Kyoto Tea Country

Uji River Cormorant Fishing

June-September

Enter into the dramatic world of cormorants and fishermen unfolding on the surface of the summer night’s water. Known as a traditional summer event, this practice has a history that goes back to the Heian era (794-1185) and is mentioned in "Konjaku Monogatari" (A collection of tales written during the late Heian era) and "Kagero Nikki" (diary literature written during the Heian era).

Other: Chartered boat fees
10-passenger boat 27,500 yen
15-passenger boat 41,250 yen
20-passenger boat 55,000 yen

Shared boat fares
Adults 2,000 yen
Children 1,000 yen

Location
Along the coastline of the island in the Uji-gawa River
Address
Ujitonokawa, Uji City 611-0021
Access
10 minute walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line
15 minute walk from Uji Station on the JR Nara Line
Date & Time
Departure: 7:00 p.m. (June-August) / 6:30 p.m. (September)
Contact
Uji City Tourist Public Interest Incorporated Association 0774-23-3353