The Uji River is a place where you can still see people fishing using cormorant birds
The Uji River (Ujigawa) which flows through Uji city, dividing the area into two parts, is one of the symbols of Uji. Its prominent position shapes the beautiful landscape of the town and provides opportunities for repose and recreation. Most of the city’s attractions are within walking distance from the river. River cruises and cormorant fishing, in which trained birds are used to catch fish, are popular summer activities. Especially cormorant fishing, which takes place at the Uji River from around middle June to late September, is a highlight!