Yanagawa has excellent confectionery of many different types such as the cakes with classical elegance that have been provided for the Imperial family since early times, and those filled with poetical sentiment reminiscent of the great poet Hakushu’s romance.

Marine Products and Laver

Besides being rich in rare fishes and shellfishes, the Sea of Ariake is known as Japan’s leading laver producing area. These specialties from the sea are processed to make “scallop pickled in sake lees”, “canned mudskipper”, “sun-dried laminar laver”, “toasted laver”, “seasoned laver”, etc.

Articles of Folk Art and Hana-goza (a Fancy Mat Made of Rush)

Displaying Yanagawa-mari (handballs sewn with bright-colored thread) on such occasions as the New Year and the Dolls’ Festival is one of the old practices, through which people wish a little girl to grow up into a kind hardworking beauty. Yanagawa’s well-known specialties are such rush products as tatami mat coverings, kakegawa mats, hana-goza mats, etc.

Sake, Yanagawa Kamaboko (boiled fish paste) and Chikuwa (boilded fish paste in the shape of a piece of bamboo), and Yanagawa Miso (fermented soybean paste)

Yanagawa kamaboko and chikuwa, having won Agriculture and Forestry Ministry Prizes many times, have become typical gifts and souvenirs of Yanagawa both in quality and taste. Sake, another pride of Yanagawa’s, is a superb rarity not merely in quality but in aroma as well, for it is brewed with affluent water from limpid streams. Yanagawa miso is known for its traditional flavor that is created by abundant rice and water in the Chikugo plains.

Specialties and Confectionery of Yanagawa


Address 14-3 Minaminagae-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-73-5884

Ohtsu Kamaboko

Address 335-15 Chikushi-machi,Ooaza,Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-9121


Address 1897-1 Tarumi,Mitsuhashi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-73-6221

Marukawa Noriten

Address 43 Hon-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-73-3648

Tsuru Miso Jozo Co., Ltd.

Address Mitsuhashi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-73-2166

Asahi Jozo

Address 24 Deki-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-73-2135


Address 12 Kyo-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-2197

Yanagawa Bojoh Sembei

Address 4 Inari-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-1060

Meno Shuzo Co., Ltd.

Address Mitsuhashi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-5254

Yoshigai Sengyoten

Address 33 Okihashi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-4427

Shirayukido Kossan

Address Asahi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-2082

Hesokuriyamahonpo Matsufuku

Address 78-5 Chikushi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-2895

Traditional Handicrafts

Sagemon Mikusa

Address Okihashi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-2876

Koga Kamidanaten

Address Yokoyama-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-4461

Yanagawa City Rush Industry Promotion Association

Address Agricultural Administration Section, Yanagawa City Hall
Phone 0944-73-8111

Articles of Folk Art

Yanagawa Travel

Address 86 Chikushino-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-6603

Moriyama Mingei

Address Okihashi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-2716

Garally Kawano

Address 15 Okihashi-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-73-0131


Address 16-2 Fukuro-machi, Yanagawa
Phone 0944-72-4281

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