Yanagisaka Wax Tree Festival

The Yanagisaka Wax Tree Festival takes place around the wax tree area in Toyoda of Kurume City between the middle and end of November.
Planted by the Kurume Clan about 250 years ago, the wax trees were utilized to obtain wax for lighting. The sight of the autumn leaves on the 200 wax trees coloring the approximately one kilometer (half-mile) long street (which was selected one of Japan’s Top 100 Boulevards of Trees) that they line is spectacular! The street is lined with open-air stalls selling local agricultural products such as vegetables and fruits as well as specialties like folk crafts, and closed to vehicles on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the festival. In addition to the wax trees, the maple leaves at Eishoji Temple are also beautiful. Visitors will see the temple (one of Japan’s Three Major Temples for Medicine and Healing) immediately upon entering the Mt. Keshikeshi hiking trail that lies at the end of the wax tree avenue.

This event has finished.
Date November 19, 2016 – December 04, 2016
Address 839-0827 Toyoda, Yamamoto Town, Kurume City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:090-8912-7207 
Kurume Convention
Parking Available; Free
Access By train – About a 20 minute walk from JR Zendoji Station on the Kyudai Main Line
By train and bus – Take the No. 25 Nishitetsu bus from JR or Nishitetsu “Kurume” Stations and get off at Yanagizaka stop (about a 30 minute ride); directly outside of the stop
Take the No. 20 or 23 Nishitetsu bus from JR or Nishitetsu “Kurume” Stations and get off at Tsuyugawa stop (about a 30 minute ride); a 3 minute walk from there
By car – About a 10 minute drive via Route 210 from the Kurume Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Festival (Festivals and Events) Event (Festivals and Events) Nature (Festivals and Events)

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