Gifu Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River

Gifu Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River

Performance Period

May 11 through Oct. 15

Performed every day.
【Excluding non-performance days, including a holiday for cormorant fishing (one day) , when river water rises.】

Today’s Performance

The cormorant fishing starts at 7:45 pm.

Please take on a boat bringing your own meal and beverages by yourself.

Reservation / Inquiry
Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Observation Boat Office
1-2, Minato-machi, Gifu City 500-8009
058-262-0104
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.

Noryo cormorant fishing day


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

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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