Yame’s abundant nature offers different atmospheres according to each season. From plums, cherry blossoms, azaleas, to rhododendrons, the flowers that bloom in the Chanokuni (Tea Country) of Yame are all idyllic and lovely. You will be welcomed by the beautiful landscape of foothills and festivals celebrating seasonal flowers and culture. Come visit our Chanokuni (Tea Country) for wonderful encounters.
Tachibana is one of the biggest plum producing regions in Kyushu. This spacious, hilly orchard spans 80 hectares and is home to about 30,000 white plum trees. It attracts numerous visitors every year.
When in season, nearly 10,000 rhododendrons of different varieties burst into bloom on a hillside. This popular spot also has walking paths, so you can come here to enjoy a leisurely stroll.
Susanoo Shrine is home to the Kurogi Big Wisteria, a wisteria arbor spanning about 3,000 m2. Every year in mid-April, the purple ﬂowers begin to bloom, and some of them grow to longer than one meter.
Fireﬂies light up the night sky in early summer. You can enjoy large numbers of the glowing insects in the bucolic Joyo-machi district.
People ﬂock from all over Kyushu to hike one or both of these peaks and enjoy breathtaking views from the summits. A system of trails connects the two mountains.
This massive carpet of green tea ﬁelds is the symbol of Yame. On a clear day, you can see downtown Yame and the Ariake Sea in the distance.
In early November, shrine-goers from the Kaminoiwaya district hold the Momiji (maple leaf) Festival on the grounds of Tsuhime Shrine and adjacent museum.
Hyugami Reservoir, a scenic man-made lake with unique rock formations, is a well-known spot for viewing cherry blossoms.
The Yabe River meanders slowly from its source in Yabe Village through Yame City before emptying into the Ariake Sea. Stroll down the riverside walking paths in spring to enjoy the yellow expanses of ﬁeld mustard.
Hoshi no Bunkakan (Star Culture Center) is home to one of Kyushu’s largest telescopes, measuring 65 cm in diameter. When the weather is clear, you can view bright stars like Vega even during the daytime.
Legend has it that the gods of Hyuga (modern day Miyazaki) were drawn to Hyugami Gorge by its natural beauty, which is exempliﬁed by Heart Rock, Japan’s biggest heart-shaped rock and well-known power spot.
Hoshino Village is renowned for its terraced rice paddies which aﬀord gorgeous scenic vistas all year round.
Kitakawauchi Park, situated along the Hoshino River at the foot of the mountains, is well known for its 600 somei yoshino cherry trees.