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Yanagawa (柳川)

 

A beautiful canal town Yanagawa
Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while experience the atmospheres

of Japanese castle town and rural Japanese  life style. 

The estuary town facing the Ariake Sea through the Chikugo River and

Yabe River.  People started to live here since ancient times and the

agriculture and fishery have been engaged in by making Horiwari literary

means the artificial canal. Surprisingly, 60km lengh canal in total was

constructed in the town of Yanagawa and the Yanagawa prospered as

a castle town because the canals were used for the moats, which was

the protection of enemy during Edo period.


 

Highlight of Yanagawa

 

Canal boat cruise 

Yanagawa Canal boat cruise is to board a small boat called the Donkobune

and slowly go down the river skillfully maneuvered by a boatman with

bamboo pole. 

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the streets and houses which still retain some

remnants of castle town.   

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Where to visit 

 

Ohana and Syotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as 
the villa of the Fourth Lord Tachibana Akitora. The garden 
itself spread out over 3300 square meters and is laid out in 
such a way as to evoke the image of Matsushima.  more

 


 

Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara

Yanagawa is the birthplace of great poet Hakushu Kitahara
whose accomplishments are marked by a memorial park 
and the many stone monuments bearing his works placed 
throughout the city.

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Annual Event 


Yanagawa Sagemon Festival

The festival is held from February 11 through April 3 in 
Yanagawa. 
Hina dolls are displayed by families with girls to 
pray for safe growth of their children, in Yanagawa
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Regional cuisines

 

Unagi (eel ) cuisine
Steamed Unagi and Grilled Unagi


Sea food cuisine of Ariake sea

 

 - Blog, Kyushu travel guide