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.
The folk performing art “Fukushima Lantern Dolls” is performed at Fukushima Hachimangu Shrine
in Miyano Town around September 23 of every year. *Various events take place throughout the
year (Yame Paper Lantern Festival, Yame White Wall Gallery Tour, etc.).
|Address||Motomachi, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture|
60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Hakata station (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