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A relaxing trip to Fukuoka's Yanagawa, the City of Water for 5,000JPY

A relaxing trip to Fukuoka's Yanagawa, the City of Water for 5,000JPY

April 24, 2019
Travel for 50 minutes by train from the center of Fukuoka and you will arrive at Yanagawa. Explore on boats the City of Water and spend a relaxing time there!

Breakfast near Tenjin Station

A café located between Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin) Station and Fukuoka Subway Tenjin Station. Have your breakfast at the terrace there! The shop opens early in the morning and there are economical morning sets to choose from.

Morning Dog with drinks 350JPY

On foot 2 mins


Address 福岡県福岡市中央区天神1-11-1 天神ビブレ1F
Directions 天神駅 徒歩1分
Business Hours 7:30am-10pm
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Phone Number 092-771-3950
Web Site URL http://www.seabest.co.jp/shop/area07.html#shop01

Head towards the "City of Water" on sightseeing train

Buy the "Yanagawa Tokumori Ticket" at Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin) Station. Both the exterior and interior of the sightseeing train "Suito" are filled with elements of Yanagawa. Don't forget to get the seal stamp and the 6 types of commemorative cards!

Get on the train headed for Yanagawa that departs at 10am.

Train: Nishitetsu Tenjin-omuta Line headed for Omuta
Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin)
⇩50 mins


Address 福岡県福岡市中央区天神2-11

Get on a shuttle bus and head to the boat boarding point

a kさん(@kawachan_a380)がシェアした投稿 -

After arriving at Yanagawa Station, go to the "Kawakudari Information Center" next to the 2F ticket gates or the one inside the Karatachi Shopping Street on 1F. The staff will be your guide on the free shuttle bus till arrival at the boat boarding point.

Free Shuttle Bus
⇩3 mins
boat boarding point


Address 福岡県柳川市三橋町下百町

Enjoy the streets of Yanagawa from small boats

@yukiyama1003がシェアした投稿 -

Hiroshi Suzukiさん(@hiroshi4523)がシェアした投稿 -

After arriving at Yanagawa River, start your journey along the river on small boats! The relaxing boat trip is a must-do for sightseeing in Yanagawa! Grab the chance to enjoy the view and atmosphere of the City of Water.

Fee 1,600JPY→Free if you show your pass!

On foot

松月乗船場(Shogetsu Punting Station)

Address 福岡県柳川市三橋町高畑329
Directions 西鉄柳川駅より徒歩5分
Business Hours 9:40am-4:40pm
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Phone Number 0944-72-6177
Web Site URL http://yanagawakk.co.jp/index_e.html

Walk along the river

Go for a walk along the river after the boat trip for a different experience! You can have a look at the various souvenir shops or cafés there.

On foot 10 mins

Sweets for souvenir

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You can find "Sakataya", a 100-year-old confectionery shop located beside the Kawakudari boat boarding point. We recommend "Marion", a sweet of Macadamia Nuts covered with Kinako-no-Rakugan (dry confection of starch) and sugar.

Marion 540JPY

On foot 5 mins


Address 福岡県柳川市 沖端町23
Directions 西鉄バス「水天宮前」下車徒歩4分
Business Hours 10am-5pm
Shop Holidays Wed
Web Site URL http://sakataya.jp/index.html

Enjoy lunch at the beautiful garden

ikumingさん(@ikuming193)がシェアした投稿 -

Enjoy the special lunch set including Yanagawa's specialty "Unagi Seiromushi (steamed eel)", Yanagawa Nabe and desserts at "Yanagawa Tachibana-tei Ohana". It is a unique experience to enjoy Japanese food together with the view of Japanese garden at a Samurai's mansion!

Admission 500JPY/ Lunch 3,500JPY→Free (included in the pass)

柳川藩主立花邸 御花 レストラン対月館(Tachibanatei Ohana)

Address 福岡県柳川市新外町1
Directions 西鉄柳川駅から車で10分
Business Hours 11am-3pm ( L.O. 2:30pm)
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Phone Number 0944-73-2217
Web Site URL http://www.ohana.co.jp/restaurant/index.html

Walk around the Samurai's mansion of "Tachibana-tei"

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After finishing lunch, walk slowly around "Tachibana-tei". You can find the 100-year-old guest hall "Seiyokan", the large Japanese hall "Ohiroma", the Japanese garden "Shotoen Garden" and so on. Spend some time to explore around!

On foot 2 mins


Address 福岡県柳川市新外町1
Directions 西鉄柳川駅から車で10分
Business Hours 9am – 6pm
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Phone Number 0944-73-2189
Web Site URL http://www.ohana.co.jp/index_e.html

Traditional cute ice candy

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Try the traditional and simple ice candy as well as Gelato at "Kabashima Hyoka". The bag with hippo print is also cute!

Ice Candy: 120JPY

On foot 10 mins


Address 福岡県柳川市本城町53-2
Directions 西鉄柳川駅より車で10分
Business Hours 11am-4pm
Shop Holidays Wed,
Phone Number 0944-74-5333
Web Site URL http://www.kabajirushi.com/

Relieve the fatigue of your feet at "Karatachi Bunjin no Ashiyu"

미 쥰 M.Nさん(@mijung353)がシェアした投稿 -

A long~ foot bath that can be used by 70 people at one time. It is free of charge so why not go there for a short break?

Free of charge

Karatachi Bunjin no Ashiyu
⇩10 mins


Address 福岡県柳川市弥四郎町9
Directions 「保養センター前」バス停下車
Business Hours 10am - 6pm
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Phone Number 0944-73-8111
Web Site URL http://www.yanagawa-net.com/eng/enjoy.html

Get to Yanagawa Station by taxi

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Show your pass to get a 50JPY discount on taxi fare for a person! For a ride of two people, each person only need to pay for around 550JPY, so getting back to the Station by taxi may be a good option!

On foot 1 min

Get some souvenirs at Takahashi Shoten

YOPPEさん(@yoppe1963)がシェアした投稿 -

You can get a trial pack of "YUZUSCO" if you show your pass at this shop! Tabasco made with yuzu can be used in various ways like on salads or pasta. It is a seasoning that is starting to gain popularity in Japan, so why not get one for souvenir?


Train: Nishitetsu Tenjin-omuta Line headed for Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin)
⇩50 mins
Nishitetsu-fukuoka (Tenjin)


Address 福岡県柳川市三橋町下百町53
Directions 西鉄柳川駅より徒歩すぐ
Business Hours 9am-6pm
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Phone Number 0944-72-0829
Web Site URL http://www.yuzusco.com/

An early dinner at Tenjin

"Hyotan Sushi" is a well-known Sushi shop in Fukuoka. Go there to have a taste of fresh fish from the sea of Fukuoka! The "Nigiri Sushi" made by chef there is a must-try!

Chef's Recommend Nigiri 2,000JPY


Address 福岡市中央区 天神 2-10-20 2F , 3F
Directions 西鉄福岡(天神)駅より徒歩1分
Business Hours 11:30am-3pm (L.O.2:30pm) / 5pm-9:30pm (L.O. 9pm)
Shop Holidays Open all year round
Phone Number 092-722-0010