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Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River (Spanish &English)

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5h $ 73 per person


  • Enjoy Traditional Cormorant Fishing in Gifu

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Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
72.80 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in Gifu.
$ 22.75
Sightseeing in Gifu ( Gifu Castle, Gran Buddha, Tea ceremony...).
$ 63.70


Lets see cormorant fishing on the Nagara River, which has long tradition as a typical scene of summer in Gifu City!

What to Expect

Cormorant fishing on the Nagara River has a long tradition as a typical scene of summer in Gifu City and it has a history of 1300 years or more.

Befor embarking the boat, the Usho make an explanation of cormorant fishing at 17:45.

The way the Usho (Cormorant Fishing Master) handles cormorants at his/her will and the burning watch fires will give you the impression of witnessing an antique scroll painting.

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  • Enjoy Traditional Cormorant Fishing in Gifu


it is cancelled when the river rises due to heavy rains, etc.

Normalmente los sábados no puedo acompañarlos, pero si quieren, les ruego que me contacten de antemano.

Si quieren servicio de acompañamiento,puedo hacerlo también.

Para ir a Tokio/Kioto/Shirakawa-Go
me cuesta ¥8,000

Para Nagoya ¥2000

Para Takayama ¥5000,

Si nos vemos temprano por la mañana, a veces necesito hospedarme una noche antes. En este caso el costo es extra.

Usually I can't work as a guide on Saturdays, but If you want me to accompany on Saturdays,
please tell me beforehand. I 'm willing to arrange it.

To go to Tokio / Kyoto / Shirakawa-Go it costs me 8,000 yen

To Takayama. 5,000 yen

To Nagoya 2,000 yen

to go to Tokyo to pick you up in the morning,
I have to stay at a hotel from the previous day.
In this case plase pay me accommodation.

It is performed every night during the cormorant fishing period from May 11 to Oct. 15 every year

Observation boats have a roof and cormorant fishing is performed on rainy days.

However, it is cancelled when the river rises due to heavy rains, etc.

Shared-ride boat departure time : 18:15, 18:45, and 19:15 ( you can choose )

*Spanish tour is also available.
También está disponible tour en español.

What‘s included
guide fee

cormorant fishing fee

transportation for the guide ( from my home to the meeting place)
What‘s not included
dinner ( if you want me to arrange, please let me know. I’ll arrange dinner on the boat or in a restaurant)
Meeting Point
Gifu JR station, your hotel in Gifu or Nagoya station( from Nagoya +2000 yen)
Ending Point
Gifu JR station, your hotel in Gifu or Nagoya station
5 hours
Starting time
17:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we start the tour from Nagoya?

Definitely! I will pick you up at Nagoya Station.

How is the dinner like?

If you want to have a dinner at a restaurant, I will look for a place where you can try HIDA BEEF or Ayu sweetfish, speciality of summer season in Gifu.
Of course you can have box lunch called OBENTO on the boat. please tell me your preference.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 2 )
Eduardo Eduardo Mexico ( Family )
8 hours ago

“ Tour takayama lo mejor ”

El tour de takayama y shirakawago estuvo increible altamente recomendado, los 2 lugares magicos de japon , la guia de yoko extraordinaria, nos explico todo y nos ayudo en todo,muy buen servicio y habla muy bien el español y esta siempre al pendiente de que todo sea perfecto .si volviera a realizar este tour recomendaria un tour en nagoya y e ir en la tarde a takayama para dormir en un ryokan ahi para la experiencia y al dia siguiente tour en takayama y luego shirakawago los dos dias con yoko.

Mauricio Mauricio Argentina ( Family )
10 months ago

“ Ruta nakasendo ”

La verdad que pasamos un excelente dia junto a Yoko! Nos dio un tour muy completo e informativo. Nos dio mucho gusto compartir el dia con ella. Recomendada 100%


Mauricio, para mí también fue una experiencia muy linda compartir el tour con ustedes. Espero que vuelvan a Japón para conocer más lugares bonitos de nuestro país. Muchísimas gracias.

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