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Ichigaya Fish Center

A popular spot visible even from the train! Enjoy fishing for carp and goldfish right in the heart of Tokyo.

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The "Ichigaya Fish Center" can be seen from the platform of the JR Ichigaya station and through the windows of the Chuo Line. Located in a very accessible part of the city, it's a popular recreational spot bustling with fishing enthusiasts even on weekdays. Its charm also makes it a frequent choice for TV dramas and commercials' shooting locations.

There are two types of fishing ponds available: "Carp Fishing" and "Mini Fishing". For those seeking the thrill of authentic fishing, "Carp Fishing" provides a challenge with its strong-pulling carps. Inside this pond, which has a maximum depth of 2m, lurk large fishes over 50cm in length.

"Mini Fishing" changes its stock seasonally, offering goldfish, small carps, and river fish. It's designed to be friendly for kids and beginners. One of the unique features of "Mini Fishing" is that you can take home the fish you catch (two fish for every 30 minutes of use). The fee systems vary: "Carp Fishing" charges an entrance fee, while "Mini Fishing" charges based on the number of rods rented.

There's also a shop on the premises selling tropical fish, aquatic plants, and other aquarium-related items, making it a haven for fish enthusiasts.


  • A famous recreational spot in the city known for fishing and as a shooting location.
  • Easily accessible and visible from the Ichigaya station platform.
  • Offers two different fishing ponds with distinct fee structures.
  • In "Mini Fishing", you can take home the fish you catch (two fish every 30 minutes).
  • Equipped with an aquarium shop stocked with a vast array of tropical fish and aquatic plants.


  • Enjoy fishing with a view of cherry blossoms in spring.

    Enjoy fishing with a view of cherry blossoms in spring.

  • The contrast between city skyscrapers and the fishing pond offers a refreshing experience.

    The contrast between city skyscrapers and the fishing pond offers a refreshing experience.

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Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)


The pricing guide includes details in English, Chinese, and Korean. However, we don't have any pamphlets available.


Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?


No free Wi-Fi available.


Are coin lockers available?


Not available.


Can I use cashless payment methods?


We apologize for the inconvenience, but we only accept cash.


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
1-1 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
January 1
Business Hours
From October to June Weekdays 11:00am - 6:00pm, Weekends and Holidays 9:00am - 7:00pm
From July to September Weekdays 11:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends and Holidays 9:00am-8:00pm
※Shop Weekdays 12:00apm - 7:00pm, Weekends and Holidays 9:00am - 7:00pm
Carp Fishing: Adults 1 hour from 780 yen, Students (middle school to university) 1 hour from 680 yen, Seniors (65 and above) 1 hour from 680 yen, Children (3 years old to elementary) 1 hour from 450 yen.
Mini Fishing: 500 yen per rod for 30 minutes.
About 1 minute walk from JR, Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway any line’s Ichigaya Station
Credit Cards
Accepted(only at the shop)
Official Website
Official Website (English)