In September you can not miss this wonderful opportunity to see the Cormorant birds closely and appreciate their Habitat .Visiting their exotic home is a unique experience . You can't usually see the them close on tours .
■Cormorant birds description :
The birds are 2 to 3 ft (61 to 92 cm) long , with thick generally Black color and beautiful green eyes . The feet are webbet and the bill is long with upper mandible terminally hooked expert to swim Cormorants pursue fish underwater .
The Cormorant bird plunge into the river and catch the fish , they can not swallow the fish because the throat is bound with a soft collar "There’s nothing cruel about this technique " ( when their work is done the rings are removed after that they can eat ). “The bird is treated like a member of the family”.
The Cormorant fisherman sit on the boat to collect the catch
Elementary school students accompanied by their parents or staff of the school responsible for protecting them .
Adult : \3600 (Junior high school students and above)
Children:\2500 (Cormorant fishing boat fare is)
20 passengers \54,000
12 passengers \36,000
10 passengers \29,000
■Important boarding rule:
Minimum 5 people can be on the boat
Just in case of 3 people you have to pay the price of 5
■ For traditional Japanese lunch: (Bento Special order)
who wish to order lunch (\1500 ) the price. In addition, bringing your eating and drink to the spectator boats are free.
■Cormorant fishing Season's information:
(Every year) May 11th-October
■September 1st - October 15th
Boarding time: 6:40 pm
■July 1st - August 31st
Boarding time : 7:00 pm
■May 11th - June
Boarding time: 6:50 pm
0575 – 22- 2506
Fax 0575 -23 -7980
Seki Yusen Co.
(Ukai viewing boat office)
76-3 Oze, Seki-City, Gifu prefecture