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Yanagawa is popular with Japanese tourists because of its 470 km of wide canals. Yanagawa canal boats, called "donkobune", are used to take tourists around the city.

Yanagawa was originally constructed in the mid-16th century by the Kamachi clan. Before then, it had been a traditional farming village, with the canals used for irrigation; Tanaka Yoshimasa ordered the canals to be maintained and built a castle in Yanagawa, which is still maintained today. The modern city was founded on April 1, 1952.

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