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Nagoya, Ise-Shima, and the Kii Peninsula Sights

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Updated 08/17/2013

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Cormorant fishing (in which a fisherman uses a live, captive cormorant as a means of catching fish in the river) can be seen for free from the banks of the Nagara-gawa, just east of Nagara Bridge at around 7:30 pm each evening from May 11 to October 15. Or you can buy a ticket for one of approximately 130 boats, each carrying from 10 to 30 spectators. Allow two hours for an ukai outing—an hour and a half to eat and drink (bring your own food if you haven't arranged for

dinner on board) and a half hour to watch the fishing. Boat trips (¥3,300) begin at 6:15 pm and 6:45 pm nightly; reservations, made through Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Sightseeing Office or the Tourist Information Center, are essential. There's no fishing on the autumn full moon.

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Gifu, Japan

Phone:

058-262–0104-Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Sightseeing Office

Updated 08/17/2013

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