Oze Ukai (Oze cormorant fishing) 2018

Ukai is a traditional fishing method where the fisherman skillfully handles trained cormorants, sending them diving into the water to catch ayu or sweetfish by the
light of a balefire.
A fishing method practiced in Japan for over 1,000 years, Oze cormorant fishing is famous for its highly skilled fishing masters, called Imperial Fishermen of the Royal Household Agency.
Tourists can take an elegant yakatabune (houseboat) and cruise down the river with the cormorant boats, watching the fishing as they go.
It is a chance to see the fishermen expertly handle several cormorants and to enjoy a very traditional Japanese scene.

Last updated: 18 June, 2018

11 May, 2018 - 15 October, 2018

Boarding: Around 18:00-18:50 (depending on season) Fishing starts: 19:30 May-early June, 19:45 early June-mid Aug.,19:20 mid-Aug.-mid Sept., 19:00 mid Sept.-Oct.

Private hire: 10-person yakatabune ¥29,000, 20-person ¥54,000.Shared yakatabune: ¥3,600 per person (adult). Credit cards not accepted.

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76-3, Oze, Seki-shi, Gifu 501-3265

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