Yame travel guide
Yame is a rural tranquil region of Japanese tea cultivation and the traditional crafts
manufacturing and is located in the southern part of Mino mountain range.
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.
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.
Sake Brewery Kitaya
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.
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.
The recommendable experience is to have Gyokuro tea which is the
highest grade of Japanese tea cultivated in Hoshino village.
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.
||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
||62,400 Population density 130
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