Shopping Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Tenmonkan Mujaki (Main Store)
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sennichichou 5-8
    This is the original shaved ice “white bear” shop in the Tenmonkan G3 arcade. The “white bear”, also known as a Kagoshima specialty, is made by pouring home-made milk on finely shaved ice and topping with colorful fruit. The size is quite large so for those who don’t think they could finish a serving we recommend the baby size. There are a variety of toppings such as chocolate and caramel pudding.

    We skipped lunch, hence it is perfect here where we can grab a bite and have dessert. They are separated and located on different level of the building depending on whether you are having a meal...

  • Makurazaki Fish Center
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    3.5
    66 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Makurazakishi Matsunochou 33-1
    Makurazaki City is the top producer in Japan of deep ocean skipjack tuna and katsuobushi (dried skipjack tuna flakes), and this popular facility serves the freshest skipjack tuna. Located along Makurazaki Fishing Port, visitors can also buy fresh seafood direct from the adjoining market. The facility houses two restaurants. Sakanaya Shokudo on the first floor serves reasonably priced set meals. Buen on the second floor overlooks the port and offers seared skipjack and skipjack tuna head stewed in miso meals. The facility's warayaki event (reservation required), which teaches you how to properly grill skipjack tuna over straw the old fashioned way, and even which lets you try flaking katsuobushi are popular.

    Saw the market on Japan Hour or something. Wasn’t expecting anything like Tsukujj but there is really nothing to see, and apparently there is no barbecuing of bonito of any sorts. Ok to drop by if...

  • Kirishima Onsen Market
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    3.5
    53 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Makizonochoutakachiho 3878-114
    This facility includes a tourist information center and restaurant as well as a souvenir shop and farmers’ market selling specialty goods of Kirishima and Kagoshima, located in the middle of the Kirishima hot spring village. Inside are popular foot baths one can use for free or at low cost (40–45 degrees, chloride water). There is also an area selling foods steamed by hot spring water, including eggs, manju (yeast buns) and sweetcorn.

    日帰り温泉の帰りに立ち寄りましたが、お土産買うにはよさそうです。 やはり硫黄の香りのする場所で温泉卵は最高ですね。

  • Eguchi Hourai Hall
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Pref. Hiokishi Higashichikichouizakuda 7425-5
    A local specialty products market opened in 2003 with the aim of stimulating and promoting the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries industries in Higashiichiki Town. The market is operated by the Eguchi Fishery Cooperative. In the market’s restaurant, diners can enjoy a view of the East China Sea and fresh seafood from the Eguchi Fishing Port. The market sells seafood from Eguchi Port, local produce, and foods made from these. The additive-free Eguchi Chirimen dried young sardines are particularly popular.

    Lunch was wonderful, excellent fish and the pricing was very very reasonable. It was well with the trip.

  • Big II Amami Store
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Oshimaguntatsugouchou Nakagachi Okumamae 580
    This commercial complex is located along National Route 58. It carries a wide range of products including food, daily necessities, sporting goods, and automotive products. One of the facility's multiple tourist attractions is a local product showcase that offers Amami specialties and souvenirs such as the region's popular black sugar shochu. The facility is equipped with a large parking with a 450-car capacity.

    蝶が沢山飛んでいますさなぎや幼虫も見ることができました職員も親切に説明してくださいますおすすめですよ

  • Tokunagaya Honten
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Higashisengokucho 4-23
    This venerable satsuma-age (fried fish cake) shop has a history dating back more than a century. The shop produces its satsuma-age the traditional way by pulverizing fresh seafood with a stone mortar. Their selection of satsuma-age is focused on vegetable-accented varieties including ninjin (carrot), kikurage (wood ear mushroom), and gobo (burdock root). One of their most popular varieties is Shimazu-age, which is branded with the Shimazu Cross that features wood ear mushroom and burdock root.

    天文館から西郷隆盛像に行く途中でたまたま通りかかりました。 老舗漂う外観、そして鹿児島名物、さつま揚げものお店ということで入店。 カウンターで好きなものをオーダーします。 島津揚げ、西郷揚げ、さつまいもなど4点をオーダー。どれも濃厚なすり身の味と具が良く合い、美味しく頂きました。

  • Kirishima Mingeimura
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi
    This tourism complex, built in the shinden-zukuri style like a Heian period palace, adjoins Kirishima Shrine a 15-minute drive from Kirishimajingu Station on the JR Nippo Main Line. A variety of crafts made using Yakushima cedar are displayed in the Yakusugi Shiryokan hall. Visitors can also try making Ryujin ware porcelain in the Togei Kobo Ryujin ware ceramics studio. Visitors are free to look at the class crafts made and displayed in the Glass Kobo studio. Visitors can also purchase Yakushima cedar, porcelain, and glass crafts in the complex' crafts shop. Additionally, there's the detached Satsuma Jokiya confectionary shop and the Jingutei restaurant.

