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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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Hong Kong
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44 reviews
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Was initially reluctant to go for the trip because I felt that it was just a boat ride. However my mother insisted we go so we bought a ticket that included the boat ride and train tickets to Dazaifu thereafter. The donko was rowed by an older man (about 50-60 years old) which was really impressive. On the boat the... More 

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Beijing, China
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a touristy thing to do, but we opted for a private boat just for the two of us (same price as group rate but 40 minutes instead of 70 min.) We had a 77 year-old oarsman who sang songs and was very pleasant.

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We took an early morning train here from Kumamoto. We had decided pretty quickly not to bother with the boat ride. Instead we walked along the canal and enjoyed the quiet and peacefulness of the small town. We found many views of the canals and bridges but soon became bored and headed into town looking for other sites. The rating... More 

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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It took 50 minutes by a train from Tenjin to Yanagawa Station. We bought "Dazaifu & Yanagawa Tour" tickets for JPY 2,930 per person at Tenjin Bus Terminal. After arriving at Yanagawa station. the boat company bus took us to the canal and it only took 10 minutes. The boatman wasn't able to speak English and the tour is in... More 

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Melbourne VIC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

We were in Fukuoka for work with 2 colleagues who had not been to Japan before so wanted them to see more than just a city. We bought a "set train, canal trip" ticket for 2,900 Yen. There are about 3 trains per hour and the trip takes 45 mins. At the station a bus meets you to take you... More 

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Mililani, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We bought the Package deal which included a round trip train ride, a 1 hour canal ride and lunch specialty, teriyaki eel. Very slow, calm ride viewing homes, flowers, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Lunch was eel.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We did the boat tour and had a 100 yen discount coupon. Upon arrival at station right outside there was a guy hustling tourist to go on the tour and he led us to the free shuttle bus, very convenient. I don't even know if it was the same company our coupon was for but they honored it. Our ride... More 

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Hong Kong
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I picked up a pamphlet from the hotel lobby introducing Yanagawa. Not a bad idea I thought. I therefore made a day-trip there. It unfortunately turned out to be a complete let-down. Not only that it could not be compared to Suzhou, China, whehter in terms of scale or scenery, part of the "river" was even under construction earlier this... More 

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Address: Takahata, Yanagawa 832-0000, Fukuoka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 944727900
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Fukuoka Prefecture  >  Yanagawa

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