Along Yanagawa's Famous Canals

A quiet summer evening

 By Tristan Scholze   Mar 8, 2015

I first visited Yanagawa on a peaceful summer’s evening after the crowds had gone for the day. Although it was too late to try a cruise on one of the donkobune, or boats that line the 470 km of canals here, there was plenty to see on a walk around the historic district. Most of the shops close in the late afternoon, but the waterways are also lined with cafes and restaurants renown for the local specialty, unagi (freshwater eel). Animal lovers will enjoy the friendly cats, ducks, and turtles. It’s a pretty town, dotted with patches of local beauty and mystique.

Photography by Tristan Scholze
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Shaymaa Barakat a year ago
Very nice shots, Thank you for sharing.
Tristan Scholze Photographer a year ago
Thanks, Shaymaa!
Tristan Scholze Photographer 2 years ago
There's some simple, yet elegant beauty here. Thank you.
Bonson Lam 2 years ago
Brilliant photos in the early evening Tristan. I came here many moons ago, but you have really captured some magical scenes here.
Olga Kaneda 2 years ago