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The Best Fishing Store in Japan- The Point

Updated: Jan 15
















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One of the attractive and great fishing stores in Japan is the “Point.” You can find these stores spread throughout Japan. When you walk into the place, you will likely find a myriad of live bait— everything from worms, to crab, to shrimp, even to grub. In fact, many Japanese anglers find it effective to make their own bait by mixing worms, shrimp, and grub, for example. I have observed anglers using this particular bait, and I can attest to the effectiveness of it.


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Usually in the same area of the store you can find bags of fish bait already prepared. Many anglers mix this bait with other baits. The mindset of a Japanese angler is to catch any fish regardless of the size. If the fish they catch are small in size, the anglers will simply rehook them and toss them back into the ocean in hopes of catching bigger fish. You can also find coolers and other merchandise next to the fish bait.

As you proceed forward in the shop, you will be amazed by the large quantities and great qualities of fishing reels, rods, artificial bait, hooks, floats, and even line. The last several times I went to the “Point,” I was greatly overwhelmed. There were literally two aisles of great quality reels, rods, baits, etc. Many of the merchandise is pricey, but it is important to be mindful of the fact that the merchandise is hand crafted and produced in Japan.

That being said, the “Point,” is a great place to shop for fishing merchandise. One perk that was recently introduced to foreign tourists (who are visiting or have lived in Japan for less than 6 months) is free sales taxes. In order to apply for free tax exemption though, the foreigner must show his/ her passport. The tax exemption, however, does not apply to live bait.

Two of the “Point” stores can be located 50 miles south of Japan in a city called Yokosuka. This city has a very rich Japanese naval history and it is situated on the coast line. Everyday, the coastline is crowded with anglers energetically casting their lures into the water in search for trophy fish.

The fishing stores in Japan are very unique, and they are supplied with a variety of live bait, fishing lures, and so forth. You must visit fishing stores in Japan, which are much different than fishing stores in the U.S. They are different from the U.S., in the sense that you find more unique varieties of merchandise in Japan.



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