Konomien is a long-established tea wholesaler with a 146 year old history. The nationally famous name, Yame Tea was named by the store’s third owner, Hisakichi Konomi, 86 years ago.
Since the richness of tea depends on the blend, the role of the wholesaler is extremely important. As implied by the word, “One wholesaler does a better job than three engineers”, it is not an exaggeration to say that the wholesaler’s skill determines the tea flavor. At Konomien, since the generation of the present owner, Kenichi Konomi, persons with skills and knowledge have passed down the traditional flavor. Thinking of the history, have the slightly sweet and rich choice tea! Even now the quaint stately store remains. A gallery was built next to the store, and the Haikenba which is a place for the tea tasting can be seen there.
|Address||834-0031 126 Moto Town, Yame City, Fukuoka|
|Fees||Yamecha-de-gozaru (medium-grade green tea): 1,050 yen
Konomien (Gyokuro [refined green tea]): 3,150 yen
*Credit cards are not accepted.
|Access||By bus – Take a bus from Kurume Station on the Nishitetsu’s Tenjin Omuta Line or from JR Hainuzuka Station on the Kagoshima Main Line and get off at Fukushima bus stop; a 10 minute walk from there
By car – About a 10 minute drive from the Yame Interchange off the Kyushu Expressway
|Times Available||9am – 6pm|
|Genre||Gardens and Buildings (History and Culture) Specialties and Souvenirs (Products and Specialties) Souvenir Shops (Products and Specialties)|
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