Kurume (Japanese久留 米 市, -shi) is a city in Fukuoka prefecture on the island of Kyūshū in Japan.
Kurume is known for its azaleas. The city has a partnership with flowers Nagai in Yamagata Prefecture.
Kurume Fukuoka is located south of and north of Kumamoto.
Kurume is an old castle town in the Edo period, the Arima ruled from which a considerable income of 210,000 koku in the province of Chikugo. On April 1, 1889, the site of the city ( shi) was charged.
- Ishibashi Museum of Art
- Roads: Kyushu Expressway
- National Road 3: Kitakyushu or Kagoshima
- National roads 209, 210, 264, 322, 385
- JR Kagoshima Main Line: Kitakyushu or Kagoshima
- JR Kyūdai Main Line: to Oita
- JR Kyushu Shinkansen: to Fukuoka or Kagoshima
- Nishitetsu Tenjin Omuta Line: to Fukuoka or Omuta
Kurume is an industrial and commercial center for the Chikugo - plane, which is dominated by agriculture. Important products include cotton, rubber products, but also paints and chemicals.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Kaname Akamatsu (1896-1974), economist
- Shigeko Hirakawa, artist
- Kiyonori Kikutake, Architect
- Seiko Matsuda, singer and actress
- Leiji Matsumoto, mangaka and director
- Koichi Nakano, cyclists
- Izumi Sakai, singer
- Rena Tanaka, Actress
- Reina Tanaka, singer of Morning Musume
Adjacent Cities and Towns
- Fukuoka Prefecture Ogori
Hall of Kurume