Learn about Nagara River cormorant fishing in an easy-to-understand manner

This museum serves as a place that introduces and promotes the values of cormorant fishing on the Nagara River, a cultural tradition that represents Gifu City, in an easy-to-understand manner all year long. We continue to promote the beauty of cormorant fishing even during its off season—actual fishing is held annually from May 11 to October 15.

The facility is jam-packed with things to see such as the Guidance Theater, the only picture-scroll-shaped presentation screen in the world, and many interactive exhibits.

On weekends and national holidays during the off season there are live cormorant-fishing demonstrations and explanations given by the actual cormorant fishermen themselves.

  • Tradition & History
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Basic Information


51-2 Nagara, Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken Japan


Take one of the "N" lines of Gifu bus at JR Gifu Station or Meitetsu Gifu Station or take "City Loop-Line" to "Ukai-ya" bus stop (15 min, 210 yen one way). Get off at "Ukai-ya" and walk 6 minutes.

Business Hours

・May 1 to October 15: 9 am ~ 7 pm
・October 16 to April 30: 9 am ~ 5 pm

Days Closed for Business

・May 1 to October 15: open every day
・October 16 to April 30: Tuesdays (if Tuesday is a national holiday then the following day)
・Year End & New Year Holiday Season (December 29 ~ January 3)


・Adults (age 15~): ¥500
・Children (age 4~15): ¥250

Telephone Number 058-210-1555
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