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 and 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
Japan’s biggest Gold
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Location of Yame
|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|