Dazaifu and Yanagawa Sightseeing Ticket

 

Dazaifu and Yanagawa are two of Kyushu’s most scenic cities, each famed for their beauty. Dazaifu plays host to Dazaifu Tenmangu, a shrine that is as magnificent as it is ancient. Yanagawa, meanwhile, is commonly dubbed the ‘Venice of Japan’, with its long canals and ancient puntsmen Luckily for us, the Nishitetsu Company have released a one-day train ticket that makes it possible to see both of these fantastic areas together at a significantly discounted rate. Read on for details on how and where to purchase the ticket, and for information on the numerous annual events that take place in both Dazaifu and Yanagawa.

YanagawaDazaifuTicket

The Sightseeing Ticket Includes:

  • 1 x Nishitetsu Train Round Trip Ticket:
    Fukuoka (Tenjin) / Yakuin → Dazaifu → Yanagawa → Fukuoka (Tenjin) / Yakuin
  • 1 x Ticket for River Punting at the Yanagawa Kanko Kaihatsu K.K. Shogetsu Punting Station
  • Special discounted entry to selected attractions: Treasure Hall, Michizane Sugawara History Museum, Kanzeon Temple / Treasure House (Repository), Dazaifu Amusement Park, Bicycle Rental Service at Dazaifu Station, Ohana Villa, Birthplace of Hakushu Kitahara, Steamed Eel, Yanagawa Nishitetsu Taxi, Ariakezuke Honpo

Price: Adult: ¥2,930; Child: ¥1,420

——————–

Where to buy:
Tickets can be purchased at Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station and Yakuin Station *Ticket issuing may take time, so please arrive at the counter well in advance of your train.

☆ For more information, please contact:☆
• Nishitetsu Customer Service Center
• Tel: 0570-00-1010 (6:00~24:00, 7 days a week)
*Some phones may not be able to connect to this number. In this case, please dial 092-303-3333

Tabito

You may have seen Nishitetsu’s special Dazaifu Train pulling into Fukuoka station before. This sakura adorned train named ‘Tabito’ regularly makes the journey between Fukuoka (Tenjin) and Dazaifu and has many special Dazaifu related features, including a unique Dazaifu stamping station. For more details, please follow this link.

Dazaifu “Tabito” Sightseeing Schedule: http://www.nishitetsu.jp/train/tabito/en/en_schedule.pdf

——————–

Annual Events

☆ Dazaifu:

  • 1/1~1/3 – Hatsumode (初詣)
  • Feb. – Plum blossoms in bloom (梅の花)
  • 2/3 – Setsubun Festival (節分厄除大祭 豆まき神事)
  • Late Feb. – Monzen Festival (門前まつり)
  • 1st Sat. in March – Winding Stream Banquet (Kyokusui no En 曲水の宴)
  • 4/20, 11/20 – Seasonal Change of Clothes Festival (更衣祭)
  • 5/30 – Kyushu Asian Traditional Performance Art Festival (九州アジア伝統芸能祭)
  • Early ~ Mid. June – Irises and hydrangea in bloom (花菖蒲とあじさい)
  • 7/7 – Tanabata Festival (七夕の宴)
  • 7/24, 7/25 – Summer Tenjin Festival (夏の天神祭)
  • 8/1 ~ 8/3 – Tanabata Calligraphy Competition (七夕揮毫大会)
  • 9/20 ~ 9/25 – Shinkoshiki Festival (神幸式大祭)
  • Early Oct. – Shu-shi Festival (旧暦9月10日 秋思祭)
  • 11/1 ~ Late Nov. – Chrysanthemums in bloom (菊)
  • Mid. Nov. ~ Early Dec. – Autumn leaves at their peak (紅葉)
  • 11/23, 11/24 – Kamado Shrine Momiji Festival (竈門神社もみじ祭り)
  • 6/30, 12/31 – Purification Ceremony (大祓式)

Dazaifu Sightseeing Areas: http://www.nishitetsu.jp/train/tabito/en/en_sightseeing.pdf

☆ Yanagawa

  • 1/25 – Hakushu Festival (白秋生誕祭)
  • Mid. Feb. – Tanaka Public Honours Festival (田中吉政公顕彰祭)
  • 2/11 ~ 4/3 – Yanagawa Hinamatsuri (Sagemon Meguri 柳川雛祭り- さげもんめぐり)
  • 3/1 – Ohori biraki (お堀開き)
  • 4/3 – Floating Hinamatsuri (流し雛祭)
  • Early April – Yabusame (Japanese Horseback Archery) (流鏑馬)
  • Mid. ~ Late April – Nakayama Wisteria Festival (中山大藤まつり)
  • 5/3 ~ 5/5 – Okinohata-suitengu Festival (沖端水天宮祭 – 舟舞台)
  • Late May ~ Early June – Iris in bloom (花菖蒲)
  • Mid. July – Eel Kuyo Festival (うなぎ供養祭)
  • Late July ~ Early August – Yanagawa Sunflower Garden in bloom (柳川ひまわり園)
  • Late July ~ end of August – Suzumibune (summer night boat) (納涼船)
  • Early Aug. – Yanagawa, the Town of Water, Summer Water Festival (水郷柳川夏の水まつり「スイ!水!すい!」)
  • Late August – Ariake sea Firework Festival (有明海花火フェスタ)
  • 2nd Mon. in Oct. – Onigie Festival (おにぎえ(どろつくどん))
  • 11/1 ~ 11/3 – Hakushu Festival Waterway Parade (白秋祭水上パレード)
  • Late Nov. – Yanagawa City Festival (柳川市民まつり)
  • Dec. ~ End Feb. – Kotatsu bune (boats keep passengers warm with blankets & heaters) (こたつ舟)
Page Top