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Kyushu Travel Guide

Yanagawa and Dazaifu one-day tour

 

The tour takes you to two popular destinations around Fukuoka-city, Yanagawa and Dazaifu.


Tour condition

Start and end of the tour is to be  Fukuoka-city 

English speaking guide is accompanied

Chartered vehicle such as a jumbo taxi or bus
is utilizes as per number of pax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 Itinerary  

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yanagawa  by a vehicle

Canal boat cruise

Exploring Yanagawa : Ohana Shotoen Garden, Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara and Shopping

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi (eel ) cuisine or seafood cuisine of Ariake sea

Trasfer to Dazaifu by a vehicle

Exploring Dazaifu : Shrine Approach path, Komyozen-ji temple, Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka by vehicle

16:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

 Yanagawa  

 

Yanagawa is the estuary town facing the Ariake Sea; Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while

experience the atmospheres of castle town. 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.

 

Okinohata

The heart of Yanagawa

Beautiful canal town

Canal boat cruise

A boat called Donkobune,

slowly go down the river

Canal boat cruise

Skillfully maneuvered by a

boatman with bamboo pole

Ohana

Built in 1697 as the villa of the 

Lord Tachibana Akitora

Shotoen Garden

Listed on the National Scenic

Landmark

Ohana western style building

Built as the guest house of

Tachibana family in 1910


 

 Lunch at Yanagawa  

 

Steamed Eel

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel that has more than 300 years history.

There are many restaurants which have their long history and each restaurants have

been keeping the traditional source and brand value.

Local delicacies 

Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique fishes are caught.

Japanese cuisine using local delicacies is also reccomended. 

 


 

 Dazaifu   

 

Dazaifu, time back to 1300 years ago, historical place Dazaifu About 1300 years ago, 

there was a government office to manage the entire Kyushu for a long period of 500 years at

the present Dazaifu. The most popular tourist destination is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine.

Dazaifu Temmangu Shrine

 

Approach path

Many gift shops, restaurants,

Umegae-mochi shops

Starbucks

Unique architecture designed by renown designer Kengo Kuma

Sacred Cow

Cows bringing good fortune

when touching

Red Bridge or Taiko bashi

The bridge approach to the

sacred area

Entrance of Shrine

The landmark lantern, to the

Shrine compound

Main Building of Shrine

Enshrine the deity of scholorship, Sugawara Michizane


 

Komyozen-ji temple

The Zen temple famous for its 

beautiful stone garde

Kyushu National Museum

Japan’s fourth national museum

after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara   

 Dazaifu Government Office

Known as TOFURO during the

Nara and Heian period


 

 

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Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Starbucks at Dazaifu Shrine

 

Coffee break under the traditional atmosphere

 

The restaurant was designed by renown architecture designer Kengo Kuma in 2011.

The concept of the design is Harmony of Modern and traditional by natural material;

2000 cedar timber is assembled in a traditional wood structure without using nails.

 

Enjoy the luxurious time in the warmth of wood and the scent of coffee.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 3-2043 Zaifu, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

4 minutes walk from Nnishitetsu Dazaifu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

Open hours 8:00 to 20:00
Days closed No regular holidays

 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

 

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Fax+81-93-521-8898

Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Kyushu National Museum

 

Kyushu National Museum was opened in 2005 in Dazaifu-city next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

as Japan’s fourth national museum after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.

 

Dazaifu is the place where played important role as an administrative center and a center for trade

with China and Korea since 1300 years ago, therefore the concept of the museum is decided

“Interpreting the formation of Japanese culture from the perspective of Asian history”.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes walk from Nnishitetsu Dazaifu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

Open hours

9:30 to 17:00 : Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday

9:30 to 20:00 : Friday and Saturday

Admission fee JPY 430
Days closed Monday

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

 

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Fax+81-93-521-8898

Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Dazaifu travel guide

 

Historical place Dazaifu About 1300 years ago, in Dazaifu, there was a government office

to manage the entire Kyushu  for a long period of 500 years at the present  Dazaifu. 

There are numbers of historical sites which reflect to the ancient history of Dazaifu, including

ruins of the Dazaifu itself.  The most popular tourist destination is Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

 


 

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

 Entrance Gate  Main Building of Shrine Shamusho, Shrine office 
 

 

 Approach to the Shrine  

Torii Gate  Approach path Approach path 
     

 

Starbucks at Approach path

The restaurant was designed by renown architecture designer Kengo Kuma in 2011.

