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Okinohata Suitensu Festival @ Yanagawa, May 3rd – 5th

Very interesting festival is held in Yanagawa Southern city in Fukuoka Prefecture. Yanagawa is famous for a city of water ways. Music and ceremonies are showed on a floating stage made from canal boats tied together at this festival. Enjoy looking around the stalls on the streets by the canal! Access 50min by Nishitetsu train to Yanagawa station from Nishitetsu Fukuoka station(830yen). Take hourly bus from Yanagawa station and get off at “Ohana mae”(御花前) bus stop(10min 200yen,). About 5min walk from the bus stop. View Okinohata suitengu festival in a larger map
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Yanagawa Sagemon-Meguri Hinamatsuri Festival, Feb. 11th – April. 3rd

Hinamatsuri (Dolls festival, Girls’ day) is held on the 3rd of March. Ornamental dolls are displayed around this day in Japan. In Yanagawa city, many citizens open their houses to the public to show their dolls during Sagemon-Meguri festival. Enjoy their unique decorations!! Access 50min by Nishitetsu train to Yanagawa station from Nishitetsu Fukuoka station. If you have a JR pass, take JR train from Hakata station to Omuta station(50min by express train) change the train to Nishitetsu train. JR Omuta staion and Nishitetsu Omuta staion is the same station but different platforms. Take a Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Omuta station to Yanagawa station.(about 10min by express train, 330yen)
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1 Day Trip to Yanagawa the City of water

How about a Boat Ride Down the Waterway? Leaves are changing colors beautifully in Autum. Enjoy a relaxing day in Yanagawa. (Yanagawa City Official website) Nishitetsu train offers you great deal tickets. Nishitetsu train Ticket + Boat ride →2800yen Access : Take a Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Fukuoka station (in Tenjin Downtown) to Yanagawa. (50mins by express) The port for the boat ride is just 5 minutes walk from the station. *This Nishitetsu train ticket is for a round trip. Purchase at Nishitetsu Fukuoka station. *This Nishitetsu train ticket is only valid for Yanagawa and Dazaifu destinations. :) Visit the famous Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine and Kyushu National museum on the … Continue reading
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Hakushu Festival Waterway Parade, 1st – 3rd of Nov

Hakushu Kitahara is one of the most famous poet in Japan. This festival is the anniversary of his death. More than 100 boat decorated with lanterns will join the parade on canals in Yanagawa city. Some stages are prepared to have folk entertainment and chorus. At the climax, about 1000 of fireworks go off. The parade starts at 5:30pm and ends at 9pm. Access: Take a subway or bus from Hakata station to Tenjin. Take Nishitetsu train from Nishitetsu Tenjin station to Nishitetsu Yanagawa station. About 50min by express train, 830yen. If you have a JR pass, take a JR express train from JR Hakata station to JR Omuta station … Continue reading
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