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Jun. 19, 2020 UPDATE

Arashiyama ukai (Cormorant fishing)

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Arashiyama is a little bit far from center of Kyoto. The ukai event is held in the night time. If you stay in Arashiyama area, it is a good opportunity to enjoy the ukai event.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodJuly 1st - September 23th,2020 (Except August 16)
VenueArashiyama (Around Togetsukyo bridge)
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Jun. 19, 2020 UPDATE

Arashiyama ukai (Cormorant fishing)

- 嵐山 鵜飼 -
Traveler Friendly
Arashiyama is a little bit far from center of Kyoto. The ukai event is held in the night time. If you stay in Arashiyama area, it is a good opportunity to enjoy the ukai event.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
3102 27 --- 0 reviews
PeriodJuly 1st - September 23th,2020 (Except August 16)
VenueArashiyama (Around Togetsukyo bridge)
Story & Recommendation
Traditional fishing method is performed in Arashiyama
Ukai (cormorant fishing) is a traditional fishing method which uses trained cormorants called ‘Umiu’ to catch river fish such as freshwater trouts. It is said that this type of fishing has been carried out from around Heian period. Therefore, ukai has a very long history. Ukai is practiced on a wooden boat which is attached large fire. Cormorants dive under the water to catch fish by swallowing them whole, and the fish are kept in the cormorant’s throat. The fish are retrieved later by fish man. This traditional fishing method was almost disappeared, and these days, ukai is held mainly as an attraction for tourists.
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Event time
【Ukai cruise】 *July 1st - August 31th (except August 16) ... 8 pm *September 1st - September 23th ... 7:30 pm 【Dinner cruise】 *Reservation is required with over 10 people, 5 days prior to the event date. And the maximum boarding occupancy is 20 people *July 1st - August 31th (except August 16) ... 7 pm - 9 pm *September 1st - September 23th ... 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cancellations
It will be closed in case of heavy rain, wind or flood
Price range
【Ukai cruise】 *1,800 yen for adult *900 yen for children (4 yeas - 12 years old ) 【Dinner cruise】 *Reservation is required with over 10 people, 5 days prior to the event date. And the maximum boarding occupancy is 20 people *7,000 yen (Dinner and cruise fee are included)
Credit cards
Not accepted
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