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One-day stress-free tour in Yanagawa, city of waterways.

7 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Yanagawa, city of waterways, is a castle town where willows with overhanging branches are reflected on the surface of water so you can enjoy the atomospheric beauty and calmly winding downstream.
After a boat ride, a local cuisine" Tasty Unagi ( steamed eel ) awaits you. Let's enjoy not only river punting but also a famous dish" Unagi." in Yanagawa.


Feel free to personalize this offer with TADASHI.

  • Mihashira Shrine (This shrine' name ,Mihashira, meaning three Pillars, represents three heroes.)
  • The river punting , which lasts for about 60 minutes.
  • Ohana Villa ( A villa of Sadayoshi Tachibana, the family's 5th feudal lord.)
  • Shoto-en ( This beautiful Japanese garden was designated as a national site of beauty in 1978.)
  • Birthplace of Hakusyu Kitahara ( Hakusyu Kitahara was a poet and children's song writer, known to every Japanese )
  • Tasty Unagi (An eel broiled with sweetened soy sauce) ( Yanagawa's famous dish lots of people love. Once you have, never forget.)

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What to Expect

If you would like to get out of the city and take a stress-free trip, I'd recommend you to book this trip.You can enjoy the relaxing ride and beautiful surrounding, listening to the boatman "Sendo" singing songs sometimes.
After a river punting, you will enjoy an authentic local Unagi (Eel) dish lots of people love. Once you have, never forget. Let' make unfogettable memories in Yanagawa.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Fukuoka
Ending Point Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station or at your hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

・If you wish to be picked up, pick-up fee 1,000yen is needed.
・Tour ticket fee including a round-trip ticket, a boat ride fee, and lunch fee, is 5,150 yen per one person. Admission fees for Ohana Villa and Birthplace of Hakusyu Kitahara are 1,000yen per one person. Also, you should bear my tour fee of 6,150yen .
・I will collect such travel costs before getting on a train.


I can guide you in Yanagawa, Kitakyusyu and Saga if you pay my transportation fee.

I can guide you in Yanagawa only if you could bear my expenses, such as transportation fee, admission fees, and lunch fee,etc. If you would like me to guide you in any other places, please feel free to contact me.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 4 )
5.0 (4) Reviews
Very Good
Alan Alan United States ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ What a day! ”

Incredible day with Tadashi. Just what I was looking for. Full day, great communicator, filled with knowledge, very personable and fun to be with. Excellent guide.


Thank you for your nice review. Your cruise ship arrived two hours later then we missed the OPEN TOP BUS TOUR. Instead, luckily, we enjoyed the Hojyoya Festival, one of the three festivals in Fukuoka and had delicious Ramen at Ramen Stadium. Be sure to come to Fukuoka with your wife at the end of March, Sakura Season. I will look forward to seeing you again. Tadashi

hieng Hieng Malaysia ( Friends )
2 months ago

“ 1 day tour in fukuoka ”

Mr Tadashi is a knowledgeable guide. he assist me to check the schedule of bus & train for next day activities. He always updated me the weather before i come to fukuoka (etc:typhoon or raining). his english are good, don't worry about the communication. I'm higher recommend him thanks


Hi Hieng I have been worried if the typhoon had damaged your activities on Aug 6th. But anywa y, I'm glad you went back to Malaysia in one piece. Pls come again to Fukuoka. Tadashi

Yean Teng Yean Singapore ( Couple )
11 months ago

“ One day stress free tour in Yanagawa. ”

Mr Tadashi is a thoughtful and knowledgable gentleman. He communicates with me on quite a few occasions, to make sure I have a good understanding of the tour, and even updated me on the weather few days before. My wife does not consume eel but that happened to be the only dish the rerestaurant serves for lunch. He help in solving the problem, and even brought a cold pack on the day just in case she buys something that needed chilling! When my friend needed to buy some local products, he went out of the way to bring him to a shop at the end of the tour. His command of English is adequate to make the trip informative and enjoyable. I certainly would use him as my guide again should the occasion arises.


Dear Yean-san Thank you very much for the warm-hearted review. I am so happy that you had a good time. Chatting with all of you have made me very enjoyable and will be a memorable memory for me. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Thank you again and wishing you good health and happiness. Tadashi

Gary Gary Australia ( Friends )
1 year ago

“ Our day with Tadashi ”

Our day with Tadashi was a wonderful experience. He met us at the cruise terminal in the morning and delivered us back in the afternoon. At all times is was engaging, informative and went out of his way to assist with any request. He shared with us his love of Fukuoka and made the day an enjoyable experience. The four people in our group all felt Tadashi made every effort to make our visit a memorable one. We would not hesitate to recommend Tadashi to anyone wishing to undertake a tour with him and wish to thank him for his efforts.


Hi Gary, Glen.Dave.and Lyn, Thank you very much for your nice comment on me. I'm glad you liked this tour. Chatting with your nice couples have really made me feel comfortable. Pls come again during Yamakasa festival season. Best wishes, Tadashi

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