Yanagawa is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
As of April 30, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 71,848, with 24,507 households and a population density of 934.55 persons per km². The total area is 76.88 km².
Restaurants in Yanagawa
4 based on 127 reviews
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 long boat ride was very enjoyable and serene. It was also very fascinating to see so many types of plants and flowers along the way. The bonus was seeing a snake resting on the branch of a trees, less than a metre away from our boat. Some women on the boat were totally freaked out.
The free shuttle bus provided by the boat company was full load, so do arrive early to ensure that you can board the bus, especially the last bus.
There are four boats company to choose from, so come and shop around first before deciding which one to pick. I chose the one next to the bridge, with rows of cherry blossoms, just because the boat boarding point is so instagram worthy. Hahaha...
4 based on 116 reviews
Dropped by for lunch in this famous old house. It was a western-style manor house with Japanese garden. 500 yen admission fee per person was needed even as restaurant clients. Might as well tour around while waiting for food to be served. Restaurant food was average, got a free drink coupon given by the canal boat tour. There was also a museum near the entrance. Then rushed back to catch the free shuttle bus to meet our own schedule.
4 based on 72 reviews
This attraction is likely more significant to the Japanese. However, you do get a view of how the locals used to live during his time. If you are in the area, the small fee is worth your time to learn about the person and his writings.
4.5 based on 24 reviews
Sagemon is a decorating custom originating in Yanagawa, Fukuoka Prefecture expressing a wish for sound health and decent suitors for girls. Red and white cloths are wrapped around bamboo rings to make seven ornaments each with seven strings, and then placed around two Yanagawa balls in the center. This total of 51 decorations signifies an old tradition of wishing for one more year of life when a normal life span was thought to be 50 years. The Yanagawa Dolls' Festival Sagemon Meguri is held from February to April, during which a number of events take place, including a doll festival, aquatic doll parade, and a festival in which paper dolls are floated down the river.
Me and friend were lucky and we saw the water parade on 19thMarch. The water parade and the Doll's Festival were fantastic!
3.5 based on 43 reviews
As charmingly featured in Nobuyoshi Araki's photos, we have been looking forward to being in Yanagawa for a long time. This place is really worth visiting. Its famous cruising is definitely worth trying, while you also may walk along the canals according to the map available at the railway station. Walking here is so fun as we did in Venice(Italy). If you have no problem with eating grilled Japanese eel with rice, just try it!
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We came upon the shrine after deciding that we had had enough of strolling along the canals.
The parklike setting, the pond, the buildings - all very lovely.
There were only few people there - two old men relaxing by the pond and several worshippers stopping briefly before moving on. Several women were sweeping the pathways.
We had the place almost completely to ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed wandering around.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
This fireworks display is held in the city of Yanagawa, facing the bay on the Ariake Sea. The launching site and viewing area are very close to each other, giving a feeling that the large fireworks are even bigger. The greatest highlights of the show are the "Sky Niagara Yanagawa Special" that travels about one kilometer, and the starmine viewed at a wide angle. In addition to the usual venue, barbecue seats are available for a fee, and tons of fun can be had in the evening before the show at various shops and events.
I went Ariake Sea Fireworks 2017. It was very nice, because there is enough space for everybody to sit down on grass and relax. But the problem is the access. You should take a free shuttle bus from the downtown Yanagawa, but the capacity of this bus is quite limited. After the fireworks were over, I had to wait more than 90 minutes to take the bus. I almost missed my last train.
4 based on 7 reviews
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