River Festival at Yanagwa

Mizuochi has been a tradition in the Yanagawa area since the Edo Era (1605 – 1868). For about ten days, Yanagawa castle’s floodgate is closed in order to clean the canals, called “horiwari”, that encircle the city’s streets, as well as to repair the revetment.
At the River Festival, the floodgate sluice is removed, and the stopped up water flows rapidly into the clean canals. This event takes place in an area of Shinmachi called “Johori Suimon”, so ask around for details!

Address 832-0032 At the Moat Gates of Yanagawa Castle, Shinmachi, Yanagawa City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0944-74-0891 
Yanagawa City Office, Tourism Department
Parking Unavailable
Access By train – About a 10 minute walk from Nishitetsu “Yanagawa” Station on the Tenjin Omuta Line
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Traditional Event (Festivals and Events)

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