Japanese Grenadier Anchovy Fishing

Japanese grenadier anchovy are said to be the leaves of reeds which Buddhist monk Kobo-Daishi (or Kukai) released into the Chikugo River that turned into fish! The anchovies are a rare species of fish only found in the Lower Valley of the Chikugo River and can only be caught when they swim up the river to spawn. (A River Festival also takes place there.)

Address 831-0000 Along the Banks of the Chikugo River, Okawa City, Fukuoka
Access By train – 20 minute drive from Nishitetsu “Yanagawa” station
Times Available From May to July 20 (Anchovy In-season)
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Fishing Tours (Workshops)

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