Tamba Sasayama Yam Fair November 20th-February 6th


1. What is Tamba Sasayama Yam?
2. Not only delicious but full of nutrition!
3. Tamba Sasayama Tororo Rice Set Present Campaign
4. Fair participating stores
    4-1. Soba / Udon
    4-2. One dish
    4-3. Hot pot
    4-4. Rice bowl
    4-5. Souvenirs
    4-6. Shops for purchasing yam

Tamba Sasayama Yama-no-imo, or Tamba Sasayama Yam, is a local specialty of the city. From mid-November when the peak season of this yam comes, Tamba Sasayama Yam Fair is held so that many people will know the charm of this yam.

Please take this opportunity to purchase yams at Tamba Sasayama.


From November 20th (Sat), 2021 to February 6th (Sun), 2022

Leaflet download (PDF)



What is Tamba Sasayama Yam?

There are many kinds of yams in the yam family such as Chinese yam and Japanese yam, and “Yama-no-imo” in Tamba Sasayama is a kind of  Tsukuneimo or Yamatoimo. It is round with black, rugged outer skin, and inside is fine texture and pure white color.

It is the stickiest of all potatoes, becomes fluffy when cooked,  and has a thick texture.

A traditional vegetable that has been cultivated and eaten since the Edo period(1601-1867).

The Tamba Sasayama Yams are planted in early April. They need a lot of care and are very precious, because the farmers can harvest only one from one seed potato.

From autumn to winter, you can see Tamba Sasayama in a thick fog called the Tamba Fog.
Around that time the large yam is harvested, so it is sometimes called Kiriimo or the Fog Yam.

The harvest starts around the end of October in Tamba Sasayama, and the high season is until the beginning of December.

There are many ways to enjoy the yam, such as to cut it into strips and eat them raw with ponzu sauce, or to use it as an ingredient of a botan nabe (wild boar soup), or to grate it (make it tororo) and put it on the rice or drop it in the soup to make dumplings, or to put it in okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza-like dish). The deep fry yam with seaweed wrap called Isobe Age is also recommended!

The yam is also useful as an ingredient for high-class Japanese sweets. It is indispensable for giving a fine and fluffy texture to the Joyo manju, which is a steamed yeast bun with filling.

Not only delicious but full of nutrition!

Being rich in dietary fiber, eating the yam helps to prevent lifestyle diseases and improve intestinal condition.
It also protects the inner wall of the stomach and improves the digestive function.
Also, it is said that eating yam is like taking a supplement, which contains a lot of vitamins, amino acids, and potassium that removes the swelling.

Tamba Sasayama Tororo Rice Set Present Campaign

During the yam fair period, we will distribute a questionnaire to those who have eaten and purchased yam at the stores participating in the fair.

Application deadline: February 18, 2022 (must arrive)

From those who answered the questionnaire, 20 people will be chosen by lottery. The winners are to receive the “Tamba Sasayama Tororo Rice Set”. The set consists of ‘Megumi Rice from Agricultural Capital’ which is the environmentally friendly Tamba Sasayama rice with reduced pesticides, and the Tamba Sasayama Yam. (Scheduled to be shipped in late February, 2022)

Please take this opportunity to purchase the Tamba Sasayama yam.


Fair participating stores

Soba and udon

Hiiragiya Fried yam soba Nikaimachi 56
Ajidokoro Mitake Main Store Wild boar meat and tororo udon noodles Kurooka 683
Sobakiri Hanagoshi Yama-no-imo tororo soba Kawaramachi 160
Unitopia Sasayama Yama-no-imo tororo udon /soba set meal Yashiro 231-1
Jinenjo-an Tororo soba (cold) Mananjo 947-8


Single dish

Ohte Shincho Mugitoro Ohte Gozen set Nikaimachi 71
Ryorisha Yamayu Beef tororo bowl set Amigake 81
Tamagawarou Tamba Tororo Gozen set Gofukumachi 32
Village Maruyama (accommodation) Tororo breakfast Maruyama 30
Cafe Arbo Yam Bakudan Lunch Course Nonaka 194-2
Kadosei Small bowl of nigiri prime set Nikaimachi 52
Odagaki Mamedo Tamba Sasayama Satoyama Risotto Tachimachi 19


Hot pot

Japanese style cooking  Hogyo-en Botan nabe Kawakita Shinden 52
Tamba Sasayama Kinmata Botan nabe Nikaimachi 81
Umetan FUJI Sumashi Botan nabe course to eat with yam tororo Ofuji 65-3
Takasago Small bowl of botan nabe Nikaimachi 6


Rice Bowl

Restaurant Sanmon Wild boar tororo bowl Toukouchi 116
Ohte Shokudo Beef tororo bowl Nikaimachi 55-1
Ajidokoro Mitake Wild boar meat tororo bowl Kurooka 18
Tokusan kan  Sasayama Tamba Sasayama beef rice bowl Kurooka 70-1
Sue no Sato Store
Tamba beef tororo rice Kondacho Kamitachikui 3



Tamba Kurika syo  Daifukudo Kuri Inaka/Tamamizu Kitashinmachi 121-1
Kaseido Tamba Kuri Joyo (reservation required) Inuishinmachi 59


Shops for purchasing Yam

Taisho Romankan Kitashinmachi 97
Tamba Sasayama Hyakukeikan Nikaimachi 58-2
Sasayama grocery store Nikaimachi 54
Tamagawa Foods Nikaimachi 55-1
main Store
Nikaimachi 65-3
branch store
Nikaimachi 65-3
Wadaei Nikaimachi 95
Odagaki Shoten Tatsumachi 19
JA Tamba Sasayama Midorikan Higashibuki 942-1
Kuromame-no-yakata Shimoitai 511-2
 ‘Minori’ market in Konda Yakushi Onsen
Nukumori no Sato
21-10 Kondashinden, Kondacho

Event  information

Inquiries Tamba Sasayama Kuromame Section, Agricultural Capital Policy Division, Tamba Sasayama municipal government
41 Kitashinmachi, Tamba Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture 669-2397
Phone: +81-79-552-6580
Organizer Tamba Sasayama Brand Product Strategy Conference (Hyogo Prefecture, Tamba Sasayama Agricultural Cooperative, Tamba Sasayama City)

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