Oze Ukai Season

Jun 1st ー Oct. 15th

Oze Ukai

2020 Sep. 19th (Sat)

Cancelled

 

As the Japanese government decided to lift the state of emergency, we will start the season 2020 Ukai from 1st.July,2020.

To take measures to preventing COVID-19, we appreciate your understanding and cooperation. (wearing face mask, taking social distancing and so on)

We're now open for reservations.
Look forward to seeing you!

 


What is Oze Ukai?

Oze no Sato is located within the idyllic setting of the Oku Nagara River Prefectural Natural Park. The performance of Oze Ukai amazes visitors for five months of the year from May 11 until October 15. Visitors enjoy the beautiful scenery, reminiscent of ancient times, of the cormorant fishing masters (usho) and their cormorants fishing under a bonfire in quiet darkness.

■Oze Ukai is classified as a "Japanese Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property" in 2015.

 

■Sweetfish of Nagara river has been designated as a "World agricultural heritage certification" in 2015.

 

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Fascinating Entertainment with over 1,000 Years of History

fantastic scenery

Ukai (Cormorant fishing) is unique fishing technique which was saved over 1,000 years by regional authorities. Oze Ukai is the only Ukai still keeping the traditional way.

sensory gratification

Enjoy the touch of clear water, Feel the breeze, taste the sweet-fish, hear the sound of rowing a boat, cormorants singing, cormorant fisherman's call, beautiful scenery  of sunset, follow the movement of cormorant fishing. Enjoyable experience with your five senses.

 

 

unfold before your eyes

 

Tour boats sail down Nagara river along with  cormorant fishing boats. This approach is called "Kari-kudari". Experience this entertainment  closely even feel balefire.


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