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Chikugo region

 

Agricultural industries spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain

 

Chikugo region consists of Toho Village, Asakura, Akizuki, Ukiha, Kurume, Yame

and Hoshono Village

 

The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo region
to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin,
where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.
There are a lot of features here such as rural land scape, fruit fields, ancient ruins,
shrines, temples, castle town, Sake brewery, Onsen (hot spring), scrumptious local cosines, 
Japanese cultural experiences.
 

 

Exploring Chikugo

 

Asakura

Asakura is the only area in Japan to use water wheels for irrigation to rice field

  Asakura Triple Water Wheel

                 Yamada Weir 

                   Toho Village 


 

Akizuki

Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura.

You can enjoy the harmony of countryside landscape and former castle town scenery

that makes the atmosphere like a time of 400 years ago.

        Sakurano-baba Street

              Cherry Blossoms 

              Autumn leaves

 

Harazuru Onsen 

A tranquil Onsen Resort near Fukuoka-city and is located on the banks of Chikugo River. 

The quality hot spring is weakly alkaline and sulfur is mixed and has the effect of dropping

old horn and creating beautiful skin.

                  Gate way 

           Chikugo River

               Onsen resort

 


 

Ukiha

Ukiha blessed with nature where many orchards spread out at the foot of Mino mountain range.

Yoshii, in the center of Chikugo flourished as a post town during the Edo period, and there a lot

of Sake brewery which have established the Edo period. A fruits picking and Sake brewery

visit can be enjoyed here.

              Yoshii machi 

                Ukiha machi

            Ukiha Inari Shrine

Shirakabe-dori Avenue

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago

Located in Yoshii-machi, Shirakabe, literary meaning is white wall. The avenue of houses with

white wall were constructed about 100 years ago.  About 250 houses in the area has been designated

as National important raditional buildings preservation district.


 

Kora Taisha Shrine

The largest Shrine in Kyushu and the shrine is specified as Ichino-miya or the representative

Shrine in Chikugo region. Located in Kurume-city, stand at the middle of Kora Mountain.

From the Shrine compound, breath taking magnificent view of Chikugo plain can be seen.

Torii Gate, entrance of Shrine

Kyushu’s largest Shrine building

Magnificent view from the Shrine


 

Yame

Yame Central Tea plantation 

The country of Green Tea,

producing the highest grade tea

Traditional Craft Museum

Yame is the Centre of Japanese

artificial crafts

Hoshino Village

The most beautiful village in

Japan


 

Breweries in Tanushimaru

               Sake Brewery

                 Shochu Brewery

                      Winery


 

Fruits haevest experience  

Chikugo region is the best place for Fruits harvest exprience throughout the year.

Strawbery, Grape, Pear, Apple and Persimmon,  in Asakura, Ukiha, Tanushimaru and Yame. 

                   Strawbery

                         Grape

                         Apple

 


 

                                Location of Chikugo

    

 

 


 

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Hoshino Village

 

The most beautiful village in Japan

 

Located in the southeastern part of Fukuoka Prefecture, and east side of Yame-city,

at altitudes between 200 and 1,000 metres above sea level.

As 84 percent of the village is covered with mountain forests, agriculture and forestry

are the two main industries.

 

The beautiful country side scenery 

The terraced fields made by stonewall are using for rice caltivation and tea planting.


 

Tea Culture Museum


 

Star Culture Center


 

Ikenoyama Camping Site


 

Peace Flame

Ikenoyama Onsen

View from Ikenoyama

 


 

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Kora Taisha Shrine

 

The largest Shrine in Kyushu

 

The shrine is specified as Ichino-miya or the representative Shrine in Chikugo region.

Located in Kurume-city, stand at the middle of Kora Mountain.

The Shrine was built in 1661 and has been designated as important Cultural Property in Japan.

 

From the Shrine compound, breath taking magnificent view of Chikugo plain can be seen.

 


 

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Yame Traditional Craft Museum

 

Yame is the Centre of Japanese artificial crafts

 

The Museum was built in 1986 with the purpose of gathering traditional craft items together

and transferring traditional techniques and development of local industry.

 

Japan’s largest Stone lantern

Traditinal Craft Museum

Stone lantern exhibition

Various items producing in Yame are exhibited in the Museum.

