Japanese Grenadier Anchovy Fishing


Japanese grenadier anchovy are said to be the leaves of reeds which Buddhist monk Kobo-Daishi (or Kukai) released into the Chikugo River that turned into fish! The anchovies are a rare species of fish only found in the Lower Valley of the Chikugo River and can only be caught when they swim up the river to spawn. (A River Festival also takes place there.)

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 福岡県大川市・久留米市
Address Along the Banks of the Chikugo River, Okawa City, Fukuoka
Open From May to July 20 (Anchovy In-season)
Access By train - 20 minute drive from Nishitetsu “Yanagawa” station

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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