Groceries Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Tenmonkan Mujaki (Main Store)
    85 Reviews
    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
    65 Reviews
    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...

  • Eguchi Hourai Hall
    24 Reviews
    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.

  • Kirishima Onsen Market
    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.
  • M Mart Aiko
    2 Reviews
    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
    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.
  • Nakagawa Jumbo Mochiya
    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。

  • Tamagoya Sweets Workshop Ranko
    2 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.

    オーナーさんのご実家が養鶏場を経営しているそうで、とれたての新鮮たまごを使ったスイーツがウリなようです。 おすすめは、シュークリーム。 注文を受けてから、クリームを入れてくれ、濃厚なのに甘すぎなくて美味しいです。

  • Amami Kyoraumi Koubow (Kasari Store)
    Kagoshima Amami-shi Kasaricho Yoan
    This brown sugar manufacturer is located about a 10-minute drive from Amami Airport towards Naze City. It produces brown sugar exclusively with Amami Oshima sugar cane as well as sweets and processed foods made with local fruit. The attached cafe, Frandor Cafe, serves food made with seasonal ingredients such as brick oven pizzas and seasonal cakes as well as French toast made with pure brown sugar. Guests can enjoy views of the beautiful waters around Amami Oshima Island through the all-glass exterior wall on the side of the cafe that faces the ocean.
  • Yacchaba
    Kagoshima Amami-shi Naze Kanekyu Cho 9-2
    This fresh foods market is located in central Naze City. It offers a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables, fresh meats and seafood, and more. The always-busy shop is a popular place for locals to do their everyday grocery shopping as well as a place for tourists to check out rare ingredients unique to the island. Originally a fruit and vegetable market, it is especially notable for an excellent fruit selecting that includes shima bananas, dragon fruits, fragrant passion fruits, and more. The seafood section's showcases are stocked with whole colorful fish that customers can buy as-is or have prepared by the market's staff.
  • Sakaya Maekawa
    Kagoshima Amami-shi Nazeminatomachi 6-10
    This tavern with a conspicuous map of the Amami Islands above its sign is located in Nazeminato-machi, Amami City, a neighborhood with many attractive pubs and restaurants. It offers a diverse selection of brown sugar shochu, the distinctive distilled spirit of the Amami Islands. An entire wall of the tavern is covered with bottles from many famous brands. Each is organized by the island on which it was made, allowing guests to choose the variety that suits their preferences or their mood. The Naze-born proprietor is incredibly knowledgeable about brown sugar shochu, so guests can enjoy asking him about the spirit how is made or about the different flavor tendencies of each distillery. This homegrown establishment, where you are likely to witness the proprietor chatting with regulars, has a relaxing interior with stylings characteristic of Amami.
  • Okashishi Shingetsudo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Miyanoura 94
    This Japanese confectionary shop is located about a 10-minute walk from Miyanoura Port. The shop, which has a history dating back more than five decades, makes and sells products with local ingredients. The flavorful sweets made by the shop's second-generation owner with choice natural ingredients include Shochu Gelee, a jelly made with Mitake premium sweet potato shochu, Yomogi pound cakes made with Yakushima mug wort, and baked donuts. Their sweets are especially popular as Yakushima souvenirs.
  • Okashitsukasa Torigoeya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Ibusuki-shi Yunohama 4-11-9
    This Japanese confectionary shop was founded in 1919. It continues to make around 50 varieties of Japanese sweets including baked sweets made from sweet potatoes, a specialty of the region. Their most famous confection, Ibusukiji, is a baked sweet with a simple flavor made from sweet potatoes, a specialty of the region. It became a popular Ibusuki City souvenir after it became known that Emperor Hirohito had been enamored with the Ibusukiji he was presented. Another of the shop's popular products is their Okura Manju, a confection made with okra, of which Ibusuki is Japan's biggest producer. Yet another is their Soramame Dorayaki, a confection made with unsparing amounts of high-quality broad beans.
