Kurume (久留米市, Kurume-shi) is a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.


From the upper left:
Nishitetsu Kurume Station, city hall, Suitengu shrine,
Kora-taisha shrine, Narita-san temple
Ishibashi bunka center, JR Kurume Station


Location of Kurume in Fukuoka Prefecture
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°19′N 130°31′E
PrefectureFukuoka Prefecture
  MayorToshinori Narahara (since February 2010)
  Total229.96 km2 (88.79 sq mi)
 (June 1, 2019)
  Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
  TreeCinnamomum camphora, Zelkova serrata, Rhus succedanea, Camellia, Round Leaf Holly
  FlowerAzalea, Cosmos
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address15-3 Jonan, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka-ken

As of June 1, 2019, the city has an estimated population of 303,579[1] and a population density of 1,320 persons per km². The total area is 229.96 km².

On February 5, 2005, the town of Kitano (from Mii District), the towns of Jōjima and Mizuma (both from Mizuma District), and the town of Tanushimaru (from Ukiha District) were merged into Kurume.

Traditional products

Traditional products of Kurume are kasuri (), or woven indigo-dyed cloth; tonkotsu ramen (pork-bone broth noodles); and trays and bowls made from rantai shikki (籃胎漆器), a composite made from lacquered bamboo.



Kurume Station is served by the Kyushu Shinkansen and Kyudai Main Line east to Oita, while Nishitetsu Kurume Station is served by the Nishitetsu Amagi Line.

Sister cities

Kurume is twinned with these cities.

Notable people born or raised in Kurume

In chronological order of birth year:

See also


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