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Yame Central Tea Plantation

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The country of Green Tea, Yame.  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.

 


 

 Location of Yame

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address Hon, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

50 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

40 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

100 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

 


 

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Yame Traditional Craft Museum

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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

  Traditional Craft Museum

  Stone lantern exhibition


 

Various items producing in Yame are exhibited in the Museum.

 

Fukushima Buddhist Altar

 Japan’s biggest Gold

 Buddhist  Altar

   Buddhist Altars

  Shinto Shrine


 

Yame lantern


 

Hina doll

Samurai Armour

Bow and arrow


 

 Japanese Paper

Hoshino Porcelain

Bamboo craft


 

Akasaka doll

Wooden craft

Stone lantern


 

 Location of Yame

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address 2-123-2 Motomachi, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

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

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed Monday, New year holidays

 


 

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Yame Fukushima

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White-walled townscape, 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.).

 


 

 Location of Yame

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address Motomachi, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

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

 


 

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Featured Japanese restaurant in Yame

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Ginnoka, one of the recommended Japanese restaurant. The restaurant Ginnoka uses

Japanese old style house built 100 years ago, and located next to the Sake brewery Kitaya.

 


 

The Chef of Ginnoka grew up helping with the work of 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.

 


 

 Location of Yame

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address 1018-2 Motomura, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

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

Day closed Tuesday

 


 

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Sake Brewery Kitaya

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Kitaya is renowned Saka brewer in Yame. Kitaya 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.

 


 

 Location of Yame

 

   

 


 

General information  

Address 374 Motomura, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

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

 


 

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Hoshino Village

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The most beautiful village in Japan, located in the southe-astern 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. The terraced fields made by stonewall are using for rice cultivation

and tea planting.

 


 

Tea Culture Museum


 

Star Culture Center


 

Ikenoyama Camping Site


 

Peace Flame

Ikenoyama Onsen

View from Ikenoyama


 

 Location of Yame

 

   

 


 

General information

Address Village hall : 13102 Hosino, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

90 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Dazaifu-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Yaanagawa-city

130 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

Population 3,000  
 

 


 

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Kurogi large Wisteria tree

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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, adjusted to coincide

with the blooming of the giant wisteria tree located on the Susano Shrine grounds.

 


 

During the festival, stalls line the grounds of the shrine, and a Sake brewery in the town

is open to the public for tours.

 


 

 Location of Yame

 

   

 


 

General information 

Address 5-2 Kurogi, Kurogi-machi, Yame-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yanagawa

60 minutes by a vehicle from Asakura

50 minutes by a vehicle from Kurume

110 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

 


 

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Fukuoka-prefecture travel guide

  • Fukuoka travel guide

 

Fukuoka-prefecture only in Japan is selected by CNN Travel as one of the top

19 places to visit in 2019 Fascinating history. Incredible eats. Natural beauty.

If the Japanese seaside city of Fukuoka isn’t already on your radar, its time to

recalibrate your Japan travel plans.

 

Fukuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan on Kyushu Island. The capital is the city of

Fukuoka. It is the ninth most populated prefecture ( 5,111 thousand population) in Japan.

Fukuoka is the gateway to the island of Kyushu. It’s the perfect destination for those looking

to go beyond the well-trodden destinations like Osaka, Tokyo and Kyoto and see a new

corner of Japan.

 


 

Location of Fukuoka-prefecture    

 


 

Featured destinations

 

Fukuoka-city  

The gate way to Kyushu and is the biggest cosmopolitan city in Kyushu. Due to its location

Fukuoka-city is the great starting point for exploring Kyushu Fukuoka-city has a long history as

commercial town and castle town, and prospered as important district to Asian Continent for

many years.  Now, Fukuoka-city is the International bub of Kyushu, the nation’s fourth largest

economic zone. 

