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Address: Takahata, Yanagawa 832-0000, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 944727900
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River Punting at Yanagawa

Took the Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta limited express train to yanagawa in package for dazaifu and Yanagawa, which included a 70 minutes boat tour around the famous Yanagawa canal. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jdchua521
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Nishitetsu Tenjin-Omuta limited express train to yanagawa in package for dazaifu and Yanagawa, which included a 70 minutes boat tour around the famous Yanagawa canal. The ride was so peaceful, with boatman pushing the boat by long bamboo. Boat seated about 10 person, with heated comforter to cover the legs to keep warm. We went under so many... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Both Yanagawa and Dazaifu should be visited together. One of the most cost effective way is to purchase a package tour at the Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Station. You may get the package at the Information Counter. Normally, the package costs around JPY2,990 but we were told of a special promotion and ended up paying JPY2,100 or thereabouts. The cost included... More 

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2 Thank eddiesng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Best way to city historical Yanagawa on boat through the waters/rivers through the town. Unique vantage point & the boat drivers are very informative, entertaining & LOVES their job!

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Thank Roland T
Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Bought the Dazaifu/Yanagawa Sightseeing Ticket Pack so the boat trip was included. The weather was bad that day but we were greeted at the railway station in Yanagawa and taken to the boats in a bus. They probably should have abandoned the trip, but instead gave us all see-through rain coats. We sat huddled in the boat for 70 minutes.... More 

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1 Thank PKJA34
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Eel rice was my reason to go Yanagawa. Since I was there, I went for a boat ride. Bought ticket pack which include Nishitetsu train tickets and a canal punt tour. We were even given a discount. The punter spoke in Japanese throughout the boat ride so I couldn't appreciate it at all. The tour was quite relaxing but got... More 

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Thank LinusLee
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

But I strolled along the canals with my hubby and baby and it as lovely. We can see the boatman singing in Japanese and in old tunes which was interesting. The tour was conducted in Japanese so we thought we would give it a miss and didn't know how long will my baby be ok sitting in the boat before... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took this tour through fukowalks.com. Since we do not speak Japanese, an English-speaking guide really helped us a lot. The boat ride was awesome despite the rains. We were provided rain gear and was really protected from the rains.... However, I don't mind getting a bit wet because I had to take the pictures. The lunch (composed of eel... More 

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1 Thank tmsalvador_agu
Hong Kong, China
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I have taken the boat ride a few years back. This time, I brought my whole extended family with old-aged, teenagers and young children. We were lucky to find this boat man. He used simple English to tell us the buildings along the river. He sang while punting. He surprised us with his wit and funny moves which made the... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The boat trip take around 1.5 hour along the river. There are lots of nice flowers and trees on both sides. Very relaxing. The boatman tell you lots of history eventhough i ca't understand a word (all Japanese). He even sing some old Japanese old songs. The boat is quite stable but may be hard for oldies to sit on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Yanagawa,the town of canals.Take a train to Yanagawa.At the station we were picked up by the boat operator and sent to the boat quay nearby,about 5 mins drive from station.You could walk the distance but the boat operators would have their men at the station,just ask the man with a uniform or take a cab. The riverboat ( Donko )... More 

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