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B-grade Gourmet Spots in Kagoshima Area

  • Nakagawa Jumbo Mochiya
    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.

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ーshochu.

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