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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
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
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
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