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Yanagawa travel guide

 

The Beautiful Canal town Yanagawa

 

Yanagawa is located about 60km south of Fukuoka-city 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

 


 

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

 
 Featured tours
 

Fukuoka-prefecture tours

・ Fukuoka-city one-day tour

・ Kitakyushu-city one-day tour

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

・ Kitakyushu-city / UNESCO Industry Revolution one-day tour        

Kitakyushu-city study 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 Round 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

 

 
 

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