Travel: A city of canals beckons visitors

(From Japan Today)

The Sagemon Girls are here to introduce their wonderful, little-known city to you.

Visitors to Yanagawa can take long rides on the gondola-like Donko boats

Visitors to Yanagawa can take long rides on the gondola-like Donko boats

Yanagawa City in Kyushu isn’t on everyone’s list of places to visit when they come to Japan. In fact, we wouldn’t be all that surprised if you’d never even heard of the place. But although it doesn’t have the sprawling cityscape of Tokyo, nor the deep, rich history of Kyoto, Yanagawa certainly has its own magic and wonder.

In recent years, tourism to Yanagawa has risen quite sharply, with an estimated 1.2 million people having visited last year alone. To help make sure this trend continues, two organizations in the city have come together to create a promo video titled “Sagemon Girls” to promote their fantastic town. Read More



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