Kominka Cafe in Yame City: ao cafe

Kominka Cafe in Yame City: Ao Cafe

Kominka Cafe in Yame City: ao cafe

This more than 100-year old building is used to be a training place for geishas, now renovated into a cafe. In the same area, you will find many traditional Japanese houses as well.

Kominka Cafe in Yame City: Ao Cafe

Kominka Cafe in Yame City: Ao Cafe

Lunch Meal Set

Mr. Wada and I picked different meal sets. Look at the side dishes! Having this kind of food makes you chew well and savor each dish. Shiawase!

Kominka Cafe in Yame City: Ao Cafe
Vegan okara burger lunch meal set
Kominka Cafe in Yame City: Ao Cafe
Tofu Karaage(?) lunch meal set; Guilt-free food!

Desserts

Our lunch meal set includes dessert but couldn’t help trying their matcha cheesecake, too. Had it with Yame black tea.

Kominka Cafe in Yame City: Ao Cafe Kominka Cafe in Yame City: Ao Cafe

They have one room with different crafts for sale. You can also purchase Yame black tea in small packs.

Information

Name ao cafe
Access 44-2 Honmachi, Yame shi, Fukuoka
Business Hours 1:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Contact 0943-24-9700
Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Cafe/ao-cafe-110692599033457/

Lastly

If you happen to be in Yame City, I highly suggest to try out this cafe. Great food in a kominka atmosphere, what else can you ask for? (Now, crossing off another item from my cafe list…)

Thanks for reading!

 

Yame Central Tea Plantation (Fukuoka Prefecture)

yame central tea garden

Hi! Mrs. Wada here, back on duty. I’m going to introduce one of the largest tea producer in Japan, Yame Central Tea Plantation. It’s located in Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Yame Central Tea Plantation (Fukuoka Prefecture)

yame central tea garden

Observation Deck

Let’s head up to the observation deck for a panoramic view! You will find blue and red arrows spread throughout the plantation. Actually, there is a walking course you can follow, which is like about 11-km long. And those arrows will guide you. It’s one of the OLLE courses in Kyushu, Yame course.

yame central tea garden

yame central tea garden

There were no other tourists there! Yatta!

Walking Around

Since we didn’t have much time to follow the walking courses, we just passed through the middle area of the plantation.

yame central tea garden

yame central tea garden

You might see tea harvest in action (using a machinery), like we did.

Information

Name Yame Central Tea Plantation
Access By car,  20-minute ride from Yame Interchange
By taxi, 30-minute ride from Nishimuta Station
834-0015 375-2 Hon, Yame-shi, Fukuoka
Contact 0943-22-6359
Website https://www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/en/event/?mode=detail&id=4000000000963&isSpot=1

Lastly

How did you find it? I’ve been wanting to visit a tea plantation as huge as like this one, and finally I did! Maybe next time would be one in Uji City or Shizuoka City? Hopefully!

Thanks for reading!