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
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.
Location of Ukiha
|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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