 


 

Kitakyushu-city

Kitakyushu-city is blessed with spectacular & stunning natural feature and have one Natioanl
Park, and two Quasi-National Parks.  And the city is the Industrial Innovation city with many 
fascinating features.  The combination of industrial zones and rich nature areas are creating 
the most dynamic Night view in the World.
 

 

Dazaifu 

Historical place Dazaifu About 1300 years ago, in Dazaifu, there was a government office to

manage the entire Kyushu  for a long period of 500 years at the present Dazaifu. There are

numbers of historical sites which reflect to the ancient history of Dazaifu Tenmangu shrines

in Japan

 


 

Yanagawa

A beautiful canal town Yanagawa, Canal boat cruise can be enjoyed while experience the

atmospheres of Japanese castle town and rural Japanese  life style. The estuary town facing

the Ariake Sea through the Chikugo River and Yabe River. People started to live here since

ancient times and the agriculture and fishery have been engaged in by making Horiwari literary

means the artificial canal.

 


 

Itoshima

A Resort town belonging to Genkai Quasi-National Park located next to Fukuoka-city.

Itoshima is facing Genkai Sea that the dynamic wave makes beautiful coast line scenery, and

on the other side is surrounded majestic Seburi mountain range makes beautiful country side

landscape.

 


 

Munakata and Fukutsu

The Sacred Island Okinoshiam and Associated site in the Munakata Region

has been registered on the UNESCO Wlorld Heritage in 2016.

Munakata Region is located in the west part of Fukuoka-prefecture and facing to Genkai Sea.

The area are consist of Munakata, Fukutsu, Akama and Oshima Island.

 


 

Chikugo rejion

Agricultural industries spreading in the Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain.

Chikugo region consists of Toho Village, Asakura, Akizuki, Ukiha, Kurume, Yame and Hoshono

Village. The Kyuhsu’s largest Chikugo River which flows from Mount Aso through the Chikugo

region to Ariake Sea. The Kyushu’s largest Chikugo plain spreading in the Chikugo River basin,

where people live from ancient time and the various cultures have been created.

 

 


 

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Yame & Hoshino village one-day tour

 

The 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.

 


 

 Travelling route  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tour conditions 

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maximum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka-city, please specify the place where you want

・Tour date : please specify the date

・English speaking tour attendant escorts your journey to produce a pleasant trip.

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

 


 

Itinerary

 

8:30 Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Yame

Exploring  Yame Central Tea Plantation  

Visit Yame Traditional Craft Museum

Lunch at Yame Ginnoka  

visit  Sake brewery Kitaya

Transfer to Hoshino village

Exploring Hoshino village

Transfer to Fukuoka-city  

18:00 Arrive at  Fukuoka-city

 

Option : the following sites can be arranged as options.

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

Fruits harvest experience         

 


 

Where to Explore

 

Yame Central Tea Plantation  

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.

 


 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum

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 Altar

       Hina doll


 

Yame Fukushima

White-walled townscape

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.

 


 

Sake Brewery Kiyaya

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.

 


 

Featured Japanese restaurant Ginnoka

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.

 

 


 

Hoshino village

The most beautiful village in Japan located in the south-eastern 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


 

Option  

 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

The Wisteria Festival takes place between mid-April and early May. 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.   

 


 

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.

 

 


 

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Yame travel guide

  • Yame Central Tea Plantation

 

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 and Hoshino village in 2010.

 

 

Yame Traditional Craft Museum

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 Altar

 Hina doll


 

Yame Fukushima

White-walled townscape. 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.


 

Sake Brewery Kiyaya

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.


 

Yame Central Tea Plantation  

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.


 

Featured Japanese restaurant Ginnoka

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.


 

Hoshino village

The most beautiful village in Japan. Located in the south-eastern 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 

 Tea Culture Museum

 Star Culture Center


 

Kurogi large Wisteria tree

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. 


 

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 Yame

   

 

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 412-2 Bodaiji, Asakura-city, Fukuoka-prefecture
Access

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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