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Cormorant Fishing

Although there are a few places where ukai or cormorant fishing is still done, that of the Nagara River in Gifu is by far the most famous. It has played a vital role in the city’s history and has evolved from a means to live, to a profitable industry, to a major tourist draw. It…

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Gifu Miyako Hotel

If you’re coming to visit Gifu, the Miyako Hotel is a great place to stay. The rooms here are all pretty spacious by Japanese standards and have great views of either the scenic Nagara River at the front of the hotel or the city and Memorial Center sports stadium to the rear. We particularly like…

Type: ukai  |  Category: Central Japan  |  Tags: , ,