Yanagawa/Kurume is an area located in the southern part of Fukuoka prefecture. It includes the cities of Kurume, Asakura, Yame, Ukiha, Yanagawa, and Omuta.
Sightseeing attractions include Yanagawa Boat Tour of the moat dug around Yanagawa castle roughly 400 years ago, Traditional Townscape of Akizuki, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of a prosperous castle town, and Suitengu Shrine, which enshrines gods protecting children and pregnancy. Also, enjoy the area food, like eel from the Yanagawa area and the famous tea from Yame.
It is convenient to have a car for getting around this area. While there are Fukuoka Airport and Kitakyushu Airport in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu Saga International Airport in Saga prefecture is actually closer to Yanagawa/ Kurume. There are limousine buses from Kyushu Saga International Airport to Yanagawa and you can get there in about 30 minutes. A flight from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Kyushu Saga International Airport takes about 2 hours.
Tourism information: Yanagawa / Kurume
Map: Yanagawa / Kurume