    ☆霧島神宮入り口を降りて右手にあります。無料なのに霧島九面や屋久杉で出来たテーブルや仏像等色々あって見応えがあります。 中に入ると焼き物や火山灰ガラス、置物等のお土産も売っています。

  • Fruits & Gelato Sakurajima
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Take 2-31-23
    This fruit shop sells fresh seasonal Kagoshima fruit as well as gelato made with plenty of fruit. The juice they use in their gelato is made by processing the whole fruit including not just the pulp but also the flavorful thin skin. This gives the finished product an incredibly a rich taste. Some of the gelato flavors include mango, plum, passion fruit, dekopon. The shop also offers unusual flavors like Annoimo sweet potato and brown sugar. The flavors on offer are subject to change depending on the season.

    メロンパフェをいただきました。甘いメロンがモリモリで、アイスも入ってましたが甘過ぎず、フルーツ中心のパフェでした。フルーツを堪能したい方にはおすすめなお店です。

  • Amami no sato
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nanei 1-8-1
    A sightseeing destination where visitors can come in contact with the culture and natural beauty of Amami Oshima. The 52 thousand square meter grounds enclose a beautiful, sprawling garden, and visitors can enjoy the site of tropical plants like Bougainvillea and Sago palms. There’s also a museum dedicated to the history of Oshima tsumugi pongee where visitors can learn about the history of this gorgeous fabric. Visitors can also experience area culture and try dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes, weaving, and kumihimo string craft, or watch up close as masters weave spectacular Oshima tsumugi with specialized tools and skilled techniques. The adjoining restaurant serves local cuisine.

    たまたま前を通り 良さそうので寄ってみた 海外に今は行けないが バリの庭付きホテルを思い出させる 昼にコーヒーを飲んで ホテルでチェックイン後 夜も食事に再度訪れた 接客 雰囲気 料理 全て満足した

  • Yunnu Adore Pottery Kiln
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Yoroncho Furusato 909
    "Located about a ten-minute drive from Yoron Airport, this kiln is where you can make pottery using glaze from plants grown on Yoron Island. In the Yoron dialect, ""yunnu"" means ""Yoron,"" and ""aduru"" means ""red clay."" Transparent blues and gentle milky whites, colors that suit Yoron are expressed using Yoron's red clay, seaweed and palm trees for the glaze. Even beginners can enjoy the experience of making pottery, and pottery is available for purchase. The one-of-a-kind pottery make great souvenirs."

    予約が必要です。予約無しでいくと体験できないことがあります。作った陶芸品は郵送で送ってくれますよー。

  • Roadside Station Sakurajima Sakurajima Bussankan
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimakamizuchou 1427
    A large rest stop, one of the largest in Kagoshima. The facility’s distinctive sign is decorated with a large Sakurajima daikon radish statue. The first floor of the facility is a market where visitors can purchase shochu liquor and other Sakurajima specialty products. In the second-floor restaurant, you can enjoy a meal along with a view of the magnificent, mountainous landscape of Sakurajima. Visitors can also view the volcano from the facility’s observatory, and there’s even a space for taking a commemorative photo.

    1階がお土産屋さん、2階がレストランになっています。桜島大根を使ったお土産や火山灰を使用したお土産もあります。大きな桜島大根が目印です-

  • M Mart Aiko
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Koseda 12-5
    This shop is located in the Koseda district near Yakushima Airport. The shop, which outwardly resembles a convenience store, sells bento boxes, daily necessities, alcoholic beverages, and other items. It is famous for being the official retailer of Aiko, a Yakushima honkaku shochu that during its heyday required getting onto a 10-month waiting list to buy a bottle. This distilled spirit with a noticeably sweet and savory flavor was named after Mt. Aiko, the mountain that towers behind the shop. Supplies of the 200 milliliter single serving bottles are limited to just two per customer. The shop carries a full lineup of shochu including the premium Satsuma sweet potato shochu Mitake.

    ファミリーマートを連想させる建物です。 コンビニ弁当やお菓子がそろっています。朝7時から開いています。 1合のプラスチック容器の愛子焼酎をお土産に買いました。400円ぐらいだったか。 もちろん1升ビンも売っていました。三岳の1合と1升ビンもありました。

  • Kagoshima Fish Market
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Jounanchou 37-2
    Approximately a ten-minute drive from JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station, this central wholesale market was the first to open in Kyushu in 1935. Originally adjoining the fruit market, it was moved due to aging of the building and to expand its size. Although it does not sell to general consumers, you can visit if you apply at the entrance to the market. In addition, groups can also go on a tour with reservations in advance. Some fish caught in Kagoshima Prefecture have been selected as Kagoshima Seasonal Fish for specialty products, and you can enjoy seasonal tastes in the restaurants and direct sales stores throughout the prefecture.
  • Frespo JUNGLE PARK
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yojirou 1-11-1
    This shopping mall is located where Kagoshima International Jungle Amusement Park once stood. On the first floor, there are fashion and sports equipment stores and restaurants, and on the second floor, there are baby goods, a karaoke bar and a large cinema that has ten screens. There is also a special venue on the first floor where events are regularly held.
  • Nakagawa Jumbo Mochiya
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Yoshinochou 9673
    A Japanese confectionary shop which has been in business since the Meiji period. “Jumbo mochi” specialty shop, the establishment only sells jumbo mochi. Consisting of bite sized balls of mochi (glutinous, pounded rice), jumbo mochi are lightly grilled before eating and covered in sauces such as sweet miso, zarame brown sugar, and kudzu. After the Satsuma Rebellion during the Meiji period, it is said these sweets were first created by a former guard of the inner garden of the Sengan-en garden. The 12 mochi plate, which comes garnished with pickles for cleansing the palate, is particularly popular. The shop’s wares are also available for takeout.

