Gifu Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River

Gifu Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River

Performance Period

5/11 – 10/15
Performed every day.
【Excluding non-performance days, including a holiday for cormorant fishing (9/28) , when river water rises.】

Today’s Performance
     
To prevent the
spread of "COVID-19"
COVID-19 infection
About measures
① Those who are not feeling well or have a body temperature of 37.5℃ or higher
 will not be allowed to board the boat.
② Please refrain from talking loudly.
                        
Thank you for your cooperation.
(* Subject to change depending on the spread of infection in the future.)
                        
Contact Us
(mainly for resevation)
If you have any inquiries about reservation,
please feel free to contact us :gifu-ukai@arrow.ocn.ne.jp
We accept inquiries other than reservations.
(It may take more time to answer )
Reservation / Inquiry
Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Observation Boat Office
1-2, Minato-machi, Gifu City 500-8009
058-262-0104
information
Imperial cormorant fishing day


It means cormorant fishing to catch Ayu (sweetfish) to be delivered to the imperial family and it is performed eight times.

On that day, the starting and ending time of cormorant fishing will be later than the usual schedule.(Holding in 2020 is undecided.)

Noryo cormorant fishing day


On Saturdays, mainly during summer vacation, cormorant fishing is performed twice a day.

Holding in 2020 is undecided.

First round
Departure of shared-ride boat
18:15, 18:45, and 19:15
Second round
Departure of shared-ride boat
20:40

Let's make a Japanese treasure into a world treasure! And connect it to the future!

Gifu City is aiming to have cormorant fishing on the Nagara River included among UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Cormorant fishing on the Nagara River has a long tradition as a typical scene of summer in Gifu City and it has a history of 1300 years or more.
The way the Usho (Cormorant Fishing Master) handles cormorants at his/her will and the burning watch fires will give you the impression of witnessing an antique scroll painting.

Let's make a Japanese treasure into a world treasure! And connect it to the future!

Gifu City is aiming to have cormorant fishing on the Nagara River included among UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Cormorant fishing on the Nagara River has a long tradition as a typical scene of summer in Gifu City and it has a history of 1300 years or more.
The way the Usho (Cormorant Fishing Master) handles cormorants at his/her will and the burning watch fires will give you the impression of witnessing an antique scroll painting.

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