Ukai no Sato (Ukai's Land)

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Ukai no Sato (Ukai's Land)

Ukai no Sato (Ukai's Land)

Ukai no Sato is a community of six Cormorant Fishing Master's houses located along the Nagara River. The cormorant nests, piled firewood and Ukai tools in the front yards of the houses makes for a picturesque scene! You will find many interesting things related to Ukai during your stroll through this neighborhood.


  • River Lighthouse
    River Lighthouse
  • Stacked split pine fire wood for Kagari-bi (Ukai fishing torches)
    Stacked split pine fire wood for Kagari-bi (Ukai fishing torches)
  • Cormorant-shaped roof tile
    Cormorant-shaped roof tile
  • Cormorant Fishing Master Statue
    Cormorant Fishing Master Statue
  • Ukai no Sato (Ukai's Land) map
    Ukai no Sato (Ukai's Land) map

Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat Shipyard

Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat Shipyard

You can look around an old-fashioned wooden houseboat (for Ukai fishing) being constructed by craftsmen using traditional techniques.

Open hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Contact:
Gifu City Cormorant Fishing Viewing Boat Office
TEL: 058-262-0104

U no Iori, U (Cormorant pens/Cormorants)

U no Iori, U (Cormorant pens/Cormorants)

A coffee shop owned by an active Cormorant Fishing Master. You will have a chance to observe cormorants up close in the courtyard.

Open hours:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed:
The 2nd and 4th Sundays / the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays
Address:
94-10 Nagara, Gifu City
TEL: 058-232-2839

INFORMATION

Access

Take one of the following buses at JR Gifu Station or Meitetsu Gifu Station to “Ukai-ya”. (takes 17 min, 210 yen/one way.)

  • Gifu Bus “N80 Bound for Takatomi”
  • Other Gifu Bus numbered “N32” to “N86” bound for Gifu Park /Takatomi direction
  • “City Loop-line” Counterclockwise direction
Get off and walk 3 minute
Parking Gifu Park Parking Lot
Contact
Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau
TEL 058-266-5588

Map

Tourist Information in Gifu City:
Feel free to contact the Gifu City Tourist Information Office when you visit Gifu City.