Yanagawa River Cruise and Tea Tasting


Glide down Fukuoka's river and sip traditional tea

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  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Japanese cherry blossoms as you cruise along the Yanagawa river
  • Relish a local Yanagawa speciality, 'Yanagawa Unagi Seiro-mushi' (steamed eel), for lunch
  • Experience a special green tea tasting session and visit the archive museum to find out more about Yame tea
  • For an extra special experience rent a kimono as you view the cherry blossoms, try renting a kimono
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  • SZE WAN 18 Nov 2017
    very good experience and the guide is polite and helpful.

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What To Expect

Cruise down the famous Yanagawa river on a traditional gondola-like 'donko' boat as you take in the Japanese architecture, early 20th century warehouses and seasonal flowers. The tranquil and slow paced ride makes it a great way to enjoy viewing Fukuoka's cherry blossoms in the midst of nature. Continue the day with a special tea tasting session at the oldest tea wholesaler in the Kyushu region, where you will enjoy a traditional 'Hoiro Baisen' Yame tea which is prepared by drying the leaves on Japanese paper and spreading them over charcoal fire.

Yanagawa River
Yanagawa River
Yanagawa River Cruise
Cruise down the scenic Yanagawa River
Yanagawa River Cruise Tour
Enjoy the local delicacy of steamed eel for lunch
Yame green tea tasting Yanagawa
Sip on special Yame green tea at an traditional tea warehouse
Tea plantation viewing Yanagawa
View the expansive tea plantations of the region
Activity Information


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  • 8:40am depart from Hotel Nikko Fukuoka (meet up time 8:30am)
  • 9:00am depart from Hotel Okura Fukuoka (meet up time 8:50am)
  • 10:30am-11:30am Yanagawa River Cruise (60 min)
  • 11:40am-12:30am Lunch at Unagi Seiro-mushi (50 min)
  • 1:10am-1:30pm Yame Central Tea Garden (20 min)
  • 1:50pm-2:20pm Shopping (30 min)
  • 4:00pm drop off at Tenjin Station
  • 4:30pm drop off at Hakata Station


  • Every Tuesday and Thursday
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Participants must be aged 5+ to join this activity
  • A rain poncho will be provided for the Yanagawa river cruise in cases of bad weather
  • Requests regarding food allergies and vegetarian menus are to be made at the time of booking. For the vegetarian menu, Gomoku Seiro-mushi (rice steamed with soy sauce and vegetables) will be served in replacement of the steamed eel, but no full/partial refunds can be made
  • Depending on the number of participants, a Chinese-speaking guide and an English-speaking guide may both be in the same tour group
  • Please wear shoes and clothes which are comfortable to walk in
  • Arrival times and order of the itinerary may change due to business hours of locations to be visited, road conditions, or weathe
How To Use
  • You must present a printed voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Meet up point: 8:40am at Hotel Nikko Fukuoka or 9:00am at Hotel Okura Fukuoka
  • How to get there:
  • Hotel Nikko Fukuoka: 3 minutes on foot from Hakata Station. Hakata Station and the hotel are directly connected via the underground passage
  • Hotel Okura Fukuoka: direct access from Nakasu-Kawabata Station. From the Kawabata ticket gate, leave the station via Exit 6
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 14 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (9) 3.6
  • SZE WAN 18 Nov 2017
    very good experience and the guide is polite and helpful.
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  • Wai Fong 16 Nov 2017
    Nobody wait at the pick up place, tour cancelled without any informed!!!!!
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  • yu nung 4 Nov 2017
    Tour guides cordial pleasure cruise let us leave a deep good memories beautiful tea garden if there is a better experience. The Chinese food should be strengthened.
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  • ANQI 2 Aug 2018
    The organization is good, but there are too many time on the road, there are many people on the boat, not sitting down.
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  • IAT LIN 24 Oct 2017
    Very surprised, only the two of us also mission. Mentor detailed explanation and translation, the driver intimate put things into the car. Very freehand day.
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  • CHUN KWOK 3 Oct 2017
    Yes, unfortunately the weather is bad. Eel rice delicious! Tour guides and drivers are very enthusiastic!
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  • Kit Jan June 28 May 2017
    The trip is too little no features but the tour is very good service very good
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  • Nga Si 23 Oct 2018
    The whole service is very good, the shopping spot is also very good, the squid rice is delicious.
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  • Chi Ning 23 Jun 2017
    枊 Sichuan beautiful scenery, day tour itinerary, tour guide friendly to explain, introduced, only steamed eel rice quality to teach people very disappointed (eel is not fresh)
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