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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

Yanagawa travel guide

 

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa

Yanagawa is located about 60km south of Fukuokacity and is a former Castle town facing the

Ariake Sea and spreading in the Chikugo plain. Current main industries are tourism, fishery and

agriculture.

 

Canal is feature of Yanagawa

It had been constructed for people’s lives and agriculture since ancient time and also used for the

moats of the Castle. Surprisingly the total length of the canal is 60 km. Now the canals of the

Yanagawa-city including former Castle town are used as Canal boat cruise for sightseeing.

 


 

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.

 


 

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

Listed on National Scenic Landmark, was built in 1697 as the villa of the Fourth Lord Tachibana

Akitora. At that time the region was called Hanabatake (Field of flower), so the villa was named

Ohana or Flower.

 


 

Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara

Yanagawa is the birthplace of renown poet Hakushu Kitahara, whose accomplishments are marked by a

memorial park and the many stone monuments bearing his works placed throughout the city.

 


 

Local cuisine 

 

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

 


 

Sake breweries

There are two authentic Sake breweries where you can enjoy tasting in Yanagawa.

Yanagawa Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1890 and Kikubijin Shuzo Sake brewery founded in 1735.

 

     Yanagawa Shuzo

           Kikubijin Shuzo

            Kikubijin Shuzo


 

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.

 

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 87-1 Honmachi, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

50 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Tenjin (Fukuoka)

Transportation Nishitetsu train
Population 66,000   Population density 850

 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below. 

Tailor-made tour     Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

Tailor-made tour in Kyushu

 

We offer the private tour exclusively for you.

 

We can design your customized tour exactly matches your requirements and preferences. 

We can also consider for making tour that pick in many activities and locations as possible,

or incorporate some relaxation and free time to explore on your own time.

 

 

 


 

Featured destinations map in Kyushu

 

Note

  Red letter indicate prefecture

  Black letter indicate destination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The customized tour itineraries

We have prepared a various Kyushu tour Itineraries for your journey and we can design your 

customized private tour based on tour sample itineraries in condideration of your requirement.

Please refer the customized tour Itineraries by clicking the photos below.

 

 

 

Tailor-made tour conditions

 

Our Tailor-made tour is offered for your as a package tour including Accommodations,

Chartered  vehicle, English speaking tour attendant, meals as well as activities.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

 and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・For making enjoyable our company staff always assist during tour by  

 communicating with you using a communication tool such as WhatsApp.

 


 

Our consideration on Tailor-made tour 

 

For enjoyable journey, the itinerary is to be planned in accordance with your own

pace and considering a physical conditions as well.

Travelling route: Driving from destination to destination is a part of travel, so the best route

 is to be selected where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Local cuisines and special gurmet are to be included.

Shoppings are included on the travelling route ; local market and Michino-eki for local

    specialties and fruits etc.

 


 

What and where to enjoy in Kyushu

 

The followings can be included as per your preference.

Unique activities : Yanagawa Canal boat cruiceKeya Cave cruise, Gunkan-jima islamd cruise

    Amakusa cruise or dolphin watching , Sand bath, Wild horse watching, Beppu Hell tour,

    Foot bath in Beppu and Unzen Obama,  Japan’s three major night view of Kitakyushu and Nagasaki

    Aso tourist tram, Sake brewery in any places in Kyushu, Fruits picking in any places in Kyushu

Dynamic and beautiful Nature  : Amakusa, Unzen, Satsuma PeninsulaSakurajima Island

    Aso, Takachiho, Nichinan, HyugaOkubungo, Yufuin

Onsen experience :Amakusa, Takeo, Shimabara, Unzen, Obama, IbusukiAsoKurokawa,

    YufuinBeppu, Nagayu, Sujiyu

UNESCO World Heritage  /  Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution: Kitakyushu, Saga, Nagasaki

 Kagoshima

UNESCO World Heritage/ Hidden Chiristian sites: Nagasaki, Shimabara, Unzen, Amakusa

Japanese Cultural Historical sites : Nagasaki, Shimabara, Kumamoto, Chiran, Kagoshima

 Kirishima, Obi, Mimitsu, Takachiho, Aso, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-city

 


 

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

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 

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

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.      

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour

 


 

Local delicacies restaurant in Yanagawa

 

Yoakejaya, Japanese restaurant using local delicacies of the Ariake Sea.

 

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

Yoakejaya is serving Japanese cuisine using local delicacies of Ariake Sea. 

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

General information  

Address 94-1 Inarimachi, Yanagawa-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

10 minutes by a vehicle from Nishitetsu Yanagawa station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Open hours 11:30 to 15:00
Days closed Tuesday

 

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 

 


 

Fukuoka selected by CNN as 19 best places to visit in 2019

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as

one of the top 19 places to visit in 2019.

Capital of Fukuoka-prefecture is Fukuoka-city and one of several host cities for

the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Fukuoka is the gateway to the island of Kyushu.

 

The prefecture consists of Fukuoka-city, Kitakyushu-city, Yanagawa, Dazaifu, Itoshima

and other fascinating regions such as Munakata and Chikugo region.

