Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Kagoshima Prefectural Museum of Culture Reimeikan
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    4.0
    115 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Shiroyamacho 7-2

    Visited this museum after it had been recommended by someone in the community center nearby, which I passed after coming from the ferry terminal on foot. For the price, building design, display...

  • Café Kanojo no Ie (Naya Restaurant)
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Nakamachi 6-132F
    A community-based café. Inside, the café sports a charming and relaxing décor. For its coffee, the café makes use of beans roasted in-house using a unique method which employs lava stone from Sakurajima. The café’s signature light and fluffy “Kiguma” (“yellow bear”) shaved ice, a contrast to the shirokuma (“white bear”) shaved ice so popular in the region, is covered with cut mangoes and mango sauce. Other popular menu selections include moist and chewy pancakes as well as piping hot waffles.

    日替わりパスタランチを食べました。スープ、サラダ、ガーリックトースト、パスタ、コーヒー、デザートと品数は多いのですが、量が少ないので女性向けです。コーヒーはとても美味しいでした。

  • Café Kanojo no Ie (Tenmonkan Restaurant)
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Higashisengokuchou 8-18B1F
    A community-based café. The café’s coffee beans are roasted in house using lava rock from Kagoshima. The café’s signature dessert is its “Kiguma” (“Yellow Bear”) shaved ice made with an abundance of mangoes, a contrast to the “shirokuma” (“white bear”) shaved ice so popular in the region. The “Tenmonkan Parfait” is exclusive to the Tenmonkan location and consists of chestnut chiffon topped with orange sweet potatoes and sweet potato chips to represent the Tenmonkan dome.

    Do you know Shaved ice with syrup and fruits. That is specially called Shirokuma around Kagoshima pref. Shirokuma means white bear in Japanese. (You can see the picture of Shirokuma below.) New...

  • Satsuma Kinzangura
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Pref. Ichikikushikinoshi Noshita 13665
    This refined sake brewery, Kagoshima’s foremost, is located a 10-minute drive from JR Kushikino Station. Utilizing a 120-kilometer-long tunnel dug as part of the Kushikino Mine which once supported the bygone Satsuma Domain, the brewery produces shochu liquors based on recipes predating the Meiji period. Visitors can ride a mine trolley and view the earthenware vessels used for brewing and at the same time experience the vestiges of what was once a prosperous mine. The brewery’s shop sells gifts and souvenirs such as local specialty products and Satsuma Kinzangura brand shochus and refines sakes. Visitors can also relax in the adjoining brewery café.
  • SANDECO・COFFEE
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Meizanchou 4-12F
    By day, this is a mathematics café, and by night, a mathematics cram school. It is located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. The café’s carefully selected coffee beans are for sale here, and the café roasts those same beans upon receiving an order for a coffee. The café also has a food menu with items such as black pork gristle curry and Wagyu steak rice bowls. The cute appearance and lavish fruit topping of Kagoshima’s famous dessert, Shirokuma, makes it a popular item on the sweets menu. Customers can ask for math questions, and people who correctly answer them can get presents.

    A little tough to find this gem -- it is located on the second floor, but it is well worth the stop. It is shaved ice with a different twist -- coffee!! The shaved ice is decorated in a fun way to...

  • Chin Jukan Pottery Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Shiroyamacho 7-2
  • HOT PEPPER
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Amami-shi Kasaricho Kise 560-2
    This shaved ice shop is located in the Kise community about a 20-minute drive from Amami Airport. The shop blends into the surrounding residential neighborhood thanks to an exterior designed in the style of an old home. Guests can enjoy shaved served with toppings characteristic of the Amami Islands such as local fruit and brown sugar. The ice is shaved using a manual ice shaver, giving it a fine and fluffy texture. The shop is popular for the addictive flavors of its original syrups, which include passion fruit, brown sugar and milk, and tankan citrus, a specialty of Amami. The shop also serves food such burritos that feature meat and lettuce wrapped in large flour tortillas as well as taco rice.

    値段の割に少し小さいのが残念だが、手作りシロップと、黒糖のダブルがけが最高に美味しい。タコスとタコライスも美味しい。夏季限定。

  • Smiley
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Anbo 122-1
    This cafe is located about a 10 minute walk from Anbo Port. The scenic cafe, which is situated on the banks of the Anbo River, offers handmade sweets created with local ingredients. Their specialty is the English muffin sandwiches. Each and every toasted muffin is carefully baked in-house with domestic whole grain wheat flour, and cane sugar. The cafe's shima banana shakes, which it makes with bananas nurtured by Yakushima sunlight, are offering popular for their thickness texture and natural sugar-free sweetness.

    Cute little cafe offering decent coffee, drinks and sweet treats. They also have a limited lunch set menu with some sandwiches. Perfect place to kick back and relax at.

