Ukiha travel guide
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.
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
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.
Breath taking scenery harmonizes with the Shrine. Ukiha Inari Shrine, located at foot of Mino
mountain range, 130 m height from sea level. The 90 vermilion coloured Torii Gates stand on
the 300 steps stairs is introduced you from bottom area to the Shrine main building.
To the Shrine
Shrine main building
Breath taking view from Shrine
Let’s sample Chochu at Beniotome Shuzo
Shochu is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume.
The shochu of Beniotome Shuzo is distilled from Sesame.
The brewery can be visited and there is a tasting corner, Let’s sample Chochu.
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
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.
Location of Ukiha
|Address||City hall : 316 Niiharu, 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 Yaanagawa-city
90 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city
|Population||28,000 Population density 240|
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