Uji River Cormorant Fishing

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Enter into the dramatic world of cormorants and fishermen created on the surface of the summer night’s water. Known as a sentimental summer traditional event, this practice has a history that goes back to the Heian era and is recorded in Konjaku Monogatari (A collection of tales written during the late Heian era) and Kagero Nikki (diary literature written during the Heian era).

Basic information

Ideal season

7/1 - 9/30


7/1 ~ 9/30

Venue name

Uji-gawa River/Cormorant Fishing in Uji-gawa River


Postal code:611-0021
Ujitonokawa Uji City

Time held/open

19:00 (June-August)
18:30 (September)


Other: /Fees of a chartered boat
A 10-passenger boat 27,500 yen
A 15- passengers boat 41,250 yen
A 20-passenger boat 55,000 yen

Shard boat fares
An adult 2,000 yen
A child 1,000 yen


10-minute walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line

15-minute walk from Uji Station on the JR Nara Line

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Contact information


Uji-gawa River/Cormorant Fishing in Uji-gawa River


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