Yanagawa (Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Pref.)
Boat rides down the canal are the most popular attraction among tourists visiting Yanagawa. The excursion boats take about an hour to make the trip down the 4km-long canal, and the scenery is excellent during all four seasons.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Sagemon Hanging Dolls
Sagemon hanging dolls are a custom that can be traced back about two centuries. When a baby girl is born, relatives and close associates make dolls with colorful fabric workmanship unique to the Yanagawa region and display them on both sides of a tiered doll stand called a Hinadan.
These dolls can be seen at all of the tourist facilities in the city during the Yanagawa Hina Matsuri Festival held from the February 11 through April 3 every year.
- Steamed Eel
Steamed eel is a local delicacy that originated in the Yanagawa area approximately 200 years ago.
Split and broiled eel covered in a special sauce is placed over rice and steamed to perfection, creating a delicacy to delight your taste buds.
- Yanagawa Onsen
Kyushu is well known for its hot springs. Yanagawa also has an excellent hot springs, called Yanagawa Onsen, which was developed in 1965.
Yanagawa Onsen offers superior transparent thermal water known for its good effect in the treatment of nervous disorders and muscle pain.
There are also footbaths readily available.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Fukuoka Airport; 1 hour 30 minutes
- Fukuoka Airport - Fukuoka(Tenjin) Station - Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station; 1 hour on the Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta Line
- Fukuoka Prefecture Tourist Association
- http://www.fukuoka-tourism.net/c/(Simplified Chinese)
- http://www.fukuoka-tourism.net/t/(Traditional Chinese)