Located in the south of Fukuoka prefecture, Yame is rich in nature, tradition, history, and handcrafts,
which should be passed on to the future generation. All of 29 experience programs are unique and each of them are just like beautiful stories about Yame with full of craftsmanship and their warm hospitality.
We, as a host, are excited how many happy moments of participants we will see during the coming 65 days.
Tabisuru Chanokuni Shukan are special experience programs featuring industries in Yame such as traditional crafts, agriculture, forestry as well as life harmonized with nature and warm hospitality. This is a great opportunity to get in touch with the charms of Yame.
- English speaking guides are available at each event.
- Participants need to reach the location by themselves.
- Participants shall be decided by the drawing of lots after the registration is closed.
- Program 1-10A: The registration will be closed on September 27th, participants shall be decided by the drawing of lots on September 28th.
- Program 10B-29: The registration will be closed on October 10th, participants shall be decided by the drawing of lots on October 11th.
Learn to make Konnyaku from a local master of Konnyaku making. A buffet-style regional food lunch included.
Sample award-winning Traditional Yame Gyokuro(tea) in a sophisticated setting with a variety of Japanese confectionery while experts in these fields explain details and nuances.
Learn to make your own Yomogi manju (bean-paste bun with mugwort). Local food lunch included.
Spend a pleasant day at the restaurant in the heart of the mountains with natural yeast bread, lunch, and story about the life in KTAADN in wintertime.
Enjoy harvesting kiwifruits with Mr.& Mrs. Nakashima who runs a farm style inn, Omichidani no Sato as well. Homemade lunch included.
Camping with a specialist of outdoor activities. Enjoy a variety of smoked foods and outdoor cooking.
Learn and experience hunting and butchery with a hunter Mr. Yoshifumi Ideguchi and his mates.
2-day workshop to make your own bamboo basket with bamboo work artisans. Get in touch with their passion toward their work as well.
Learn how to make spinning tops with Mr.Tomonobu Kumamoto, the 6th generation master of Koma Kobo Kumamoto Mokkojo, the only studio which produces Yame Wagoma
Workshop by Mr.Masaharu Kinoshita to make a Japanese fishing pole. Enjoy river fishing after the workshop.
Learn to make pottery with the kiln’s chief potter who helped revive Hoshinoyaki. Your creation will be fired and delivered later. Lunch included.
Learn how to make your own stone lantern with a stonemason, Mr.Yasuyoshi Hashiyama. Quarry sites visit included.
Learn to make 2 of your own tiny bamboo toys moved by strings with one of a few automaton artists in Japan.
Experience to make your own incense sticks with cedars and camphor trees produced at the water mill which is rarely seen in Japan nowadays.
Experience charcoal making with Mr.Fukuo Miyazono & Mr. Kouta Komori who have been working to link mountainous area with cities.
Workshop to make an oval wood plate with a furniture craftsman at his studio. Enjoy creative work as well as a pleasant time with a cup of tea and chatting by an open fire. Lunch included.
Experience smith work and make your own kitchen knife with a famous smith who has lots of professional users.
2-day workshop to make your own tub and chair for your bath with cypress and local cedar at the only manufacturer specialized in Oke (Japanese tub) in Kyushu.
Experience Japanese lacquer art which is an essential technique for Yame Fukushima Buddhist altar and Yame paper lantern with an artisan.
Make your own accessory using traditional engraving technique with an artisan.
Make your own lampshade with paper cutout motifs of flowers, plants, butterflies etc. with an artist at her atelier.
Spend a pleasant time exploring wax tree field as well as making a candle and candle stand with an artist.
Let’s make your own Daikokuten, the god of commerce and prosperity with a sculptor at his studio.
Take a close look at traditional technique of lacquer work and gold leaf work and experience gold leaf craftwork on 2 Japanese lacquered ball point pens.
A pleasant & thrilling guided trek in Mt.Mikuni & Mt.Kunimidake. The course includes grove of mixed trees, chain climbing and is suitable for intermediate level trekkers.
Explore industrial heritage sites of goldmines with Dr. Michio Kido, Doctor of Science.
Explore the streets of the white-walled buildings which remains various sites of old castle town with a knowledgeable guide to discover hidden charms and trivia.
A unique lecture about the world of tumuluses by focusing on the Iwatoyama Tumulus with a knowledgeable guide.
A guided tour at the forefront of forestry in Yame such as forest, timber market, a sawmill as well as the newly built apartment using Yame cedar aiming to promote the regeneration of forestry and the settlement of this area.
Yame Tourist Information Center FM Yame (Travel Agency registered with Governor of Fukuoka [No.3-772])
Sign up from the detail page of each program.
※Participants shall be decided by the drawing of lots after the registration is closed.
Operating hours: 8:30-17:15