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Yanagawa River Boat

Takahata, Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture 832-0000, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Yanagawa
Type: Marinas, Ships, Ferries/ Boats
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English first
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
73 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Top Contributor
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28 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were quite excited about the attraction from the reviews but were sorely disappointed. Our greatest reward was the fantastic unagi meal at a restaurant near the train station. After our satisfying meal, we ask for direction and took the popular walk towards the various point of interest. The places of interest were quite far apart and the route towards... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We took the one hour boat ride in mid-February. Although the day was bright and sunny, the wind was freezing cold. The trip was fun and relaxing. The boatman gave a commentary of the buildings along the river and sang a number of Japanese songs, which we chimed in. At the end of the boat ride, we went to Wakamatsuya... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We decided to visit Yanagawa after reading from a brochure at the tourist information counter at Hakata as it seemed interesting, and there is a choice of 30-minute of 60-minute course. We took 45-50 minutes to reach Yanagawa. Upon arrival, we went to the reservation counter for the boat ride. We were told only 60-minute course is available. We decided... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Relaxing 70 mins boat ride only thing is, it's in Japanese. If you have an extra day in Fukuoka with no plans, give this a try. The eel restaurants in Yanagawa is superb. How to get there: Take the Limited Express train (make sure its limited express otherwise too many stops along the way) from Tenjin Station. You can purchase... More

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