple (8 spots available) Must bring car seat for infants
            Adults (19+): $75 
            Children 11-18 yr olds  $50
            Children 4-10 yr olds  $30
            Children 0-3 Free
**For large family please contact us for cost adjustment.
What to Bring:
  • Tent, if you need one, let us know. We have Three 5-man tents and couple 2-man tents
  • Sleeping bag or blankets and sleeping pad. Night time will be cold so make sure you bring plenty to keep warm. We have 5 sleeping bags. We ask that you pay $3 for cleaning fees. 
  • Change of clothes. Bring warm clothes and jacket.
  • Boots/outdoor shoes
  • Extra pair of shoes in case gets wet
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Chair
  • Extra drinks, snacks. (Drinks and snacks are included, but if you need more, please bring extra)
  • We do not supply adult beverages, so please BYOB.  (We ask that you help bring home your cans/glass bottles)
  • Sunblock
  • Fishing equipment (Poles, bait, stringer,cooler box to carry fish home) We have some equipment for your use. First come first serve
  • A desire to have fun and a Big Smile
please provide a cell phone number and e-mail address so we can contact you.
If you choose cabin or trailer, you are responsible for the extra cost. We will assist you so you can get one.
If yes, please state what you need. We have limited amount of tents, sleeping pad and bags, fishing rods and reels. It is first come, first serve basis. On your own plan there is a small fee for rental.
Please include number of adults and children with ages.
Please describe all for your safety.
Please also let us know what you looking forward to
Let us know if you have any concerns or questions about the campout.
Please explain what you would like us to do for you. From making cakes, decorations etc.

By clicking submit, you agree to participate on this campout. If you need to cancel, you must cancel by 1700 Thursday, March 23. If not, you will be asked to pay for the food that was purchased for your party. 

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