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Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama


Ukai is a traditional fishing method using cormorants which was read in the ancient poem of 9th century by Narihira Ariwarano. Ukai performance in Arashiyama is one of the most attractive summer events in Kyoto. In the dim light of torches, fisherman release trained cormorants to the Oi river and catch fish. This is a joyful night to enjoy the dinner in a spacious boat and to watch the performance of Ukai.


July 1 (Sat.) - Aug. 31 (Thurs.) Boat ride: 19:00-21:00 (shared-boat departure time: 19:00 & 20:00) *No operation on Aug. 16 (Wed.) Sep. 1 (Fri.) - Sep. 23 (Sat., national holiday.) Boat ride: 18:30-20:30 (shared-boat departure time: 18:30 & 19:30) (18:30, 19:30 after Sept. 1)


Access: Kyoto City Bus #28 "Arashiyama Koen"


[Shared Boat]
Boat ride: 19:00 & 20:00 (18:30 & 19:30 after Sep. 1)
Fee: 1,800 yen (adults) *1,600 yen for people wearing yukata summer kimono.
900 yen (children: 4-12 years old)

[Reserved boat (reservation required)]
Duration: about 2 hours; Bringing-in food is allowed.
Fee: 40,000 yen for 10 passengers
70,000 yen for 20 passengers

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Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama