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Yanagawa Canal boat cruise

 

Yanagawa is a formaer Castle town located in southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture.

There is no castle ruin any more and only roadside canals are left here. 

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. 

 

You will enjoy a leisurely cruise along the streets and houses which still retain some remnants of

castle town, hearing the boatman’s explanation of the history and landscape of Yanagawa. 

You can also enjoy the specialty of Yanagawa eel steamed in basket called “Unagi-no-seiromushi”

on the boat.

 

 


 

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Yanagawa

 

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 Market    

     Taraditional local market

      Vegetables & fruits

     Ariake bay fishes


 

Local Cuisines    

     Local restaurant

        Eel cuisine

   Ariake bay Sea food


 

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

60 minutes by a vihecle from Fukuoka-city using Highway

50 minutes by Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Tenjin (Fukuoka)

Transportation Nishitetsu train
Population 66,000   Population density 850

 


 

 

Ohana and Shotoen Garden

 

Ohana is tlisted 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 (Flower).

 

The garden itself spread out over 3300 square meters and is laid out in such a way as to evoke the

image of Matsushima in Sendai.  It was extensively renovated in 1908 to 1910.
There are around 280 pines within the garden 1500 stones and
14 stone lanterns.
From October to March the pond is host to a flock of wild ducks.

 

 


 

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Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara

 

Yanagawa is the birthplace of renown poet Hakushu Kitaharawhose accomplishments are

marked by a memorial park and the many stone monuments bearing his works placed

throughout the city.

 

The house harmonized with

the town of Yanagawa

Portrait Photo of Hakushu Kitahara

Family was marine produsts

wholesaler and Sake Brewery


 

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Yanagawa Sagemon Festival

 

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, 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.

 

 


 

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