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Yanagawa & Dazaifu one-day tour

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Exploring two popular destinations in Fukuoka-prefectureYanagawa and Dazaifu

starting Fukuoka using a private vehicle.

Drive to Yanagawa using Kyushu Expressway, Yanagawa is the former castle

town has a Japanese traditional townscape where located in the Chikugo plain

and facing to calm Ariake bay. At Yanagawa, enjoy canal boat cruise and local

cuisine Eel or Sea food.  After Yanagawa, drive to north and exploring Dazaifu

where about 1300 years ago, there was a government office to manage the

entire Kyushu and was known as the distant court from Kyoto. 



Tour condition
・Number of participant : maximum 8 person
・Tour date : as per your schedule
・Tour start and end place : Fukuoka
    Kitakyushu or any other places in Fukuoka-prefecture can be arranged if requested
Private vehicle is used. 

Tour Price
To be quoted as per customer’s condition such as number of participant

Overall Schedule 

・9:00 Depart Fukuoka


 ・Lunch at  Yanagawa


・17:00 Arrive Fukuoka



Where to explore
9:00 Depart Fukuoka, start of the tour
A Private vehicle driver will meets you at designated place such as Airport or Hotel
and then Yanagawa and Dazaifu tour is started.


Drive to Yanagawa using Kyushu Expressway via Kurume and Yame.



The canal was used for the moat at castle town. The most recommended experience is 

Canal boat cruise that  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 and Shotoen Garden is arranged.

  Canal boat cruise

  Canal boat cruise

  Ohana and Shotoen


  Okinohata, Birthplace of

  Kitahara Hakushu  


Lunch : to be selected Eel or Sea food

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.

Sea food Cuisine : Yanagawa is facing to Ariake Sea where many fresh and unique  fishes are 

caughtJapanese cuisines using local delicacies is also recommended. 

      Eel restaurant

    Eel cuisine 

     Sea food restaurant 

    Sea food cuisine


After lunch and wander about Okinohata and then drive to Dazaifu using Kyushu Expressway.




After arriving Dazaifu, first what you can see is a large green square where is the Site of

Dazaifu Government Office that about 1300 years ago, there was a government office to

manage the entire Kyushu and was known as the distant court from Kyoto. And a private

vehicle is parked near Nishitetsu Dazaifu station. Walk to Dazaifu tenmangu Shrine through

Shrine approach path where the road leading to the Shrine is lined with many souvenir

shops unique to Japan including Starbucks and Umegae mochi shops.

Visit Dazaifu tenmangu shrine dedicated to the deity of learning. Many Japanese visit the

Shrine to pass the examination successfullyThe shrine is housed in a distinctive building,

with a sweeping roof of thatched bark and lacquered crimson beams dating back to the

seventeenth century.

 Site of Dazaifu

 Government Office

 Shrine approach path

         Ox statue

   Dazaifu tenmangu 



17:00 Arrive Fukuoka, end of the tour



Travelling route




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