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Day 4 Yanagawa & Kitakyushu

                                                                                            6 days North-West Kyushu tour

 

Yanagawa is the estuary town facing the Ariake Sea; Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while

experience the atmospheres of castle town. Surprisingly, 60km length 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.

 


 
Itinerary

Leave Hotel in Unzen   

Transfer to Yanagawa

Exploring  Yanagawa 

   Canal boat cruise  

   Ohana Shotoen Garden  

Lunch at Yanagawa  : Unagi, eel cuisine  or Seafood of Ariake sea 
Transfer to Kitakyushu 

Mount Sarakura 

Stay at Kitakyushu : Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Tanga Market  : the traditional local food stall 

 


 

Where to explore

 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Lunch

Unagi, eel cuisine 

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.

 


 

Seafood of Ariake sea, local delicacies 

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

cuisine using local delicacies is also recommended

 


 

Kitakyushu

 

Kitakyushu is the dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating the

beautiful Night view which you have never seen before. The night view from the mount Sarakura

is chosen the three major Night View in Japan. The area of Night view is the largest in the World ;

about 40km east to west and 10km south to north and also the number of lighting to create the

night view is the largest in the World. 

 


 

Dinner at Kokura

Ekikara sanjippo yokocho

The place is located on the ground floor of JR Kokura Station. There are 8 restaurants where

local cuisines can be enjoyed.

 


 

Tanga Yatai

At night time, food stalls called Yatai open in the square in front of Tanga Market.
Here you can try delicious oden (a stew made from various ingredients) and ramen.

 


 

Sushi restaurant


 

 - 6 days North-West Kyushu tour