About Cormorant Fishing of Kintaikyo Bridge

Watch the spectacle of cormorant fishing, a classic summer scene beneath Kintaikyo Bridge, from a roofed pleasure boat. The ancient method of fishing using cormorants will take place before your own eyes.
Please enjoy observing this authentic event against the scenic backdrop of the famous Kintaikyo Bridge.

Operating Period: June 1 (Saturday) to September 10 (Tuesday)
Operating Hours: 7pm–9pm
(Meal included: Board boat at 7pm / No meal: Board boat at 8pm)

● Cruises may be cancelled in the event of bad weather or high water levels.


Time Schedule

6:45pm Reception & Boarding
After registering at the reception at Kintaikyo Bus Center, please board the designated boat by 7pm.
*Bento (boxed dinners) ordered when reserving your cruise will be provided to you on board the boat.

7pm–7:50pm Sightseeing Cruise (On-board Meal)

7:50pm–8pm Toilet Break
Please use the toilets at the Bus Center. After the break, please return to the boat by 8pm.

8pm–9pm Cormorant Fishing
Please enjoy the cormorant fishing section of the cruise.

*When boarding from 8pm, please board the designated boat after registering at the reception by 7:45pm.

Fees (Taxes Included)

Passenger Fares
Adults (Age 12+) 3,000 yen
Children (Age 3–11) 1,500 yen
Infants (Age 0–2) Free *1,500 yen if a seat is required

Food & Drink

■1 bottle of soft drink per person may be brought aboard as a measure against heatstroke

■Bento (boxed dinner) available to order
Menu available here (Japanese language only)
*A carry-on fee is required if you wish to bring other food items or alcoholic drinks on board.

■Carry-on Fee: 300 yen per adult
*There are no carry-on fees for children aged 11 or younger.

Process from Reservation to Boarding


*Please make your reservation at least 6 days (excluding weekends and holidays) in advance of the date you wish to board.

Reservation by telephone Monday to Friday (8am–5pm)
●Japanese language only → Cormorant Fishing Office Tel. 0827-28-2877
●Other languages → Via 083-902-6370 (Yamaguchi Call Center),Reserve to 0827-28-2877 (Cormorant Fishing Office)

*Cancellation fees will apply to cancellations up to 2 days before boarding (2 days before: 20%, 1 day before: 30%)

Final Confirmation Call

To confirm your participation, you will be called either by Yamaguchi Call Center (083-902-6370 ) or the Cormorant Fishing Office (0827-28-2877).

Day of Boarding

*Cancellation fees (50%) will apply to same-day cancellations.

*In the event of cancellation due to bad weather or high water levels, we will contact you by telephone during the morning of the day of boarding.

Please register at the Cormorant Fishing Reception by at least 10 mins before your reserved time, and then proceed to the boat wharf.

Location of Cormorant Fishing Reception & Boat Wharf ↓
*Boarding Reception Time: 6:30pm–8pm

Please pay in cash at the reception.
*Credit card payment, electronic payment, and regional coupons, vouchers etc., cannot be used.