  • Kobana
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Miyanoura 2373-9
    This restaurant located along the Miyanoura River operates as a diner that serves curry, pasta, and other fare during the day. At night it becomes an izayaka (Japanese pub) that serves a la carte dishes and alcoholic beverages. The cozy interior, which brims with the warmth of wood, has a homey atmosphere. During lunchtime, guests can enjoy the restaurant's special baked curries, set meals featuring seasonal local fish, and more. At night, Mitake, a Satsuma shochu born on the World Natural Heritage site that is Yakushima Island, makes an appearance. Guests can enjoy this distilled spirit together with a la carte dishes such as tempura of wild plants, handmade shio rakkyo (salted Japanese leeks), and hotaruika no okizuke (soy-pickled firefly squid).

    Simple food but really nice. Huge portion though, had lunch there and we have to skip dinner!! Just beside the bus stop, so its really easy to go to. Theres a big supermarket opposite to the...

  • Cafe Jurin
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Koseda 826-31
    This cafe is located on the edge of a forest near Yakushima Airport. The scent of cedar fills the cafe, which serves carefully hand-dripped coffee, Yakushima-grown organic black tea, fresh homemade juices, and more. Most of the building is constructed from cedar, one of Yakushima's most characteristic products. You can feel closer to nature at the cafe, which seems to exist in harmony with the surrounding trees. Guests can browse and purchase the local information magazines and Yakushima-related books in display in the cafe, which also sells souvenirs and local specialties.

    Stopped here for coffee and dessert one day while driving around Yakushima. About 12km south of Miyanoura Port, just off Rte. 77, a great place for coffee, tea, lunch, cakes. Friendly service, very...

  • Cafe Hamashima
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Kurokamicho 2584-11
    This cafe is located on the opposite side of Sakurajima from Sakurajima Port. Guests can enjoy a coffee or matcha au lait while taking in the great view of Sakurajima, the symbol of Kagoshima. The cafe's specialty is its gohei mochi, a famous treat from Gifu Prefecture, which are created by its Gifu native owner. Eating one of these fragrant roasted rice cake skewers flavored with red miso paste from the owner's hometown is a great way to take a break from exploring Sakurajima. Guests can relax as if they were at home inside the house-like cafe.
  • east coast
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Nishinoomote Anjo 140-2
    A southern island-style cafe located along the Kanehama Coast, a prime surfing spot that extends along the eastern side of Tanegashima Island. Its attractive menu items, such as Kanehama Curry, simmered with vegetables grown on the island, and the Kanehama Special Plate, centered on Taco Rice with homemade salsa, evoke a resort-like atmosphere. It also serves a wide range of sweets and beverage, and customers can enjoy a leisurely lunch with a view of the sea. In addition to serving food and beverages, east coast rents surfboards, accepts applications for diving, and manages rental cottages. These features make it a useful base for touring Tanegashima Island.

    私は宿泊はしなかったのですが,併設のレストランでランチを食べました.窓のすぐ外にはきれいな海の景色がひろがり,木の香りの中で食べるご飯は絶品でした.値段も高くないのでランチ利用お勧めです.

  • Marin's Garden, Cafe and Gallery
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Soo-shi Sueyoshicho Fukagawa 9688
    "A cafe located along National Route 10, just east of the Sueyoshi-Takarabe Interchange on the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway. It offers a refined, elegant atmosphere in a remodeled traditional farmhouse. The interior is furnished with antiques and curios in a style that blends East and West, providing an enchanting setting for customers' meals. For lunch, it offers a combination consisting of seasonal ingredients from Kyushu called Shikisai Ryori (""Colorful Cuisine""). Customers can enjoy the festive feeling of this vividly colored cuisine accompanied by freshly-squeezed juice and served on antique dishes."

    道の駅末吉を過ぎて末吉インター方向に向かって進行し、5分ほどのところにあります。国道10号線に面しており、看板はありますが若干、わかりにくいです。店の向かい側にはガソリンスタンドがありますので、初めての方には目印としてはいいかもしれません。 1日10組の限定で、提供されるメニューもこれまた限定1種類、年配の御夫婦が経営されているようですが、給仕役はもっぱらご主人のようです。 ウエルカミ...

  • Kaigan-dori
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Yoroncho Chabana 235-1
    This coffee shop is located right in front of Chabana Beach. It is a popular store that is loved not only by tourists but also by local residents. You can enjoy the tropical atmosphere to your heart's content in the bright and open restaurant surrounded by an interior using seashells. There are many menu items such as cute sweets with original decorations, colorful drinks and a food menu with large portions. You will never forget them after experiencing them. There are terrace seats where the sea spreads out in front of you and you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, and a bar counter with a tropical feel.
  • Tropical House Kuronbo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Minamikyushu-shi Eicho Beppu 5178-5
    This cafe and restaurant is located a 20-minute drive from the Ei Interchange on the Ibusuki Skyline. Boasting a cozy, warm atmosphere, the popular establishment bustles with locals. The Kuronbo Cake is particularly popular and consists of strawberries, pineapple, and a variety of other fruits plus ice cream sandwiched between fluffy sponge cake. The establishment is also located not far from Bandokorobana Nature Park, whose beauty was praised by cartographer Ino Tadataka, and is a great place to stop by to rest your weary legs after a long walk in the area.

