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Yanagawa River Boat

Takahata, Yanagawa 832-0065, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Japan by the nature

Highly recommend this boat tour in a typical Japanese style, wearing a bamboo hat (opinional you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shanghai, China

30 minutes boat ride thru canal enjoying the scenery, houses and passing thru bridges, some so low... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Bobby S
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“willow trees” (3 reviews)
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Takahata, Yanagawa 832-0065, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this boat tour in a typical Japanese style, wearing a bamboo hat (opinional you pay separate if you wish) but my husband and I really enjoyed the view of the calm water of Yanagawa river. With a very helpful and Japanese men that...More

Thank Erikastoilkova
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

30 minutes boat ride thru canal enjoying the scenery, houses and passing thru bridges, some so low that everyone had to bend down. The boat driver would sing to entertain the boat riders.

Thank Bobby S
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

It is the perfect trip/activity for anyone who wants a chilled thing to do. I went in the winter and they had a blanket over a table with a heater underneath. Lost one star because it was slightly crowded on the boat.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This river is in fact the moat of the old castle, and the size is really impressive considering the effort to dig it in those times. The boat is narrow, with a table in the middle with heater underneath, so during the winter like now...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed my boat ride very much. It was slow and leisurely, allowing you time to take in the views along the riverbank. Autumn may not come with cherry blossom but the willow trees lined the banks, no wonder this place is named Yanagawa 柳川....More

Thank StarDust-ASH
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I came at the best timing when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. There are also plum and peach blossoms along the canal banks. It was a fairly cloudy day and the temperature was around 17 degrees, it was cooling and comfortable. The hour...More

Thank Cheong C
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a super day out. (BTW you can combine Yanagawa with a visit to Dazaifu on the way back with a JPY2,930 travel pass that is available from Tenjin Station in Fukuoka). The boat trip took about an hour and the views were beautiful....More

2  Thank RM303
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We took the morning boat ride to avoid the terrible afternoon heat but it was still hot. We got the tickets from the tourist information counter a the Yanagawa station. The shuttle will be there as well. We took the ride with a fun peddler...More

1  Thank luluchan
Reviewed 24 June 2017

You can take train from the city centre of fukuoka to this place. It's a kind of old village, you can go to take a river boat trip and enjoy sightseeing around this place. Also, the boatman will talk about some history, the background of...More

Thank HeyYLau
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had got a ticket which included the train, boat trip and a meal. It cost just over 5000 yen each and was good value. As the train was going into Yanagawa it looked like a really big city and my first thought was this...More

1  Thank Anne A
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26 September 2017|
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Response from Yapahloy | Reviewed this property |
The boatman does provide blanket for you to cover yourself. However, there is nothing much for you to see in winter. The commentary is conducted in Japanese. I recommend doing it in spring where at least there are some... More
Nonoy C
23 June 2017|
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Response from Dalip C | Reviewed this property |
its actually at the Tenjin Stn iself > 2nd Floor if i recall well... its called the Yuttari Yanagawa Pack...i think ¥3170/pax. i dont think yu'll get an English spkg guide and the meal though (too good a deal in that... More
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18 April 2017|
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Response from HK C | Reviewed this property |
We have bought a Nishitetsu package ticket at 2930Yen which includes the boat trip and the train charges from Hakata to Yanagawa and Dazaifu, plus some discount and souvenir coupons. Since it is a package ticket, the boat... More