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Ukiha travel guide

  • Ukiha Inari Shrine


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.


        Yoshii machi 

         Ukiha machi

         Fruit fields


Shirakabe-dori Avenue

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

preservation district.


Authentic Japanese restaurant, Shirakabe

The chef who makes that cuisines also has experienced the imperial

family’s cook. 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.


Ukiha Inari Shrine

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.


Shochu Brewery

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.



Kora Taisha Shrine  

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.


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.


General information  

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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