    仙巌園-集成館寄ったあとに行きました。歩いても行ける距離ですが、タクシーでそのまま鹿児島駅まで行きました。 味は予想通り普通のみたらし団子でした。

  • Arts&Crafts Studio Shinpachino
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Hira Uchi 630-4
    This pottery studio is located in Hirauchi, a community on southern Yakushima Island best known for Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen. It produces works colored in stunning blues and greens using an original technique in which the pottery is fired together with coral collected from the sea. The glassy surface is created by coral ash that falls on the pottery in the kiln. This style, which was developed through much trial and error, is characterized by works that brighten up life with vivid natural colors. The studio also offers pottery classes in which participants can create an original work of pottery and finish it with their choice of one of 15 original glazes.

    屋久島の南部、平内海中温泉のすぐ近くにあります。陶芸体験を出来る観光スポットは全国に沢山ありますが、『屋久島の土』を使った陶芸を「手びねり」か「ロクロ」のどちらかを選び体験する事ができます。 私は生まれて初めて「ロクロ」を体験しましたが、職人気質なご主人はロクロの基本動作から練習させてくださいます。 ロクロの場合一人当たり、たっぷり「2キロ」の土を用意して下さり練習を兼ねて小さな物から作ってい...

  • Tamagoya Sweets Workshop Ranko
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Minamikyushu-shi Chirancho Kori 8067-1
    This shop, located five minutes from the Chiran Interchange on the Ibusuki Skyline via Prefectural Route 23, is owned and operated by a poultry farm and makes confections using an abundance of the farm's own choice eggs. The shop's signature Ranko Roll is a fluffy and moist sponge cake wrapped around a domestic whipped cream and homemade custard filling. The shop's egg pudding is also popular; making maximum use of the innate sweetness and flavor of eggs, it is made without any vanilla beans or other excess ingredients.

    知覧茶を使用した知覧ロールを求めてやってきましたが、この日はありませんでした。 ここは養鶏農家が営んでいるスィーツショップなので気持ちを切り替え生卵と知覧茶ドーナツ、そして気になったシュークリームを購入。 シュークリームは注文したしてからクリームを入れてくれて中身はギッシリとクリームが入っていて本当に美味しかったです! 知覧茶ドーナツは揚げていないので、マフィンのようでしたが、お茶の香がして美味し...

  • Kuwanoki
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Higashikata 532-2
    A silkworm farm and weaving studio only open on weekends located in Higashikata, Ibusuki City. The studio offers crafting classes, including a course in which you get to pick your choice of silk thread and use it to weave a piece of silk cloth using a hand operated loom, and a course in which you extract liquid silk sericin from silk cocoons and use it to make a natural facial lotion. The studio’s shop corner sells a variety of gifts and souvenirs made with silk cocoons, silk thread, and silk cloth.

    ランチ営業時間ぎりぎりの訪問にも関わらず、電話対応からとても気持ち良く迎えていただきました。 残念ながら桑の旬では無かったですが、畑にはすももの小花が満開に咲き、食事の中にはパウダ―にした桑の実が、またケーキやジュースで味わうことが出来ました。 食事は2段のお重とお椀。 シンプルながらも丁寧に仕込まれた一品一品は彩よく並び、 これは何だろう、などと想像しながら食べるのも楽しい時間でした。 開発に...

  • Kagoshima Brand Shop
    Shopping
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Meizanchou 9-1 Kagoshima Prefectural Industry Center 1F
    A shop which presents and sells local Kagoshima products. The shop’s selection spans some 2,100 specialty products and crafts, including local sweets, tea, satsumaage fried fish cakes, and items made from Yakushima cedar. Customers can also make their own gift sets, making this shop a great place to pick up a present or souvenir. Products purchased here can be shipped anywhere in the country. A four-minute walk from Asahidori Station on the tramway.
  • Chiran Tokko Bussan kan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Minamikyushushi Chiranchoukori 17856
    A local specialty products market located in Chiran Peace Park. Filled with Chiran tea and products made with sweet potatoes, a local Chiran specialty product, the market also carries specialty products, gifts, and souvenirs from Minamikyushu City. The surrounding area is dotted with tourism destinations and this market is a popular destination for tourists seeking souvenirs. There’s also a section selling a wide selection of merchandise connected to the NHK historical drama “Saigodon,” including Saigodon confections and Shochu.

Kagoshima Areas

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Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.

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