Story of Ohana

Since the Edo period, “OHANA” was the residence of Tachibana Family, the feudal lord of Yanagawa clan.During the period, this area was called “OHANA BATAKE (Flower field)” and people living in Yanagawa started to call the residence in a friendly way “OHANA”.The reason that Yanagawa is called the “SUIGOU (City of Water)” is because the residents of Yanagawa loved the canals of the Yanagawa Castle and they’ve developed the town in a way to maintain it's waterside history. “OHANA” as a symbol of the city of water Yanagawa, that has many images in itself was also loved and supported by many people of Yanagawa as well as by the people visiting Yanagawa.

The “OHANA”, that is located relatively close to the last pier of sightseeing boat, Donko-bune, is designated as a national scenic spot and a national cultural asset, and all of its premises is recognized as the “Garden of Tachibana clan”. Inside of the Garden can be found a Japanese-style restaurant that serves “Unagi no Seiro-Mushi (eel steamed in a bamboo steamer)” a famous Yanagawa dish, as well as delicacies from the sea of Ariake and seasonal Kaiseki (multi course meal) with full of ideaa and amazing techniques, including a restaurant where casual diners with a large group and family are welcome. The taste of the Japanese-Style restaurant is highly appreciated by the guests that stay in the hotel located in the premise.

Charms of the castle town of Yanagawa is introduced in number of guidebooks, movies and is also expressed in poems.The history and sceneries that “OHANA” rolls out create a special atmosphere for occasion of engagement and weddings, and helps celebrating a new start for many newlyweds.

We sincerely hope that you will visit the “OHANA” in Yanagawa, and enjoy the time passing slowly in a relaxed atmosphere.

For sightseeing

Since the Edo period, Ohana was the residence of Tachibana Family the feudal lord of Yanagawa clan. Represented by the Shoto-en that was developed by the 14th Earl Kanji Tachibana in the Meiji era, the total premise is currently designated as the national scenic spot as “Tachibana Garden” where you can enjoy wonderful sights of the water city of Yanagawa where many tourists come and visit.

Tachibana Gardens

Tachibana Gardens,
designated as the national sight of scenic beauty

The elegant pond appreciation style garden of “Shoto-En” where large and small islands and rock formed islands are placed in the pond expressing an ocean surrounded by the Japanese Black Pine tree.The “Oh-hiroma” with the area size of 100 tatami mats that looks over the “Shoto-En” as well as the “Seiyo-Kan” built in a Rokumeikan style in Meiji year 43 as a State Guest House, the “Tachibana Family Museum” that houses and exhibits national treasures and collections inherited 400 years ago including important cultural properties, there are plenty of must see attractions.

Opening hours

The opening hours are from 09:00 – 18:00. Open every day (occasionally closed for maintenance works).

Entrance fee

For adults 500 yen that gives access to Shoto-En, Oohiroma, Seiyo-Kan, Tachibana Museum and the restaurant Taigetsu kan. Free of charge for the hotel guests.

Access

From Fukuoka Station, 48 minutes to Yanagawa Station by Nishitetsu Omuta Line and then 10 minutes by taxi.
From Hakata Station, 25 minutes to Chikugo Funagoya Station by JR Shinkansen Line and then 30 minutes by taxi.
From Saga Airport, 25 minutes by taxi (need reservation for economy travelling by limousine).
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Shoto-en Garden
Shoto-en Garden

The "Shoto-en garden" was developed by 14th lord, Tomoharu Tachibana in Meiji 43. As the name suggests, the pond appreciation style garden is surrounded by Japanese Black Pine tree and is the garden to be admired its view from the tatami room, the Japanese style room. There are 280 Japanese Black Pine tree, 1500 garden rocks, and 14 stone lanterns in the garden, and the huge KUTSUNUGIISHI (flat-topped stone at the entrance) is said to have been relocated from an old castle tower. Two islands floating in the pond and numebr of rock formed islands as well as the water sorrounding the islands offer a wonderful scenary in winter time when flock of wild ducks come flying to play. The garden was designated as a national sight of scenic beauty in Showa 53 as a Great Garden as the garden offers spacious and relaxing atmosphere with large and small islands and rock formed islands scattered about imaging an ocean sorrounded by the forest of Japanese Black Pine tree. And in the year of Heisei 23, all the area including the Shoto-en was designated as the "Tachibana Garden", a national sight of scenic beauty.

Oh-hiroma (Banquet Hall)
Oh-hiroma (Banquet Hall)

The main building was constructed between Meiji 42 to 43 is keeping the style of "A main entrance of Western style building leading to Japanese style Oh-hiroma" that was the fashion then among the imperial family and the wealthy people. The "Oh-hiroma" with size of 100 tatami mats that looks over the "Shoto-en" can be turned into a Noh stage when tatami mats are removed from the middle and the third rooms. The "Oh-hiroma" nowadays may be used as a wedding reception room as well as for parties and banquets.

*Renovation work at Oh-hiroma is beeing proceeded until 10 August 2017. visiting and using of the Oh-hiroma during the work period is not possible.

