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Sep. 26, 2022 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.
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Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
PeriodJuly 2nd - September 23th,2022
VenueArashiyama (Around Togetsukyo bridge)
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Sep. 26, 2022 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
3567 27 --- 0 reviews
PeriodJuly 2nd - September 23th,2022
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 2nd - August 31th:Sailing twice a day at 19:00 and 20:00 September 1st - September 23th: Sailing twice a day at 18:30 and 19:30 【Dinner cruise】 Opening Hours:18:00 - 21:00 (until 20:30 in September)
Cancellations
It will be closed in case of heavy rain, wind or flood
Price range
【Ukai cruise】 2,300 yen for adult 1,200 yen for children (4 yeas - 12 years old ) *Reservation is required with over 10 people. *Passengers without reservations are also welcome. 【Dinner cruise】 7,500 yen (Dinner and cruise fee are included) *Reservation is required with over 10 people, 5 days prior to the event date. And the maximum boarding occupancy is 20 people. *Number of guests can be changed until 12:00 p.m. the day before the event. *Cancellations must be received by 16:00 3 days prior to the event. *Cancellation after the due date will incur 100% cancellation fee.
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