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.).
|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