Yanagawa is a city located at the southwest part of Fukuoka Prefecture.
It is located about 60 km south of Fukuoka city, and Saga city is about 20 km northwest of Yanagawa.
In the late 16th century, a castle was built in this city, then this
city had developed as a castle town since that.
This area is on the flat land near the mouth of Chikugo River and Yabe River flowing into Ariake Sea.
And some branch rivers of them flows in this area.
When the castle was built, many canals connecting to the rivers were
constructed to strengthen the castle's defense.
After the 17th century, it was used as water supply and water for agriculture.
The total length is about 930 km.
So Yanagawa is often called "the city of water".
The feature of the sightseeing in Yanagawa is the boar tours of the
Some companies conduct the tours, and most of them set up the boarding point near the Yanagawa station of Nishitetsu Line.
The fee is 1,500 yen, and we can enjoy the cruising for about 40-60 minutes.
Yanagawa city produced Hakushu Kitahara (1885-1942).
He was a poet and an author of fairy story, and most of Japanese people know the many children's songs to which he wrote the words.
"Seiromushi of eel" is a popular dish in Yanagawa.
It is the dish made by steaming rice topped with grilled eel on chopped fried egg in a bamboo steamer.
The City of Water, Yanagawa : Yanagawa City Tourist Association official website
From Nishitetsu-Fukuoka (Tenjin) to Yanagawa, about 45-55 minutes by express or limited express on Nishitetsu Line.