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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

The restaurant Shirakabe is in the former merchant’s building constructed in 1928.

Japanese cuisines using best local ingredients that vary by season can be enjoyed.

The chef who makes that cuisines also experienced the imperial family’s cook.



 General information  


Address Yoshii-machi, Ukiha-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

50 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

45 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city



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