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Yanagawa River Cruise and Tea Tasting

Glide down Fukuoka's river and sip traditional tea

Fukuoka & Kumamoto 82 Booked

Enjoy a traditional donko river cruise and special Yamecha green tea experience in Fukuoka plus a typical Japanese lunch

  • 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, please click here
What We Love:

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.

Activity Details

1 Day


Min 1 Traveler(s)

Meet Up

24 Hours

14 Days Cancelation


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Inclusive Of:

  • Join-in tour
  • Chinese speaking guide
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Admission fees
  • Transportation


  • 8:40am depart from Hotel Nikko Fukuoka(meet up time 08:30 AM)
  • 9:00am depart from Hotel Okura Fukuoka(meet up time 08:50 AM)
  • Yanagawa River Cruise (60 min)
  • Lunch - Unagi Seiro-mushi (50 min)
  • Yame Central Tea Garden (20 min)
  • Shopping (30 min)
  • 4:30pm drop off at Tenjin Station
  • 5:00pm drop off at Hakata Station


  • Every Tuesday and Thursday

Additional Information:

  • Participants must be aged 5 or above 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


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 14 days prior to the activity
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