Lake Biwa Japan. Have you ever thought about it? We can help your visit to Japan, not only Bass fishing at Lake Biwa but finding your long time "Wanted" Japanese lures. Also we can offer sightseeing tour to visit historical city Kyoto as extra service.

Truth Guide Service, who are we?

Truth Guide Service is consisting of several guide staff including Naoya Hiramura who is well known in Japan as full-time pro Bass fishing guide at Lake Biwa. Naoya has been guiding as Lake Biwa expert for long time.Our services have been done 250 days average per every year. We are one of the most popular Bass fishing guide services in Japan. One of the longest guiding services ever done around Lake Biwa. We have guided many clients from Australia and United States along with local regular customer. Our staff can talk English good enough to take communications. So those if you are English speaker, don't worry. You can enjoy Bass Fishing at Lake Biwa!

Special offer

We offer free pick-ups at hotel, accompanying free Kyoto city tour* and fishing tackle shopping tour without extra charge.
(*Only when you purchase Two-day Fishing Guide Package)

Our service

Here are two basic packaged plans we can offer. You can choose from whichever you like depend on your plan. However we can accept special plan such as extended days of fishing. Please ask us if you need special plan before make your reservation.

How to make a reservation

Please email us to get your reservation.

Payment

We accept cash at meeting or pre-pay with PayPal (We'll email our account after confirm your reservation.)

One-Day fishing package

  • Price: 50000 JPY (Price for one or two guest as a party)
  • Hotel pick-up included.
  • Free rent for all necessary fishing tackle.
  • Meals and lodging fees are not included in this price.

One-Day Fishing Package, Timeline Summary

The day before fishing: From Kansai International Airport (KIX), take a connection at Railroad station with Haruka Express operated by JR Railway. Remember your destination must be Kyoto station. (Please get railway ticket at your expense)
Before getting on a train, please do not forget to make a phone call or send text message to us. So we can meet at Kyoto station track where right after you get off the train. Then we will accompany to Hotel check-in and Dinner. Take a good rest in hotel bed; you'll need some energy to catch Lake Biwa's big bass!

The day of fishing: We will pick you up at hotel in the morning.
After fishing at Lake Biwa, if you would like to buy hard-to-find quality Japanese tackle (guess you'll be amazed!), we can hang around at local fishing tackle store before way back to the hotel. If you plan to leave instead of going hotel right after fishing, we will give you a lift to Kyoto Railway Station so you could ride a train to move your next plan. Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya... You can go almost anywhere within Japan from Kyoto Railway Station.

Two-Days fishing package

  • Price: 100000 JPY (Price for one or two guest as a party)
  • Hotel pick-up included.
  • Free rent for all necessary fishing tackle.
  • Free one-day tour accompanying to Historic old city Kyoto sightseeing included.
  • Free optional service available in Two-Days fishing package only
  • Meals and lodging fees are not included in this price.

Two-Days Fishing Package, Timeline Summary

The day before fishing: From Kansai International Airport (KIX), take a connection at Railroad station with Haruka Express operated by JR Railway. Remember your destination must be Kyoto station. (Please get railway ticket at your expense)
Before getting on a train, please do not forget to make a phone call or send text message to us. So we can meet at Kyoto station track where right after you get off the train. Then we will accompany to Hotel check-in and Dinner. Take a good rest in hotel bed; you'll need some energy to catch Lake Biwa's big bass!

First day of fishing: We will pick you up at hotel in the morning.
After fishing at Lake Biwa, if you would like to buy hard-to-find quality Japanese tackle (guess you'll be amazed!), we can hang around at local fishing tackle store before way back to the hotel.

Second day of fishing: We will pick you up at hotel in the morning.
After fishing at Lake Biwa, we will drop you off to same hotel where you staying.

Day 4, Free one-day tour accompanying to Historic old city Kyoto sightseeing: We will pick you up at hotel in the morning. We offer guiding to Historic place in Kyoto city. This is an optional service.
After sightseeing tour, we will drop you off to same hotel where you staying. If you would like to leave instead of going back hotel, we will give you a lift to Kyoto Railway Station so you could ride a train to move your next plan. Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya...You can go almost anywhere within Japan from Kyoto Railway Station.

FAQ

Could you tell more about Lake Biwa?

Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan. Square measure 670.33km, Total shoreline 241km, the deepest depth 103m, and Average depth 41m.
The biggest Bass caught in July 2009, 10.12kg (22 pounds, 5 ounces) by Manabu Kurita. That largemouth bass have been accepted by the IGFA(International Game Fish Association: Florida United States), tying George Perry's longstanding mark world record (22 pounds, 4 ounces).
Most 10lber Bass has been caught in spring and summer along with average size between 4lb and 5lb.
Fall is the best time to catch number of Bass.
In winter, you can enjoy trolling to catch deep water Trout instead of Bass.

When is the best time to go Lake Biwa?

We would like to say between April and November is best time to Bass fishing at Lake Biwa. The most recommended month is May.
In Lake Biwa, Rainy season will begin from June. July and August are the hottest weather of the year, average air temp getting above 30-Celsius (86-Fahrenheit) degree. September to November is known as the best season to get number of fish, although from September to October, Japan is known as Typhoon (like hurricane) season.
Talking about sightseeing season, (not about fishing season) best time to watch Sakura (Japanese Cherry Blossom) flower is first to second week of April. We recommend the time that leaves turning red and yellow in late November, too. These flowers and leaves season, most of hotels tend to become difficult to get reservation. So acting early would better if you would like to see them.

Can I get "Hard to find" Japanese lures while visiting?

Japan is well-known country that has many quality fishing tackle manufactures. Daiwa and Shimano make quality reels. Megabass and
Jackall are making quality lures. You will find those special item or special price during your visit at local tackle store around Lake Biwa.
We also have used tackle specialist stores close to Lake Biwa, they sell cheaper than brand new but most items are still nearly clean as new.
We recommend you that being prepared to buy those unexpectedly bargain deals, although most of those local stores will not accept major credit cards. To prepare that deal succeed, you should keep your wallet with cash. You can withdrawal cash at Japan Postal Service ATM with your major credit card. In case if you need withdrawal cash while visiting, we could take you to there. Please let us know.

Could you tell more about sightseeing Kyoto?

Kyoto is well-known 1200 years old city in Japan and most popular place to visit from foreign country. Lake Biwa and Kyoto is only 20km(12.5miles) apart. There are many Temples, Shrines and Castles. You can enjoy Japanese foods like Soba, Sushi, Okonomi-yaki, Sukiyaki and Shabu-Shabu at Kyoto city. Kyoto is the safest place for foreign tourist because the people are getting used to greet customer from foreign country. We will glad to assist your sightseeing tour so relax and enjoy your visiting.
Many of our guests from foreign country also enjoy visiting Tokyo that is 500km (312.5miles) apart from Kyoto. Shinkansen (Super Express Train) can make travel easier between Tokyo and Kyoto. Narita international airport is very close to Tokyo. Some of our guests often choose flight from Narita international airport instead of flight from Kansai international airport in Osaka, to go back to their home country.