Yame is a small town near Fukuoka in Kyushu that is famous for its high-quality tea. Tea from Yame is the 6th largest brand in Japan, and it is well-known for its superior flavor and aroma. The climate in this area is perfect for growing tea because of the warm days and cooler nights. The fog that often covers the valleys in the morning does a great job at protecting the tea leaves from the strong sun. It is needless to say that these tea plantations make for gorgeous views in this picturesque village!
Tea is not the only product from Yame, as they also produce bamboo products and washi, Japanese paper. Yame still has a rich agricultural tradition. The village is dotted with ancient temples and shrines, old workshops and there are many festivals held throughout the year.
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