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Yanagawa River Boat

Takahata, Yanagawa 832-0065, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Cherry blossom in full bloom

I came at the best timing when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. There are also plum and peach... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cheong C
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Memorable day trip from Fukuoka

We had a super day out. (BTW you can combine Yanagawa with a visit to Dazaifu on the way back with... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Takahata, Yanagawa 832-0065, Fukuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came at the best timing when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. There are also plum and peach blossoms along the canal banks. It was a fairly cloudy day and the temperature was around 17 degrees, it was cooling and comfortable. The hour...More

Thank Cheong C
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We had a super day out. (BTW you can combine Yanagawa with a visit to Dazaifu on the way back with a JPY2,930 travel pass that is available from Tenjin Station in Fukuoka). The boat trip took about an hour and the views were beautiful....More

2  Thank RM303
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We took the morning boat ride to avoid the terrible afternoon heat but it was still hot. We got the tickets from the tourist information counter a the Yanagawa station. The shuttle will be there as well. We took the ride with a fun peddler...More

1  Thank luluchan
Reviewed 24 June 2017

You can take train from the city centre of fukuoka to this place. It's a kind of old village, you can go to take a river boat trip and enjoy sightseeing around this place. Also, the boatman will talk about some history, the background of...More

Thank HeyYLau
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had got a ticket which included the train, boat trip and a meal. It cost just over 5000 yen each and was good value. As the train was going into Yanagawa it looked like a really big city and my first thought was this...More

1  Thank Anne A
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The boat cruise is actually quite long - more or less than an hour. The narratives by the boat man is 99% in Japanese, just 1% in English. We don't understand what he's talking about (must be describing the surroundings), but who cares, we just...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Around one hour boat trip to sightseeing Yanagawa River, it is enjoyable. The boat driver is dedicated to make introduction of scenic on both river side. It is enjoyable experience, it will be more fun if you understand Japanese languages.

Thank MauMau427
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The boat ride was in itself very pleasant. The captain was very skilled in punting the long boat through the canals. He spoke in a tender, melodious way and even sang a few songs. It was definitely enjoyable. Yet, because apart from some pretty greenery,...More

Thank Wipama
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It must have been our day as we met the best boat man for our cruise on the river. He was young, energetic (did a lot of acrobatic acts like jumping onto the bridges as the boat went under them and hopping back on), entertaining...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The wind blows us softly and the boat goes slowly and smoothly. Many boat man can guide you in easy English and sometimes Chinese and Korean. If you don't understand Japanese, don't worry. We can relax without any words. You can get a special ticket...More

Thank oga328
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26 September 2017|
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Response from Yapahloy | Reviewed this property |
The boatman does provide blanket for you to cover yourself. However, there is nothing much for you to see in winter. The commentary is conducted in Japanese. I recommend doing it in spring where at least there are some... More
Nonoy C
23 June 2017|
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Response from Dalip C | Reviewed this property |
its actually at the Tenjin Stn iself > 2nd Floor if i recall well... its called the Yuttari Yanagawa Pack...i think ¥3170/pax. i dont think yu'll get an English spkg guide and the meal though (too good a deal in that... More
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18 April 2017|
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Response from HK C | Reviewed this property |
We have bought a Nishitetsu package ticket at 2930Yen which includes the boat trip and the train charges from Hakata to Yanagawa and Dazaifu, plus some discount and souvenir coupons. Since it is a package ticket, the boat... More

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