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November

November is a beautiful month in Japan – the fall colors are in full swing, the days are cool the evenings are brisk, and preparations are in full swing for snow. However, the lull between Tenkara season and ski season requires that I get creative to find things to do. Luckily, there is a seemingly endless plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy in Japan.


Wakasagi Fishing on Lake Sagamiko

Wakasagi also known as Smelt is a very popular game fish in Japan. Even though these fish are only a few inches long Wakasagi anglers really get into it with some impressive gear.

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Lake Sagmiko
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This is way more comfortable than Tenkara

Mountain Biking

Izu Peninsula 

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This area offers some pretty spectacular views of Mt. Fuji, Uchiura Bay, and Suruga Bay.


Chiba Prefecture

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Toyofusa Lake

There is some fun trails in the Chiba Forest and around Mt. Kano – but I’m not going to tell you exactly where they are… You’ll just have to find them yourself 😉

The Fall colors are amazing this year and Toyohide Waterfall was raging from all the rain.

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I have also been busy with some guest writing on Discover Tenkara and Tenkara Talk – it has been a busy month.

I also squeezed in a trip to Uratanzawa where the Rainbow are getting huge! I brought one to hand but the camera was in the car. The rest broke the 5x tippet like it was thread.

Seriously I can’t get over the Fall colors this year! They’re epic.

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