Tambasasayama Yam Fair November 18th-February 4th
Tambasasayama Yama-no-imo, or Tambasasayama Yam, is a local specialty of the city. From mid-November when the peak season of this yam comes, Tambasasayama Yam Fair is held so that many people will know the charm of this yam.
Please take this opportunity to purchase yams at Tambasasayama.
From November 18th (Sat), 2023 to February 4th (Sun), 2024
What is Tambasasayama Yam?
There are many kinds of yams in the yam family such as Chinese yam and Japanese yam, and “Yama-no-imo” in Tambasasayama 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 Tambasasayama 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 Tambasasayama 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 Tambasasayama, 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.
Tambasasayama 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 4, 2024 (must arrive)
From those who answered the questionnaire, 20 people will be chosen by lottery. The winners are to receive the “Tambasasayama Tororo Rice Set”. The set consists of ‘Megumi Rice from Agricultural Capital’ which is the environmentally friendly Tambasasayama rice with reduced pesticides, and the Tambasasayama Yam. (Scheduled to be shipped in late February , 2024)
* We are running a campaign where you can double the number of lottery tickets by posting “#Tanba Sasayama Mountain Potato Fair” on Twitter and Instagram and responding online !
Please take this opportunity to purchase the Tambasasayama yam.
Fair participating stores
Soba and udon
|Fried yam soba
|Ajidokoro Mitake Main Store
|Wild boar meat and tororo udon noodles
|Yama-no-imo tororo soba
|Yama-no-imo tororo udon /soba set meal
|Tororo soba (cold)
|Sasayama Sarasoba Nijiroku
|Yama imo grated yam soba
|Mugitoro Ohte Gozen set
|Beef tororo bowl set
|Tamba Tororo Gozen set
|Village Maruyama (accommodation)
|Small bowl of nigiri set
|Yam and fish gratin (until the end of December)
Yam soufflé (January)
|Tambasasayama Satoyama Risotto
|Japanese style cooking Hogyo-en
|52 Kawakita Shinden
|fireplace open hearth Cuisine Iwaya
|Botan hotpot (2 people or more)
|Sumashi peony hotpot course with grated mountain yam
|Wild boar tororo bowl
|Beef tororo bowl
|Wild boar meat tororo bowl
|Tokusan kan Sasayama
|Tambasasayama beef rice bowl
Sue no Sato Store
|Tamba beef tororo rice
|3 Kondacho Kamitachikui
|Tamba Kurika Confectioner Daifukudo
|Tanaka Shoich soy souce store
|391-2 Ajima Shin
Shops for purchasing Yam
|Tamba Sasayama Hyakukeikan
|Sasayama grocery store
|JA Tambasasayama Midorikan
| ‘Minori’ market in Konda Yakushi Onsen
Nukumori no Sato
|21-10 Kondashinden, Kondacho
|Tambasasayama Kuromame Section, Agricultural Capital Policy Division, Tambasasayama municipal government
41 Kitashinmachi, Tamba Sasayama City, Hyogo Prefecture 669-2397
|Tambasasayama Brand Product Strategy Conference (Hyogo Prefecture, Tambasasayama Agricultural Cooperative, Tambasasayama City)
- Tamba-yaki Pottery
- Village Maruyama, a traditional Japanese style house inn [150-year-old Tamba Sasayama inn]
- Sue No Sato, Tamba Traditional Craft Park in the Tachikui Pottery Town
- Sasayama Castle and Oshoin
- Suggested sightseeing route
- Explore the town of Tamba-yaki pottery (Konda/Tachikui area)
- Ryuzoji Temple
- Hiwa no Kura / Village Maruyama, a traditional Japanese style house inn
- Anma Historical Museum and Samurai House
- Tambasasayama Crafts Map