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Visit Yanagawa, Enjoy Boat Tour

7 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )


Feel free to personalize this offer with YOSHIHARU.

  • Boat Tour --- From the boat station near Yanagawa railway station, we will enjoy 70 minute boat tour about 4.5 km in length to the destination. Boat tour provides the different view and scenery. You can see many Japanese houses standing near the waterway, and water is closely related with the local people’s daily life. Passing through many low ceiling bridges is really fun, also you may have an opportunity to listen to some Japanese songs sung by a waterman during the boat tour.
  • Ohana (Former feudal lord’s villa) --- After getting off the destination, we will visit ‘Ohana’ and ‘Shoto-en’. Ohana was a villa of Tachibana Family, a feudal load who ruled Yanagawa area. It provides a beautiful landscape garden named ‘Shoto-en’, a Western-style Seiyokan Annex and a Tachibana museum which houses splendid collections of antiques such as samurai’s armors, helmets, scroll paintings, other utensils that has been passed down through generations. If you hope, we will enjoy having lunch at a restaurant next to the garden.
  • Toshima Family House (former samurai residence) --- At the end of this tour, we will visit ‘Toshima Family House’, which was a former samurai house built about 200 years ago. This tiny Japanese house with thatched roof and tatami mat rooms will take you back to the feudal ages of Japan and we can touch the history and lifestyle in the feudal ages of Japan.

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What to Expect

Yanagawa is well-known for Japanese as a water city of Japan because so many waterways run through the city. It is told that the total length of the waterway’s network reaches about 470km and it gives this city very unique figure and characteristics which is quite different from other cities.
Joining this tour, you can see & feel what Yanagawa city is like through the unique boat tour. Also Yanagawa has the history developed as the castle town in the feudal age, and it still remains the atmosphere of the old days. Visiting a small museum and former samurai residence will help you to understand the history of Japan.
This tour is composed of one unique experience and two places to visit. Please refer to the brief explanation mentioned in this page.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Fukuoka city. (If you stay at a hotel around Fukuoka city and hope to pick up, please send me a message beforehand)
Ending Point Nishitetsu Fukuoka (Tenjin) Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up at your hotel*.
*Pick up service is applied to hotels in Fukuoka city. If you stay at a hotel around Fukuoka city and hope to pick up, please send me a message beforehand.

What‘s not included

lunch for guests, transportation fee, fare of the boat tour, and admission fee of Ohana for guide and guests.
・Transportation fee between Nishitesu Fukuoka (Tenjin) and Nishitetsu Yanagawa --- 850 yen (one way)
・Fare of boat tour --- 1,600 yen per person more than 12 years old, 800 yen per person between 6 and 11 years old, free per person less than 6 years old
・Admission fee of Ohana --- 500 yen for an adult, 300 yen for a high school student, 200 yen for a student of elementary school or junior high school
・Admission fee of Toshima Family House --- 100 yen per person more than 12 years old.

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

I want to join this tour with children. Do I have to pay the same amount of guide fee for children?

No. Guide fee is not necessary for children between 0 and 12 years old. The guide fee for a child between 13 and 17 years old is 3,000 yen. If you have any questions, Please feel free to ask me in details.

※Participation with only children is not acceptable.

I am planning to participate in this tour with my friends, but do you have any discount?

Yes. The discount is as follows.
The tour fee is for ¥16,000 for 2 participants (¥8,000 per person), ¥21,000 for 3 (¥7,000 per person), ¥24,000 for 4 (¥6,000 per person). Please ask me more in details. Thank you.

I would like to join this tour by myself. Is it acceptable?

This tour’s number of participants is fixed between 2 and 8, however, it would be possible to arrange this tour for one participant. Please send me an email about details.

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 ( 33 )
4.7 (33) Reviews
Very Good
Ann Ann India
3 weeks ago

“ Client had a wonderful experience with Yoshiharu ”

My client had a wonderful time with Yoshiharu. It really started their trip to Kyushu brilliantly.


I really appreciate your kind words. Please convey my best regards to your client. Thank you so much.

Adam Adam United States ( Business )
2 months ago

“ Great insight during a full-day Nagasaki tour ”

Booked a tour with Yoshiharu on very short notice for an upcoming trip to Nagasaki. I was traveling for a business purpose and took one-day to get a highlight tour of Nagasaki. Yoshiharu-san arranged a good day of sightseeing. But, the more important aspect of our day was the valuable information and historical perspective he provided throughout the day that made my visit more interesting. I would definitely recommend him for visitors to Nagasaki.


Hello Adam! Thank you so much for such nice words and recommending me. It was so short time to visit many destinations, but it was my great pleasure that my guiding helped you somehow to understand the deeper feelings of local people, not only the superficial aspects of historical events. Arigatou gozaimashita. (Thank you so much for joining the tour.) I really enjoyed the tour with you. Thank you.

DESY DESY Indonesia ( Family )
4 months ago

“ One day in Nagasaki ”

Mr. Yoshiharu made an itinerary that fits our schedule. He gave clear explanation during the tour. He also gave great suggestion on reserving seat for the train. Although we were almost late for his train, he was calm and still let us do some shopping. Before we said goodbye, he gave us a thoughtful souvenir. Thanks Mr. Yoshiharu.


Thank you so much for such nice words, DESY. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. I hope my explanation helped you to understand Japanese history and culture and keep curiosity toward Japan. Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Arigatou gozaimashita. (Thank you so much)

Petr Petr Czech Republic ( Family )
5 months ago


Thanks for all!


Dear Petr, Thank you for joining the tour. I hope you enjoyed that tour and bring back good memories of Japan. Please convey my best regards to all of your family. Arigatou gozaimashita. (Thank you so much.) Best Regards, Yoshiharu

Jaclyn Jaclyn Philippines ( Family )
5 months ago

“ Fukuoka Full Day tour ”

Yoshi-san was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot about Fukuoa, and Japanese history and culture as well.


Thank you so much for your nice review. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Kyushu and bring back lots of good memories of Japan. Please convey my best regards to all of your family.

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