Nagaragawa onsen Juhachiro Enjoy 'Ukai' Founded more than
160 years ago.


Cormorant fishing on the Nagara River is held only for a limited time from May 11th to October 15th every year.
Over 100,000 tourists enjoy watching Cormorant fishing every year.
If you go to Ukai on the Nagara River at Juhachiro, where there is ‘Ukai komichi’ exclusively for hotel guests,
you can come across a mysterious world that makes you feel as if you have traveled back in time to a thousand years ago.

Ukai-watching stay plan


Special night with yukata

A special night, a special outfit. When you enjoy watching cormorant fishing, how about wearing a fashionable colored yukata? Please choose a special one that is suitable for the day. We rent a set of yukata and obi for 550 yen.

※For women only


A secret passage leading to cormorant fishing

Only Juhachiro has the privilege of being able to board the ship directly from the building to the dock through the dedicated passage ‘Ukai Komichi’. At the boarding area, please listen to the stories about cormorant fishing from the cormorant fishermen. This is a good opportunity to hear stories unique to cormorant fishermen who work for the Imperial Household and inherit the tradition.