Yame travel guide
Yame is a city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts
Located in the southern part of Fukuoka-prefecture, Yame grew in size after the merger
with Kurogi town,Tachibana town,Yabe village,Hoshino village in 2010.
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
Japan’s biggest Gold Buddhist
The Fukushima area is designated as an important traditional buildings preservation
area by the Japanese government. Since the Edo Era (1603 – 1868), the area has flourished as
an economical and political base, and many merchant houses which retain the atmosphere of that
time remain even today, mainly in the towns of Miyano, Kyo, and Furumatsu.
Kitaya is renowned Saka brewer in Yame,was founded some 190 years ago during the Edo Era.
The Sake is produced using high-grade rice if brewing quality rice of brewing
cultivated in Fukuoka-prefecture. The Brewery can be visited and enjoy sampling Sake.
The country of Green Tea, 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.
The restaurant Ginnoka uses Japanese old style house built 100 years ago,
and located next to the Sake brewery Kitaya.
The restaurant opened in 2014 and serving Japanese cuisines which is compatible
with Sake using local abundant ingredients such as vegetables, fruits and fresh river and sea fishes.
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.
Terraced fields made by stonewall
Tea Culture Museum
Star Culture Center
The tree is more than 600 years old
The total area of its scaffolding structure at 3,000 square meters and its longest flower
clusters measuring in at 150 centimeters, the tree looks truly spectacular when it blooms.
The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May.
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Where to Explore
・Kurume : the most largest city in Chikugo regin
・Yame : The city of Japanese Tea and Traditional Crafts
・Hoshino village : The most beautiful village in Japan
|Address||City hall : 412-2 Bodaiji, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
40 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa
40 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura
35 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume
100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city
|Population||62,400 Population density 130|
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