Nagara River Ukai Museum
(Gifu Nagara River Museum of Ukai Tradition)
This museum opens year-round to introduce and transmit information about "Ukai: cormorant fishing on the Nagara River" which is the major tradition and culture to represent Gifu City. Though "Ukai on the Nagara River" is held annually in the limited period from May 11th to Oct. 15th, this museum transmits its attraction during the off-season too.
"Ukai on the Nagara River" is a cultural resource that Gifu City is proud of. It was born of rich nature brought by the crystal clear Nagara River and of the people’s living that has been passed down for over 1300 years. Today, as we are asked to live together with nature, the "Ukai on the Nagara River" is getting more valuable to show a desirable relation between nature and humans. This cultural tradition interests more people living not only in Gifu but also in Japan and abroad in this period. This museum is operated as a base to transmit the Nagara River Ukai tradition and its mission is to pass down the cultural tradition and to promote tourism.
May 1 – Oct 15 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Adults (age 15 and over) - 500 yen
May 1 – Oct 15 open every day
Take one of the "N" lines of Gifu bus at JR Gifu station or Meitetsu Gifu Station or take "City Loop-Line" to "Ukai-ya". (Takes 15 min, 210 yen /one way)
|Pay parking lots||
Passenger vehicles: capacity of 67
|Address||51-2 Nagara, Gifu City|