Yametsuhime Shrine


The region’s name, Yame derives from this Yamestuhime Shrine.
As the legend of the name goes, in the age of the Yamato dynasty, when Emperor Keiko visited Yame, the prefectural chief of Minuma, Saruomi who had governed the region reported to her, “A goddess lives in this region. Her name is Yatushime and she is always in a mountain.”
The shrine was built in 719. Even now, the dance called Furyu is dedicated to the god of the shrine to pray for abundant harvests and good health once in every five years (held on the third Sunday of November) (a Municipal-Designated Intangible Folk Cultural Asset).

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 834-1401 福岡県八女市矢部村北矢部4014
Address 4015 Kitayabe, Yabe Village, Yame City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0943-22-6644(八女市茶のくに観光案内所)
Contact Yame City (Tourism Promotion Division)
Car Park Available; 5 vehicles
Access By car - About a 60 minute drive from the Yame Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway
By bus - About a 15 minute walk from the Horikawa Bus’s Ishigawachi bus stop

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


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