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Spend a full day exploring two top attractions: the ancient city of Dazaifu, and Yanagawa—city of canals.

A value ticket set combining train fare and punting ticket.

The Ticket Pack includes

  • ・Nishitetsu Train Round Trip Ticket

    Fukuoka (Tenjin) / Yakuin → Dazaifu [Yanagawa] → Yanagawa [Dazaifu] → Fukuoka (Tenjin) / Yakuin

  • ・Punting Tour Ticket

    Yanagawa Kanko Kaihatsu K.K. Shogetsu Punt Station

  • Dazaifu/Yanagawa Coupon Special Discounts

    【In Dazaifu】
    ・Homotsuden (Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine) Included in group rate
    ・Kanko Historical Museum (Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine) Included in group rate
    ・Kanzeonji/Hozo (repository) Included in group rate
    ・Dazaifu Amusement Park Admission Fee ¥100 Off
    ・Dazaifu Station Bicycle Rental ¥100 Off
    ・Yuzupremium Japan Dazaifu shop Bonus Voucher
    ・Mine (Tenjin shop/Hakata shop) One-day kimono rental ¥800 Off

    【In Yanagawa】
    ・Kanpo-no-Yado Yanagawa Bath Admission Fee ¥100 Off
    ・Hakushu Kitahara Birthplace Admission Fee ¥50 Off
    ・Steamed Eel at Rokkyu/Fuki ¥100 Off
    ・Yanagawa Nishitetsu Taxi ¥50 Off
    ・Ariakezuke Honpo, Karatachi Shopping Arcade Bonus Voucher
    ・Kogashin Kimonokan One-day Kimono Rental ¥100 Off

A tour of Yanagawa's canals and
scenic traces of Dazaifu's ancient heritage

Dazaifu has gained attention for its connection with the new Reiwa era.
The spirit of those who protected this soil through the ages is expressed by the countless historic sites preserved.

  • Photograph provided by Dazaifu City

    Komyozenji Temple
    A Buddhist temple founded during the Kamakura period.
    The beauty of its gardens has inspired the nickname kokedera or “mossy temple”.
    In spring they blossom with rhododendron, their foliage a myriad of colors in fall.
    ○ Opening hours: Afternoon...closes at 4:30 pm (varies depending on day)
  • Photograph provided by Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

    Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
    The shrine venerates Sugawara no Michizane, a god of learning.
    Its treasure house exhibits and preserves roughly 50,000 cultural assets, including national treasures like the “Kan-en”.
    ○ Opening hours: sunrise to sunset 
    ○ Contact: 092-922-8225
  • Photograph provided by Kyushu National Museum

    Kyushu National Museum
    The museum holds various special exhibits and permanent exhibition of Important Cultural Properties intended to help understand the formation of Japanese culture from the perspective of Asian history.
    ○ Opening hours: Sun/Tue-Thu: 9:30 am - 5 pm (entrance until 4:30 pm)
     Fri-Sat: 9:30 am - 8 pm (entrance until 7:30 pm)
    ○ Closed: Mon (on the following day if a public holiday)
    ○ Contact: 050-5542-8600

Explore Yanagawa, city of canals.
From boat rides past historical landmarks to delicious cuisine, there is much to enjoy in this beautiful city beloved by the renowned poet Hakushu Kitahara.

  • Photograph provided by Hakushu Kitahara Memorial Foundation

    Hakushu Kitahara Birthplace
    Hakushu Kitahara was a poet active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
    His birthplace exhibits his writings and personal effects. The grounds also include a memorial hall covering his life and local Yanagawa folklore.
    ○ Opening hours: 9 am - 5 pm
    ○ Contact: 0944-72-6773
  • Photograph provided by Ohana

    Ohana
    It is the villa of the former Yanagawa feudal lords, the Tachibana Family.
    The former living room of the count is now a traditional Japanese restaurant where you can savor local Yanagawa cuisine.
    Its tasteful garden, Shotoen, is known throughout Japan as a place of scenic beauty.
    ○ Opening hours: 9 am - 6 pm
    ○ Contact: 0944-73-2189
  • Photograph provided by Yanagawa City

