‘Ukai’ is a unique Japanese fishing method, in which fish are caught by cormorants instead of by people. ‘Ayu’ (sweetfish) is one of the many species often caught by this method.
Of the 12 areas of Japan where ukai is practised, this is the only place in which members of the public are able to participate (reservations required).
The exclusive experience is available only at Isawa Onsen – home to more than 30 onsen (hot springs), and only a 30 minute drive from Mt. Fuji.
Why not put on your yukata and come and experience an ancient tradition, whilst enjoying a uniquely Japanese experience?
◆Dates: Wed, Thu, Sat & Sundays between 20th July - 19th August 2018
◆Time: 20:00 – 20:50
◆Location: Fuefuki-gawa riverside, by Fuefuki City Hall
◆Price: free for spectators!
※Applications to participate in a reserved ukai experience will be open from Friday 1st June 2018
■Participant limit: max 2 persons per booking
■Participants must be 13 years of age and must be in good physical health (in case of direct contact with river water)
■Cost: 3,000JPY per person (includes t-shirt) ※Payment in cash only on the day
■Meeting time: 19:30
■Other languages available: English, Mandarin Chinese