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Day 9 Yanagawa

                                                                                    Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour


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.




Check out Hotel in Harazuru Onsen

Transfer to Kurume by JR Chikugo-yoshii to Kurume station by a local train, 40 minutes

Transfer to Nishitetsu Kurume station from JR Kurume station by a local bus, 10 minutes

Transfer to Yanagawa by Shishitetsu train from Nishitesu Kurume to Nishitesu Yanagawa


Walk to Canal boat cruise landing place, 10 miutes

Canal boat cruise, 60 minutes

lunch at Yanagawa  Eel (unagi) cuisine

Exploring Yanagawa included Ohana Shotoen Garden


Transfer to Kurume by Nishitetsu train from Yanagawa 

Transfer to Kitakyushu by a Shinkansen from Kurume to Kokura

stay Kitakyushu



Where to explore


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. A 30minutes

cruise starting Okinohata and go around Ohana & Shotoen Garden is most recommended.





Eel cuisines

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.



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.






The Industrial Innovation city with many different fascinating feature. Kitakyushu offers amazing

possibilities for tourism and travel with a combination of spectacular scenery, rich cultural 

experiences as well as learning possibilities through Study tours based on the environmental 

and industrial themes.





 - Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour