White Walls of Fukushima


In May, 2002 the Japanese government selected the Fukushima area as an important traditional buildings preservation area. 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”(a Government-Designated Important Intangible Folk Cultural Asset) 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.).

*About the Area: Area - 19.8 hectares (about 50 acres)
*Accessibility: Priority parking for persons with disabilities; wheelchair-accessible bathrooms; wheelchair rental; guide dogs permitted

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 834-0031 福岡県八女市本町
Address Moto Town area, Yame City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0943-22-6644(八女市茶のくに観光案内所)
Contact Yame City Commerce, Industry and Tourism Department
Fax Number 0943-22-7311(八女市茶のくに観光案内所)
Car Park 100 vehicles (at the traditional craftwork center)
Access A 10 minute drive from the Yame Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway

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


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