Visit Yame

Access & Sightseeing Map

Access and Sightseeing Map

About Yame

Yame City is located in southern Fukuoka Prefecture, approximately 50 km south of Fukuoka City. To the north lies Kurume City and the town of Hirokawa, Chikugo City to the west, Kumamoto Prefecture to the south, and Oita Prefecture to the east. Yame is a major urban area, with flat land in the central southern region and forests in the northeast. Blessed with abundant nature, Yame has prospered since ancient times. This is evident by the numerous burial mounds in the hills of Yame, including the Iwatoyama Tumulus. Yame also takes pride in its traditional crafts, such as handmade Japanese paper (washi), Buddhist altars, and paper lanterns, as well as tea, electric chrysanthemums (chrysanthemums grown out of season in light bulb fields), shiitake mushrooms, and many other kinds of local produce.

Finding Your Way Around

How to get to Yame

By Shinkansen

By Shinkansen

By Train

By Train

By Car

By Car

By Expressway Bus (from Fukuoka or Kumamoto)

By Expressway Bus

By Car (Yame City Hall Branch Offices)

By Car (Yame City Hall Branch Offices)

Information on Rental Car, Taxi and Bus services

Rental Car and Taxi Services (Yame Area Code: +0943)

Toyota Rent a Car-Yame (Yame) 807-1 Motomura Phone: 0943-24-0100
(International calls: +81-943-24-0100)
Yame Rent a Car (Yame) 151-1 Tatsugahara Phone: 0943-24-3315
(International calls: +81-943-24-3315)
Nobu Rent a Car (Yame) 634 Murooka Phone: 0943-23-1190
(International calls: +81-943-23-1190)
Manabe Shokai (Yame) 378 Kitoin Phone: 0943-23-0765
(International calls: +81-943-23-0765)
Kato Rent a Car (Kurogi) 1624-7 Kurogimachi Honbun Phone: 0943-42-0426
(International calls: +81-943-42-0426)
Maruho Taxi (Yame) Phone: 0943-22-2105
(International calls: +81-943-22-2105)
Kawashima Taxi (Kurogi) Phone: 0943-42-2124
(International calls: +81-943-42-2124)
Yame Sogo Taxi (Yame) Phone: 0943-42-0043
(International calls: +81-943-42-0043)
Yabe Taxi (Yabe) Phone: 0943-47-2123
(International calls: +81-943-47-2123)
Sanko Taxi (Kurogi) Phone: 0943-45-0210
(International calls: +81-943-45-0210)
Hoshino Taxi (Hoshino) Phone: 0943-52-2072
(International calls: +81-943-52-2072)
Hyugami Taxi (Yabe) Phone: 0943-47-2027
(International calls: +81-943-47-2027)
Daimaru Taxi (Tachibana) Phone: 0943-37-0045
(International calls: +81-943-37-0045)
Nikoniko Yahime Taxi (Yame) Phone: 0943-23-0909
(International calls: +81-943-23-0909)

Horikawa Bus One-Day All-You-Can Ride Pass (Weekends and holidays only)

Routes
All Horikawa Bus city bus routes
Eligibility
Anyone (Pass not specific to an individual)
Price
Adults: ¥1,000 / Children: ¥500
(No other discounts may apply)
Day
Weekends and public holidays only
Validity
Good for one day only
Date of sale
Only available on the day of use
Point of sale
On the bus
(also available at the Fukushima and Hainuzuka Depots on Saturdays and holidays)
Inquiries
Horikawa Bus Phone: 0943-23-6128
(International calls: +81-943-23-6128)