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Kyushu Travel Guide

Yanagawa travel guide

 

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.

 


 

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


 

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


 

Featured tour

 

Yanagawa and Dazaifu one-day tour         

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

 


 

             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

 


 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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

 


 

Itinerary

 

9:00 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yanagawa  by vehicle

Arrive at Yanagawa

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 vehicle

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

Transfer to Fukuoka by vehicle

16:30 Arrive at Fukuoka-city 

 


 

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And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call.  ☎ +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Price of the tour

Price for a person is subjected to the number of participant a group,

if a chartered vehicle with 9 seats is utilized, the price list is as follows;

Number of

perticcipant

 

2 person

 

3 person

 

4 person

 

5 person

 

6person

 

7 person

 

8 person

 

9 person

Price per

person (JPY)

 

44,000

 

29,000

 

23,000

 

18,000

 

16,000

 

14,000

 

11,000

 

9,500

Included items

 Transport by a chartered vehicle

 English speaking driver

 

Exculuded items

 Meal

 Tourist attraction fees

 


 

Steamed Eel in Yanagawa

 

Yanagawa is the birthplace of Steamed Eel

 

The most recommended local cuisine is Steamed Eel that was born in Yanagawa

more than 300 years ago.

Rice seasoned with a special sauce is topped by grilled eel and thin shredded omelet,

all of which is steamed in a bamboo steamer.

 

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

been keeping the traditional source and brand value.

 


 

General information

Address 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


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. 

 


 

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