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Cormorant Fishing in Kyoto


Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama and Uji

Ukai is a traditional fishing method in which cormorants (large diving birds) are used to catch sweet river fish or Ayu. Carried out on the Oi and Uji Rivers, this event is one of the most popular summer tourist attractions in Arashiyama and Uji.
You can watch the event either from the banks of the river or get a seat on a boat which let them watch the performance up close.

*They might be cancelled in the case of bad weather.



Ukai in Arashiyama: 
Adults: 1,800 yen, Children (4-12 years old): 900 yen
Date and Time: July 1st - Sep. 23rd 19:00-21:00
Boat ride: 19:00 & 20:00; Sept.1-23: 18:30-20:30 (Boat ride: 18:30 & 19:30) *No service on Aug. 16
Access: Kyoto City Bus #28, get off at Arashiyama Koen
Tel: 075-861-0302 (Arashiyama Tsusen) 

 
Ukai in Uji:
Adults: 2,000 yen, Children (6-12 years old): 1,000 yen
Date and Time: June 14th - Spe. 23rd 19:00-20:00 (Reception from 18:00; Boarding from 18:30); Sept.1-23: 18:30-19:30 (Reception from 17:30; Boarding from 18:00)
Boarding area: Nakanoshima Park
Access: Keihan Line, transfer at Chushojima Stn. to Uji Stn.
Tel: 0774-23-3334 (Uji City Tourist Association) 


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