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Gifu-Hashima Station 

[Gifu Nagara River Ukai]

Fantastic scenery unfolds at Nagara River

Ukai, a traditional fishing method continued for more than 1,300 years in the clear stream of Nagara River. The scenery of cormorant fishermen in traditional costumes control cormorants with skillful handling of reins and capture sweet fish one after another in the light of the torch on the cormorant-boat illuminating the surface of the river is fantastic. The Board of the Ceremonies of Imperial Household Agency has given a government position Usho, to hereditary cormorant fisherman and the sweet fish captured at Goryo Ukai, that is conducted eight times a year is offered to the Imperial Household.
Phone +81-58-262-0104 (for reservation and inquiry) (Japanese only)
Term From May 11 to October 15, 2017
Operation Course A from 6:15 p.m. Course B from 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Holidays Harvest moon, when the water rises beyond a certain level, and so on, other than the above mentioned period.
Admission fee Adults from 3,100 yen, children from 1,700 yen
Access From "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, walk for approx. 2 minutes to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station". Take the Meitetsu Takehana Line for approx. 30 minutes and alight at "Meitetsu Gifu Station". Take the Gifu Bus (counter clockwise of city loop) for approx. 17 minutes, alight at "Nagara-bashi" and walk for approx. 1 minute.

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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