The concept of the design is Harmony of Modern and traditional by natural material;

2000 cedar timber is assembled in a traditional wood structure without using nails.

Enjoy the luxurious time in the warmth of wood and the scent of coffee.


 

Daruma doll Gourd Ema tablet

 

Sacred Cow Entrance Bridge Chozusha, Purification place

 

 

 Featured tour  

 

Yanagawa and Dazaifu one-day tour         

The tour takes you to two popular destinations around Fukuoka-city, Yanagawa and Dazaifu


 

 Location of Dazaifu  

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address City hall : 1-1-1 Kanzeonji Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

30 minutes by car using Fukuoka Urban Express Way from Fukuoka-city

35 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Tenjin (Fukuoka) to Dazaifu

Transportation Nishitetsu train
Population 72,000   Population density 2,400

 

 

Should you need further information or assistances and please feel free to contact us.

 

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

 

Worship Deity of scholarship Shrine

 

Built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane, who is deified as Tenjin-sama, or the

Deity of scholarship.

The shrine is the headquarter shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu shrines in Japan 

 

The prescient contain two ponds, an arched bridge, treasure house, and the cypress-bark-roof main

hall which was rconstructed in 1591 and registered as important Cultural Property.

 

Standing to the right side of main hall in a sacred plum tree known as the “flying plum” , which has

been worshipped as the symbol of the shrine.

Within the Shrine nature precinct are many plum trees, camphor tree, and irises, which provide

nature beauty in every season of year.

 


 

Kyokusui-no-en

 

Tenmangu’s history is recalled by events such as the New Years Exorcism, Fire Festival

(Oni-sube),  Kyokusui-no-en that means Spring Water Poetry (waka) Festival, and Jinko-shiki

(Annual God-Procession Festival) which takes place in the Autumn.

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 4-7-1 Zaifu, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from Nnishitetsu Dazaifu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station

Open hours

January 1 to 3 : 0:00 to 24:00

January 4 to May 19 : 6:30 to 18:00

March 20 to 31 : 6:00 to 18:30

April 1 to May 31 : 6:00 to 19:00

June 1 to Auguast 31 : 6:00 to 19:30

September 1 to 22 : 6:00 to 19:00

September 23 to November 30 : 6:30 to 19:00

December 1 to 30 : 6:30 to 18:30

December 31 : 6:30 to 24:00

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

 

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Fax+81-93-521-8898

Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Site of Dazaifu Government Office

 

Government site of Ancient Kyushu 

 

Known as TOFURO, the site was used during the Nara (710 to 794 AD) and 

Heian (794 to 1185 AD) period.

 

The Dazaifu was responsible for supervising Japan’s maritime frontier, as well as for administering

the nine provinces and two island of the Saikaido (modern Kyushu).

 

 In those days, a great edifice with vermillion columns and tiled roof stood at the foot of Mt. Ono, but

today all that remains is a park containing the huge foundation stones of the original building.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 4-6-1 Kanzeonji, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

20 minutes walk from Nnishitetsu Dazaifu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

 

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Komyozen-ji temple

 

The Zen temple famous for its beautiful stone garden


It was built during the Kamakura period just next to 
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and is within walking

distance of Nishitetsu Dazaifu station.

 

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2-16-1 Zaifu, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from Nnishitetsu Dazaifu station

30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka Airport

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

 

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Futsukaichi Onsen

  

Futsukaichi is the nearest hot-spring town from Fukuoka-city.

Its public baths are grouped together in the old main street, favoured by traditionalists, 

Gozen-yu is the most characteristic.

 

 


 

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

 

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897

Fax+81-93-521-8898

Address

 AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

 

Kyokusui-no-en

 
Kyokusui-no-en is a Japanese traditional ceremony held at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine on the
first Sunday of March, a purification ceremony on a winding stream, is performed by ladies and
gentlemen in a ceremonial court robe under the plum blossoms in full-bloom.
 
 
After the Tobiume-no-mai dance by shrine maidens, Kyokusui-no-En Festival begins.
Vermilion-lacquered cups full of
sake are set afloat down the stream
Before the cups reach each of the participants sitting along the stream, they have to make up

a Japanese poem called waka, and write it down on a strip of fancy paper.
When the cups reach the participants, they drink the
sakeand hand the paper strip and cup over

to an attendant.

The ceremony has its origin in a historical fact that Ono-no-Yoshifuru, an elder brother of a

noted-calligrapher Ono-no-Tofu, held a ceremony to appease the soul of Michizane Sugawara and

to beguile tedious hours in a rural life.

 

 

 


 

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