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Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River (Spanish &English)

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Let's enjoy cormorant fishing on the Nagara River, which has long tradition as a typical scene of summer in Gifu City! Gifu city is the best place to enjoy this traditional fishing style, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains and the fishing at the same time. It is celebrated only on summer nights. Don't miss it!

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Meeting Point

Gifu JR station, your hotel in Gifu or Nagoya station( from Nagoya +2000 yen)

Enjoy Traditional Cormorant Fishing in Gifu

Ending Point

Gifu JR station, your hotel in Gifu or Nagoya station

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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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee

cormorant fishing fee

transportation for the guide ( from my home to the meeting place)


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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)

drink


Important Information

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¡Hola! Soy Yoko, gracias por tener interés en mi página.

Me gustaría guiarlos a muchos lugares bonitos de mi tierra.


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

Si quieren servicio de acompañamiento,puedo hacerlo también.


Mi área de trabajo es principalmente Takayama, Kanazawa y Shirakawa-go, pero sí puedo guiar por las áreas Ise Shima en la prefectura de Mie. Por ejemplo, las rocas de pareja Meoto-Iwa, Ise Jingu, y el almuerzo de moluscos en la cabaña de Ama( buceadoras que recolectan moluscos y algas.


Y por favor págame mi transporte para ir al punto de encuentro.

Para Nagoya ¥1200

Para Takayama ¥6000


Si nos vemos temprano por la mañana, a veces necesito hospedarme una noche antes.

En este caso el costo es extra.


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Hi! I am Yoko, thank you for having interest in my page.

I want you to know beautiful places in Gifu, my prefecture.


My working areas are Takayama, Kanazawa, and Shirakawa-go. but I'm also ready to guide you in Ise Shima area in Mie prefecture.

For example, Ise Jingu shrine, Meoto-Iwa , lunch at Ama (fisherwomen divers) huts.


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.


And please pay me the transportation to go to the meeting place.

To go to Takayama. 6,000 yen

To Nagoya 1200 yen


If you want to start the tour and I have 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 cancelled when the river rises due to heavy rains, etc.

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.

Cancellation Policy

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    No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

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.

Gifu Tour Reviews

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Shawn G.

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Jun 16, 2023

Wonderful day in Shirakawa-go and Takayama

We really enjoyed our day with Matilde. She had a well organized plan for our visit and communicated everything ahead of time. During our tour, we learned many things about the two cities. Matilde was able to enhance our visit with not only historic and cultural information but also recommendations to assist us with food, post and other regular travel questions. Matilde was great and we thank her for guiding us.

Matilde G.

Shawn, thank you very much for your feedback. What a lovely family! I also enjoyed a lot guiding you in HIDA. Your son enjoyed taking photos, and your daughter buying anime goods. In central Japan there are more enchanting places, so please contact me when you come back to Japan. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Matilde

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David R.

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May 10, 2023

D?a fantastico en Shirakawago!

Guía muy profesional con muy buen nivel de español. Muchas gracias Matilde!

Matilde G.

Me alegro de que le haya gustado el tour. En Japón hay más lugares muy bonitos, le quisiera guiar en otra ocasión. Muchas gracias!

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Patrick B.

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Feb 9, 2023

Great visit of Takayama and Shirakawa

Matilde was very knowledgeable. She showed us all the main places. Shirakawa, and its old houses were very interesting to visit. Matilde's English was perfect, and so was her knowledge of the places she showed us.

Matilde G.

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. I really enjoyed taking a walk in HIDA. We were lucky that the weather was good in Shirakawa-go. And the sushi lunch and chocolate shopping were great. For me it was a very nice experience. Please contact me when you come back to Japan. Thanks!

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Eduardo V.

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Mar 25, 2019

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.

Matilde G.

Hola Eduardo Ante todo, muchas gracias por compartir tu tiempo conmigo. Ha sido un tour un poco ajetreado(que Takayama y Shirakawa-go en un día) , pero me alegro que estés satisfecho de este recorrido. Ustedes son gente muy amable! En mi prefectura Gifu hay muchos lugares encantadores, y la próxima vez te recomiendo mi tour “Ruta Samurai” , es una ruta de trekking de 8 kms, y quiero que te alojes en un Minshuku (alojamiento tradicional de Japón )para gozar del ambiente rústico de esta región. Espero que les va bien el resto del viaje y nos veamos de nuevo en Japón.

$55/ per person

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