  • Karukan Ganso Akashiya Main Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Kinseicho 4-16
    This venerable Japanese confectionary shop established has continued to create karukan since being established in 1854. Karukan is a famous confection of Kagoshima created on the recommendation of Shimazu Nariakira, the lord of the Satsuma domain at the time. Made from nothing more than natural yam, rice flour, and sugar, the confection is notable for a simple sweetness and soft texture that reflects Satsuma's spirit of simplicity and fortitude. Its characteristic flavor and dignified white appearance has remained unchanged. Some of the other popular products include karukan manju, which features karukan stuffed with adzuki bean paste, as well as sakura-sakura, which features gyuhi (soft rice cake) wrapped around white bean paste and topped with a salted cherry blossom.
  • Ikeda Seicha Tenmonkn Main Store Kagoshima Tea Direct Sales Store
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sennichicho 3-11
    This direct sales tea shop is operated by the tea manufacturer Ikeda Seicha. It carries many varieties of Chiran tea, a brand of tea grown in Kagoshima, including sencha (standard green tea), matcha (powdered green tea), karigane (twig tea), genmaicha (tea with toasted rice), and gyokuro (high-quality green tea). The tea, which ranges from affordable everyday grades to high-end luxury grades, is sold in convenient resealable bags. The shop even has a cafe space where visitors can enjoy drinking green or matcha tea and eating sweets made from tea.
  • Karukan Ganso Akashiya Chuo Store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Chuocho 2-2
    This venerable Japanese confection shop with a history dating back more than a century is said to have originated karukan, a famous confection of Kagoshima. The air trapped in this rectangular sweet made with Japanese yam and sugar gives it an airy melt-in-your mouth texture. The shop sells a wide variety of sweets including Karukan Manju, which feature karukan stuffed with strained adzuki bean paste, Harukoma, which feature sticky adzuki bean paste wrapped in a bamboo leaf, and Daikokumochi, which feature brown sugar gyuhi (soft rice cake) stuffed with coarse adzuki bean paste.
  • Biouren Main Shop
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Nakamachi 5-2
    This venerable tea vendor has been in business for more than a century. Customers can inspect the color and fragrance of the tea leaves in each of the cans that line the shop's shelves. The shop sources all of its tea from superior tea plantations in Kagoshima Prefecture. Brands on offer include the famous Satsuma Homare produced by master tea processers as well as Oku Kirishima grown in the foothills of Mt. Kirishima. The shop also sells sweets made with tea. These include chamedora, which features cream and red bean paste sandwiched between two pancakes made with kudzu powder, chamefuku, which feature rice cake stuffed with cream and red bean paste, soft-serve ice cream, and parfaits.
  • Agetateya Tenmonkan Shop
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Higashisengokucho 13-16
    This satsuma-age (fried fish cake) take-out shop is operated by the satsuma-age manufacturer Agetateya. The shop fries up and sells satsuma-age formed at the company's factory. Their piping hot freshly-fried satsuma-age can be ordered one at a time, making them a great snack to eat on the go. Their most popular varieties of satsuma-age include cheese, lotus root, and corn. The shop also offers seasonal varieties made with seasonal ingredients such as shiitake mushroom and pumpkin.
  • Tokunagaya Honten
    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.
  • Satsumaimo no Yakata
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Higashisengokucho 6-28 Nishi Kage Building 1F
    This souvenir shop carries a wide range of products with a particular focus on sweet potatoes, a specialty of Kagoshima. Its many varieties of sweet potatoes including the popular Annoimo as well as Silk Sweet, Beni Haruka, Tanegashima Gold, and Anno Kogane. Other products include sweets made with imo yokan (sweet potato gelatin), local souvenir sweets, sweet potato shochu, packaged satsuma-age (fried fish cakes), merchandise bearing the likenesses of great historical figures of Satsuma, and more.

Kagoshima Areas


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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