Chikugo Yoshii Ohinasama Meguri (Tour of Dolls)


With its cityscape of white mortar walls constructed in the “dozo dzukuri”style, Yoshii Town in Ukiha City has a retro feel to it. Features of the tour of dolls held in this traditional town include the “hakobina” (dolls in display cases) and “okiage” (dolls made by covering thick paper cut into the shape of people with cotton and wrapping it all in beautiful fabric). In addition, visitors can see doll-making tools and other rare items inherited by the family of local historian and collector Kaneko Fumio at the newly construsted Kaneko Fumio Exhibition Museum. While in the area, pop into one of the many antique shops or take a tour of the city in a rickshaw (Sat. and Sun. only; 500 Yen per passenger)!

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 福岡県うきは市吉井町一帯 (白壁通りほか)
Address Around the white-wall district of Yoshii Town, Ukiha City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0943-76-3980(うきは観光みらいづくり公社(観光会館 土蔵(くら)))
Contact Ukiha City Tourism Association, Yoshii Branch
Event Days February 11, 2024 (Sunday, holiday) - March 20, 2024 (Wednesday, holiday)
The exhibition period is shorter than in previous years.
Open 10:00-17:00 (hours vary depending on the exhibition venue)
Closed Monday (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday)
Access By car - 10 minutes from the Asakura Interchange off the Oita Expressway
By train - Take the JR Kagoshima Main Line to Kurume Station; transfer to the JR Kyudai Main Line and ride to Chikugo Yoshii Station (5 minute drive from there)

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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