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Yanagawa River Boat

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Address: Takahata, Yanagawa 8320065, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Do your home works if you do not understand Japanese

I only wish to put down a few pointers here and hopefully it helps you to make decision. 1. Do your home works to try to understand the cruise routes and the salient points... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only wish to put down a few pointers here and hopefully it helps you to make decision. 1. Do your home works to try to understand the cruise routes and the salient points along the way as commentary will only be done in Japanese. Otherwise, you will be wondering as to why the local Japanese are laughing and enjoying... More 

Thank Yapahloy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun experience on a boat with the boatman on one end steering the boat with a long bamboo stick. Recommended.

Thank Quack H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are five companies that offer approx. 60-minute punting trip. The cost is around ¥1.500. Along the way, the guide introduces some features of the town both in Japanese & some English. In March, several houses display Hina-doll or Sagemon, which is a traditional decoration wishing girl's good health & happiness in the future. On the way, there is a... More 

Thank So-You-hello
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Japanese friend and I bought the extremely good value Dazaifu and Yanagawa 'Ticket for Sightseeing', for 2,930 yen, which included trains from Tenjin station, the River punt, travel to Dazaifu, shuttles to and from the stations and various discounts along the way. You can easily do both in a day, but I thought the hour-long punt on the Yanagawa... More 

Thank Robin H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are several ways to enjoy this peaceful river tour. I went there from Tenjin station from Fukuoka by train to Nishitetsu Yanagawa station. With an express train, it took 50min. Then, there is a free bus from the train station to the river ride station for 5min. For about 1 hour, this old style boat goes through small Yanagawa... More 

1 Thank Hiro H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Starting from Tenjin, you can buy Yanagawa and Dazaifu package which includes trains to both places and boat ride in Yanagawa. You can certainly do the whole package in one day. Arriving at Yanagawa train station, the staffs will greet you and show you to the free shuttle. The boat ride was pleasant. Even it is a cold day, there... More 

2 Thank TheNayzer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

The Yanagawa River Boat ride is a worthwhile 70 minutes activity. You glide along the canals of Yanagawa and are presented with a historical analogue by the boatman. It's a scenic ride with weeping willows and plum blossoms fringing both sides of the river and canal network. And as the boatman is talking to you, whilst deftly punting the boat... More 

Thank Dalip C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Catch the express train from Tenjin station and it takes about 50 minutes to get to Yanagawa. Upon exiting the station there is a boat tour company right there waiting to ask visitors if you're interested to join the boat tours. Pay there, about 1500 yen per adult, and get on the bus which takes you to the small canal... More 

4 Thank Adithepv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

A walking tour of Yanagawa town and its surrounds is never complete without embarking on a customary river cruise. Favored by both locals & tourists alike, the one hour journey thru slow, meandering canals in the company of a single oarsman gives you a glimpse into rural Japanese life. My cox was extremely sporting & kept serenading the group of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Came here as part of Yanagawa Tokumori Ticket. Our boatman can speak limited Mandarin. He tried singing too but soon "ran out of gas". An experience that can be memorable.

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