Yabe (矢部町, Yabe-machi?) was a town located in Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto, Japan.
On February 11, 2005 Yabe was merged with the village of Seiwa, also from Kamimashiki District, and the town of Soyō, from Aso District, to form the new town of Yamato and no longer exists as an independent municipality.
As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 11,820 and a density of 39.88 persons per km². The total area was 296.42 km².