Yanagawa City is famous because of the existing wide canals where tourists can use “donkobune” in touring around. Donkobune is a sightseeing boat where people can hop on board and get amazing views of the whole city through the boat ride on the canal. You can also feel the beauty of the nature surrounding the area.
Some people visit the city for the Hina-matsuri Sagemon Meguri (Yanagawa Doll’s Festival) where you can see gorgeous dolls displayed around the town.
Sagemon Girls are girls who best represent the city. This is in association with the Hina-matsuri event where you can see “sagemon” or beautiful handmade balls being hung next to Hina dolls. It is said that these balls are sewn by family members every time a baby girl is born. On the girl’s first Hina-matsuri, these crafts are given the chance to be displayed.
A sagemon girl should have an adorable face to perfectly match the event. Their hairstyles are adorned with sagemon balls so they look cute. Their job is to guide tourists through the city’s great destinations. They are also tasked with introducing some of the best dishes in town.
|DATE||From February 11 to April 3|
|ACCESS||15min from the JR Nishitetsu Yanagawa Station|
|POSSIBLE FACILITIES|| Wifi
Optional Local Guide