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Nagaragawa Ukai Museum

51-2 Nagara, Gifu 502-0071, Gifu Prefecture
+81 58-210-1555
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Introduction before going fishing

Find out about the art of fishing with cormorants and the traditions behind it. If you are going on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DolloNorthNotts
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NorthNotts
Good to visit even not during Ukai

Actual cormorant fishing occurs between mid May and mid October. But you can visit the museum... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
culturevulture94
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Clinton, Washington
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51-2 Nagara, Gifu 502-0071, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 58-210-1555
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Find out about the art of fishing with cormorants and the traditions behind it. If you are going on to the boats to watch how it's done, this is a good introduction to the trip.

Thank DolloNorthNotts
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Actual cormorant fishing occurs between mid May and mid October. But you can visit the museum anytime to learn more about this old-fashioned activity. They have a movie with English subtitles that explains details of the activity. They also have interactive displays designed mostly for...More

Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I find this museum very nice especially because it explains a lot about the tradition of Ukai, the cormorant fishing, in a very informative yet interesting. Some of the displays require interaction with visitors, however they are only available in Japanese. The movie about Ukai...More

Thank deyadeya
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We bought our tickets for the cormorant fishing for the evening and was given discount vouchers to visit this Nagaragawa Ukai Museum. It is recommended to visit this museum before the cormorant fishing in the river at night as this museum will give introduction and...More

1  Thank KKYZ
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Located perfectly by the River Nagara.Detailed description of "ukai" (cormorant fishing). Because ukai is done at night, there are things that you might miss because of the darkness. Visiting the ukai museum before actually watching ukai gives you a much clearer picture of how it...More

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