Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana Since 1738
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana Since 1738
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana Since 1738
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana Since 1738
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana Since 1738
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Witness the Living History

Stories from Ohana
Yanagawa, Fukuoka

Concept

A journey to encounter 'the family history of an old Daimyo family'

Feel the history that, never ceasing, still breathes here.

This is the only place in Japan where you can stay at the residence of a daimyo family
that has been around for 400 years and experience it as it was at that time.

*Daimyo: Japanese feudal lord or a samurai who controls many territories and subordinates

Tachibana family

The Tachibana family was born as a daimyo family in the beautiful waterside district of Yanagawa.

While the daimyo system has disappeared and
many other daimyo families have left the area they ruled,
the Tachibana family still continues to make efforts for the development of the area
even after about 400 years have passed since the first generation.

The 17th generation owner of the orchard,
the 18th generation who continues to protect and operate the villa as a restaurant inn,
and the chief priest of the shrine.

Would you like to meet and talk to these people?

Message of 18th generation of Tachibana family

Chizuka Tachibana

I would like to connect what the Tachibana family has spun over the previous 400 years,
starting with the first Yanagawa feudal lord, to 100 years in the future.

This is a special plan born from such feelings.
Our descendants will guide you through the living history that can only be found here.
Please talk to us in person!

Stay

Built as the villa of the Yanagawa feudal lord to spend time with his family,
this area has affectionately been nicknamed 'Ohana'
by the people of Yanagawa and has been popular for many years.

In the graceful Japanese garden called Shotoen, where Japanese black pine trees flourish,
waterfowl play and heal the hearts of visitors.

*Accommodation will be at the hotel (Japanese-style room) in the annex.

Cuisine

A moment to feel the local culture and the 'feelings' of the creator.

The Ariake Sea, a rich sea created by the highest tidal range in Japan, and the fertile Chikugo Plain.
Yanagawa is a land that has been blessed with abundant ingredients
from ancient times due to its natural environment.

The Tachibana family also benefited from this,
and because it was a prosperous area without conflict,
they were able to spin an uninterrupted history spanning 400 years.

Enjoy the collaboration of ingredients rooted in Yanagawa in the pure Japanese style food
as well as the Japanese-Western eclectic dishes.

Experience

Experience the culture nurtured by the Tachibana family.

Noh

Noh is an official event that has been developed to show the identity of the daimyo family. We will prepare this event especially for you.

Shrine

Worship at Mihashira Shrine
The chief priest, 18th generation of the Tachibana family, prays for the safety of the trip.

lounge

Talk with the 18th generation in the Japanese lounge
Enjoy a special drink while gazing at the beautiful night garden that the feudal lord loved.

An encounter with 17th generation Mr. Tamio

An encounter with 17th generation Mr. Tamio
Tachibana who protects and operates the Count's orchard
Please enjoy talking with the 17th generation who took over the orchard that gave birth to the history of Japanese citrus fruits.
His grandfather laid the foundation for the development of modern Japanese agriculture.

Breakfast by boat

Have breakfast on a boat that is rowed by a boatman.

Making Japanese Sparkler Fireworks

In this area where the craftsmen who
originally made gunpowder for the Yanagawa feudal clan lived, you can
experience making Japanese sparkler fireworks at the factory that still makes
them to this day.

Currently, there are only about 4 factories in
Japan that make these historic sparklers so they are extremely valuable.

*You can experience this after checking out on
DAY 3.

Japanese Sword Experience

By inviting a specialized
swordsmith of the Yanagawa feudal clan to Ohana, you can personally enjoy the
sensation of holding a real Japanese sword, appreciate Hamon (tempering line),
and observe a trial performance.

*You can experience
this after checking out on DAY 3.

 

Schedule

Tour Itinerary

DAY1 Welcome to “Ohana”
*Pick-up service is available from Fukuoka Area upon request. (Extra charge.)
Greeting with Ohana staff at Mihashira Shrine (1pm)
Worship at Mihashira Shrine
Boat riding on canals
Ohana check-in by boat (3:30pm) 
Welcome drink of Yame Tea (Highest grade Japanese green tea)
Guided tour inside Ohana buildings
Full-course Japanese dinner
Special drink while gazing at the beautiful night garden and chatting with the 18th generation

DAY 2 Learning the Unique Culture of the Tachibana Family
Morning: Breakfast in a private roomlooking at the Japanese garden
Count's orchard guided by the 17th generation
Lunch at the orchard’s outdoor garden (surrounded by nature)
Tachibana Museum
Watch Noh play on a special stage
Dinner at the Meiji era dining room.

DAY 3 Exquisite Breakfast to Conclude the Trip
Breakfast on a boat
Talk with the 18th generation while looking at the entire cultural assets (to conclude the trip)
Check-out (11am)

Access

By Airplane

By Train

By Car

Price for this sample itinerary

Duration 3 days / 2 nights  Starting from JPY 484,00 per person. (Includes tax and service charge)
This covers accommodation, five meals (two breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners), and experiences* which are integrated into the schedule. 
*Some activities are optional and come at an additional cost.

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