Chikugo Yoshii and Yanagawa Hinadoll 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 Chikugo Yoshii
Those two Hinadoll festivals are held from February through April 3 in 2019.
Start and end of the tour is to be Fukuoka-city
English speaking guide is accompanied
8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city
transfer to Ukiha
visit Ukiha Inari Shrine
Exloring Hinadoll festival at Shirakabe Avenue in Chikugo Yoshii
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 at Fukuoka-city
Where to Explore
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.
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
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).
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 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.
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
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.
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