 

Fukushima Buddhist Altar

Japan’s biggest Gold Buddhist

Altar

Buddhist Altars

Shinto Shrine


 

Yame lantern


 

Hina doll

Samurai Armour

Bow and arrow


 

Hand made Japanese Paper

Hosino Porcelain

Bamboo craft


 

Akasaka doll

Wooden craft

Stone lantern

 


 

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Fruits harvest experience

 

Let’s enjoy harvesting Fruits

 

In the harvest time, the northern Kyushu boasts many area with beautiful fruit orchards.

Fukuoka is one of the leading fruit-producing prefecture in all Japan.
The fruit production in Fukuoka is primarily concentrated in the southern Chikugo region

such as Ukiha, Asakura and Tanushimaru.

 

Grape : August to bignning of October, in Ukiha and Tanushimaru 


 

Persimmon : Middle of October to biginning of December, in Asakura, Ukiha and Tanushimaru 


 

AppleAugust to December, in Asakura and Kama 


 

Strawbery : December through May, in Ukiha and Yame


 

Kabosu, September to October in Bungo-ono, Oita-prefecture

 


 

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Yamada Weir

 

Only here in Japan,  the stone-covered Weir constructed

 

Yamada weir is a construction for the irrigation system that water is supplied from

Yamada weir in Chikugo through the canal to the Triple Water Wheel to rice field.

 

              Chikugo River

            Triple Water Wheel

                      Rice fied

The large and small stones are stacked against water flow, and leads water to the irrigation canal while suppressing the momentum of the Chikugo River.

 

     Stone-overed construction

                 Yamada Weir

            Water supply area

The Yamada Weir was completed in 1790 and it is the now only structure in Japan.

 


 

Eso Hachiman Shrine

The Shrine was established in 673 next to Yamada Weir 

            Shrine gate, Torii

          Main Shrine building

            Deity of the Shrine

 


 

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Yame Central Tea Plantation

 

The country of Green Tea, Yame

 

The Green Tea grown in Yame is one of the highest grade of tea throughout Japan.

This is the large Tea plantation spreading on a gently sloping hilly area, about 70 ha.

 

There is an observatory at the top of hill, Ariake bay as well as Shimabara Peninsula in

Nagasaki-prefecture can be seen on sunny days.

 

 


 

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Toho Village

 

Hoshuyama district, a mountain area blessed with nature

Koisiwara district, pottery industry representative of Kyushu

 

Toho is a small village with a population of about 2,000 people in Fukuoka-prefecture,

and is located north side of Asakura-city.

The Village consist of Hoshuyama district and Koishiwara district.

On July 5, 2017, the heavy rain disaster occurred in the northern part of Kyushu,

and Toho Village, both Hoshuyama and Koishiwara districts also suffered great damages.

Even, it takes a little time to return to previous conditions, you can enjoy your journey here. 

 

We are welcome you to visit our place Toho Village

 


 

Hoshuyama district

 


 

Koishiwara district

 

Koishiwara-yaki

A type of Japanese traditional pottery in Koishiwara.

The history dates back to the 17th century, when the third Lord Kuroda Mitsuyuki (1628–1707)

invited potters from Imari, Saga-prefecture to Fukuoka

Furnace for pottery

Featured Pottery, Takatori-yaki Hachizan

Featured Pottery, Koisiwara-yaki Tsurumi Pottery


 

Lodge in the Ponta no mori (Ponta forest)


 

Gyoja sugi

The big Cedar, called Gyoja sugi, literary meaning is Religious Trainee Cedar planted more

than 600 years ago. Circumference length : 8.3 metre, height : 52 metre.

 

 

 


 

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Shirakabe Avenue

 

Time-honored scenery, back to 100 years ago

 

The Avenue is located in Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city. 

Shirakabe, literary meaning is white wall. The avenue of houses with white wall were constructed

about 100 years ago.  About 250 houses in the area has been designated as National important

traditional buildings preservation district.

 

In the Edo era (1603-1868), Yoshii flourished as a post town between Kurume and Hita.

In the Meiji era ( from 1868), this area experienced a big fire three times.

 

In order to protect from the fire, people have rebuilt the houses with the fire resistance design

using clay wall painted by white.

 


 

Hina Doll Festival


 

Featured Restaurant, Shirakabe, located at Shirakabe Avenue

 


 

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Akizuki

 

Akizuki is a former Castle town located in northern part of Asakura.

 

It is a famous spot for cherry blossom in spring and fall foliage in autumn

 

You can enjoy the harmony of countryside landscape and former castle town scenery

that makes the atmosphere like a time of 400 years ago.

 

 


 

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