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Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Observation

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Interesting but river crowded with boats

As the closing night on a tour of Japan, our guides took us to this. We boarded a boat at our hotel... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
bikegem
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Bay Area, California
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Living in Gifu for over 5 years , but first time to see this attraction

Although I'm living in Gifu( still today) I was yet to see the 鵜飼(cormorant) fishing called... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2016
Dayne_1968
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Gifu, Japan
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1-2 Minatomachi, Gifu 500-8009, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

On the Niagara River at Oze Seki City you will see the original night time Cormorant fishing techniques. My Son and I were lucky to meet the Cormorant handler who showed us around the Cormorant kept as well as his ancestral 500 year old home....More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Our first experience with Cormorant or Ukai Fishing was a vicarious one. It was only in a documentary film at the museum where we first viewed it. Luckily, during our trip the following year,our host gave us the opportunity to have a real feel of...More

2  Thank Luz B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Book your tickets and go to the night fishing cormorant display, it is weather dependant to some extent but the boats are covered in. Take your dinner/supper with you as part of the trip is time on board allotted to your food and the serving...More

Thank DolloNorthNotts
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

As the closing night on a tour of Japan, our guides took us to this. We boarded a boat at our hotel and then sailed down a bit. We ate dinner on our boat (they provided the dinners) and then paddled up the river a...More

2  Thank bikegem
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This was great. We made our reservation at the Information Centre at Gifu JR Station. Many people bring beautiful Department store bento boxes on board for dinner, with drinks. We bought some light snacks and wine and ate afterwards at a local Chinese restaurant. There...More

Thank RosemarieD65
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Very interesting night fishing with fire and birds and I think it is a must see of the city. It will be dependent on the weather and make sure you buy yourself bento boxes to enjoy on the boat while waiting. If you manage to...More

Thank konstanza_sf
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It is good to learn more about a country's culture and especially a specific place's unique activity that tell us so much more about the people the country and the environment there. It was a very special evening to me as it was my first...More

1  Thank KKYZ
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Although I'm living in Gifu( still today) I was yet to see the 鵜飼(cormorant) fishing called : ooo-Kai in Japanese. I took a long time business colleague on a short visit 2 words @ first... Weird and cruel..why. They man was squeezing the fish outta...More

2  Thank Dayne_1968
Reviewed 5 December 2015

We had a conference in a hotel & invited one of the "masters" to demonstrate how to use the cormorant to fish. It looks cruel when the bird's neck is tied up with string, but bird doesn't appear in pain. Unfortunately all commentary is in...More

1  Thank Cecilia C
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Looking for a change from Temples and Castles? Try this. It is a bit 'touristy' but still an interesting and unusual experience. Get a Bento box delivered to the ticket office to eat on board. We used Kikusui 0582608777. Just beware, we ordered two boxes;...More

1  Thank hermione l
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