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Yanagawa River Boat

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Address: Takahata, Yanagawa 8320065, Fukuoka Prefecture
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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 February 7, 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boat person we had sang for us and also shared some interesting facts along the river. Great experience to hear the beautiful echoes under the bridge when the boat person sang for us. First time ever to have a pit stop for ice cream and beer on the river.

Thank Wonno
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Take rhe day pass at Tenjing station in Fukuoka to visit Yanagawa and Dazaifu. The river boat cruise is a part of the visit. A calm and peaceful ride wearing a Japanese hat down the river is a wonderful experience. You'll pass some beautiful houses and see Yoko Ono's family house on the way. If you are in the region,... More 

Thank Anuradha W
Los Angeles
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I enjoyed the Yanagawa River Boat experience a lot. It's relaxing and quite entertaining. Our boatman was very pleasant and he even sang some traditional songs! I went in the winter time and they had kotatsus (low, heater tables covered by a comforter) in the river boat. I'm not sure if that's seasonal or available year-round. In any case, try... More 

2 Thank AkiNoRyu
Hong Kong, China
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The people in this town are friendly event the boatsmen. You do need to get past ticket touts so try to find one off the independent guys with a handwritten sign. Better value and better trip.

Thank ChinaJoe889
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611 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

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 

1 Thank jdchua521
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

4 Thank eddiesng
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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!

Thank Roland T
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank PKJA34
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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 

Thank LinusLee
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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