Dec 10, 2019
Yanagawa is referred to as Japan’s Venice because of its many canals along which gondolas travel and the boatmen...
Nov 19, 2019
A two-day local festival in Yanagawa chock full of stalls selling local agricultural produce and seafood, workshops and stage events for the entire family! Join the giant sushi rol...
Oct 29, 2019
Just 60 minutes by car from Fukuoka lies Yanagawa, a former castle town famous for its 930 km of moats and waterways, and often referred to as the Venice of Japan. By far the most ...
Oct 29, 2019
This festival is dedicated to the Yanagawa-born tanka poet and children’s songwriter, Hakushu Kitahara (1885-1942).Around 70 boats decorated with lanterns float down the canals of ...
Oct 9, 2019
The festival name “Onigie” derives from the word onigiwai, which refers to all the hustle and bustle that surrounds festival. The festival initially started as an expression of gra...
Sep 25, 2019
Anytime of the year is a good time to visit Yanagawa, often referred to as “The Venice of Kyushu”. And while punting down its tranquil canals with a singing boatman is a must, cons...
Sep 13, 2019
On September 5, Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture and Nishitetsu announced plans to extend one of the waterways in Yanagawa City to increase the...
Apr 9, 2019
Designated a natural monument of Fukuoka Prefecture, Kumano Shrine’s 300-year-old trees drape wisteria across 1,700 ㎡ of trellises. These wisteria are at their peak from mid-April ...
Apr 5, 2019
Yanagawa is an old canal town about an hour from Tenjin on the Nishitetsu line. Every week, I go there to teach English to my wonderful student and friend Keiko. Last October I men...
Mar 4, 2019
During the Ohina-sama Water Parade, young girls dressed in kimono ride down canals in boats decorated with hina dolls. About 200 brightly dressed girls and their mothers glide alon...