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Visit Yanagawa, Enjoy Boat Tour


Fukuoka
7 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Itinerary

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.
Reference:
・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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Molly Molly United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great day in Fukuoka ”

We had a great day in Fukuoka with Yoshiharu-san. His English is excellent and he was able to give us a lot of interesting information about the sites we saw – a temple, a shrine, and the fantastic Fukuoka tower. He also took us to a tea house where we experienced sitting on tatami mats and drinking green tea – his explanation made That visit a lot of fun. He was sensitive to the different energy levels in our small group of three, so we all ended up having a wonderful day. Highly recommended!

YOSHIHARU:

Thank you for your wonderful comment. I had a great time with you. Sitting on tatami mats might have been a bit hard practice, but it must have been an interesting & unique experience for you. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your holiday and find more new discoveries. Arigatou gozaimashita (Thank you so much).

Grace Grace Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Our day in Yanagawa with Yoshi ”

Yoshi was easy to talk to and he knew the history of the places we visited and even showed visual aids. He was able to fulfill our itinerary and was able to show us interestingly things in Yanagawa. He chose a good Unagi restaurant for us. I will recommend him highly.

YOSHIHARU:

Hi! Thank you for your kind comment. I enjoyed very good time with you. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your holiday in Japan. Have a nice day! I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Paulo Paulo Philippines
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Wonderful and educational ”

He is very friendly, well spoken, and flexible. He accommodated us and gave us a wonderful experience touring around fukuoka. We will surely book him again when around the area

YOSHIHARU:

Thank you so much. It was a short tour, but It would be nice to hear your comment. I hope you will have a good time at other cities as well. Please contact me when you come back to Kyushu. Arigatou gozaimashita!

Anthony Anthony United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Yoshiharu is an excellent guide! ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our day tour with Yoshiharu. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He skillfully guided us to the major sites and gave excellent explanations, history and information. He is friendly and knowledgeable. We highly recommend him as a guide.

YOSHIHARU:

Thank you so much for such nice words, Anthony. I really enjoyed the tour with you, and I am very happy if my guiding helped you to learn about Japan and Japanese culture somehow. Please convey my words to your wife. Arigatou zozaimashita. (I really appreciate that)

Rina Rina Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Last minute accommodation ”

Yoshiharu was efficient and quick to reply. He was accommodating to our requests. Thank you for the fun day in Nagasaki!

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