Beautiful vistas, breathtaking scenery and a wealth of history and culture. Find it all right here in Yame.
Natural beauty no matter the season.
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Celebrate Yame's history be part of tradition.
Experience the true taste of Japan.
Fine art and tradition woven together.
Streets steeped in culture.
Yame is a town located in Japan Fukuoka prefecture, on the most southern of Japan's four main islands, Kyushu. With an estimated population of approximately 60,000, the total area of the municipality is 482.53km², making Yame the second largest district in Fukuoka.
The completion of the Hirokawa interstate means Fukuoka city is only a mere 40 minutes drive from central Yame, and there are numerous nearby towns within easy driving distance.
One cannot visit Yame without being taken aback by the wealth of pure, unspoiled natural beauty. Mist shrouded mountains, pure white waterfalls and verdant green fields- all this and more can be found in abundance. Yame is also blessed with a rich cultural history, as is evident in the many traditions and customs carefully cherished and preserved by this city to this day. From the Lantern Festival in early autumn to the Firefly Festival in late spring, Yame presents numerous opportunities to witness Japan's natural beauty and cultural heritage.
A quick glance at events and festivals which are held every year. Click on the month to see what's up. For more detailed information please consult the calendar on our main page or the event specific tourist guide page found above.
Yame Tea County Marathon
End of January
Mid to late February
Tachibana Plum Festival
Yame Bonbori Festival
International Yame Gyokuro tea competition.
Held annually in March, for more information visit our front page calendar and our facebook page. Registrations usually take place around mid April.
Joyo Cherry Blossom Festival
Kurogi Wisteria Festival
April 18th: Kurogi Wisteria Festival opening ceremony and rites
April 19th-early May: Kurogi Wisteria Festival
Joyo Firefly Festival and
Yame Firefly Festival
In late May-early June
Joyo Tea Harvest Festival
Kurogi Firefly Festival
Kurogi Hydrangea Festival
Kurogi Fireworks Festival
Joyo Lantern Festival
Yabe Fireworks Festival
Yabe Fireworks Festival
Miyano Park Fireworks Festival
Yame Lantern Festival
Toro Ningyo Festival
End of September (varies according yo Autumn Equinox). Please refer to our date calendar located on the front page.
Tachibana Cosmos Festival
Kurogi Taiko Festival
Kurogi Town Festival
1st Sunday of November
Kurogi Half Marathon
2nd Sunday of November
Joyo Town Festival
3rd Sunday of November
Tachibana Town Festival and Lantern Festival
From Hakata JR Station in Fukuoka city, take the south bound train on the Kagoshima line to Hainuzuka station. The rapid express takes only 40 minutes, while the commuter train takes just over one hour. Yame is serviced by two bus companies, Nishitetsu and Horikawa transport; buses from both companies depart Hainuzuka station for Yame city center frequently, and take less than 20 minutes.
Yame is one of the largest districts in Kyushu with tons to see and do- to get the most out of your trip, its highly recommended to rent a car for the duration of your stay. There are several rent-a-car locations in the central district. The many towns and cities of Kyushu are interlinked by a network of interchanges and highways; Yame is only a thirty minute drive from Fukuoka city and Kumamoto city. With so much incredible scenery on display, biking about Yame is also a great idea in the summer months.
Come visit us soon!