It’s the perfect destination for those looking to go beyond the well-trodden destinations like Osaka,

Tokyo and Kyoto and see a new corner of Japan.

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-prefecture    

 


 

 The places introduced by CNN travel  

 

Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city announced to Camp site of Wales participating in Rugby World Cup 2019.
 

Kawachi Wisteria garden

Kawachi Wisteria Garden is a private garden at the Mountain foot of Sarakura in Kitakyushu-city

and famous for its spectacularly presented, large numbers of wisteria flowers.

Kokura Caltle

Kokura Castle is one of the most famous land marks in Kitakyushu. The construction was commenced

in 1602 and spent 7 years to completed it.  


 

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.  


 

Dazaifu

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.

 

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. 

Kyushu National Museum

The Museum was opened in 2005 in Dazaifu-city next to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, as Japan’s fourth national 

museum after Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara.


 

Fukuoka-city  

The gate way to Kyushu and is the biggest cosmopolitan city in Kyushu. Due to its location Fukuoka-city is 

the great starting point for exploring Kyushu. Fukuoka-city has a long history as commercial town and castle

town, and prospered as important district to Asian Continent for many years.   Now, Fukuoka-city is the

International bub of Kyushu, the nation’s fourth largest economic zone. 

 

Fukuoka Chuo Wholesal fish Market 

The Wholesale Market is open to the public on the second Saturday of every month as Citizens Appreciation day.

Time is from 9h to 12h. The Special event is the Tuna Cooking Show, don’t miss it.

Hakata Ramen

Food stalls “Yatai” is one thing to enjoy in Fukuoka. Despite a decline in recent year, there are said to be more than 160. The food stalls have all kind of food, but you have to try Hakata ramen, usually made

with white soup from pork bone and thin noodles. 


 

Kyushu short duration tous

Fukuoka-prefecture tour

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

・ Kawachi Wisteria garden & Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour          

・ Kitakyushu-city hiking tour

・ Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

・ Itoshima one-day tour

・ Munakata & Fukutsu / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour  

・ Munakata, Oshiama & Okinoshima / UNESCO Sacred region one-day tour

・ Toho village, Asakura and Ukiha one-day tour

・ Yoshii & Yanagawa Hina doll festival one-day tour

・ Kurume & Yame region one-day tour

 

Kyushu long duration tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

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 

 


 

Yoshii and Yanagawa Hina doll festival tour

 

The Hinadoll Festival is a traditional Japanese event that announces the arrival of spring.

The tour take you different type of unique Hinadoll festivals in  Yoshii and Yanagawa.

Those two Hina doll festivals are held

February 11 through April 3 in 2019.

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city , please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date 

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

Tour date : from February 11 to April 3 in 2019

 


 

Itinerary  

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city 

transfer to Ukiha 

visit Ukiha Inari Shrine

Exloring Hina doll festival at Shirakabe Avenue in Yoshii in Ukiha

Lunch at featured restaurant Shirakabe

transfer to Yanagawa

Exploring Yanagawa Sagemon festival

  Ohana Shotoen Garden, Okinohata area, Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara 

  Canal boat cruise

transfer to Fukuoka-city 

17:00 Arrive  Fukuoka-city 

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Ukiha

Ukiha blessed with nature where many orchards spread out at the foot of Mino mountain range.

Yoshii, in the center of Chikugo flourished as a post town during the Edo period, and there a lot

of Sake brewery which have established the Edo period. A fruits picking and Sake brewery

visit can be enjoyed here.

 

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Breath taking scenery harmonizes with the Shrine

Ukiha Inari Shrine, located at foot of Mino mountain range, 130 m height from sea level.

The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on the 300 steps stairs is introduced you

from bottom area to the Shrine main building.

 

To the Shrine

Shrine main building

Breath taking view from Shrine


 

Hinadoll festival at Shirakabe Avenue

Main Hinadolls are displayed at Shirakabe Avenue district, where the river is lined by attractive former

warehouses, all with traditional wood and white plaster exteriors. The doll displays of Ukiha usually

feature two types of dolls: okiage (paper cut-outs covered in cotton and wrapped in fabric) and hakobina

(dolls in individual display cases).

 


 

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe

The restaurant Shirakabe is in the former merchant’s building constructed in 1928.

Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed.

The chef who makes that cuisines also experienced the imperial family’s cook.

 


 

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.

 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

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 

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.   

Tailor-made tour      Study tour       Golf tour 

 


 

 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival in 2019

 

Yanagawa Sagemon Festival is one of the most beautiful

and very unique Japanese traditional Festival in Kyushu.

 

The festival is held from February 11(Mon.)  through April 3 (Wed.) in Yanagawa.

Hina dolls are displayed by families with girls to pray for safe growth of their children,

in Yanagawa, in addition to Hina dolls, colourful “Sagemon” are displayed.

 

Sagemon Meguri was started in order to showcase beautiful “Sagemon” to visitors.

Each display of “Sagemon” represents parents’ wishes for their girls to grow into beautiful, strong,

and proud women.

 


 

 Location of Yanagawa

 

 

 


 

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