- Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama
Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama
Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama (July 1-Sept. 15), Sagano Sightseeing Tram Ride, Hozugawa Kudari River Run
Ukai Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama (July 1-Sept. 15)
Ukai is a traditional fishing method in which cormorants (large diving birds) are used to catch sweet river fish or ayu; Carried out on the Oi River, this event is one of the most popular summer tourist attractions in Arashiyama; Tourists can watch the event either from banks of the river or get a seat on a boat which let them watch the performance up close.
Adults: ￥1,700, Children (4-12 years old): ￥850; 19:00-21:00; Boat ride: 19:00 & 20:00; No service on Aug. 16; map C, c-2; Access: Kyoto City Bus #28, get off at Arashiyama Koen; Arashiyama
Tsusen: Tel: 075-861-0302.
Sagano Sightseeing Tram Ride (Every Day)
The Sagano Sightseeing Tram route (7.3 km) runs from Saga to Kameoka along a gorgeous river gorge and passes through 8 old tunnels; No service on Wed. (except for holidays and tourist season).
Entry: ￥620 (one way); Access: JR Saga Arashiyama Stn.; Sagano Kanko Tetsudo: Tel: 075-861-7444;
The information on this site is reprinted from the July 2014 issue of Kyoto Visitor's Guide. ©AD BRAIN INC. Published on 14.07.10