    40年ほど昔に大学生の友人がくろんぼでバイトしてた際に複数回利用。友人ともに大学を卒業してからはなかなか訪れる事は無かったが今回妻と久しぶりに来店。Aランチ1150円紅茶セットでランチを食す。当日は全日本女子プリンセス駅伝大会がテレビで流れ、お隣では女子会3人組が賑やかにランチを楽しんでました。普段使い出来る気さくなカフェです。

  • Yasaika Kobo Fu
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Minamikyushu-shi Eicho Makinouchi 5520-1
    This confectionary shop makes and sells simple treats using vegetables straight from the farm. Customers can enjoy the shop's simple yet stylish sweets. Particularly recommended are the green tea pound cake, made with the green tea that is one of Minamikyushu City's specialty products; and the black tea pound cake, made with an abundance of organic, pesticide-free black tea. The shop also has a cafe area where you can enjoy the shop's sweets along with juices made using syrups crafted in-house from seasonal fruit; and, in summer, shaved ice as well. The shop also sells birthday cakes and special confections for happy occasions.
  • Cafe Sakura no Yakata
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Minamikyushu-shi Kawanabecho Kiyomizu 3882
    This Japanese-style cafe, located 15 minutes from the Kawanabe Interchange on the Ibusuki Skyline via national Route 225, stands on the bank of a pond in Iwaya Park and commands a view of the nearby Kiyomizu Magaibutsu. The cafe is located inside the Ginkakuji-style Sakura no Yakata building, and enwrapped in its atmospheric air, customers can enjoy Japanese-style desserts such as the Bonji Roll cake inspired by Sanskrit characters; and nuikui mochi, a local Kawanabe specialty. From the observation deck and gallery on the second floor, visitors can take in a sweeping view of the Kiyomizu Magaibutsu and the garden.

    友だち家族と子供連れで行きました。 定番のイチゴだけでなく、ブルーベリーなど地元の美味しい食材を使ったシロップがたっぷりかかってかき氷は、子どもたちにも大好評。 普通にカフェとして、コーヒーやケーキもいただけます。 景色も雰囲気もいいし、ゆっくり過ごせます。

  • Kagoshima Airport Sky Shop
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Mizonobemachi Fumoto 822 Kagoshima Airport Domestic Flight Terminal Building 2F
    This shop is located in the center of the second floor of the domestic terminal building of Kagoshima Airport. The shop carries Kagoshima souvenirs, including renowned Kagoshima confections like karukan and Satsuma kintsuba; shochus; satsuma-age deep-fried fish paste nuggets; and other famous local specialty products. The shop also has locations near gate 6 and gate 9 which can be used even after getting your carry-on baggage inspected. In the Sky Terrace near gate 6, you can enjoy the shop's light meals, airplane bento box meals, and various beverages while taking in the Kirishima Mountains and watching the airplanes take off and land. All of the shop's locations are open until 15 minutes prior to the last flight leaving for the day.
  • Cafe Tenshi no Tsumamigui
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi Makizonocho Takachiho 3917-651
    This cafe and restaurant is located in a holiday home area on a hill with a view of Sakurajima a 25-minute drive from Kagoshima Airport. The establishment aims to serve slightly luxurious lunches amidst relaxing scenery, and customers can enjoy innovative cuisine incorporating French, Italian, and Spanish cooking. The Tenshi no Tsumamigui Course is particularly recommended. The establishment's main fish and meat dishes change monthly, ensuring you'll encounter new tastes each time you come here.
  • Materia lunch.com
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagoshima Kirishima-shi
    This cafe and restaurant is located close to the entrance to Kirishima Shrine a 10-minute drive from Kirishimajingu Station on the JR Nippo Main Line. Here you can enjoy healthy cuisine made with such choice ingredients as Berkshire pork, seasonal vegetables, and Isa rice. The popular Materia Lunch Plate, limited to just 10 customers a day, is a hearty and filling meal which comes with Berkshire pork tenderloin cutlets, seven varieties of small sides, tempura, salad, a nimono stewed dish, and a fish dish. The restaurant also has a kids' menu, and even families with children can have a relaxing meal here. Pets are allowed in the terrace seating area. Additionally, the restaurant sells homemade bread and knickknacks.

    We had lunch here after visiting Kirishima Shrine. All the dishes taste good and the fired pork is the best.

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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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