Seiyokan (Western style building)
Seiyokan (Western style building)

The building was constructed in Meiji 43 as a guest house of the Tachibana family that inherits traditional Rokumeikan style. During those days, garden parties inviting VIPs and the beauty of the construction became a symbol of the Yanagawa atmosphere maintaining the Meiji visage even today. The facility had its own power generating system to light imported chandelier and operate electrical appliances. You can find many items such as lampshades in the conditions as they were in those days. You can use the facility as Christian style, nonreligios wedding hall as well as a house wedding party hall.

Tachibana Museum
Tachibana Museum

Many historical items starting from the armor that Muneshige Tachibana, the first feudal lord of Yamagawa clan worn, bride's household effects, costumes, tea ceremony utencils of the lord lady that tells the history of more than 400 years of history of the Tachibana family are exhibited. Especially the Hina-dolls that show the workmanship of Edo period master is very precious collection even in Japan. The exhibits will change depending on the time of the season.

Visit Google Arts & Culture where you can find information on the collection of Tachibana Museum and the history of Ohana.

Diners

Our restaurant offers you the pleasure to enjoy the various views of scenic beauty of Tachibana Family Gardens.Please enjoy our delicate taste as classic Kaiseki menu or in large dish for sharing, with various cuisines like Unagi-no-Seiromushi(Eel steamed in a bamboo steamer) , which is a famous dish in Yanagawa.

Diners
Diners
Diners
Diners

Lunch

11:00-14:30 Order stop

Enjoy the view of Japanese garden while dining in "Taigetsu-kan" with 600 seatings. Or at "Shukei-tei Dining". Both have weatern style seatings.

Dinner

17:00-20:00 Last-in

Western style seating japanese style restaurant "Shukei-tei Dining", or in a separate charge private room (tatami room) in the restaurant looking over the Japanese Garden.

Coffee & Tea House

9:00〜18:00

"Café Wisteria"
Why not try some Japanese sweets.

Meal examples

Local cuisine from the Sea of Ariake

Local cuisine from the Sea of Ariake
(Dinner . Private room in restaurant)
Starts from 5,400 yen
(VAT&Service charge incl. additional service charge of 10%)

Seasonal Kaiseki dishes

Seasonal Kaiseki dishes (Dinner . Private room in restaurant)
(Dinner . Private room in restaurant)
Starts from 5,400 yen
(VAT&Service charge incl. additional service charge of 10%)

Mini-Kaiseki dishes

Mini-Kaiseki dishes
(Lunch / Dinner . In restaurant dining)
2,970 yen VAT incl.

Unagi no Seiro-Mushi

Unagi no Seiro-Mushi (Eel steamed in a bamboo steamer)
(Lunch . Taigetsu-kan)
3,880 yen VAT incl.

Dear Hotel guests

The taste of Japanese cuisine and passed down hospitality heart of "OMOTENASHI"
Japanese style restaurant & Inn "Ohana" with full of historical atmosphere.
"Enjoy your stay with tasteful Japanese cuisine that the restaurant is specialized in, in your room with quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Dinner and breakfast included."

Charges

Accommodation fee is for 1 adult with 2 meals VAT incl. 17,820 yen. Credit cards accepted.

Check-in . Check-out

Check-in time 15:00, Check-out time 10:00

Services free of charge

Free parking. Free entrance fee to the garden. Free drinks in the refrigerator. The onsen bath "Kanpo no Yado" wich is only 5 minutes walk is also free to use at free of charge.

Dinner

Dinner

Enjoy your dinner with the OMOTENASHI hospitality of a Japanese style restaurant. Dinners are served at western style seating "Shukei-tei Dining" or you can also choose a private tatami room looking over the Japanese Garden available with separate charge.

Breakfast

Breakfast

The breakfasts are served at western style seating "Shukei-tei Dining". Enjoy your satisfactory amount of Japanese style breakfast set with each and every items prepared with care.

Accommodation

Western style, Japanese style, Japanese & Western mixed, total 20 rooms at your choice.

Japanese style room

Japanese style room
Tatami room.
Japanese style bedding.
For 1-3 persons

Western style room

Western style room
With bed.
For 1-2 persons

Japanese style suite room

Japanese style suite room
A tatami room with Japanese style bedding.
For 1-5 persons

Japanese Room

Japanese Room
With tatami room and western style bedroom. The room looks over the Japanese garden and lawn garden for you to enjoy the garden view.
For 1-5 persons

Wedding

Why not have your photo wedding in a historical and elegant atmosphere. Please contact for more details.

To Ohana Wedding Website (Japanese)

Access

Ohana, the residence of the feudal lord of Tachibana clan / Scenic beauty of Tachibana Family Gardens
1 Shin hoka machi, Yanagawa shi, Fukuoka prefecture
+81-944-73-2189
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From Fukuoka Station, 48 minutes to Yanagawa Station by Nishitetsu Omuta Line and then 10 minutes by taxi.

From Hakata Station, 25 minutes to Chikugo Funagoya Station by JR Shinkansen Line and then 30 minutes by taxi.

From Saga Airport, 25 minutes by taxi (need reservation for economy travelling by limousine).

and for those of you who are not in a hurry are highly recommended to experience the attraction of 70 minutes of boat ride to downstream (1,500 yen per person) from pier near the Yanagawa Station to the last station of Ohana.