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Yanagawa River Boat

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Address: Takahata, Yanagawa 8320065, Fukuoka Prefecture
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A relaxed boat trip

We have purchased a package transportation ticket from Nishitetsu and the boat trip was part of the package. The trip was about 1 hour travelling from a small pier near the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have purchased a package transportation ticket from Nishitetsu and the boat trip was part of the package. The trip was about 1 hour travelling from a small pier near the Yanagawa train station to the pier entering the Ohana hotel. There were willows and sakura trees, and sometimes orange trees along the river. When the boat rowed across some... More 

Thank HK C
Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a memorable excursion we went on when visiting Yanagawa. The BoatMan used a pole to steer the boat across the river. His skills were impeccable. He sang for us on the boat ride, we stopped at a snack shop off the river. Afterwards, we had a bus ride back to the beginning of our journey. Both very scenic... More 

Thank Wonno
Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid for the 1500 yen 1 hour boat ride. Enjoyed the nice scenery along the canal. Unfortunately, the commentary was in Japanese only. Boat man also sang us some Japanese songs which was entertaining. After disembarking, must go try out the famous Eel rice at Wakamatsu-ya.

Thank sllim2015
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can enjoy any season. Kotatsu ships also in winter. The hot summer heat does not recommend because there is no shade, The Outer river course takes time. When you can afford, please. Here are a lot of veteran staff members who are elderly, I can enjoy sightseeing very much I want to taste the atmosphere even without time! If... More 

Thank ikukom2015
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159 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only wish to put down a few pointers here and hopefully it helps you to make decision. 1. Do your home works to try to understand the cruise routes and the salient points along the way as commentary will only be done in Japanese. Otherwise, you will be wondering as to why the local Japanese are laughing and enjoying... More 

Thank Yapahloy
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1,445 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun experience on a boat with the boatman on one end steering the boat with a long bamboo stick. Recommended.

Thank Quack H
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

There are five companies that offer approx. 60-minute punting trip. The cost is around ¥1.500. Along the way, the guide introduces some features of the town both in Japanese & some English. In March, several houses display Hina-doll or Sagemon, which is a traditional decoration wishing girl's good health & happiness in the future. On the way, there is a... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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404 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My Japanese friend and I bought the extremely good value Dazaifu and Yanagawa 'Ticket for Sightseeing', for 2,930 yen, which included trains from Tenjin station, the River punt, travel to Dazaifu, shuttles to and from the stations and various discounts along the way. You can easily do both in a day, but I thought the hour-long punt on the Yanagawa... More 

Thank Robin H
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

There are several ways to enjoy this peaceful river tour. I went there from Tenjin station from Fukuoka by train to Nishitetsu Yanagawa station. With an express train, it took 50min. Then, there is a free bus from the train station to the river ride station for 5min. For about 1 hour, this old style boat goes through small Yanagawa... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Starting from Tenjin, you can buy Yanagawa and Dazaifu package which includes trains to both places and boat ride in Yanagawa. You can certainly do the whole package in one day. Arriving at Yanagawa train station, the staffs will greet you and show you to the free shuttle. The boat ride was pleasant. Even it is a cold day, there... More 

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