"Ukai" River Fishing – A Stunning Collaboration Between Bird and Man

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Kill two birds with one stone on your next summer convention. Use either the Nagaragawa Convention Center (GCVB) or the Juroku Plaza as MICE venues and qualify to rent one river boat for free to experience of a rare river fishing tour – ordinarily a 119,000JPY value. The art of fishing, using cormorant birds on leashes, is a tradition that dates back 1,300 years. Every year during the special fishery period between May and October this tradition unfolds on the shimmering Nagaragawa river nightscape in Gifu Prefecture.

  • Feature 01

    MI organizer or a handling agent can save up to 119,000JPY in expenses, and offer is limited to first three eligible applications.

  • Feature 02

    There are 4 boat sizes to accommodate 15, 20, 30 or 40 passengers.

  • Feature 03

    Tour dates are between May 12 and October 14.

  • Feature 04

    If you experience the cormorant fishing, you will want to talk about it to your colleagues and friends back home.

  • How to apply

    Apply by sending email with the following information:

    1. Name of the organization

    2. Number of visitors

    3. Size of requested boat (select from 15-, 20-, 30-, 40-seater)

    4. Payment method for the tour in JPY in Japan.

  • Tour Dates

    May 12 ~ October 14, 2020

    there are days when the tour is closed; closure date will be announced at a later date

  • Conditions of application

    It is mandatory to apply one month prior to your entry to the Gifu City.

    The final size of the boat will be decided by the GCVB, which is customarily the boat capacity multiplied by 0.8.

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