    Steamed Eel
    This local Yanagawa dish consist of grilled eel laid over rice soaked with salty-sweet sauce and steamed to perfection.
    Enjoy the impeccable taste of popular eateries like Rokkyu and Fuki.
    ○ Rokkyu: (0944-72-0069) 3 mins walk from Okinohata (dock)
    ○ Fuki: (0944-74-3147) 5 mins walk from Okinohata (dock)

Stations Where Ticket Packs are Sold, and Prices

Station Adult Child
Fukuoka (Tenjin)・Yakuin ¥3,080 ¥1,490

[Period of Validity]
One month including the day of purchase

[Validity after initial use]
Two days including the first date of use

[Stopovers]
Stopovers are permitted only at Dazaifu and Yanagawa Stations. (Not at any other station)
* Remember that, if you make a non-permitted stopover or return to the station which you once left, your ticket will become invalid.

Allowed Not allowed
(Examples)
・Starting station → Dazaifu → Yanagawa → starting station
・Starting station → Yanagawa → Dazaifu → starting station
(Examples)
・Day one: Starting station →Yanagawa
・Day two: Starting station → Dazaifu
Allowed
(Examples)
・Starting station → Dazaifu → Yanagawa → starting station
・Starting station → Yanagawa → Dazaifu → starting station
Not allowed
(Examples)
・Day one: Starting station →Yanagawa
・Day two: Starting station → Dazaifu

Important Notes

Using Nishitetsu Trains

■ The Dazaifu and Yanagawa Sightseeing Ticket Pack combines Nishitetsu train round trip tickets and punting tour ticket.

■ Can be used for both the “Fukuoka → Dazaifu → Yanagawa → Fukuoka” route and the “Fukuoka → Yanagawa → Dazaifu → Fukuoka” route.

■ Please present your ticket to the station representative at the ticket gate. Cannot be used at the automatic ticket gate.

■ This ticket cannot be used for stopovers.

■ Ticket is valid for 2 days (including the day you begin using it). However, please be aware that it will be invalid once you return to the station at which you purchased it or if you pass through the ticket gates at any station other than Yanagawa Station.

Punting Tour

■ Punting tour is restricted to boats that depart from the Yanagawa Kanko Kaihatsu K.K. Shogetsu punt station. After arriving at Yanagawa Station, please come by the Punting Tour Information Center next to the ticket gate on the second floor or the Punting Tour Waiting Area in the Karatachi Meitengai Shopping Arcade adjacent to the first floor of the station. Our representative will escort you to the punt station.
Hours of Operation: 9:30 am - 4 pm (First tour: 9:40 am, Last tour: 4:10 pm)
Inquiries: Yanagawa Kanko Kaihatsu K.K.
PH: 0944-72-6177

■ Please be aware that you may need to wait if there are very few passengers, or on weekends and holidays when there are many passengers. (Punting tour lasts about 60 to 70 minutes.)

■ Boats with kotatsu (heated tables) operate between December 1st and the end of February, except during rain or snow.

■ Boats may follow a backup route when the water is low or depending on canal conditions.

■ Punting tours are one-way only. When the tour is over, please use a taxi, local bus (additional fee) or free shuttle bus to return to Yanagawa Station.

■ If you need a taxi, you can find them stationed at the taxi pool in front of “Ohana”, or you can use the dedicated telephone in the waiting area to call for one.
Nishitetsu Taxi
PH: 0120-720-140 (toll-free number)

■ The Yanagawa Nishitetsu 50-yen Ride Voucher can be used by each member of your party. Only valid for use with Nishitetsu Taxi in Yanagawa.

■ Go to the “Ohana-Mae” bus stop to catch a local bus to the station.

■ You may board the free shuttle bus near the punt station (Okinohata). (If you are unsure of where to board, just ask the representative.)
Departure time [approx. 12 pm / 1 pm / 2 pm / 3 pm / 4 pm / 5 pm / 5:30 pm ]
* We will operate additional boats if there are large numbers of passengers.
Departure times may differ and can vary by up to 20 minutes before or after the scheduled time. Please be aware that you may have to wait in some cases.

Using Coupons

■ Discounts are available at the facilities listed in the Dazaifu Coupon and Yanagawa Coupon. We recommend that you check in advance as some facilities may close early or be temporarily closed.

■ Take the Ariakezuke Honpo, Karatachi Shopping Arcade Bonus Voucher to the Ariakezuke Honpo store in the Karatachi shopping arcade to receive your discount.