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Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise Spots in Fukuoka Area

  • Shogetsu Punting Station (Yanagawa Kanko Kaihatsu K.K.)
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    Fukuoka Pref. Yanagawashi Mitsuhashimachitakahatake 329
    The sightseeing boats that ply the river in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture start from the Shogetsu Punting Station. They follow a 4.5-kilometer course to either Ohana or Okinohata and take about 70 minutes. There are several sites along the way like monuments carved with tanka poems and the flood gate will help you enjoy a relaxed trip down the river. The building beside the Shogetsu Punting Station was once home to Kaigetsuro, written about in the poem Risshu by Hakushu Kitahara. Today, it's the Shogetsu Literati Hall with a variety of literary documents on display.
  • Yanagawa Boat Tour
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    Yanagawa-shi, Fukuoka prefecture
    A leisurely ride in a shallow donkobune boat down a canal passing through Yanagawa, a city renowned for the beauty of its waterways. Dug as part of the construction of Yanagawa Castle, the canal twists its way through sluice gates and under bridges, revealing the elegant scenery of a former castle town during its one hour and 10-minute journey. One of the tour’s key attractions is that it provides riders with the chance to enjoy a slightly different side of Japan, such as the red brick warehouses and white namako-kabe tile and plaster walls in the late Meiji period preservation district. The stirring songs and performance provided by the boat pilot are also highlights. Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station is the closest station to the boarding dock.
  • Naka River Cruise
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashichuouku Nishinakasu 6
    An aquatic bus cruise which departs from Tenjin Central Park in Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City. There are a variety of courses available, such as a pleasure cruise visiting the Naka River and Hakata Bay, and a river cruise course. On these tours, customers can enjoy the scenery and, in the evening, beautiful nightscapes of Fukuoka from the water. The company also regularly holds events and is popular with tourists.
  • Keya Oto Pleasure Cruise
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    Fukuoka Pref. Itoshimashi Shimakeya 677
    A pleasure cruise running in Itoshima City. Cruise goers can view Keya no Oto, a designated National Natural Monument, from the sea and experience a magical moment inside the calm cavern. From March to November, tour goers can see the cavern's roof from the Keya Fishing Port. Note that depending on sea conditions the cruise may not be able to enter the cave.
  • Restaurant Ship on Hakata Bay Mariera
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Chikkouhonmachi 13-6
    A restaurant on a boat floating in Hakata Bay in Chikkohonmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. Here customers can choose between a buffet and two different course meals consisting of dishes prepared by chefs using choice ingredients. Live music performances and events are also regularly held on the boat and customers can enjoy a scenic ocean cruise. Also open for lunch, the restaurant attracts many customers.
  • Wakato Ferry
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Tobata-ku Kitatorihatamachi 11-1
    A public ferry that operates out of Kitakyushu City. The ferry takes around three minutes to make the trip from Kitatorihata-machi, Tobata Ward to Honmachi, Wakamatsu Ward across Dokai Bay and from the ship you can enjoy an amazing view of Wakato Ohashi Bridge from up close. You can also board chartered cruises (with reservation) to enjoy a more relaxed view of the scenery including their Evening Factory Appreciation Cruise.

    The Wakato Tosen has a long history because it was once part of the Japan National Railroads train system and connected the main trunk line from Wakamatsu to Kagoshima to the main trunk line from...

  • Dentouryouhou chikugogawanoukai kanshou noriaiyakatabune
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    Fukuoka Pref. Asakurashi Hakishiwa 26-12
  • Mojiko Retro Cruise
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    Fukuoka Kitakyushu-shi Moji-ku Minatomachi
  • Kanmonrenrakusen
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    Fukuoka Pref. Kitakyushushimojiku Nishikaigan 1-4-1 Marinke s over To Moji
  • Fukuokashieitosen
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashinishiku Atagohama 3-1-1
  • Nakasu Cruise
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    Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi Chuo-ku Nishinakasu
  • Fukuokashieinouryousen
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    Fukuoka Pref. Fukuokashihakataku Chikkouhonmachi 13-6

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The most northerly of Kyushu island’s prefectures, Fukuoka comprises castle towns, seaside parks, and Hakata ramen, one of Japan’s most famous noodle dishes. Whether due to its good location or its unique charm, the prefecture’s capital, Fukuoka city, has been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the country—a close-knit community, a thriving food scene, and accessible nature combine for irresistibly laid-back city vibes.

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